Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast
Planet Lex is a series of conversations about the law, law and society, law and technology, and the future of legal education and practice. In other words, a bunch of interesting stuff about the law.
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.
Tonja Jacobi and Sarah Schrup talk about major issues facing the Supreme Court and the implications they have on our democracy.
Alexa Van Brunt speaks on the police brutality and bias in Chicago and the draft consent decree to reform the Chicago Police Department.
Zach Fardon talks about the problems within Chicago, the root causes, and how to address it.
Mark Cohen and Eva Bruch talk about what’s broken within the legal industry around the world.
Margaret Hagan talks about the use of design thinking to help close the access to justice gap. She discusses methodology, centering technology around the human experience, and how lawyers can incorporate a creative and empathetic mindset to their work.
Laura Beth Nielsen and Deb Tuerkheimer talk about how the #MeToo movement differs from similar assault accusations in the past and the impact the movement has had on public discussion surrounding sexual harassment and assault.
Bill Henderson talks about innovation in the legal industry, including the cultural and regulatory restraints that keep new technology from impacting the legal industry at large.
Marty Redish talks about how the law defines free speech and the right of various institutions, like businesses and universities, to regulate speech.
Neil Eggleston and Newt Minow talk about their experiences working for past presidents and their concerns about the Trump administration.
Author Scott Turow talks about legal fiction, his career as a writer and lawyer, and the nature of legal education.
In this legal podcast, Charlie Bachtell and Dina Rollman discuss the complexities of the marijuana industry and the role of lawyers within the cannabis business.
Nadav Shoked and David Dana talk about sanctuary cities, climate change, and federal versus state and local governments in this legal podcast.
J. B. Pritzker and Howard Tullman talk about what it takes to pursue innovation in business.
This legal podcast covers net neutrality, online privacy, cybersecurity, and how the government is handling these growing issues.
Carter Phillips talks about the current state of the Supreme Court in 2017.
In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez interviews Northwestern Law faculty members Deborah Tuerkheimer, Andrew Koppelman, and Eugene Kontorovich about President Trump's recent actions and the legal considerations facing his administration.
Professor Richard Susskind talks about whether law schools are sufficiently training law students to be the pioneering attorneys of tomorrow.
A discussion on implicit bias, tensions between police and the communities they serve, and how perceptions of race impact the legal system.
Northwestern professors John McGinnis and Larry Birnbaum discuss computer intelligence, emergent technology, and its effects on lawyers and the law.
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professor Juliet Sorensen discusses the pervasiveness and regulation of corruption.
Host Dan Rodriguez speaks with Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider about youth interrogation, false confessions, and Brendan Dassey.
Daniel Rodriguez speaks with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professor of Law Deborah Tuerkheimer about campus sexual misconduct.
Emerson Tiller and Leslie Oster discuss the new Master of Science in Law Program and how the law can integrate with the more technical aspects of business management and innovation.
Peter DiCola talks about music copyright law and how new technology has affected the industry.
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