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.
Daniel B. Rodriguez discusses the myriad (and ever-evolving) legal issues surrounding COVID-19.
Myra Pasek and Pete Cline discuss various legal issues they have dealt with while working at startup companies.
David Shapiro and Danny Greenfield discuss the scope and effects of solitary confinement in US prisons.
Laura Pedraza-Fariña and David Schwartz discuss their research interests and current projects at Northwestern.
Thomas Geraghty, Bluhm Legal Clinic director from 1976-2017, shares the history of the Clinic and its important role in legal education.
Dean Kimberly Yuracko discusses her extensive research on gender equity and surveys the current landscape of antidiscrimination law.
Jerry Reinsdorf looks back on the unusual course of his career and discusses the future of sports, the challenges lawyers face in business, and the importance of giving back to the community.
Professor Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe talks about her work representing unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, and her recent trip to the U.S./Mexico border to provide assistance to those seeking asylum.
Matthew Kugler talks about his research into consumer sentiment around biometric tracking.
Professor Shari Diamond talks about her research on jury process, including her finding that our trust in the jury system is not misplaced.
Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider talk about false confessions and the legal proceedings covered in the second season of “Making a Murderer.”
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.
Michael Kang talks about everything election law, from partisan gerrymandering and the constitutional issues involved in redistricting, to the effects of voter ID laws.
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