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Law on Film

Jonathan Hafetz

Law on Film explores the rich connections between law and film. Law is critical to many films, even to those that are not obviously about the legal world.  Film, meanwhile, tells us a lot about the law, especially how it is perceived and portrayed. The podcast is created and hosted by Jonathan Hafetz, a lawyer, legal scholar, and  film buff.  Each episode, Jonathan and a guest expert will examine a film that is noteworthy from a legal perspective. What does the film get right about the law and what does it get wrong? Why is law important to understanding the film? And what does the film teach about law's relationship to the larger society and culture that surrounds it.  Whether you're interested in law, film, or an entertaining discussion, there will be something here for you.

Episodes
Killers of the Flower Moon (Guest: Wilson Pipestem) (episode 21)February 29, 2024
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Oppenheimer (Guest: Audra Wolfe) (episode 20)February 21, 2024
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Eye in the Sky (Guest: Craig Martin) (episode 19)February 07, 2024
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Norma Rae (Guest: Fred B. Jacob) (episode 18)January 31, 2024
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A Civil Action (Guest: Jennifer Corinis) (episode 17)January 16, 2024
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Season One Wrap Up & Season Two PreviewDecember 19, 2023
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Indiana Jones Trilogy (Guest: Lucas Lixinski) (episode 16)December 05, 2023
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Courted (L'Hermine) (France) (Guests: Fred Davis & Sam Bettwy) (episode 15)November 21, 2023
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Guest: Alexa Kolbi-Molinas) (episode 14)November 07, 2023
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The Rack (1956) & The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (Guest: Lisa Hajjar) (episode 13)October 24, 2023
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Michael Clayton (Guest: Peggy McGuinness) (episode 12)October 10, 2023
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The Mauritanian (Guests: Nancy Hollander & Mohamedou Ould Slahi) (episode 11)September 26, 2023
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My Cousin Vinny (Guest: Judge Jed S. Rakoff) (episode 10)September 12, 2023
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Short Summer Break August 22, 2023
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Fruitvale Station (Guest: Michael Pinard) (episode 9)August 08, 2023
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Argentina, 1985 & Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (Guest: Rachel López) (episode 8)July 25, 2023
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Judgment at Nuremberg (Guest: Kevin Jon Heller) (episode 7)July 10, 2023
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12 Angry Men (Guest: Elkan Abramowitz) (episode 6)June 27, 2023
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Kramer v. Kramer & Marriage Story (Guest: Solangel Maldonado) (episode 5)June 13, 2023
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Guest: Gerald Lefcourt) (episode 4)May 27, 2023
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Zero Dark Thirty & The Report (Guest: Karen Greenberg) (episode 3)May 15, 2023
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Anatomy of a Murder (Guest: Joshua Dratel) (episode 2)May 02, 2023
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Breaker Morant (Guest: Michel Paradis) (episode 1)April 18, 2023
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