OLLI: Courtroom Dramas in the Movies & Theater, Part VII

OLLI: Courtroom Dramas in the Movies & Theater, Part VII

09/22/2017 - 1:30pm

Courtroom Dramas in the Movies and Theater, Part VII

Abortion in Roe v Wade, sexual harassment in the confirmation of Clarence Thomas (Anita Hill), the Anthony Weiner case, and women’s suffrage will be explored.  The D. C. Stephenson trial and the Leo Frank Trial involving the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s will be dissected. We will examine trials at sea in Melville's “Billy Budd” and the “Mutiny on the Bounty Court-Martial” and enjoy the Tracy and Hepburn attorney characters in "Adam's Rib."



Oak Dowling, JD is a retired attorney with 43 years of practice, including 31 years in San Rafael. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School and a native of Chicago. He has lived in Marin County for over 40 years and for over 24 years he has been a part-time instructor of Law at College of Marin. In his Law classes, he has used courtroom drama to demonstrate legal principles. As an avocation, he has performed in theater in Marin and San Francisco over the last 15 years.



Fridays, September 22 – November 3, 2017 (no class on October 6)

1:30 – 3:15 p.m. (six classes)