Public Interest Law Film Festival

09/14/2012 - 8:00am
Location: 
Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

The William S. Boyd School of Law will host the second annual Public Interest Law Film Festival on Sept. 13-14, 2012 in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court. The theme of this year's festival is "Legitimacy, Process and Penalty." The festival is co-sponsored by several local organizations.

The festival will feature award winning filmmaker Yoav Potash, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Barbara Buckley, UC Davis School of Law Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin, closing remarks by Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Douglas, and the following films:

 Crime After CrimeHot CoffeeabUSed

Legitimacy, Process & Penalty
What makes legal processes and penalties fair? Who is responsible when they’re not? This year’s film festival features three compelling films that examine these questions in the context of three areas of law: criminal, personal injury and immigration. Each film asks us to question the roles of lawyers, litigants, judges, lawmakers, the media, and the public in legitimizing the legal system—and changing it when its legitimacy is in question.

This year’s festival also features a lunchtime roundtable discussion on Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: civil penalties that result from criminal convictions and the full extent of which are usually unknown by defendants, lawyers, and judges at the time of sentencing, but can last a lifetime. The roundtable brings together legislators, legal experts, religious and community leaders to discuss the impacts of Collateral Consequences on Nevada and the nation, and new, model legislation that addresses the problem.

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To sign up for film festival events, please RSVP here.

Make a Donation
If you would like to contribute to the film festival, make a donation on the UNLV Foundation site here (from the "Designation" drop-down menu, select "Public Interest Law Film Festival").

Program (PDF)

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012
6:00-6:15 p.m.   Introduction (Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom)
Interim Dean Nancy Rapoport, Gordon Silver Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
6:15-6:30 p.m.   Introduction by filmmaker Yoav Potash
6:30-8:00 p.m. Crime After Crime
8:00-8:30 p.m. Discussion and Q&A facilitated by filmmaker Yoav Potash
8:30-9:00 p.m. Reception (Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom Lobby)
Friday, Sept. 14, 2012
8:00-9:00 a.m. Crime After Crime (Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom)
reprise showing of abridged version for those unable to attend Thursday’s premier
8:00-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Reception (Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom Lobby)
9:00-9:15 a.m. Remarks by Dina Titus, Professor Emerita of Political Science, UNLV
9:15-9:45 a.m.   Discussion about media as a litigation strategy facilitated by
Elizabeth MacDowell, Co-Director of Family Justice Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
9:45-10:00 a.m.   Break
10:00-11:30 a.m.   Hot Coffee
11:30-12:00 p.m.   Discussion and Q&A facilitated by Stacey Tovino, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research and Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law UNLV; and Elaine Shoben, Judge Jack and Lulu Lehman Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
12:00-12:15 p.m.   Break (Move to Room 102)
12:15-1:30 p.m.  

Lunch and Roundtable discussion of the "Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions"

Moderator: Ann Cammett, Associate Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV

Panelists: Gabriel "Jack" Chin, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law; Richard “Tick” Segerblom, NV State Assembly, District 9; Bonnie Polley, Rev. Deacon, Christ Church Episcopal, Las Vegas, and Chaplain, Clark County Detention Center; Jason Frierson, NV State Assembly, District 8.

Download links to Collateral Consequences documents here:

1:30-1:45 p.m.   Break (Move to Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom)
1:45-3:25 p.m.   AbUSed: The Postville Raid
3:30-4:00 p.m.   Discussion and Q&A facilitated by Angela Morrison, Visiting Assistant Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
4:00-4:30 p.m.   Closing Keynote Speaker
Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Douglas
4:30-6:00   Closing Reception (Wiener-Rogers Law Library Reserve Room

Flyer (PDF)
Film Festival Flyer

Sponsors

Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association

Las Vegas National Bar Association Foundation

Nevada Access to Justice Commission

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Nevada Legal Services

ACLU of Nevada

South Asian Bar Association

Las Vegas Latino Bar Association

Women’s Research Institute of Nevada

UNLV Center for Social Justice

Phi Alpha Theta Psi Sigma History Honor Society

Jewish Federation of Las Vegas

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Nevada State Bar Young Lawyers Division

Southern Nevada Senior Law Program

Boyd School of Law Student Organizations:
Public Interest Law Association (PILA)
Criminal Law Society (CLS)
Sports Entertainment Law Association
Nevada Law Journal
Child Advocacy Law Association
Health Law Society