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English Movie Night: A Few Good Men

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.

In this dramatic courtroom thriller, LT Daniel Kaffee, a Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom, defends two stubborn Marines who have been accused of murdering a colleague. Kaffee is known as being lazy and had arranged for a plea bargain. Downey's Aunt Ginny appoints Cmdr. Galloway to represent him. Also on the legal staff is LTJG Sam Weinberg. The team rounds up many facts and Kaffee is discovering that he is really cut out for trial work. The defense is originally based upon the fact that PFC Santiago, the victim, was given a "CODE RED". Santiago was basically a screw-up. At Gitmo, screw-ups aren't tolerated. Especially by Col. Nathan Jessup. In Cuba, Jessup and two senior officers try to give all the help they can, but Kaffee knows something's fishy. In the conclusion of the film, the fireworks are set off by a confrontation between Jessup and Kaffee.

Genre: Drama, Thriller 
Rating: R for language
Runtime: 138 min

Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.

Earlier Event: December 7
English for Beginners
Later Event: December 11
Exhibit "Ukraine without Corruption"
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