New Movies at the Law Library

Next week is spring break, and a chance to both get ahead in your studies and relax a little.  The Law Library has two new movies in the media collection which you might enjoy watching during your week off from classes.

Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served?
Law Media  KF1250 .H68 2011 DVD

Hot Coffee is a documentary film which discusses the impact of tort reform on the U.S. judicial System.  The film takes its name from the famous Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants case, in which the plaintiff was severely burned by hot coffee purchased from a New Mexico McDonald’s.  The documentary premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and has aired on HBO.  Watch the trailer on the Hot Coffee website.


Law Media KF8745.M37 T487 2012 DVD

Thurgood is an HBO film starring Laurence Fishburne as the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.  The movie is a one-man play filmed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. which portrays the life and accomplishments of Justice Marshall. Watch the trailer on the HBO website.