The Friends of the Georgetown Law Library invite you to the latest screening in the Law at the Movies film series:
Movie: Body Heat (1981)
Date: Monday, February 27, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Hart Auditorium
In this 80's classic, a smalltime lawyer, played by William Hurt, confronts moral obstacles as he enters into an affair with a married woman, Kathleen Turner. His ethical problems evolve as she convinces him to kill her mobster husband so they can bypass her prenuptial agreement. Ultimately, she leads him to ponder his professional responsibility as a lawyer as he becomes involved in her legal affairs.
It may be the only movie that hinges upon the rule against perpetuities.
After the program, please stay for a discussion on the ethical, legal, and cultural aspects of the film. The panel will include:
- Michael Frisch, Adjunct Professor of Law & Ethics Counsel
- Kumar Jayasuriya, Adjunct Professor of Law & Associate Law Librarian
- Andrew Christensen, Reference Librarian
- Jason Zarin, Reference Librarian
To learn more about the Friends of the Georgetown Law Library program and the benefits of becoming a member, please visit http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/friends.