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Forum on Law, Culture & Society

The Forum on Law, Culture & Society (FOLCS) is committed to providing a unique, engaging, and entertaining experience for both a public and online audience in examining the big ideas of our day, including matters of law, justice, human rights and civil society by bringing together influential artists, government leaders and public intellectuals in a dynamic setting that is spirited, enriching and alive.


FOLCS allows you to connect, discuss, and—most of all—think about the way legal matters affect society and influence the artistic imagination. FOLCS is open to everyone and is intended to be enjoyed by all those who appreciate art, culture, and ideas. So join the FOLCS community. Come to our events. Watch highlights of our programs. Read or comment on our Blog. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. And become part of something that is important and smart.

In an age where public debate offers mostly shrill, coarsened, and abbreviated sound bites, FOLCS provides public programming that is dedicated to intelligent, stimulating, thought-provoking, and entertaining talk. FOLCS illuminates legal and political issues by bringing them to the public square. It is an industry leader with regard to the quality and celebrity of its guests, the range of discussions it provokes, and the festive atmosphere it provides. FOLCS’ annual programming enriches the cultural life of New York City, along with all those who find the FOLCS through its website, reminding its audience—live and virtual—that the discussion of important ideas is more important than ever and can also make for quality entertainment.

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