Fordham Law’s Unique Film Forum Boasts a Cast of Stars—and Faces an Uncertain Future

On a Sunday afternoon in October in New York City, a crowd is filing into the McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham University’s law school. There’s the expected assortment of law students and attorneys in attendance. But the 500 or so people in line also include media executives, retirees, 20-something computer programmers and—most strikingly—three women dressed in


First, I asked my girlfriend to see True Grit with me. “No.” she replied, and there wasn’t any more discussion about it. Her tone had implied “you should know better”. So I went to my roommate. “Definitely!” he answered, “let me just call my girlfriend and ask her if she wants to go.” “No, no,

Response to “Slippery Slope”

I’m the “someone” who suggested that constitutionally questionable laws that address primal fears and reactive tendencies (which Mr. Werblowsky inaccurately describes as “morals”), while legally well-intentioned and emotionally intoxicating, have no place in a society that sets (or purports to, at least) its legal principles according to constitutional prescriptions, and then, seeks to carefully mold

Eli Stone: Eli Makes Junior Partner

So this isn’t the way I pictured Eli Stone getting “rid” of his brain aneurysm but that’s why someone else gets paid to write the show while I just watch it. Religiously. This past week’s show (April 17) begins with everyone at Stone’s law office treating him gingerly. Being that he’s about to get a

Eli Stone: Matters of the Heart

San Francisco lawyer Eli Stone has a brain aneurysm. The malady has left him with an “annoying” side effect: a few times a day, he’s struck with prophet-like visions or wacky daydreams, depending on how Stone feels like classifying them that day. For better or for worse, these visions give him an idea of what

Opening Night at the Film Festival

The HBO Theater was seated to capacity, which required a separate room for another several dozen of our guests.  The opening night film, Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later, offered a tremendous opportunity for a serious discussion about the way in which legal system desegregated American schools, but, in doing so, perhaps did not alleviate