Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law

Entertainment Law Speakers Program: Prof. Paul Bergman

            As a continuation of the Entertainment Law Speakers Program, on Wednesday, November 19, at 12:15 PM in Room 1357, the Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law Program and the Entertainment Law Association will host a presentation by PROF. PAUL BERGMAN entitled “Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies”.

           Our own Professor Bergman will present entertaining clips from classic (and some not-so-classic) films that touch on legal and film history as he discusses the power of courtroom films to influence audience members’ attitudes towards law, lawyers and the legal system.  You won’t need to have popcorn or be a film buff to enjoy the clips. For more information on the films he will discuss and more than 200 others, his book Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies (2d ed. 2006) is available. 

           Paul Bergman is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the UCLA School of Law.  He received his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall), and he clerked on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Before entering law teaching, he was briefly an associate at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles.  Paul has received a number of teaching awards, including the University Distinguished Teaching award.  Other books that Paul has authored or co-authored include Cracking the Case Method: Legal Analysis for Law School Success (2012); Depositions in a Nutshell (2010); Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2013); Lawyers as Counselors (3d ed. 2012), and Evidence Law and Practice (6th ed. 2014).

          A lunch and soft drinks will be served.  Since seating and food will be limited, please plan on arriving early. If you do join us, please also give our guest the courtesy of your prompt arrival and attendance throughout his presentation unless you must leave for an urgent schedule conflict.  Please RSVP to ela@lawnet.ucla.edu.