Howard Gordon, Executive Producer & Writer of Fox's 24 Speaks on Hollywood's Portrayal of Criminal Law at New York Law School

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Legal and media experts will gather at New York Law School to discuss how Hollywood captures lawbreaking in progress, and whether or not their work affects public perceptions of the justice system.

Howard Gordon, Executive Producer and Writer of Fox’s 24, will be one of the featured guests at a daylong discussion on “The Media and Criminal Law: Fact, Fiction, and Reality TV,” presented by New York Law School’s Program in Law and Journalism. The event will be held on Friday, March 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at New York Law School, located at 185 West Broadway.

The conference will feature legal and media experts in a discussion on how Hollywood writers, journalists, and reality television shows capture lawbreaking in progress, and whether or not their work affects public perceptions of the justice system.

The day’s events include:

  •     A welcome from David Klass, Writer for NBC’s Law & Order
  •     Presentations on criminal law in fiction
  •     An interview on “Trying a High-Profile Criminal Case,” moderated by prominent criminal defense attorney and media analyst Mickey Sherman and featuring John Meringolo ’99, Defense Attorney for John Gotti Jr. and a juror from the most recent trial
  •     A keynote address from Howard Gordon
  •     A panel discussion on “When Reality TV Captures Real Crime,” moderated by Professor Cameron Stracher and including David Sternbach, Litigation & Intellectual Property Counsel at A&E Television Networks, and others

For a full program and list of speakers, please visit the Program in Law and Journalism Web site.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required; the general public may register at and members of the media may register by contacting LaToya Jordan at latoya.jordan(at)nyls(dot)edu or 212.431.2191.

About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and enrolls some 1,500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies.

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