The Friends of the Georgetown Law Library invites you to take a study break and attend the last screening for the spring semester of the library’s Law at the Movies series.
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Hart Auditorium
Screening: Legally Blonde (2001)
In this modern movie classic, Reese Witherspoon portrays Elle Woods who attends Harvard Law School for all the wrong reasons. As the movie progresses it provides comic insights about how law school can teach students to think like lawyers. The movie earned two Golden Globe nominations and won 6 awards.
After the screening we will host a discussion about the ethical, legal, and cultural issues in the film. The panel includes:
- Marylin Raisch, Georgetown Adjunct Faculty and Associate Law Librarian for International and Foreign Law.
- Kumar Jayasuriya, Georgetown Adjunct Faculty and Associate Law Librarian for Patron Services.
For further readings about the legal implication of the films please see the following articles written by Professor Menkel-Meadow.
“West Meets East in Legally Blonde,” Picturing Justice: The On-Line Journal of Law & Popular Culture, http://usf.usfca.edu/pj//blonde_menkel.htm (Posted August 31, 2001).
“Ms. Wood Goes to Washington: But Is She As Virtuous as Mr. Smith?” Review of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, Picturing Justice: The On-Line Journal of Law & Popular Culture, http://usf.usfca.edu/pj//blonde2_meadow.htm (Posted July 28, 2003).
To learn more about the Friends of the Georgetown Law Library and to consider becoming a member, please look at the Friends of the Library website: http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/friends/