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GN-10027-70

Independent Production Fund (New York, NY 10036)
Christopher Lukas (Project Director: June 1970 to present)

Jurisprudence Project

Project to produce one-hour color pilot television film focusing on the development of legal theory and its effects upon society. ABSTRACT: Project to produce one-hour color pilot television film focusing on the development of legal theory and its effects upon society. Film will present the underpinnings of jurisprudence, i.e., the social and moral values which have governed American society since its beginnings, though a presentation of one selected landmark Supreme Court case from each of various eras. Topics to be examined included: right to counsel, search and seizure procedures, school segregation, right of free speech, law enforcment. Film to follow on landmark case, from its trial in a lower court, through its appeal to the Supreme Court and its subsequent retrial. Will dramatize certain protions of the proceeding in the case, followed by a discussion between two jurists or attorneys on the merits and implications of the findings. Will end with suggestions of other kinds of cases which would have similar interest and importance for the layman. Film to shown on public television, also anticipated that it will be made available to educational institutuions and groups. Significant public dissemination of American law and its practice.

Project fields:
Jurisprudence

Program:
Media, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 10/31/1970