Class Highlight - Quest for Justice

Class Highlight - Quest for Justice

What class?

LSTD 2700 – Quest for Justice

Why is it cool?

Delivery of justice through the legal system is often tinged with conflicting interests and obstacles—ethics, financial viability, job security, political sway and even personal safety. Films in the legal genre provide a perfect medium to explore such issues.

If you love movies like “Philadelphia” and “A Few Good Men” and have a strong interest in the legal field, then Quest for Justice was designed just for you.

Although the course will touch on fundamentals of film study, the primary focus will be on the films’ core themes and concepts. The course will help you develop your interest in film and law even further, while promoting critical thinking in a wide range of topics, including addiction and substance abuse, civil procedure, evidence and criminal law.

Through films, readings and online discussions, students will analyze ethical and political issues for legal professionals, the military, corporations and government. Students will also be expected to critique the emotional intelligence, interpersonal relationships, critical thinking and problem solving of legal professionals featured in films.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify leadership styles and effectiveness through the lens of films in the legal genre, as well as create and foster debate regarding money’s role within the legal system.

Talk to your advisor to see if this class might be right for you, or see what else is offered by the OU Extended Campus College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.