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Law to Fact

Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer

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Law to Fact is the renown podcast for law students where substantive legal issues are discussed with distinguished law professors from across the nation. Today, it is the go to place for all things law including course material, application tips, study strategies, and career advice—all packed into one podcast. Law to Fact is hosted by Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.
 
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In this episode... Prof. Josh Galperin explains government rule-making authority and provides a broad overview of topics covered in administrative law. Some key takeaways.... Administrative law is the law that governs day-to-day government operations. It explains how federal agencies like the EPA, FDA, or SEC get authority to act, restrictions on t…
 
In this episode... Professor Luke Norris, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law explains the difference between Labor Law and Employment Law classes and provides an explanation for why each is worth taking in as an upper-level law school class. As an added bonus, Professor Norris explains the Protecting the Right to…
 
In this episode... We speak with Judge, Attorney, Historian, and Professor John Browning about righting historic wrongs. Prof. Browning has dedicated the past few years correcting the racial wrongs of State Bars. Last year, he secured admission for an African American man who aspired to be a lawyer in the 1880s but was denied bar admission because …
 
In this episode, Steve Schwartz, host of LSAT unplugged, explains the new LSAT format and how to prepare for it. Some key takeaways: The LSAT will be four timed sections instead of three. The Fourth Section will be experimental The time of the LSAT is now extended About our guest.... For more than a decade, Steve Schwartz has helped thousands of st…
 
In this episode, Nick Santomassimo, a 3L at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University discusses his work experiences during the summers prior to entering law school and his law school summers, and his path to securing post-law school work. Nick's particular interest lies in corporate law and he shares how his decision to spend one summer …
 
In this episode, Marc Misthal gives straight forward advice to current and future IP students, explaining the four areas of IP and some tips for those of you who wanted to practice in the area. Sandwiched in between is an exciting discussion about real-life issues facing any IP attorney, particularly those related to social media law. About our Gue…
 
In this episode, we speak with Professor Maybell Romero, Associate Professor of Law at Nothern Illinois University College of Law about law school post-pandemic. Some key takeaways Zoom classes have given professors time and space to offer more in-class assessments, a practice that is likely to migrate into in-person classroom learning. Initial hir…
 
In this episode, I speak with Professor Francine J. Lipman, the William Boyd Professor of Law at William Boyd Law School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Some key takeaways: Tax is a three-letter word not a four-letter word! Undocumented immigrants do pay taxes Tax cases are about the human life story All students should take tax About our G…
 
In this episode, I speak with Horace Anderson, Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, on the importance of voting. About our guest: Dean Horace E. Anderson, Jr. joined the Pace Law School faculty in 2004 from the New York office of White & Case LLP. His practice there focused on intellectual property, privacy and data protecti…
 
In this episode ... Professor Jen Reise discusses her program, JD Navigator, a program to help individuals decide whether law school is the right choice. About our guest... Jen Randolph Reise teaches business law as a visiting professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, the first U.S. law school to launch an ABA-approved blended learning J.D. prog…
 
In this episode.... Steve Schwartz, LSAT tutor and author of the LSATblog explains the new LSAT Flex Test. About our guest… Steve Schwartz is a full-time author, teacher, and founder of the LSAT Blog and LSAT Unplugged YouTube channel and LSAT Unplugged podcast, with an audience of over 100,000 on LSAT and law school admissions. He's taught the LSA…
 
In this episode... Zamir Ben-Dan, Community Justice Attorney for Legal Aid Brooklyn shares his experiences as a legal aid attorney and his path to securing his dream job. Mr. Ben-Dan highlights the importance of legal research and writing classes. He also emphasizes the value of networking. The discussion highlights some of his most interesting cas…
 
In this special episode of Law to Fact, Professor Heidi K. Brown, Director of Legal Writing and Associate Professor of Law shares very specific pointers for success during online moot court arguments. Some key takeaways are: Make sure your space looks professional. Stand, rather than sitting and dress in courtroom attire Know that people tend to in…
 
In this episode... Bridget Crawford, Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, shares key strategies for students engaged in distance learning. Some takeaways are... 1. Identify learning objectives from each class and make certain you understand them 2. Treat online learning like a classroom experience, dress, sit at …
 
In this episode... Dean Katheleen Guzman, Interim Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Law discusses the requirements for validating a will. Some key takeaways... Many jurisdictions have relaxed the strict common law requirements for wills Holographic comes from Holo (whole) and graphic (written) so the holographic will is a will that is h…
 
In this episode... Bridget Crawford, Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, walks listeners through the steps necessary to create a distance learning class. Some key takeaways are... 1. Take time to understand the platform you will use. 2. Decide whether you want to create a synchronistic or asynchronistic class. 3…
 
In this episode... We speak with Nina Kohn, the David M. Levy Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education at Syracuse University College of Law about developing on-line classes for legal education. Some key takeaways... Online classes are asynchronous or synchronous. Asynchronous classes are recorded and students can watch them on the…
 
In this episode... 1st Lieutenant Officer Steven Arango, USMC, and Federal Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. in the Southern District of Texas shares his wisdom about life as a law student and beyond. We cover a range of topics including JAG Corps, Study Skills, post-law school employment and the importance of mentors. 1st Lt…
 
In this episode... Professor Wayne Barnes, Professor of Law at Texas A & M School of Law and a lecturer with Kaplan Bar Prep explains consideration in contracts. Some key takeaways... Consideration is a bargained-for exchange The promisor must receive something of value in exchange for his promise The thing of value can be a return promise or perfo…
 
In this episode... Professor Karl Coplan, Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Litigation Clinic at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University discusses his new book, Live Sustainably Now: A Low Carbon Vision of the Good Life, published by Columbia University Press. Professor Coplan shares ways, both small and large, in which…
 
In this episode... Three writing expert writing professors share their advice and key strategies to assure success on the appellate brief. Christine Coughlin, Professor of Legal Writing at Wake Forest School of Law, Jean Goetz Mangan, Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Georgia School of Law and Ruth Anne Robbins, Distinguished Clinical P…
 
In this episode... We speak with Sarah Morath, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Lawyering Skills and strategies at The University of Houston Law Center, about drafting a scholarly article. Most law schools have an upper-level writing requirement. Expert Sarah Morath provides valuable insights to help you get the job done right!! Some key t…
 
In this episode... Professor Victor Flatt, The Dwight Olds Chair in Law at The University of Houston Law Center and the 2019 Haub School of Law at Pace University Visiting Scholar, explains the requirements of Model Rule of Professional Responsibility 1.6(b), which permits attorneys to disclose information to prevent death or serious bodily harm an…
 
In this episode... Judge Lisa Margaret Smith, Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York and Professor Michael Mushlin, Elisabeth Haub School of Law share their experience jointly teaching their 1L Civil Procedure class with a courtroom component. The program gives the students a flavor of the practical aspects of civil procedure and a context…
 
In this episode… Ryan Williams, of Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a member of the Kaplan Bar Prep faculty, explains subject matter jurisdiction. About our guest… Professor Williams is a Yale University and Georgetown Law graduate, specializing in Civil Procedure, Torts and Bar preparation. He currently teaches at Mitchell Hamline School of Law,…
 
In this episode... We speak with law school observer and law student Kayla Molina, a 2L at the University of Oklahoma School of Law. Kayla tweets under the handle @canpanicnow. Her tweets are clever, very clever but are also encouraging to law students. As a 1L Kayla tweeted about issues that concerned her. creating a community beyond that of her l…
 
In this episode... We speak with Los Angelos based attorney Gordon Firemark, about the practice of Entertainment Law. Some key takeaways are... Network with entertainment lawyers to make key connections Build your brand by posting about interesting entertainment law topics Take tax law! Mr. Firemark offers a great internship opportunity to work wit…
 
In this episode… Professor Allen Rostron, the Associate Dean of Students, William R. Jacques Constitutional Law Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, explains the First Amendment as it relates to freedom of speech and provides an outstanding analytical framework for those challenged with answering a…
 
In this episode... Ann Lipton, the Michael M. Fleishman Associate Professor of Business Law and Entrepreneurship at Tulane Law School explains how to evaluate whether a financial product is a security and therefore subject to securities law regulations. Some key takeaways are... 1. Stocks and Bonds are securities. 2. Securities are subject to discl…
 
In this episode... I speak with Pamela Davidson, Esq., Director of Legal Recruitment with Special Counsel, about her book, 100 Days to Your Next Job for Law Students and New JDs Some key takeaways are... Shop for your dream job on Indeed.com or other recruitment sites. "Law is a career of service and lawyers love to give back." Take advantage and N…
 
In this episode... Marjorie Kornhauser, the John E. Koerner Professor of Law Emerita at Tulane Law School, gives her top reasons why every student should take a tax class while in law school. Some key takeaways are... You don't need to know math to excel in a tax class. There are tax implications in almost every area of law practice. Without tax ou…
 
In this episode.... Steve Schwartz, LSAT tutor and author of the LSAT Blog shares the 5 Myths about studying for the LSAT and explains the proper approach to assure LSAT success. Some key takeaways are: Five to six months is the ideal amount of study time to ace the LSAT. Take the LASER approach to studying for the LSAT: Learning, Accuracy, Section…
 
In this episode, Professor Christine Coughlin, Professor of Legal Writing, Wake Forest Law School, shares tips for success on the open memorandum of law. Some key takeways are... 1. Clear thinking will lead to clear writing. 2. Research is a recursive process 3. Set a personal due date a few days before the final due date 4. Your grade on the close…
 
In this episode, I explain the four levels of MPC Intent: Purposeful, Knowingly, Recklessly and Negligently and provide context for understanding their differences. Some Key Takeaways are... 1. One is purposeful when it is their goal to accomplish the harm 2. One acts knowingly when it is not their goal but they are pretty darn certain their conduc…
 
In this episode... Professor John Humbach, Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law discusses the notion that crime is caused by culpable mental states (such as intentions) and describes how criminal justice could be different if we stopped focusing so much on assigning "blame" and paid more attention to how we can best prevent crimes f…
 
In this episode, Professor Andrea Armstrong, Law Visiting Committee Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law explains how to evaluate the constitutionality of a stop and a frisk. Professor Armstrong centers her discussion on Terry v. Ohio and provides an essential understanding of both the law and its backgroun…
 
In this episode, Ellie Margolis, Professor of Law at the Beasley Law School at Temple University discusses some common pitfalls students face in their legal writing and analysis classes. We share a deep respect for legal writing and agree that legal writing courses are among the most important and most relevant classes you will take while in law sc…
 
In this episode... Professor Michael Mushlin, Professor of Law, at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University responds to one of the most perplexing issues for law students: How do the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure fit within the Civil Procedure class framework. This episode is essential for any student studying Civil Procedure. Some ke…
 
In this episode, I speak with legal writing authority, and professional treasure Bryan Garner about his most recent book, Garner's Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Contracts, published by West Academic. Some key takeaways are: 1. Unlike most legal writing, contract writing is about the future; it guides parties about what will happen next in the…
 
In this episode… Professor Renee Allen, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at St. John’s School of Law, explains the most fundamental concept of exam writing; IRAC. IRAC stands for Issue, Rule, Analysis, Conclusion and it is the ideal framework for thinking about legal issues, writing legal memorandum, and most important to law students, Some key…
 
In this episode... Prof. Katherine MacFarlane, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Idaho School of Law explains the importance of securing necessary accommodations in law school and how to make certain your needs are met. Some Key takeaways are: 1. "There is a place for students with disabilities within the law" 2. Law School accommodat…
 
In this episode... In this episode, I speak with my former students Mani Tafuri. As a new attorney, Mani found himself in the middle of a very personal legal fight. Police in upstate New York charged one of his closest friends for the murder of the 12-year-old son of a former girlfriend. The legal challenges that followed were remarkable, both the …
 
In this episode ... Professor Orin Kerr, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School, explains how to read a legal opinion. The episode is an exploration of Prof. Kerr's essential article, How To Read A Legal Opinion: A Guide For New Law Students, 11 Greenbag 2d 51 (2007). Professor Kerr discusses the parts of a brief, what aspects of a case matter to a …
 
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