Law & Order (1990–2010)
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An Hispanic mathematics professor is the prime suspect in the murder of a graduate student. He claims he is being racially profiled, but detectives have two potential motives. However, they cannot place him at the scene of the crime.


Jace Alexander


Dick Wolf (created by), Kathy McCormick (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Angie Harmon ... Abbie Carmichael
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Kurt Deutsch Kurt Deutsch ... Peter Kelly
Chris Gartin ... Dennis Michaels (as Christopher Gartin)
Maddie Corman ... Melissa Slater
Frank Converse ... Mr. Kelly
John Cunningham ... Mr. Crowley
Paul Dillon ... Eddie Clayman
Joanne Camp
Michael Kell Michael Kell
J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Emil Skoda


Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of Sarah Kincaid, a mathematics graduate student who was found murdered in the university library. The autopsy reveals that Sarah was strangled and also that she was 9 weeks pregnant, even though her bereaved father says she didn't have a boyfriend. Their initial inquiries are directed to a recently released ex-con but they learn that the victim had had a rather loud argument with her academic advisor, Dr. Clemente. When he is cleared however, the DNA testing of the fetus leads them to Dennis Michaels, who is engaged to Sarah's roommate. Another library patron puts them in the direction of a young preppy he saw there and it leads them to Peter Kelly, one of Dennis' good friends. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

19 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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John Cunningham has played five different characters over the course of the series: See more »


Hudson University (aka Columbia University) almost certainly would have a CCTV system covering their library's interior and exterior. That they didn't have multiple views of the suspects both entering as well as leaving the library is improbable and it would have solved the case. See more »


Professor Crochelle: [describing man at the scene of the murder] Mid-to-late 20s, uh, brownish hair, "entitled".
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Entitled to what?
Professor Crochelle: To everything.
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Moral lapses
8 August 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Mythical Hudson University from Law And Order universe is the scene of a murder of a coed in the library during the late hours. The young woman who was a mathematics major is also 9 weeks pregnant.

Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin are all over the map on this one. The first suspect they have is a known paroled sex offender, but he comes up with a solid alibi. Then the victim's faculty advisor Miguel Sandoval is looked at hard. So hard his reputation is blackened maybe permanently. Sandoval is a tragic figure.

Finally it's down to two preppie type students Kurt Deutsch and Chris Gartin. One is our doer and one is an eye witness. These two are a pair of conscienceless creatures.

The only hope is somehow find a way for the witness to pry loose from the perpetrator. Not an easy task for Sam Waterston.

You have to see how he does it.

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