This episode features Elizabeth Logan. Supreme Court Justice Reynolds pays a visit to campus to commemorate a milestone anniversary of women being admitted to the law school. During a ...
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This episode features Elizabeth Logan. Supreme Court Justice Reynolds pays a visit to campus to commemorate a milestone anniversary of women being admitted to the law school. During a question and answer session in Kingsfield's class, Logan confronts the judge as to why he has never hired a female law clerk. Professor Kingsfield attempts to stifle her, yet she persists, but does not get an answer from the judge. News of Logan's audacity quickly spreads across campus, and to national women's activist organizations, who send a bunch of demonstrators/hecklers to campus for the judge's celebratory speech. Much to Logan's dismay, the outsiders have turned it into an embarrassing circus.Written by
For unknown reasons, the director's name does not appear in the opening credits of the segment. There are no reports indicating that the credit omission was on purpose or a post-production error. See more »
I agree with the comments from planktonrules. This episode epitomizes attempts by the series (especially in the first season) to address legitimate controversial questions with intelligence and balance. Kingsfield's original anger with Logan's question is a study in overreaction. Out of character. I wish they'd found another approach to set matters in motion. That said, the way the plot unfolds is disturbingly realistic and disturbingly familiar. That things got out of control and away from the original point is inevitable in such volatile situations. We see it all the time in the world around us. The last scene adds believable closure to the story. To have left it out would have have cheated the audience of a more optimistic perspective in solving such problems.
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