Eating Popcorn like a Lawyer: A Law and Film Seminar Series



On Zoom. Registration link. 


(en anglais seuleument) Organised in collaboration with the Sciences Po Law School, ‘Eating Popcorn like a Lawyer’ is an online seminar series that seeks to establish a continuous dialogue between the fields of law and film. For each instalment we invite a prominent legal scholar to select, discuss and analyse their favourite film(s). 

For the April session of our series, we have invited Prof. Helena Alviar (Science Po Law School) who has selected Alfonso Cuarón’s latest and much lauded feature ‘Roma’ (2018).  

Returning to his native Mexico for the first time since his equally striking Y tu mamá también (and moreover to his own upbringing in the county’s vibrant capital) Cuarón carefully depicts the lives and struggles of a middle-class family through the eyes of their live-in-maid, Cleo. Shot in a gorgeous black and white, Roma provides a moving aesthetic experience as well as a powerful social commentary on class and race in 1970s Mexico which we will address through prisms of family and labour law. 

Participants are asked to watch the film beforehand. Information on how to do so will be provided by email after registering. 

The Law and Film team

Edward van Daalen (McGill Faculty of Law) 

Vittoria Becci (Sciences Po Law School) 

Alexia Katsiginis (Sciences Po Law School) 

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