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Upcoming Events

Our events explore societal, cultural, ethical, social justice, and legal themes in many ways, on many stages. Read about our signature events—Conversations, Film Series, Trials & Error, and more—and then come see them for yourself!

March 10

A Conversation on the Future of the First Amendment

April 7

The Cases Against Donald Trump

Featured Events

Since our founding in 2005, FOLCS has hosted an impressive array of artists, actors, directors, government leaders, public intellectuals, writers, and others on our many stages.

Trials & Error

FOLCS Headlines: All Eyes on Israel and Hamas

October 30, 2023
Law of the Land

Law of the Land 2023: The Supreme Court's Year in Review

July 12, 2023

Leopoldstadt on Broadway: A Live Post-Show Conversation

April 18, 2023

A Third Choice: In Conversation with Andrew Yang

October 25, 2022

A Conversation on the Economy with Lawrence H. Summers

September 22, 2022

FOLCS Headlines: War in Ukraine and What Will Remain

April 5, 2022
Film Club

Conversations on Essential Cinema: All the President's Men

February 10, 2022
Film Series

MLK/FBI: Screening and Conversation

March 4, 2021
Film Club

Conversations on Essential Cinema: The Great Dictator

February 17, 2021

The Ever Fonky Lowdown: A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis

September 22, 2020
Film Club

Conversations on Essential Cinema: Casablanca

August 26, 2020

A Conversation on the Jeffrey Epstein Story

July 29, 2020
Film Club

Conversations on Essential Cinema: 12 Angry Men

June 10, 2020
Film Series

Trial By Fire: Screening and Conversation

May 14, 2019
Film Series

Operation Finale: Screening and Conversation

August 14, 2018

A Conversation with Andy Garcia

June 6, 2018

A Conversation with Chris Cuomo

March 5, 2018
Film Series

Marshall: Screening and Conversation

September 23, 2017
Trials & Error

Clay v. United States, the Trial of Muhammad Ali

March 16, 2017
Film Series

The Social Network: Screening and Conversation

November 2, 2015
Trials & Error

Hollingsworth v. Perry, Same-Sex Marriage on Trial

March 20, 2015
Film Series

The Exonerated: Screening and Conversation

October 22, 2013
Trials & Error

The Bernhard Goetz Case

January 23, 2014
Film Series

Camp X-Ray: Screening and Conversation

October 7, 2014

A Conversation with President Bill Clinton

April 19, 2012
Film Series

12 Angry Men: Screening and Conversation (2010)

October 6, 2010

A Conversation with Alec Baldwin

February 24, 2010