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Dean Chemerinsky discusses why the Supreme Court did not address police powers during the first century of its existence; why the Warren Court was an aberration when it came to curtailing police...
In this episode of The Modern Law Library, author Liel Levy discusses his book Beyond Se Habla Español: How Lawyers Win the Hispanic Market.
Author Liz Brown discusses the tale of Harrison Post, a story that starts in the Gilded Age and moves through the Golden Age of Hollywood, a film noiresque tale of betrayal, and...
Marc Halpert shares how the pandemic has made online networking more important than ever, and the most common missteps he has seen lawyers make on LinkedIn.
Lee Rawles and Haley Moss discuss Moss's journey as a child who was non-verbal to an adult with a law degree, law firm job and numerous public-speaking engagements.
Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill discuss the shenanigans that ultimately gave the city and the state of Illinois one of its most priceless parcels of land and preserves it for...
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers, First Amendment scholars Lee Bollinger and Geoffrey Stone discuss their book "National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers...
Host Lee Rawles shares some of her favorite books she's read since this year, and we revisit our 2017 interview with David Grann in anticipation of the upcoming Scorsese film based on...
In Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle Over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall, author Anna Lvovsky examines the way that queer communities were policed in the 1930s through the 1960s.
An attorney's research for a novel turned into an in-depth look at Long Island labor camps where workers lost their lives.
Ray Brescia and Eric K. Stern discuss their book, Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations, their experiences, and delve into the ethical issues the legal profession should be examining as...
Sen. Mazie Hirono's journey to becoming an outspoken opponent to Trump and the GOP is shared in "Heart of Fire."
Can artificial intelligence increase firms' revenue while cutting down on billable hours? The authors of AI for Lawyers say it's possible.
In 'Watergate Girl,' Jill Wine-Banks battles obstruction and the era's sexism to bring Nixon and cronies to justice.
A different kind of wave of coronavirus cases will be coming to courts. Here's what you should know before you take a case.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Lee Rawles joined the ABA Journal in 2010 as a web producer. She has also worked for...
Matt has been a legal affairs writer at the ABA Journal since January 2020. His work has...
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