Film Series

The Accused: Screening and Conversation

October 21, 2006

Jodie Foster portrays a rape victim who inspires the prosecutor (Kelly McGillis) to bring charges against those who cheered on the rape after the legal system failed to properly punish the actual attackers. Inspired by real events.

Professor of law, Deborah Denno, joined FOLCS for a screening and discussion of The Accused.

Deborah Denno

Professor Deborah Denno is the Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia, her M.A. from the University of Toronto, her Ph.D. in criminology from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the Managing Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Prior to joining the Fordham Law faculty in 1991, Professor Denno clerked for Anthony J. Scirica, now Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett. At Fordham Law School, she primarily teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, torts, and various seminars on advanced criminal law topics including rape and social science evidence. Professor Denno was a member of the United States Sentencing Commission’s Drugs/Violence Task Force, and has visited on the faculties of Columbia Law School and Vanderbilt Law School. She has also been a Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, and a British Academy Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. In 2007, the National Law Journal selected Professor Denno as one of its “Fifty Most Influential Women Lawyers in America.”