I DON’T USUALLY SHOW FILMS IN CLASS, but in light of the Trent Lott affair, I decided this year to show the film Separate But Equal, about the Brown decision, in my Constitutional Law class. (Here’s a link to the Amazon page with reviews.) I’ve only shown the first installment, but it seems to have worked well — as a film should, it has far more impact in a room full of people than when watched solo.

Unlike most legal docudramas, it pays a lot of attention to actual lawyering, and to the strategic and tactical decisions that lawyers have to make. If you haven’t ever seen it, you may want to check it out. It’s rather long, but it’s worth your time.