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The Revenant

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith

RevenantAward-winning director and writer Alejandro González Iñárritu has done it again. After directing and producing last year’s Best Motion Picture of the Year, Birdman, the director seems to have picked up right where he left off with his natural knack for capturing the brilliance and darkness of the human experience. In The Revenant, we find ourselves in the frigid and unforgiving 1820’s frontier instead of modern-day, equally bleak New York City as in Birdman. (more…)

Dismissed with Predjudice

By: Cody Grosshart

It was the end of my 1L summer, and classes were due to start back in three days. I had yet to get a copy of the textbook for my Evidence class. I made it to the bookstore right before it closed for the week, but, to my earnest disbelief, there were no copies left in stock. The class had an assignment for the first day, and considering what happened the last time I didn’t prepare for a lecture, I was not comfortable going into class empty-handed. Being so short on time I realized that my only option was to photocopy the assignment out of someone else’s book…but to whom could I turn to in this hour of need? (more…)

Jogging for Cheney Joe

By: Annie Beckstrom

January 10th marked the first annual “Jog for Cheney Jo,” a two-mile run created by the LSU Law Running Club and SBA to honor the memory of beloved professor and Interim Dean, Cheney Joseph.

Current students, alumni, faculty and others in the legal community were invited to participate in a quick jog around the LSU lakes and sorority row, which ended in a celebratory gathering at the Law Center featuring Professor Joseph’s drink of choice, Natural Light. Those who could not attend the run were encouraged to pay homage to Professor Joseph by going for a run, snapping a picture, and posting it to various social media outlets with the hashtag, “#jogforcheneyjo.” (more…)

Making a Murderer: Challenging the Justice System

By: Jacob Longman

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The tension between factual innocence and legal guilt is where Netflix’s Making a Murderer builds its home. Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the filmmakers, spent ten years following the case to make their documentary and it’s clear fairly early on what they believe actually occurred in the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man on trial for the murder of a photographer named Teresa Halbach. What caught the filmmakers attention is the hook of the whole documentary. Before going to trial for the murder of Halbach, Avery had been exonerated by DNA evidence after spending eighteen years in jail for a violent rape that he didn’t commit. (more…)

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