Introducing the DVD Collection
The Law, Lawyers & Popular Culture DVD Collection, informally known as Lex Populi, consists of feature films and documentaries in all genres. However, for a DVD to be included in the collection, it must meet one of the following criteria:
- Contains a significant trial scene;
- Has a lawyer as a significant character;
- Focuses on a current legal “hot topic;”
- Explores a socio-legal theme; or,
- Depicts a story about the law, legal systems, or legal education.
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Instructions for searching the "Law Film, Law, Lawyers & Popular Culture" DVD collection.
Circulation of the DVD collection is limited to members of the law school community (law students, faculty, and staff). Users may borrow up to three DVDs at one time, for a period of seven days. DVDs are checked out from Special Services in Room 130. When leaving the library, users must have circulation staff hand the DVDs around the security gate. DVDs must be returned only to the Circulation Desk or Special Services in Room 130.
Feature Presentation: Oliver Stone's JFK
Oliver Stone's controversial account of John F. Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath stars Kevin Costner as New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison, who charged a local businessman with involvement in a highly placed conspiracy behind the president's death. Dismissing the Warren Commission's findings, Garrison sets out to discover the truth about the crime.
Our film does not come to a firm conclusion about who was responsible for the Kennedy assassination, but it does reject the Warren Commission's lone-gunman theory as implausible at best...” – Oliver Stone. Source: Chicago Tribune
In 1991, Oliver Stone showed his film to the United States Congress. The film led to the passage of The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (Public Law No. 102-526), effective October 26, 1992. The Act established the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) to oversee the release of the Warren Commission documents for public disclosure.