Due Process and Equal Protection of the Laws
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: U.S. Magistrate Judge, Honorable Shirley Padmore Mensah, and Associate Dean, University of Missouri School of Law, Rigel Oliveri, discuss the meaning of Due Process and Equal Protection of the Laws.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Law-30**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Prior to viewing the video ask students for their definitions of “due process” and “equal protection” then view the video to compare their answers to the expert’s.
  • Use the video in conjunction with a journal prompt asking students for their opinion on the value of due process and equal protection. How important do they believe the principles to be? Why? Have them cite examples to support their point of view.


*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.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.