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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:
Delali Dagadu, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
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.
Theme Music: "Something Elated" by Broke for Free
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The Road to the Judicial Bench
Sienna and Delali interview the Honorable Judge Robert Rigsby, Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Judge Rigsby discusses his illustrious military and legal career, eventual trajectory to the bench, and offers advice to law students who dream of one day becoming a judge.  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.
23:16
May 13, 2022
Antitrust Legislative Review
Elena reviews pending antitrust legislation in the House and Senate for Spring 2022- what the bills are and how they could affect the industry- with guest Jeffrey May, Esq., associate managing editor for insights and enrichment at Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory U.S. 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.
25:54
April 29, 2022
Reparations: A Legal, Moral, and Historical Analysis
Delali and Sienna discuss the history, legacy, and current legal push for reparations for descendants of African American slavery. They are joined by Nkechi Taifa, Esq., founder, principal and CEO of the Taifa Group, and Director of the Reparation Education Project. Taifa’s new book  “Reparations on Fire” will be released in June 2022. 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.
28:17
April 15, 2022
Hotel and Hospitality Law
Sienna and Elena take a deep dive into the various and interconnected aspects of hotel and hospitality law. American University Washington College of Law Professor Steven Shapiro, Esq., who directs the Hospitality & Tourism Law program, guest stars. 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.
22:46
April 01, 2022
Remember You Must Die: Necessity of Estate Planning
Delali and Sienna address the Latin phrase memento mori (meaning, “remember you must die”) as it relates to estate planning, a process that inherently confronts and prepares for the necessity of death. Roxy Araghi, Esq., an associate at Pasternak & Fidis, P.C., guest hosts. 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.
17:54
March 18, 2022
The Benefits and Importance of Pro Bono Service
In this episode, Elena learns the ins and outs of pro bono, legal services, and public interest work, including important issues related to access to justice an racial equality. She is joined by the Associate Director of Legal Services for Individuals & Families at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, Vanessa Batters-Thompson, Esq. 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.
30:30
March 04, 2022
Service of Process in Domestic Violence Cases
Delali discusses current D.C. rules governing service of process in domestic violence cases including the challenges imposed on low income and pro se litigants, and ways to improve the process to serve and protect the rights of petitioners. University of District of Columbia professor Andrew Budzinski, Esq. guest hosts.  To learn more about service of process, read Prof. Budzinski’s article at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3216057 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.
23:46
February 18, 2022
Special Discussion with D.C. Bar President
To celebrate the D.C. Bar’s 50th anniversary, Sienna, Elena, and Delali interview current D.C. Bar president Chad Sarchio for this special episode. They discuss a wide range of topics including integrity in the law; the continued need for pro bono; the importance of attorney wellness; and what Shakespeare really meant by “Kill all the lawyers.” 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.
41:18
February 04, 2022
Appellate Litigation and the SCOTUS Bar
Elena and Delali are joined by Bob Loeb, Esq., a partner at Orrick and member of their Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice. They discuss all aspects of appellate litigation including what it is like to prepare and appear in front of the highest court in the land. 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.
25:17
January 21, 2022
Cryptocurrency and its Environmental Impact
Blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency now intersects almost every aspect of the law, although many people still know little to nothing about it. The environmental law impacts in particular are important to consider. In this insightful episode, Elena and Sienna are joined by the bestselling author of “Blockchain or Die” Eric Guthrie, Esq. 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.
24:44
December 17, 2021
The Realities of Various Legal Jobs
Sienna and Delali break down the realities of various types of jobs within the legal profession. From big law, public interest, solo practice, or in-house, our hosts discuss it all so that law students can be prepared for what to expect after graduation. Special guests Michal Shinnar, Esq. and Sarah Horowitz, Esq. share their personal experiences and advice. 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.
27:37
December 03, 2021
Space Law: A New Frontier
Elena and Delali delve into various legal issues related to space exploration and endeavors with NASA’s Associate General Counsel for International Law, Brian Israel, Esq. 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.
22:02
November 19, 2021
A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Practicing Labor and Employment Law Among a Shifting Landscape
Sienna Heard discusses the shifting landscape within labor and employment law- including COVID vaccine policies and exemptions, the #MeToo movement, and more, with special guest Mike Volpe, Esq. from Venable LLP. 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.
20:44
November 05, 2021
Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act and Immigration Reform
Season Three of “Let’s Brief It” kicks off with a discussion about the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision within the 2019 NDAA. Our newest cohost Delali Dagadu delves into immigration issues related to LRIF with Breanne Palmer, Esq., interim policy and community advocacy director at the UndocuBlack Network. Learn more at http://www.undocublack.org/lrif 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.
22:25
October 22, 2021
D.C. Statehood and the Impact of COVID-19
In the final episode of Season 2, Elena and Renata dive into the history of Washington D.C.’s fight for statehood and discuss how the COVID 19 pandemic shed light on the impact that lack of statehood had on District residents and businesses. They are joined by guest stars Jim Bubar, Esq. and Ann Wilcox, Esq, from the D.C. Bar Communities Committee and D.C. Affairs Community steering committee, respectively. Thank you for listening to Season 2 of Let's Brief It! Look out for new episodes coming Fall 2021.  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.
30:41
May 21, 2021
Abiding By Fair Rules of Play: Antitrust Law in the U.S.
Renata and Elena get a primer on antitrust law with Antitrust and Consumer Law Community steering committee member John Ingrassia, Esq. 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.
19:01
May 07, 2021
The Bold and the Brave: Lawyers Who Start Their Own Firms
Sienna and Kirstin are joined by Law Practice Management Steering Committee member Shannon Taylor, Esq. to discuss the reality of starting your own law firm including challenges, misconceptions, and unexpected benefits. 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.
20:36
April 23, 2021
Helping Families through Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology
Renata and Elena discuss adoption law, surrogacy contracts, and other roles lawyers play in assisted reproductive technology (ART) with family law attorney Jennifer Fairfax, Esq. 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.
25:56
April 09, 2021
Following the Path that Works for You
In this episode, Sienna, Kirstin, Elena and Renata share their collective experiences in law school and give advice to current and prospective students on classes & studying, extracurriculars, and the pro vs cons of working while in law school. They also tackle networking and job searching, and discuss how students and young lawyers alike can stay true to themselves as they navigate the legal profession. LSC members receive a discount on StudyBuddy Pro by CaseBriefs online legal study aids. Your law school success begins HERE! 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.
29:33
March 26, 2021
When There are Nine
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Law Student Community presents this special episode in partnership with the Law Association for Women (LAW) at George Washington University Law School. Elena, Kirstin, Renata, and Sienna discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by women in the legal profession with Susan Hoffman, Esq., immediate past President of the D.C. Bar and esteemed GW alumna. Interview questions provided by LAW executive board members. LAW treasurer Gina McKlveen also joins to promote their upcoming event “NINE: Portraits of Women in the Law,” a virtual art exhibition and reception celebrating nine influential GW Law alumna. The portraits were created by current women law students and will be released across a 9-day period beginning on March 15, 2021 to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's birthday. Her words inspired the event’s title: when asked when there will be enough women on the Supreme Court, she replied, “When there are nine.” Learn more and register at https://www.law.gwu.edu/nine-portraits-women-law   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.
27:59
March 12, 2021
Probate Law and Gum Wrapper Wills
Sienna and Kirsten discuss all things probate law with the D.C. Register of Wills Nicole Stevens, Esq., including topics ranging from the validity of holographic wills to advice for new Estates Trusts and Probate Law attorneys. 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.
28:30
February 26, 2021
The One About Advanced Directives
Renata and Elena discuss advanced directives and future care planning with Jonathan Leo, Esq. from the D.C. Bar Estates, Trust and Probate Law Community. 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.
24:07
February 12, 2021
TikTok and Cyber Law
Sienna and Kirsten sit down with Nakia Gray, Esq., member of the Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Community, to talk about cybersecurity concerns related to the TikTok app and the threat from the Trump administration to ban the app in the United States. 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.
20:54
January 29, 2021
#freeBritney: Conservatorships Best Interest vs Due Process
**DISCLAIMER: This episode was recorded prior to more information being publicly available regarding Britney’s case, thus the statements expressed herein may not be factually accurate. Sienna and Kirsten discuss conservatorships in the context of the "Free Britney Spears" Movement with Richard Caldwell, Esq. from the D.C. Bar Estates, Trusts & Probate Law Community.  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.
25:59
January 15, 2021
The Tea on International Arbitration: "Consent is the Cornerstone"
Sienna and Kirsten sit down with Gaela Gehring Flores, Esq., D.C. Bar International Law Community leader and co-host of the podcast The Tea on International Arbitration. Topics discussed include the difference between commercial and investment arbitration, precedent (or lack thereof) in a civil law system, and how the international law community is functioning during the pandemic.  Listen and subscribe to The Tea at anchor.fm/DCBarTea or wherever you access your podcasts.   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.
26:01
December 18, 2020
Pet Custody: Pup-Nups, Cat-Support, and Mediation
Renata and Elena talk to D.C. Bar Family Law Community member Samantha Kravitz, Esq. about what happens to the family pet in the event of a divorce or separation. They learn about various options to protect your pet, including Pet-Nuptial Agreements, Pet-Support payments, and more.  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.
22:16
December 04, 2020
Indian Law: Getting to the Heart of Inherent Tribal Sovereignty
Sienna and Kirsten talk to Sarah Crawford, Esq. about Indian and Native American Law. Topics discussed include the McGirt v Oklahoma Supreme Court decision, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Tribal Law and Order Act. 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.
35:27
November 20, 2020
Tort Law: Medical Malpractice
Renata and Elena talk about medical malpractice suits, access to care, and COVID-19 with D.C. Bar Tort Law Community leader Craig Brodsky, Esq.  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.
21:06
November 06, 2020
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.
19:26
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.
20:34
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.
24:42
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.
15:12
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 03, 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.
15:42
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.
17:35
December 06, 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.
20:04
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. 
00:27
November 04, 2019