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This week on The Podvocate, Leanne and Olivia sit down with Professor Matthew Sag to deconstruct October’s Google v. Oracle oral argument over the use of Java in the Android operating system. We take a look at what the justices’ questions revealed about their positions and what the outcome might be. Professor Sag is a leading expert in intellectual…
 
Olivia continues to explore the topic of “the legal imagination” with Professor Carmen Gonzalez, world-renowned expert in international environmental law, human rights and the environment, environmental justice, and food security. Professor Gonzalez explains how “international law is the history of colonialism” and demonstrates how a new legal fram…
 
On this week's episode of The Podvocate, Olivia & Lenny explore the topic of “the legal imagination” with nationally-renowned Harvard Law professor and author Randall Kennedy. This is the first episode of a three-part series exploring the role of imagination in the law and how it might be used to rethink “objective” legal principles, processes and …
 
In today’s episode, Lenny explores the topic of community reintegration after incarceration to examine the many barriers individuals face when released from the prison system. Lenny is first joined by Tanya Woods, Loyola University Chicago School of Law alumna and Executive Director of the Westside Justice Center, who shares her perspective from wo…
 
Bill Lowry, Commissioner of the 3rd District of Cook County, speaks with Emmett about breathing life into the law from the perspective of an often misunderstood layer of local government. Together, they take a deep dive into one of America's most storied and mischaracterized political machines.A Loyola Chicago Law alumnus, Commissioner Lowry is als…
 
The American tax system treats whites and Blacks differently, and the disparity is growing. Tax rates, loopholes, history, enforcement ... all of it culminates in depriving Blacks of financial means and public services. Join Matt Doran as he interviews Prof. Francine Lipman of UNLV Law, the nation's foremost expert on how federal, state and local t…
 
In this week’s episode, LUC Professor Paul Kapfer joins Lenny and Leanne as they dive into a discussion on the ongoing conflict surrounding the South China Sea. They discuss the basis for China’s claim to the region, the sea’s global significance, the U.S. response, and the international law covering maritime claims. For additional reading and back…
 
This week on The Podvocate, Emmett and Leanne speak with Cook County Judge Jim Snyder and Workers’ Compensation Arbitrator Deborah Baker to analyze anticipated local changes to legal proceedings due to the COVID-19 online transition. While there are some positive and negative procedural implications of Zoom proceedings, there are also justice conce…
 
This week on The Podvocate, Leanne and Olivia sit down with Professor Matthew Sag to discuss the upcoming Google v. Oracle oral argument and its implications on tech copyright law. The oral argument represents a decade-long court battle between two tech giants over small pieces of software that underpin our daily lives. Professor Sag is a leading e…
 
For the final regular episode of our second season, the Podvocate team has a roundtable discussion about how our varied individual educational experiences have given us different preparation for law school, the increasing cost of an undergraduate education and seeming lack of increase in value, and expectations and advice we have for future generat…
 
This week, Jake sits down with Hillel C. Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, an organization dedicated to holding the United Nations accountable to its own charter and fighting human rights abuses throughout the world. Jake and Hillel talk about the role of a non-governmental organization within the UN, the problems within the UN that UN Wat…
 
This week, Jake is sitting down with Jamie Miller to discuss the current state of the student loan debt crisis, how a recent court decision has opened the door to changes in how bankruptcy courts handle student loan debt and what form those changes might take.Attorney James L. Miller is the owner of Miller & Miller, a consumer bankruptcy law firm b…
 
Haley sits down with Lisa Tamburini to talk about what the job experience of a chief compliance officer looks like, how her previous experience as a paralegal shaped her decision to go into law school, and advice for listeners interested in pursuing the field of compliance.Lisa Tamburini is the Chief Compliance Officer at DiMeo Schneider & Associat…
 
We're back! Matt sat down with virologist Liam King to discuss the Covid-19 outbreak, how it compares with his experiences studying the ebola outbreaks in West Africa as well as other outbreaks, the U.S. and international response and where he finds hope in these challenging times.Dr. Liam King studied the ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic …
 
Today, Haley is sitting down with Carrie Classick Johnson, Corporate Legal Counsel at McDonald’s Corporation in Chicago. Carrie began her legal career working in Big Law and made the move to McDonald’s Corporation two years later. Carrie discusses what it’s like to be an in-house lawyer at a large, well-known corporation like McDonald’s, the differ…
 
Matt and Haley sit down with a panel of experts to discuss public shaming in the Internet era, and whether foolish mistakes and missteps should live on forever as "scarlet letters". Our guests today are Leigh Bonsall, a litigator who focused on commercial, professional liability and labor and employment at Hinshaw & Culbertson; Professor Atanu Das,…
 
In the second half of this two-part episode, Haley and Matt sit down again with the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall to discuss her career prior and after her appointment to the bench. Specifically, Judge Kendall discusses when and why human trafficking happens, the different forms of human trafficking, and how she has been able to help trafficking vi…
 
In this two-part episode, Haley and Matt sit down with the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall to discuss her career prior and after her appointment to the bench. Specifically, Judge Kendall discusses when and why human trafficking happens, the different forms of human trafficking, and how she has been able to help trafficking victims throughout the worl…
 
Matt and Jake sit down with Father Jerry once again, this time to discuss the role of a Jesuit institution in operating a school for the highly secular field of law, the expectations students and faculty have of the institutional identity, and how a chaplain supports the Loyola student body.By The Podvocate by Loyola University Chicago School of Law
 
Jake sits down with Father Jerry Overbeck, the official chaplain of LUC School of Law, to discuss the journeys relationships go through for law students. He discusses his program, “Staying Best Friends”, and the overall importance of maintaining strong relationships during law school. Jim gets some insights from members of the Loyola community on t…
 
Jake sits down by phone with Danny Smith, a Loyola University Chicago School of Law alumnus and counsel for New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. Danny discusses the journey that led him to working for Senator Booker on the Senate Judiciary Committee, providing fascinating insight into one of the many options available to law school grads pursuing career…
 
Radhika sits down with Nora Phillips to talk about about her work as the co-founder of the non-profit organization Al Otro Lado, which provides legal and mental health services to immigrants, refugees, and deportees, in Los Angeles and Tijuana. Nora and two other humanitarians were placed on a secret government watch list to gather information and …
 
Jake and Jim sit down with Fernanda Herrera Vera to talk about her experience in a family of mixed immigration status, the state of immigration at the southern border, and what allies and the LUC administration can do to better support students with this distinct experience.By The Podvocate by Loyola University Chicago School of Law
 
Radhika and Matt sit down with the Honorable Sarah L. Ellis, of the Northern District of Illinois, to discuss professionalism and reputation. Judge Ellis talks about her path to the federal bench, what professionalism means to her, some surprising things she has experienced in the court room, and important Dos and Don’ts in the court room. Judge El…
 
Haley and Jim sit down with Dr. Diana Uchiyama to discuss mental health struggles and substance abuse in the legal profession, what factors drive these issues within the field, and how law schools and firms can work to better aid those who need it.If you are an Illinois law student, attorney, or judge in need of help or resources, go to illinoislap…
 
Matt and Radhika sit down with LUC Law Professor Henry Rose, Emma McMullen of Legal Aid Chicago, and current Loyola 3L Sarah Sewell to talk about public interest law. We'll discuss what drives students to go into public interest and what discourages them, the most pressing areas of need for legal assistance today, the obstacles that make it difficu…
 
It's the season one finale of Dialogue, De Novo. Edet Nsemo joined Jake and Richard for a live panel discussion on the topic, "How Did We Get Here, and How Can We Fix It?" They ventured to discuss how and why the current discourse has degraded and how we can piece it back together. Then, returning guest Radhika Sutherland joins the panel to take qu…
 
It's the season one finale of Dialogue, de Novo. For Richard and Jake's final episode, they were joined by Edet Nsemo in front of a live audience. Richard, Jake, and Edet began the show with a brief 20-minute panel commenting on the current state of our political discourse. The remainder of the episode is a Q/A, for which Radhika Sutherland joined …
 
On this week’s episode, Professor Samuel Brunson joins Nico and Richard to discuss his 2018 book, God and the IRS: Accommodating Religious Practice in the Tax Law. Topics ranged from taxing clergy, to exploring communities abroad such as Kibbutzim, creating an exception for Islamic home financing, his recommendation of a framework for legislature t…
 
Professor Walter Tangarife joins Nico and Richard on the podcast to discuss his research into dark energy, black holes, and the expansion of the universe. In addition, Professor Tangarife discusses his humble upbringing in the slums of Medelin, Colombia and his journey to becoming a physics professor in the United States at the young age of 34.…
 
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