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Talking Legal Ed

Talking Legal Ed

By Linda Jellum, Billie Jo Kaufman, David T. Ritchie

We are a group of legal educators who enjoy learning about new and innovative teaching approaches. Join us as we discuss cutting edge topics in the law and explore how to incorporate them in to our classrooms.
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Episode Six: Basic law and economics for the law school classroom with Jeremy Kidd (Drake).

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Episode Twelve: Tony Varona (Seattle) on the Path to Becoming a Dean
Episode Twelve: Tony Varona (Seattle) on the Path to Becoming a Dean
Dean Tony Varona (Seattle) discusses his journey to becoming a Dean in a U.S. Law School.
30:43
December 24, 2022
Episode Eleven: Louis Virelli (Stetson) on Judicial Recusal
Episode Eleven: Louis Virelli (Stetson) on Judicial Recusal
In this episode Prof. Lou Virelli (Stetson) discusses the expectations regarding when judges should recuse themselves from cases that come before them.
42:24
November 05, 2022
Episode Ten: Talking International Norms with William Aceves (California Western)
Episode Ten: Talking International Norms with William Aceves (California Western)
In this episode we discuss why it is important for law students to learn, and understand, international legal norms with Prof. William Aceves from the California Western School of Law.
38:38
July 23, 2022
Episode Nine: Anne Klinefelter (UNC) on Privacy Law
Episode Nine: Anne Klinefelter (UNC) on Privacy Law
Anne Klinefelter (UNC) discusses the importance of including privacy law in the modern law school curriculum.
41:38
May 16, 2022
Episode Eight: Prof. Leandra Lederman (Indiana Univ.) on promoting knowledge about the tax system.
Episode Eight: Prof. Leandra Lederman (Indiana Univ.) on promoting knowledge about the tax system.
Prof. Leandra Lederman (Indiana Univ.) tells us how she promotes information about the U.S. tax system on YouTube and in the classroom.
24:57
April 12, 2022
Episode Seven: Protecting Democracy with the Hon. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)
Episode Seven: Protecting Democracy with the Hon. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)
And here is a link to the Congressman's book Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a former law professor at the American University Washington College of Law, discusses how legal educators can help students become defenders of democratic institutions. Here is a link to the Tommy Raskin memorial fund for people and animals. And here is a link to the Congressman's book: Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy.
41:15
March 09, 2022
Episode Six: Basic law and economics for the law school classroom with Jeremy Kidd (Drake).
Episode Six: Basic law and economics for the law school classroom with Jeremy Kidd (Drake).
Prof. Jeremy Kidd discusses the relevance of the law and economics movement to the law school classroom.  Jeremy explains, particularly, how the issues of incentives and competition are important for all law students to master.
40:40
February 14, 2022
Episode Five: Steve Vladeck (Texas) on the U.S. Supreme Court's Shadow Docket
Episode Five: Steve Vladeck (Texas) on the U.S. Supreme Court's Shadow Docket
Steve Vladeck from UT-Austin explains the U.S. Supreme Court's shadow docket and how we can discuss this with our law students.
31:17
November 20, 2021
Episode Four: Institutional Problems with the U.S. Supreme Court with Prof. Eric Segall (Georgia State)
Episode Four: Institutional Problems with the U.S. Supreme Court with Prof. Eric Segall (Georgia State)
In this episode we discuss institutional problems with the U.S. Supreme Court with Prof. Eric Segall (Georgia State).
38:57
May 31, 2021
Episode Three: The Supreme Court Nomination Process with Prof. Michael Gerhardt (North Carolina)
Episode Three: The Supreme Court Nomination Process with Prof. Michael Gerhardt (North Carolina)
In this episode we discuss the nomination process of Justices to the U.S. Supreme Court with Prof. Michael Gerhardt (North Carolina).
34:09
May 01, 2021
Episode Two: Administrative Expertise with Prof. Elizabeth Fisher (Corpus Christi, Oxford) and Prof. Sid Shapiro (Wake Forest)
Episode Two: Administrative Expertise with Prof. Elizabeth Fisher (Corpus Christi, Oxford) and Prof. Sid Shapiro (Wake Forest)
In this episode we have a  conversation about recent administrative failures like Covid and the Texas energy crisis, and how administrative expertise can refocus teaching administrative law.
36:19
March 04, 2021
Episode One: Trump's Populism with Prof. Charlton Copeland (Miami)
Episode One: Trump's Populism with Prof. Charlton Copeland (Miami)
We discuss the "success" of Trump's appeal to disaffected and marginalized voters with Prof. Charlton Copeland (University of Miami School of Law).
47:43
February 09, 2021