ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
ABA Journal: Modern Law Library is a 2016 Lisagor Award-winning podcast featuring top legal authors and discussions of interesting legal theories and historical events. Join Lee Rawles each month to review a legal publication on ABA Journal: Modern Law Library.
In Let The Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty, Maurice Chammah shares how Texas became the country's capital punishment capital.
The rules surrounding what we wear can be unwritten social mores or codified in law. Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History explains why.
Most lawyers are cautious about change, but in The Modern Law Firm, Heinan Landa says technology adoption is key to getting and keeping clients.
White Fright author Jane Dailey discusses what America's history with lynch mobs can teach us about the attack on the Capitol.
Lee Rawles speaks with editor Victor Li and reporters Lyle Moran, Amanda Robert and Stephanie Francis Ward to find out which books helped them make it through 2020–and what listeners could be adding to their own 2021 reading lists.
Brittany Barnett shares how formative experience changed her and made her identify strongly with Sharanda Jones, an incarcerated woman Barnett met during law school.
John Howard Steel tells the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about the unlikely history of Pilates–both the exercise phenomenon and the man himself.
Katherine James explains how she uses her theater background to advise lawyers.
Legal ethics experts Lawrence J. Fox and Susan R. Martyn walk through the Six C’s” of legal ethics and share their advice for what lawyers most need to keep in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steven Wright discusses how he got into creative writing, what it's been like to teach students at the University of Wisconsin Law School remotely, and the possibility of turning The Coyotes of Carthage into a TV series.
Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman are sounding a warning about the direction of SCOTUS rulings on the separation of church and state.
Larry Tye takes an in-depth look at Joseph McCarthy's life, in his book 'Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy'.
Brooke Lively discusses her book and breaks down the 6 key numbers that will help you understand the financial health of your law practice.
Jessica Henry speaks about some of the strange and heart-rending stories she's uncovered and how the legal community can work towards eliminating such injustices.
Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law outline the way that well-meaning movements ended up funneling people into environments where they faced even more scrutiny and punitive measures.
Aya Gruber talks about unintended consequences of feminist criminal law reforms as well as her personal experience as a public defender.
Alex S. Vitale explains the troubling origins of modern policing, why commonly suggested reforms like training and increased diversity have not been successful, and much more.
Robert Katzber explains why he chose to praise and criticize people by name, and why jury duty is such a valuable experience.
Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson talk about their research project into the careers and personal lives of nine women who could have been elevated to the Supreme Court.
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson and Jonathan Yusef Newton share their thoughts on how distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the experience of law school.
Maurice Possley talks about his investigation, his writing partnership with Michael Segal, some of the more surprising turns his research took, and how Chicago city politics impacted the case.
Julie Fershtman discusses the world of horse sense, the dark underbelly of the Kentucky Derby and the liabilities of pony rides.
Mary Lancaster discusses the best books and podcasts for people who want to know more about infectious diseases and their recommendations on good fiction reads.
Rena Cook, co-author of Her Voice in Law: Vocal Power and Situational Command for the Female Attorney, talks about why understanding your voice is an important first step to building confidence and strengthening your success.
Steph Cha, author of Your House Will Pay, talks about the real-life incidents that provided the inspiration for her novel.
Gilda R. Daniels talks about her book, Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America, a story of historical efforts of voter suppression and the modern-day dangers that face voters now.
James F. Haggerty shares how to properly handle the media aspects of litigation in the third edition of his book, In the Court of Public Opinion: Winning Strategies for Litigation Communications.
Donald Tortorice has offered a solution with his new book, The Modern Rules of Order, which shares a modern and streamlined approach to business meetings that promotes efficiency, decorum and fairness in all settings.
Lee Rawles brings our audience a glimpse at what they've been reading around the ABA offices.
Frederic Block talks about sentencing issues, the details surrounding the cases covered in the book, and the most important case that he has ever handled.
Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly talk about their book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, discuss their report on Kavanaugh's nomination in real time, and their talk with women who accused him of sexual assaults.
Jeffrey Frederick talks about the significance of nonverbal cues during questioning, why open-ended questioning is the best way to obtain necessary information, and how a conversational tone can break the ice.
William Groner talks about how legal battle with billion-dollar stakes changed him personally, the challenge of "being ahead of the science," and why the heroism his clients showed is now more important than ever.
Cynthia H. Cwik talks about why IoT devices are the most vulnerable hacker targets, the impact of they have on the national security, and potential future regulatory measures.
Julian Rankin talks about his first encounter with Ed Scott and the meaning behind Scott’s story, which depicts the struggle for racial and economic justice in the Mississippi Delta.
Lauren Rikleen talks about workplace structures accused of misconduct, why it's critical to discuss the matter of sexual harassment, and what is next for the #MeToo movement.
Sharon Bala talks about her fictional novel and the true stories behind it, as well as what "To Kill a Mockingbird" means to her.
Expert witnesses can make or break your case. In her new book, Janet Kole shares how you can make the most out of your witness.
Simon Tam joins the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles to discuss his new book, Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court.
Randy Kiser talked about the impact the Great Recession of 2008 had on law firms, how the economy changed legal services, and why law firm culture is so important in today's society.
Mike Chase discusses different crimes: impersonating a mailman; importing pregnant polar bears; selling mail-order dentures; and letting movie makers film with your falcon.
Mark Herrmann talks about things law school doesn't tell you, working with your assistant and the new changes in his second edition.
For every lawyer that thinks they have oral presentations down pat, there’s another that has anxiety about talking in front of a crowd. And they both need help.
Casey Cep talks about how her time reporting on the controversial release of Go Set a Watchman led her to start seeking another book that could be hidden in Harper Lee's sealed papers: The Reverend.
Matt Stroud discusses how the desire for quick technological fixes can compound the problems that technology was supposed to solve.
Carol Greenwald talks about the networking matrix, interview double dates and random acts of lunch.
Cara Robertson talks about the evidence from the Lizzie Borden crime scene, the differences between her trial and what we might see in a similar case today, and why each generation seems to have a different take on Lizzie Borden.
Kenneth Imo talks about how firms can develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce; improve the legal profession; and creatively tackle the problems at hand.
Dave Cullen discusses his new book, “Parkland,” and how the Parkland students he met were able to create the impact they have in the year since the tragedy at their school.
James A. Cox and Mark W. Rasmussen give a breakdown of what blockchain is, the emerging legal issues the technology is prompting, and why Jones Day thinks that it's an important emerging practice area.
Nancy Maveety talks about her book, "Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol," and how she came to write this in-depth history.
Lee Rawles joined the ABA Journal in 2010 as a web producer. She has also worked for the Winston-Salem...
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