Below is a list of suggested readings for those interested in law school, those interested in an alternative perspective of law and society, and those simply looking to expand their reading list. The list includes recommendations from both students and faculty.  


The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
Chokehold: Policing Black Men - Paul Butler
Let's Get Free - Paul Butler
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy - Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson
I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin
The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality - Thomas Shapiro
The Rule of Law in the Real World - Paul Gowder (U Iowa Law Faculty) 
Policing the Black Man: Arrests, Prosecution and Imprisonment - Angela J. Davis
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond
Alchemy of Race and Rights - Patricia Williams
Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black - Gregory Williams 


Some of the movies give background on events that are unknown to many people. They show the progress made, but also shows how much more work there is to do. 

Terror In Tulsa (YouTube) 
13th (Netflix)
I Am Not Your Negro (Amazon Prime)
PBS Documentary: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Netflix)
Time: The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix)
The Road to Brown (YouTube)
Teach Us All (Netflix)