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Let's Brief It

Let's Brief It

By D.C. Bar Law Student Community
A podcast made for Law Students, by Law Students. Produced by the D.C. Bar Law Student Community.

Student Hosts:
Sienna Heard, American University Washington College of Law
Elena Hoffman, George Washington University Law School
Renata Mitchell, George Washington University Law School
Kirsten Wolfford, George Washington University Law School
Melody Alemansour, Georgetown University Law Center
Alexis Byrd, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Presented by the D.C. Bar Communities Podcast Network.
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Government Ks: Contract Bids within Construction Law

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Virtual Jury Trials in the Time of COVID
Sienna and Kirsten are joined by Judge Gregory E. Mize of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and Lucrecia Johnson, Esq. to talk about the advantages and challenges of virtual trials as well as some tips and hopes for the future. Want to get ahead of the pack? Joining the D.C. Bar Law Student Community (LSC) can get you there. Your LSC membership will provide resume and skills boosting opportunities and one-on-one access to local practicing attorneys. To learn more, click here. Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
27:35
October 23, 2020
Government Ks: Contract Bids within Construction Law
Melody and Elena discuss hot topics in Construction Law, including the False Claims Act, the AntiKickback Statute, and bid protests, with guest host Government Contracts Community leader Amy Garber, Esq. Thanks for listening to Season 1! Season 2 will be released in the Fall.  Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
19:25
April 24, 2020
Real Estate, Housing, and Land Use: Landlords and TOPA and Buyers, Oh My!
Renata and Alexis delve into the complex world of real estate law. "My landlord is selling my property, but I love this house and wish I could stay!" "I'm interested in turning my property into a condominium. How do I do that?" Guest host Shanice McClelland, Esq. from the D.C. Bar Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Community answers these questions and more. Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
20:33
April 10, 2020
Family Law: Access to Justice
Renata and Alexis are joined by D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center attorney Jenadee Nanini, Esq, to discuss access to justice issues and the rise of other affordable methods of legal representation such as "low bono." Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
14:49
March 27, 2020
International Law: The FCPA: There's Nothing Boring About Bribery
Renata and Alexis discuss the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and more hot topics in International Law with D.C. Bar International Law Community co-chair Sharie Brown, Esq. Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
24:41
March 13, 2020
Environmental Law: Are you an "Airhead" or a "Dirtbag?"
Melody and Elena learn about what to look out for in the coming years in the field of Environmental Law with Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community member Allison Watkins Mallick, Esq., including the growing problem of how to dispose of and recycle depleted renewable energy equipment like wind turbines and solar panels. Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
15:11
February 28, 2020
Employment Law: Sex and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
Melody and Elena talk recent cases concerning sex and gender discrimination in the workplace. Labor and Employment Law Community member Julienne Bramesco, esq, guest hosts.  Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
24:15
February 14, 2020
Tax Law: Philosophy, NFL, and Hate Groups
Melody and Elena delve into the unique tax implications of nonprofit organizations, the NFL, and why businesses merge in certain ways. Morgan Lewis partner and tax attorney Alexander Reid, Esq. guest hosts.  Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
24:31
January 3, 2020
Intellectual Property Law: A.I.: Who Owns It?
Renata and Alexis debate patent eligibility for perfumes created by computers during a discussion about artificial intelligence with patent prosecutor and Intellectual Property Community member John Nappi, Esq.  Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
15:41
December 20, 2019
Entertainment Law: Why Restaurants Can't Play SoundCloud
Melody and Elena explore career options within entertainment law and get tips for students on how to break into the field and how to start their own practice from guest Hardeep Grover, Esq. of the D.C. Bar Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Community.  Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
17:34
December 6, 2019
Criminal Law: Jury Selection in a Polarized Society
Renata and Alexis discuss jury selection and how it has changed since the 2016 election. Guest Sellano Simmons, Esq. from the D.C. Bar Criminal Law Community shares his thoughts and personal anecdotes as a defense attorney.  Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations.
20:03
November 22, 2019
Coming Soon: Let's Brief It!
Join the D.C. Bar Law Student Community for "Let's Brief It" - the fun, informative, new podcast created for law students, by law students. Our first episode will be dropping November 22. Subscribe now so you don't miss out!  For more information about the Law Student Community, click here. 
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November 4, 2019