Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast
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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.
||CleanJury Process: How Juries Bring Legitimacy to Legal Proceedings||Many people complain when a jury summons arrives, but when they actually serve on a case they become quite invested in the process. But how can a group of lay people handle making such difficult and consequential decisions? In this episode of Planet...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking a Murderer: How Brendan Dassey’s Case is Making a Difference||When cases like Brendan Dassey’s are examined, many see a pressing need to rethink the definition of coercion and the law of voluntariness, especially in cases involving minors. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks to Northwestern Law..||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intersection of Media and Law||President Trump and other politicians have painted the media as the “enemy of the people” -- purveyors of fake news who use their platform as a means to defame others. But really, what are the legal requirements of the media when reporting news?...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElection Law and Gerrymandering||As the November midterm elections loom, issues of election law continue to have a significant impact on the voting process. In this episode of Planet Lex, new host Jim Speta, Vice Dean at Northwestern Law, talks to Professor Michael Kang about...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould We Reform the Supreme Court?||With Brett Kavanaugh’s ongoing confirmation battle, the Supreme Court and the partisan polarization of the nomination process has been fresh in the minds of many. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel B. Rodriguez talks to Tonja Jacobi and...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReforming the Chicago Police Department||The violence that grips the streets of Chicago has been the subject of news outlets and even the President’s tweets, but what is actually being done to address the issue? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel B. Rodriguez talks to Alexa Van...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago’s Gun Violence Epidemic||Gun violence in neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and west sides is a decades-long problem experiencing recently renewed media attention. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel B. Rodriguez talks to Zach Fardon, a former U.S. Attorney for the...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacing the Challenges of the Global Legal Industry||The legal ecosystem is undergoing a massive transformation around the world, prompting some legal professionals to wonder if the industry is in a crisis. Others, though, argue that the legal community can start to fix problems within the industry by...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApproaching Access to Justice with a Designer's Mindset||Does the access to justice problem need a design solution? At Stanford’s Legal Design Lab, Margaret Hagan and her colleagues use human-centered design and technology to create innovative solutions for legal services. In this episode of Planet Lex,...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe #MeToo Movement Through a Legal Lens||What started out as a viral moment has grown into a movement that has resulted in both praise and controversy. But what are the legal considerations of the #MeToo movement? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Laura Beth...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Hinders Innovation in the Legal Industry?||Committees have been formed, seminars have been taught, and conferences have been hosted — all in an effort to convince lawyers that new technology will save them time and money. Sometimes the message sticks; sometimes attorneys run in the opposite...||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking a Closer Look at Free Speech||Whether it’s Milo Yiannopoulos being unable to speak at Berkeley or James Damore being fired for his Google memo, freedom of speech has repeatedly emerged as a topic of controversy, especially in terms of hate speech. In this episode of Planet Lex,...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Look at the Presidency with Neil Eggleston and Newt Minow||The Trump administration is constantly in the news but what's going on behind the scenes? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to former White House Counsel Neil Eggleston and former FCC Chairman Newt Minow about their...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Turow on Where Law and Literature Collide||Bestselling author and lawyer Scott Turow has written 13 books, including the law school must-read One L, and Presumed Innocent, the novel credited with creating the legal fiction genre. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaw and Business of Cannabis: Regulation, Taxation, and Banking||Stoner jokes aside, cannabis is a truly budding industry. In this episode of Planet Lex, Daniel Rodriguez talks to Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs, and Dina Rollman, Chief Counsel at Green Thumb Industries, about the complexities of the marijuana..||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCities, States and The Trump Administration: Clashes of Federal and Local Government||There are looming conflicts between the Trump administration and local governments on a number of issues, including (but not limited to) sanctuary cities and climate change laws. In this episode of Planet Lex, Daniel Rodriguez discusses these...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Entrepreneurs Are the New Rock Stars”: A Conversation with J.B. Pritzker and Howard Tullman||Success after law school doesn’t always mean practicing law, and these two guests are renowned examples of how a legal education can offer an advantage in the business world, too. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to J.B...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the Government is Handling Online Privacy and Cybersecurity||The speed of technological developments and change is so rapid that the government can’t craft corresponding rules and regulations fast enough. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Northwestern Law Professor Jim Speta about...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, and the Nuclear Option||The Supreme Court has faced a whirlwind of change and controversy over the last year, first with the death of Justice Scalia and then with election of President Trump and the actions of his Administration. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Administration and the Law||Trump’s presidency has brought about a lot of change, especially in regard to law. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez interviews Northwestern Law faculty members Deborah Tuerkheimer, Andrew Koppelman, and Eugene Kontorovich about...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future Impact of Technology on the Legal Profession||The rise of legally focused technology has caused many attorneys to reflect on their current level of tech savvy and consider the improvements that future advancements might hold. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez speaks with...||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaw Enforcement and Implicit Bias||The increased media coverage of police shootings has coincided with the growing prominence of conversations about race and law enforcement. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez speaks with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Assistant...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechnological Advancements and The Law||In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez speaks with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law John McGinnis and Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering Professor of Electrical...||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Regulation of Public Corruption||In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez speaks with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law Juliet Sorensen about the pervasiveness and regulation of corruption. Juliet defines public corruption...||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDefending Brendan Dassey of “Making a Murderer”||Update: Brendan Dassey, nephew to Steven Avery, the primary defendant from the Making a Murderer series on Netflix had his conviction for murder, rape, and mutilation of a corpse overturned by U.S. Magistrate Judge William E. Duffin of the US District..||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSexual Misconduct on Campus||The issue of sexual assault on campuses and how to best combat these incidents is a highly debated topic among legal professionals. How should these crimes be handled and what can colleges do to protect their students? In this episode of Planet Lex,...||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntegrating the Law and STEM Focused Multidisciplinary Education||The increasing societal shift toward a more global marketplace encourages many graduates to seek a multidisciplinary education. How does learning skills from various fields help students in the workplace and what value can legal knowledge add? In this..||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Evolution of Copyright in Music||New technology has greatly lowered the barrier of entry into the music industry for new artists looking to release recordings and distribute their music. How have these emergent technologies affected copyright law and, subsequently, the salaries of...||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Really worth a listen
Really approachable show for the non-lawyer. Discussions of topics I'm actually interested in hearing. Worth a listen.
Semi-biased review! ;)
This show has quickly become one of my favorite Legal Talk shows. Look for this show to cover some timely topics related to law, as well as topics that very relevant to the legal profession. Dean Rodriguez is a natural host too. This is a must-subscribe show if you're a listener of legal podcasts. Yeah... I work at Legal Talk. :)
Demystifies hot legal topics of the day!
This podcast breaks down some of the biggest issues of the day. It's totally accessible for non-lawyers, but sophisticated enough for lawyers. The host does a great job keeping the conversation moving.