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English Movie Night: Primal Fear

We are inviting law students and young lawyers to watch the movie and join the discussion after the screening. The discussion will be facilitated by Peter Jarosz, (US Embassy). 

Peter M. Jarosz currently serves as the United States Department of Justice Legal Advisor in Ukraine. In Ukraine, he works with prosecutors and anti-corruption law enforcement agencies to reform the Ukrainian legal system and strengthen the rule of law. Prior to coming to Ukraine, Mr. Jarosz served as a Legal Advisor in Kosovo where he provided advice on the revisions to the Kosovo Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure.

Prior to working overseas, Mr. Jarosz worked in the United States Attorney’s Office in both the Western District of Wisconsin and District of Arizona. In Arizona, he also served as the Deputy Chief of the Financial Crimes Section and Chief of the Criminal Division. He was also appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma to assist in the investigation of the bombing of the Alfred K. Murrah building.

Since graduating from law school in 1982, he has also worked in private practice at Gray, Plant Mooty Mooty and Bennet and Gallagher and Kennedy where he litigated highway design and product liability cases. He has been the lead counsel in over 100 jury trials and has briefed and argued over 50 appeals ranging from the Arizona Supreme Court to the 9th, 7th and 8th Circuits. He has also served as a Judge Pro Tem and a prosecutor in local and state prosecution offices where he prosecuted political corruption and organized crime cases.

Jarosz has a BA and JD from the University of Arizona and is completing course work for a LLM from the University of London in International Law.

When a young man, Aaron, is charged with the horrific murder of Archbishop Rushman, hot-shot Chicago lawyer Martin Vail takes on his defense at no charge. Aaron was a homeless street kid before he was taken in by the Archbishop. He's shy and speaks with a stammer. Vail is convinced that Aaron is innocent but after discovering a video that shows Aaron may have had good reason to want the Archbishop dead, he begins to question that conclusion. When Aaron lashes out at the psychologist examining him another personality, Roy, is revealed. With the trial already underway, Vail cannot change Aaron plea and so has to find a way to introduce his client's condition. Aaron has something of a surprise for him as well.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery 
Rating: R for brief grisly violence, pervasive strong language and a sex scene
Runtime: 129 min

Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.

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