Foreign and International Law on DVD and on the Web

Interested in foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL)?  Looking for movies to watch this summer?

The Law Library DVD Collection includes over 30 movies, documentaries, and TV shows that involve foreign law, international law, or human rights issues.  We have Rashomon (Japan), The Story of Qiu Ju (China), Judgment at Nuremberg (Nazi war crimes trials), M (Germany), Veer-Zaara (a top Bollywood law movie), and the Australian comedy, The Castle.

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The Castle is about a family living near the runway at Melbourne Airport who are threatened with “compulsory acquisition” of their house.  The father refuses to sell his castle at any price.  The Castle presents an entertaining look at the Australian legal system in action.

We also carry TV series, such as Rumpole of the Bailey (criminal law barrister) and Rome (Roman and civil law), and law-related documentaries such as People’s Court (China) and Paper Dolls.  Our library catalog provides the following description for Paper Dolls:

After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities enticed foreigners to fill gaps in the job market.  Filipinos in various stages of gender transition came as caregivers to elderly, orthodox Jewish men, but are still outsiders.

You can browse the online list of movies that we own, DVD Movies at D’Angelo Law Library, or search Lens and the Library Catalog for a particular movie.

You can also check the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law and Justice on Film and TV videography, A to Z and by Country/General.  The videography includes descriptions and links to more detailed information about each movie.  The videography also provides links to some videos available on the web.  An asterisk (*) next to a title on the A to Z list indicates that the D’Angelo Law Library owns the movie.

We welcome recommendations for movie purchases.  Many of our DVDs are purchased with The Muriel and Maurice Fulton Law Library Fund.  Let us know what movies you’d like us to add by filling out the D’Angelo Law Library DVD Suggestion Form or indicating them in the Comments section below.

Enjoy the movies!

About Lyonette Louis-Jacques

Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law, D'Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago Law School
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3 Responses to Foreign and International Law on DVD and on the Web

  1. Phoebe Ruiz-Valera says:

    Hi Lyonette,
    Wonderful collection, I see that you
    all ready have the Lemon Tree listed.
    I would also recommend Dingaka (1965). It shows the South African system of law concerning a tribal person. The music in this film is also very beautiful.
    Happy viewing,
    Phoebe

  2. Lyonette Louis-Jacques says:

    Thanks, Phoebe!
    A couple more suggestions came in:
    Saving Saddam (Denmark, 2008)
    Bill Wiley, a Canadian lawyer who has years of experience in international criminal law, wants a fair trial for Saddam Hussein according to internationally recognized rules…
    Genocide : the judgement (Denmark, 2000)
    Documentary film of the trial and subsequent conviction of Jean-Paul Akayesu for his role in the Rwandan massacres…
    Milosevic on trial (Denmark, 2007)
    An examination of the Hague’s criminal tribunal of Slobodon Milosevic for war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity, the longest and most extensive war-crimes trial since WWII…

  3. Lyonette Louis-Jacques says:

    Two more entries suggested from Germany (Recht und Justiz im Film) – about prosecutors:
    Der Kleine Staatsanwalt (1987)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091348/
    Rosen für den Staatsanwalt (1959)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053227/

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