Who Can Attend?: Anybody
Description: Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz will speak at the Hot Coffee screening and will stay after for Q&A. Hot Coffee is a 2011 documentary film that analyzes and discusses the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. It is directed by Susan Saladoff, who has practiced as a medical malpractice attorney for at least 26 years. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2011, and later aired on HBO on June 27, 2011, as a part of HBO films documentary summer series. The title is derived from the Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants lawsuit in which the plaintiff Liebeck was severely burned after spilling hot coffee purchased from a McDonald’s into her lap.
ATTORNEYS: This event has been certified by the Mississippi bar for 5 CLE credits, including one for Ethics.
Open to student, faculty, staff, and attorneys.