Sample Videos Used in t

The Client Relationship and

Professional Responsibility: Heroes & Villains

Clark D. Cunningham

W. Lee Burge Professor of Law & Ethics

Georgia State University College of Law

Course Web Site:
(Each of the video excerpts can be viewed on the Internet using a
computer with a fast connection
. Recommended software: VLC Media Player - free download)


1.  Thomas More and the King’s Divorce (A Man for All Seasons)

  a. Known to be honest

  b.  I believe it.”


2.  John Quincy Adams and the Amistad Slave Mutiny (Amistad)

  a. What is their story?

  b. Your words                                


3.  M.K. Gandhi and Civil Disobedience in South Africa (Gandhi)

  a. There is at least one colored attorney in South Africa.”

  b. They will have my dead body -- not my obedience!


4.   Frank Armani and the Robert Garrow “Two Bodies” Case (PBS Ethics on Trial)

  a. “It’s a terrible thing to play God.”


5. Clarence Darrow and the McNamara Brothers (Henry Fonda as Darrow)

  a. I did not know what to do.


6. Constance Baker Motley and the James Meredith Case (Eyes on the Prize)

  a. A genuine revolution on the part of black people”


7. Suellyn Scarnecchia and the Baby Jessica Case

  a. Too close? (Interview with Scarnecchia)

  b. The hardest moment. (Interview with Scarnecchia)

  c. Turning over Baby Jessica (Whose Child is This? Made-for-TV movie)


The assistance of Darryl Barker, Director of Multimedia Technology, Washington University School of Law, and James Poulakos, University Educational Technology Services, Georgia State University, is gratefully acknowledged.