Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
March 30, 2006

Schreiner University Pre Law Society Film Series April 3

Schreiner University’s Pre Law Society Film Series presents the movie “Gideon’s Trumpet” Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Theatre.  The public is encouraged to attend this free event.

“Gideon’s Trumpet” recounts the true story of indigent Southern convict Clarence Gideon's fight to obtain a lawyer to defend him at state expense. Gideon’s eloquent insistence for years that he needed a lawyer and that he had a right to an informed defense gave us this foundation of our modern criminal justice system. Henry Fonda stars as Gideon, Jose Ferrer as lawyer Abe Fortas, and John Houseman as narrator and Chief Justice Hugo Black.   There will be a discussion following the movie.

For more information contact Schreiner professor Anne Berre at 830-792-7478 or

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