Featured Guest
Peter Irons

Peter Irons is the author of numerous books on the Supreme Court and constitutional litigation, including “The New Deal...

Your Hosts
Elie Mystal

Elie Mystal is the Managing Editor of Above the Law Redline and the Editor-At-Large of Breaking Media. He’s appeared...

Joe Patrice

Joe Patrice is an Editor at Above the Law. For over a decade, he practiced as a litigator at...

Episode Notes

Elie and Joe talk to Professor Peter Irons about Justice Scalia’s vacancy and the often very personal stories of the people who bring their cases to the United States Supreme Court. Listen to Elie’s mind being blown in real-time by a personal account of the life of Fred Korematsu.

Peter Irons is the author of numerous books on the Supreme Court and constitutional litigation, including “The New Deal Lawyers,” “Justice at War,” “The Courage of Their Convictions: Sixteen Americans Who Fought Their Way to the Supreme Court” and “Jim Crow’s Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision.” He was chosen in 1988 as the first Raoul Wallenberg Distinguished Visiting Professor of Human Rights at Rutgers University and has been invited to lecture on constitutional law and civil liberties at the law schools of Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, and Stanford.

Brought to You by
Newsletter

Notify me when there’s a new episode!

Episode Details
Published: March 14, 2016
Podcast: Thinking Like a Lawyer - Above the Law
Category: Legal News
Podcast
Thinking Like a Lawyer - Above the Law
Thinking Like a Lawyer - Above the Law

Above the Law's Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice examine everyday topics through the prism of a legal framework.

Listen & Subscribe
Recent Episodes
02/25/20
The Psychology of Document Review

Dealing with thousands of documents presents a lot of challenges.

02/18/20
Election Law Special With Rick Hasen

Discussing Iowa and the challenges to American democracy.

02/04/20
What’s Up With Alan Dershowitz These Days

After taking the spotlight in the impeachment trial... should we have all seen this coming?

01/28/20
Speaking Of Legal Farce

A rambling take on impeachment and Tulsi Gabbard's Clinton lawsuit.

01/21/20
Life On The Other Side Of The V

Plaintiff-side work provides rewarding opportunities that career services often overlook.

01/14/20
Non-Equity Means Non-Partner

Reviewing the fate of Kirkland's non-equity partners confirms their middle ground is no paradise.