Jim Speta

Jim Speta

Host of Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast

Jim Speta has been a member of the faculty at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law since 1999. He is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and International Initiatives and Director of Executive LLM Programs. His research interests include telecommunications and Internet policy, antitrust, administrative law, and market organization. He teaches in the Law School and in the Joint Program in Law and Business operated by the Law School and the Kellogg School. A 1991 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Speta joined the Northwestern faculty following a one-year visit. He had previously clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and practiced appellate, telecommunications, and antitrust law with the Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin.

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January 16, 2019

Jury Process: How Juries Bring Legitimacy to Legal Proceedings

Professor Shari Diamond talks about her research on jury process, including her finding that our trust in the jury system is not misplaced.

December 19, 2018

Making a Murderer: How Brendan Dassey’s Case is Making a Difference

Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider talk about false confessions and the legal proceedings covered in the second season of “Making a Murderer.”

November 14, 2018

The Intersection of Media and Law

Kate Shaw and Megan Murphy talk about their experience as lawyers in the media, the many legal issues facing journalists and pundits, and whether more law is needed to manage these matters.

October 17, 2018

Election Law and Gerrymandering

Michael Kang talks about everything election law, from partisan gerrymandering and the constitutional issues involved in redistricting, to the effects of voter ID laws.