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EdUp Legal

By Patty Roberts
Legal education is experiencing explosive applications; a call for innovation & adaptation; demand for increased diversification of the profession; & cries for social justice impact & protection of the Rule of Law. Host Patty Roberts, Dean of St. Mary's University School of Law, will explore the opinions of legal education leaders regarding the future of legal education. Conversations with thought leaders & law deans will provide insight to those considering, and attending, law school, & members of the profession interested in its evolution. www.edupexperience.com
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33. Conversation with Professor Howard Katz, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! Our guest for this episode is Howard Katz, who is Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's first Legal Educator-in-Residence, a position in which he advises the Dean, faculty, and staff on best practices in admissions, academic support, bar passage, curriculum, and pedagogy; he was also a former visiting professor at Cleveland-Marshall for several years. Professor Katz has served in a variety of academic and administrative leadership positions at a number of law schools, including the law schools at Duquesne University and Elon University. Professor Katz co-authored (with Kevin Francis O’Neill) Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching, which formed the foundation for a series of subject-matter teaching advice for law professors. He regularly participates in the annual Leading Edge conference convened by Wolters Kluwer and serves as a member of the executive committee of the New Teachers section of the AALS. Professor Katz discusses the resources available for new law teachers and includes advice for them in developing a strategy that demonstrates care for students while also effectively teaching the material. He is passionate about helping new professors, and improving the curriculum and the law school experience through enrichment of early skills and technology teaching, and improved student advising. Professor Katz opines about the future of legal education and the profession, and the need to narrow the gap of available legal services between those who can afford them, and those who cannot. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
33:16
January 13, 2022
32. Conversation with Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network!   Join us as we hear from Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Dean and Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, as she describes her path to the deanship, including her time as Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law (KU), where she was also the Director of the Tribal Law and Government Center. Dean Kronk Warner's academic expertise includes the intersection of environmental and Indian law. As a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, she served as an appellate judge for the tribe and as a district judge for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe. Dean Kronk Warner discusses the S.J. Quinney College of Law's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, its value as a public law school, and its new programs in criminal law and intellectual property. Also learn about the amazing opportunities to enjoy as a resident of Salt Lake City, including 7 nearby ski resorts, 5 national parks in Utah, and the Sundance Film Festival. Dean Kronk Warner shares her own love for the area, and also the gratitude she has towards those legal educators and allies who have helped pave the way for her through mentorship. A fun conversation to have, and to which to listen!  Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
36:45
January 11, 2022
31. Conversation with Professor Benjamin Barton, University of Tennessee College of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Professor Benjamin Barton, Helen, and Charles Lockett Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, and a research fellow for the Center for the Study of Social Justice.  He is a prior director of clinical programs at the College of Law.  Professor Barton is the author of several books, including Fixing Law Schools; Rebooting Justice; Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession; and the Lawyer-Judge Bias in the American Courts. During the podcast, he discusses the challenges in legal education and the reforms required in areas such as bar passage and debt load to "fix law schools," as well as the necessity of increasing access to justice for those traditionally deprived of that access. Professor Barton explains the premise of his next book, The Credentialed Court: Inside the Cloistered, Elite World of American Justice, which will be published in 2022, and the results of his research into the topic. Professor Barton also shares the successes he and his students are achieving utilizing A2J author software and basic coding to create tools and increase accessibility to legal solutions for the public.   Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
40:11
January 06, 2022
30. Conversation with Dean Susan Duncan and Professor Charles Stotler, University of Mississippi School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Dean Susan Duncan and Professor Charles Stotler to learn more about the University of Mississippi School of Law, and some of their outstanding programs, including the Center for Air and Space Law, and their clinical programs that boast three exonerations in less than two years!  University of Mississippi School of Law ranks highly for placement in federal clerkships and for practical training, with 11 clinics and a unique dual-track J.D. and LL.M. in air and space that can be earned in three years, inclusive of summers. Their air and space law program has grown 900% over the last three years and includes professionals outside the law and mid-level attorneys among its students. The program is cross-disciplinary and is helping meet the needs of NASA and the public and private space initiatives that are in need of those trained in these evolving areas of law. Mississippi College of Law also explores Drone Law & Policy in its newly created law journal. Dean Duncan shares her path to the deanship and her predictions regarding the evolution of legal education. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
32:37
January 04, 2022
29. Conversation with Gabriel H. Teninbaum, Assistant Dean for Innovation, Strategic Initiatives and Distance Education at Suffolk University Law School
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network!  In this episode, we hear from Professor Gabe Teninbaum, who serves as the Assistant Dean for Innovation, Strategic Initiatives and Distance Education at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches legal writing and legal technology courses that include research and development of access to justice initiatives and applications.  Professor Tenninbaum also holds appointments as a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, as a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project.  In addition to supporting Suffolk Law and it's #1 ranked legal tech program (according to National Jurist Magazine), Professor Tenninbaum founded and serves as CEO of Spaced Repetition Systems, a program that provides a unique memorization technique that aids law students in course work and bar exam and MPRE preparation. Professor Tenninbaum discusses his work in Productizing Legal Work and the new textbook with that focus in support of law students and legal professionals. He discusses Spaced Repetition, his new book, and the novel approach that Suffolk has in weaving legal tech into its curriculum. Professor Tenninbaum mentions his Lawtomatic Newsletter that he shares weekly, and provides his opinions regarding the future of legal education and the evolution likely to happen in the practice of law.  Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
33:06
December 30, 2021
28. Conversation with Dean Marcilynn A. Burke, Oregon School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Marcilynn A. Burke, Dean, and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law at the University of Oregon School of Law, a position she has held since 2017. Dean Burke is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she served as editor of both the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and the Yale Journal of International Law. Following a clerkship with the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson, E.D.V.A., she practiced at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, focusing on environmental law, antitrust, and civil and criminal litigation. Her experience in environmental law and natural resources led to positions in the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, including Deputy Director for Programs and Policy, and Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Dean Burke taught as a visitor at Rutgers School of Law and as Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, a journey ultimately leading her to the Oregon Law deanship and her green and yellow attire every day! According to U.S. News & World Report, Oregon Law includes 3 top-ranked programs: Legal Writing, Environmental Law, and Dispute Resolution. Under Dean Burke's leadership, Oregon Law is focusing on four areas of strategic emphasis. They include increased opportunities in Business Law, moved forward by a recent million-dollar alumni gift; diversity and leadership, including the creation of a new position in Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership, increased leadership curricular opportunities, and a course requirement that explores patterns of power and inequity; experiential learning opportunities, like the third-year in Portland program; and robust undergraduate and graduate programs that range from legal studies minors to M.Jur. and LL.M. degrees. Hear from Dean Burke about her views on the future of legal education, and what diversity, inclusion and leadership should mean in the profession. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
32:16
December 28, 2021
27. Conversation with Dr. Chad Christensen, Project Manager for the Law School Survey of Student Engagement
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Dr. Chad Christensen, Project Manager for the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) at Indiana University Bloomington, who develops and implements strategic initiatives to expand LSSSE's impact at law schools and on legal education.  Dr. Christensen shares the longitudinal data from the approximately 186 different law schools and more than 400,000 law students since LSSSE's inception in 2004, and describes the usefulness to law schools that choose to participate in the annual survey process. In addition to publicly releasing aggregate results on an annual basis, Dr. Christensen and his LSSSE colleagues collaborate with law schools seeking to interpret and analyze their own survey results and provide consulting services to schools seeking to maximize the law student experience.  This podcast is particularly timely as the recent results of LSSSE explore the impact of the COVID crisis on legal education, providing deeply disturbing findings from the 13,000 responding law students at more than 60 law schools. Responding students reported concerns about meeting basic needs like adequate food and paying their bills, as well as increased depression, anxiety, and mental and physical exhaustion, with significant disparities among different races and gender. Dr. Christensen digs into these heartbreaking results but also notes that students reported positive interactions with classmates and professors, despite the alternative delivery models for legal education required by the pandemic. Dr. Christensen shares how future iterations for LSSSE can further influence the evolution of legal education and provide increased insight into the law student experience. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
32:11
December 16, 2021
26. Conversation with President and Dean Michael F. Barry, South Texas College of Law Houston
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Michael F. Barry, President, and Dean at South Texas College of Law Houston. Learn more about Michael F. Barry, President and Dean of South Texas College of Law, and his path to leadership of this independent law school in Houston, Texas. Dean Barry shares the mission of South Texas, how faculty and students aided the Houston community during the pandemic, and how their commitment to one another led to faculty and staff finding innovative ways to connect with students during COVID's isolation. Dean Barry discusses the wholesale curricular review being undertaken by their faculty and the intentional efforts towards replicating Houston's extraordinary diversity within South Texas College of Law. A veteran of 67 marathons, Dean Barry explains the lessons from running that are instructive to the journey and success of law students. He closes with predictions of what is in store for legal education in the coming decade. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
29:21
December 14, 2021
25. Conversation with Mike Fogarty, Founder and CEO of MF Digital
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Mike Fogarty, Founder and CEO of MF Digital. Join us as we hear from Mike Fogarty, Founder, and CEO of MF Digital, a digital marketing firm specializing in postgraduate programs in law and business. Mike shares how MF Digital works with higher education institutions to design an individualized marketing campaign that targets the specific prospects most likely to be interested in a particular educational program. Once identified, MF Digital regularly nurtures the potential applicants with ads and personalized engagement that highlights only those programs that capture an applicant's interest. Whether successfully converting a first-time engaged applicant to an enrolled student, or increasing awareness of an institution's programs, or regularly reminding applicants of a program over a period of years before they matriculate, Mike explains why this type of marketing is so essential to recruiting today's students. Mike also shares the best practices, and most common mistakes, for higher education institutions to consider when engaging in digital marketing strategies. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
35:40
December 09, 2021
24. Conversation with Dean Andrew Strauss, University of Dayton School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Andrews Strauss, Dean at the University of Dayton School of Law. Dean Andrew Strauss has served as dean of the University of Dayton School of Law since 2015 and is the tenth dean of the Catholic and Marianist law school. Dean Strauss shares the impressive growth of his law school as evidenced by the hiring of 16 top scholars, expanding of degree programs to include two, three- and four-year J.D. options, as well as a hybrid J.D., significant improvement in bar passage, and new programs that include those focused on Human Rights, Sustainability and Technology. Dean Strauss explains the way that he approaches strategic innovation at the School of Law, and the reasons he and his faculty colleagues focused their efforts as they did. The University of Dayton School of Law had one of the highest rankings jumps in the nation, and are emphasizing and growing their value proposition to applicants and students. Dean Strauss discusses the new era of legal education in which we find ourselves, and the idealism and future of our democracy that is driving increased law school enrollment.  Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
34:04
December 07, 2021
23. Conversation with Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Professor of Law, UIC Law School
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Professor of Law, UIC Law School. Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, Chicago Law School. Professor McMurtry-Chubb previously taught at a number of institutions, including the University of Iowa, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California State Polytechnic, Drake University School of Law, and Fairhaven College, where she was the co-founder and first director of Fairhaven's Center for Law, Diversity, and Justice, the first interdisciplinary full-time residential pipeline program in the country. Dean McMurtry-Chubb is a prominent critical-race-and-gender scholar who is the architect of UIC Law's 1L Antiracism Curriculum Project, and now directs the Law Schools' new, first of its kind,  JD Concentration in Critical Race & Gender Studies, programs she discusses at length in this podcast episode. Dean McMurtry-Chubb shares the impetus for, and the resultant work, in creating a comprehensive guide for integrating DEI into the core law curriculum. Her new book, Strategies & Techniques for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum: A Comprehensive Guide to DEI Pedagogy, Court Planning, and Classroom Practice, is available for free from Wolters Kluwer Legal Education. Dean McMurtry-Chubb explains why law schools need to think broadly when integrating DEI, challenging systemic barriers and traditional pedagogy in an effort to avoid complicity in inequity in legal education. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
37:24
December 02, 2021
22. Conversation with Dean Charles Rose, III, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law.
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Charles Rose, III, Dean of Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. Learn more about Charles Rose, III, and his path to leadership of Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, following an active duty career in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Judge Advocate General's Corps before joining Stetson University College of Law's faculty, leading their Trial Advocacy Program, which maintained a first-place ranking for 12 years in a row. The "Godfather of Advocacy," as those in the field call him, brought his leadership and training experience to his work at ONU, where they proudly and intentionally train lawyers who focus on taking care of people. Dean Rose is a prolific author in trial advocacy, evidence, criminal procedure and military law, and has the most fun when he is in the classroom teaching students. That enthusiasm will spread to Iceland this summer as ONU hosts a comparative advocacy training program. Dean Rose shares his pride over ONU students who responded to the tragic deaths of George Floyd and Brionna Taylor by creating the Civil Rights Law Journal, which debuted this fall. He closes with predictions of what is in store for legal education in the coming decade. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
33:20
November 30, 2021
21. Conversation with Jonathan Wolf, author of Your Debt-Free JD: How to Graduate from Law School Without Incurring Student Loan Debt
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Jonathan Wolf, author of Your Debt-Free JD: How to Graduate from Law School Without Incurring Student Loan Debt.  Jonathan Wolf is a civil litigator, weekly columnist at Above the Law, and author of Your Debt-Free JD: How to Graduate from Law School Without Incurring Student Loan Debt. Jonathan shares his advice for those considering law school and making a decision on where to attend, discussing the financial implications of such a decision, and why things like "fit" should matter more than rankings. He explains his path to writing as a columnist and author while practicing law, and suggestions for those wanting to follow that path. He also makes predictions regarding the future of legal education. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
35:05
November 23, 2021
20. Conversation with Dean and President Sean M. Scott, California Western School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Sean M. Scott, Dean and the President at California Western School of Law. Learn more about Sean M. Scott, Dean at California Western School of Law. In this episode, you will hear how Dean Sean M. Scott started her deanship at California Western School of Law, an independent law school, amid the pandemic after serving 30 years at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She shares how she gained the trust of the faculty and staff at California Western School of Law to implement meaningful changes, which do not come easy when human interaction was halted for over a year. Dean Scott discusses her role as secretary for the National Association of Stand lone Graduate Schools, which aims to improve federal funding for institutions not attached to undergraduate programs scholarships, and her commitment to racial and social justice scholarships. Dean Scott tells us about the significant population of First-Generation students at California Western, which is in the top 10 for diversity in the country, and the importance to her to be at a school that is committed to diversity. Dean Scott shares her hopes for the future and how the law should respond to the political injustice built-in technology. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
31:03
November 16, 2021
19. Conversation with Professor Michael Madison from University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Professor Michael Madison from University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Michael Madison, Professor of Law and John E. Murray Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, describes the innovative work he and colleagues across the globe are doing with a virtual think that focuses on the futures of professions, globalization, and higher education, called Future Law Works. This initiative is complemented by Professor Madison's Future Law Podcast, which explores rapid changes to the law and the legal profession, including the intersectionality of contemporary technology. These innovations helped inspire the Future Law Project at Pittsburgh School of Law, interdisciplinary research, scholarship, collaborations, and convening initiative which serves as a forum for leadership conversations about ongoing transformations in the future of law as a field of expertise and information, and as a source and expression of social order and law as political, economic, and cultural infrastructure, again, amid massive changes to economic, technological, and geographic conditions. Professor Madison concludes by sharing his thoughts about the evolving role of lawyers that will complement the future of legal automation. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
41:04
November 16, 2021
18. Conversation with Brian Cuban, Dallas-based attorney, author, and addiction recovery advocate.
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Brian Cuban, Dallas-based attorney, author, and addiction recovery advocate. Brian Cuban, a Dallas-based attorney, author, addiction recovery advocate, and younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, discusses his recovery since 2007 from alcohol, cocaine, and bulimia. Brian has written three books, and during this episode, shares the experiences that inspired each of them. The first explored his decades of living with and recovering from eating disorders, entitled Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder. The second, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow & Redemption, identifies the addiction and mental health issues that destroyed his successful legal career, and during the podcast, he shares the destructive nature of addiction and the rock-bottom circumstances which led to the start of his journey of recovery. Brian's experiences with addiction, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and hard-fought recovery are revealed candidly, and the often-shocking stories make his resilience and recovery even more compelling. Brian shares these stories nationally through personal appearances, his books, and numerous columns in national media outlets in order to encourage students, attorneys, and others facing similar challenges to seek help and start recovery. Brian gives advice to current law students, and encourages all of us to look out for one another using an inquiry that starts by asking "Are you ok?" Brian's first legal thriller, The Ambulance Chaser, will be published in December 2021. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
38:18
November 11, 2021
17. Conversation with Chad Chasteen, Director of Content Development for The Princeton Review
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Chad Chasteen the Director of Content Development for The Princeton Review.  Chad Chasteen, Director of Content Development for The Princeton Review, responsible for lead content for their LSAT programming and their book, Cracking the LSAT, shares with us his thoughts about the reasons for last year's robust admissions cycle and his predictions for this year's cycle. Chad talks about the importance of preparation for the LSAT, and the value that The Princeton Review can add for applicants with programs that include such options as a guaranteed score. He advises applicants to consider student experiences, related services, and outcomes from particular law schools in order to determine their best "fit," information that is included in The Princeton Review rankings. Chad explains the reasons he believes the LSAT will continue to be the primary method of evaluating incoming law students, and concludes with additional predictions regarding the future of legal education. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
23:03
November 09, 2021
16. Conversation with Dean and Professor April M. Barton, Duquesne University School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Dean and Professor April M. Barton, Duquesne University School of Law.  Dean Barton shares with us her passion for a topic she believes is critical for law students, leadership development, and the Leadership Fellows Program started during her tenure that includes 1L Dean Scholars, the leadership of registered student organizations, and other students who self-nominate or are nominated. She describes initial steps to incorporate leadership development into the curriculum for all students, through the required Professional Responsibility course, and how leadership is approached as a mindset, not the result of title or hierarchy. Dean Barton recounts the origin of Duquesne, the only Catholic Spiritan institution in the world, one that was originally created to educate immigrants. Dean Barton explains that the future of Duquesne School of Law is focused on the three pillars of interdisciplinary learning, leadership development, and community well-being. New programs developed under these pillars include a 9 credit business micro-credential, a 1 credit financial toolkit course, and hi-flex opportunities for learning. Topics discussed when considering the future of legal education involved belonging, DEI, and improving access to legal education for those currently underrepresented. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
34:02
November 04, 2021
15. Conversation with Chancellor John Pierre of the Law Center at Southern University
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Chancellor John Pierre of the Law Center at Southern University.  Learn from Chancellor John Pierre about how Southern University's Law Center came into existence following desegregation litigation, and the vibrant and diverse student body it currently serves. Chancellor Pierre discusses the Law Center's focus on preparing its graduates for technology in practice and as a tool to increase access to justice, including the incorporation of eBooks and iPads for use by each student. Chancellor Pierre shares the "communiversity" approach of the Law Center, particularly in its clinics that include disaster recovery assistance, and entrepreneurship, and small business advising following a disaster. Chancellor Pierre opines on the future of legal education, and how we need to think more creatively about achieving our goals of increasing diversity of the profession and access to justice, by preparing professionals for more than the single role of a J.D.  Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
31:35
November 02, 2021
14. Conversation with Ronald Weich, Dean of University of Baltimore School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Ronald Weich, Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law.  Dean Ronald Weich shares with us his non-traditional path from assistant attorney general and chief counsel positions in the Department of Justice and U.S. Senate, respectively, to the position of Dean at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Dean Weich discusses how those experiences inform his current position, and how deans can best interact with students who are passionate about current events and want to see reform in the legal system. Listen as he describes the significant role that experiential education plays in his law school, including a robust clinical program, and discusses the newly created Criminal Justice Reform Center established by a generous alumnus. Dean Weich also predicts how legal education is likely to change, and how it should contribute to solving the access to justice crisis.  Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
32:33
October 28, 2021
13. Conversation with Meera E. Deo, Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Meera E. Deo, Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles. Professor Meera E. Deo, J.D., Ph.D., from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, is a national expert on legal education, racial representation, diversity, equity and inclusion, and also serves as the Director of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) based at Indiana University-Bloomington. Professor Deo discusses the results of the research for her book, Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia, which examines how race and gender affect faculty and student interactions, as well as tenure/promotion, institutional support and work/life balance. Professor Deo shares her recent work building on her initial studies, research that explores the negative impact that COVID-19 has had on the legal academy, including the disproportionate challenges faced by women and faculty of color. In her role as Director of the LSSSE, she gives a preview of the troubling results forthcoming in this year's annual survey, one that is uniquely poised to provide insight into the experiences of COVID-19 law students. Professor Deo concludes with her opinions regarding what the future of legal education is likely to be, and what it should aspire to be.  Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
39:46
October 26, 2021
12. Conversation with Dean Hari M. Osofsky, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Dean Hari M. Osofsky, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.  Hari M. Osofsky is the Dean and Myra James Bradwell Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and Professor of Environmental Policy and Culture at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, positions she has held since summer 2021. Prior to that, she was dean at Penn State Law and Penn State School of International Affairs, serving as a Distinguished Professor of Law, and Professor of International Affairs and of Geography during her four-year tenure at Penn State. Dean Osofsky discusses her reasons for becoming a lawyer and a dean, and for her recent switch to Northwestern during the continuing pandemic. She shares her deep commitment to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social and racial justice, and the numerous roles she has played in advancing collaborative projects across universities and law schools that can address those issues on a systemic level. Dean Osofsky describes her leadership style, the efforts that have aided in keeping a sense of community and gratitude at two different law schools, and her exploration of the intersection of law and technology and how it might address access to justice. She concludes with her expectations for the evolution of legal education in the coming decade. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
40:18
October 21, 2021
11. Conversation with Deborah Jones Merritt, Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita, at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Deborah Jones Merritt, Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita, at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  Join us as Deborah Jones Merritt, Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita, at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, discusses her unusual path to clerking with two historic and iconic justices, Judge (later Justice) Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court, and select lessons learned from each. Professor Merritt discusses her nationwide empirical study with colleagues at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) that resulted in Building a Better Bar, funded by AccessLex. The study convened 50 focus groups of legal professionals, educators and students across the country in an attempt to identify the skills needed for practice, and what should be measured to determine entry to the Bar. Professor Merritt opines on the value of clinical education as a measure of readiness to be a member of the Bar, and recounts her own impactful experiences as a doctrinal faculty member supervising a criminal defense and prosecutorial clinic, respectively. Those experiences, the study, her scholarship, and work with the ABA's Commission on the Future of Legal Education make her an ideal guest to share predictions on the future of legal education, what it will be, and what it should be. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
36:36
October 19, 2021
10. Conversation with Daniel M. Filler, Dean of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Daniel M. Filler, Dean of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Dean Daniel M. Filler shares with us the inspirational story of the creation of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law less than 20 years ago, and its focus on experiential learning, teaching, and community. Dean Filler discusses his experience in criminal law and the intersectionality of law and technology, and how it informs his leadership as dean. This episode was recorded on the same day that the Kline School of Law announced its new Center for Law and Transformational Technology, an interdisciplinary hub for research and teaching related to legal issues and technology, including blockchain, AI, and neural technology. Dean Filler also predicts how legal education is likely to change, and what will stay the same. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
34:21
October 12, 2021
9. Conversation with Leah Teague, Professor of Law and Director of Leadership Development and Business Law Programs at Baylor University School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Leah Teague, Professor of Law and Director of Business Law Programs at Baylor University School of Law.   You will learn from Professor Teague about her participation in creating a movement in legal education that supports the incorporation of leadership and professional development training across the curriculum, and the importance of preparing law students for their roles as leaders, problem solvers, and influencers in their communities.   Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
34:39
October 05, 2021
8. Conversation with Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz, University of Pacific's McGeorge School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz from the University of Pacific's McGeorge School of Law in California.  You will learn from Dean Schwartz about the inspiration for his acclaimed scholarship and work in teaching and learning, and the evolution of his approach to curricular design, and his implementation of learning theory into the teaching of law. He discusses his book What the Best Law Teachers Do, and the consistent qualities he identified across those featured in the book, and his book, Contracts: A Context and Practice Casebook, was the first in a modernized law textbook series that he designed and now edits. Dean Schwartz also shares the impressive progress McGeorge School of Law has made over the last four years in entering and graduating metrics, as well as fundraising.   Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
35:06
September 30, 2021
7. Conversation with Angela Winfield, Chief Diversity Officer at The Law School Admission Council
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Angela Winfield, Chief Diversity Officer of The Law School Admission Council (LSAC). You will learn from Angela Winfield about her inspirational journey to practicing law and ultimately, to her current position at LSAC, where she provides leadership in developing a unified philosophy to their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. At LSAC, Ms. Winfield builds on her prior experience as associate vice president for inclusion and workforce diversity at Cornell University, where her responsibilities included leading the university’s affirmative action and federal contractor compliance programs. Ms. Winfield's authentic experience and reflection remind us of the importance of having a profession where all future lawyers can see themselves represented and shares what LSAC is doing to help achieve that vision. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
32:11
September 23, 2021
6. Conversation with Neil Hamilton, Holloran Professor of Law & Co-director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, your guest is Neil Hamilton, Holloran Professor of Law and Co-director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at St. Thomas School of Law.   You will learn from Professor Hamilton about the need for law schools to help law students form professional identities, and a blueprint for law school faculty and staff to incorporate that professional development and formation throughout the curriculum. Professor Hamilton describes the key transitions during which students benefit from reflection and coaching, and calls for expanded competency-based education in law schools, much like that already utilized in the health professions. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
32:42
September 16, 2021
5. Conversation with Associate Deans Zoe Niesel and Colin Marks, St. Mary's University School of Law
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! St. Mary's University School of Law will welcome the first class in the only fully online J.D. program accredited by the American Bar Association in fall 2022. Listen to Zoe Niesel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Colin Marks, Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, as they discuss the best practices incorporated into the planning of the program, the process required for approval, the non-pandemic reasons St. Mary's decided to create the fully online J.D. program, and its likely role in the evolution of legal education. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
27:18
September 14, 2021
4. Conversation with Kellye Testy, President and CEO of The Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, we hear from Kellye Y. Testy, President and CEO of The Law School Admission Council (LSAC). You will learn from Kellye Testy about her experience as dean of two law schools and President of the AALS, and how those roles inform her current work at LSAC, where her team focuses on increasing access to the profession and serving as a Law Hub that supports law school applicants to J.D., LL.M. and other law programs. Ms. Testy's skill and innovation in leading nonprofit LSAC leverages technology to provide support to higher education institutions and leading organizations in law, education, and business, to promote universal access to justice. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
31:19
September 09, 2021
3. Conversation with Chris Chapman, President and Chief Executive Director of AccessLex
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, your guest is Chris Chapman, President and Chief Executive Director of AccessLex.   You will learn from Chris about their efforts at increasing diversity in the legal profession, including through their LexScholars program, about their new bar preparation efforts, and predictions for the future of legal education. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
34:56
September 03, 2021
2: Conversation with Mike Spivey, Founder & Director of Spivey Consulting Group
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, your guest is Mike Spivey, Founder & Director of Spivey Consulting Group.   You will learn more about the historic law school admissions cycle of 2020-2021 and predictions for the upcoming cycle, as well as predictions for the future of legal education. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time! Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
34:38
September 03, 2021
1: Conversation with Kyle McEntee, Executive Director at Law School Transparency
Welcome back to America's leading higher education law podcast, EdUp Legal - part of the EdUp Experience Podcast Network! In this episode, your guest is Kyle McEntee, Executive Director at Law School Transparency.   You will learn more about the evolution in transparency that LST inspired, predictions for legal education in 2025, and suggested changes to help lower tuition, the financial strain on graduates, and increase diversity in law schools. Thank you so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for your EdUp time!  Connect with your host - Patty Roberts ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow EdUp on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening!
32:13
August 29, 2021