Guest post by Joelle Jackson.
Themester intern Joelle Jackson sat down with Austen Parrish, Dean and James H. Rudy Professor of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, to discuss the upcoming Themester film Dark Waters and the roles that law plays in the environmentalism movement.
The film, based on a true story, follows Cincinnati corporate lawyer Robert Bilott as he takes on an unusual uphill battle: fighting chemical corporation DuPont in court over its decades-long poisoning of a rural West Virginia town. A gripping legal drama, the film stars Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, and Tim Robbins, and tells the harrowing story of a town plagued by an invisible and insidious environmental disaster. (more…)