Applying the Concept of “Effective Counsel”
Grades: 7 - 12

Video Description: New September 2022! Constitutional scholars share examples of Supreme Court cases that help explain the courts’ view of what creates “effective counsel.”

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Law-33**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Prior to viewing this video tell students that they will need to know the two requirements defendants must show to claim ineffective counsel when done watching.
  • To learn more about Gideon v. Wainwright, check out the full program this segment is edited from: Constitution Day: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

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