Alfred Steiner on the Practice of Law & the Practice of Art
Season 1, Ep. 624
In this episode, Alfred Steiner, a lawyer at Mauriel Kapouytian Woods and an artist, discusses the relationship between his legal and artistic practices, especially his work in conceptual art. Steiner begins by describing his background as an artist and how he became a lawyer. He reflects how his legal practice informs his artistic practice, and vice versa. And he describes some of his works of conceptual art that reflect on and illuminate legal doctrine and practice, including copyright and economics of the art market. Steiner is on Twitter at @alfredsteiner.This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.Cover image: Alfred Steiner, Your Non-creative Photograph (Brian L. Frye edition).
Cathay Smith on Political Fair Use
Season 1, Ep. 623
In this episode, Cathay Smith, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Montana Blewett School of Law, discusses her new article Political Fair Use.Professor Smith identifies an emerging tendency among courts to give special weight to political expression in cases involving copyright infringement and fair use, and she argues that this kind of special treatment has led to important departures from traditional fair use analysis and Supreme Court guidance.The article is forthcoming in the William & Mary Law Review and is available on SSRN.Professor Smith is on Twitter at @CathaySmith.This episode was hosted by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Professor in the School of Law and Professor in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.Professor Vishnubhakat is on Twitter at @emptydoors.
David Friedman on Impostor Scams
Season 1, Ep. 622
In this episode, David A. Friedman, Professor of Law at Willamette University College of Law, discusses his article "Impostor Scams," which will be published in the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Friedman begins by explaining what an impostor scam is and describing the long history of impostor scams. He observes that impostor scams are a huge problem, and are facilitated by new technology. He argues that the government can and should do more to fight impostor scams, especially by giving more of the responsibility to intermediaries best able to limit them. Friedman is on Twitter at @profdaf.This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.
Sarah Schendel on Fostering Self-Assessment
Season 1, Ep. 621
In this episode, Sarah J. Schendel, Assistant Professor of Academic Support at Suffolk University Law School, discusses her article "What You Don't Know (Can Hurt You): Using Exam Wrappers to Foster Self-Assessment Skills in Law Students," which is published in the Pace Law Review. Schendel begins by explaining what self-assessment is, how it works, and why it is essential to learning. She discusses why traditional law school pedagogy doesn't always facilitate self-assessment. And she reflects on how law professors can incorporate self-assessment into their teaching. Schendel is on Twitter at @s_james_s.This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.
Allison Frankel on Registrants & Homelessness
Season 1, Ep. 620
In this episode, Allison Frankel, Aryeh Neier Fellow at Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, discusses her article "Pushed Out and Locked In: The Catch-22 for New York’s Disabled, Homeless, Sex-Offender Registrants," which is published in the Yale Law Journal Forum. Among other things, Frankel explains New York state’s practice of continuing to imprison people past their release dates for want of “legal” housing. Frankel is on Twitter at @abfrankel.This episode was hosted by Guy Hamilton-Smith, legal fellow for the Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Resource Center at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Hamilton-Smith is on Twitter at @G_Padraic.
Greer Donley on Contraceptive Equity
Season 1, Ep. 619
In this episode, Greer Donley, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, discusses her article "Contraceptive Equity: Curing the Sex Discrimination in the ACA's Mandate," which is published in the Alabama Law Review, and was the winner of the 2019-2020 Haub Law Emerging Scholar Award in Women, Gender & Law. Donley begins by explaining what she means by "contraceptive equity," reflecting on the fact that health policy tends to place an implicit burden on women to manage contraception. She observes that the ACA covers female contraception, but not male contraception, and argues that limits access to the methods of contraception women have available to them. And she argues that a more neutral contraception policy would help women and increase gender equity. Donley is on Twitter at @GreerDonley.This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.
Janet Freilich on Matching and Digging at the Patent Office
Season 1, Ep. 618
In this episode, Janet Freilich, Associate Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law and Visiting Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Law, discusses her new article Matching and Digging: Evidentiary Analysis at the Patent Office.Professor Freilich argues that when it comes to two important and distinct forms of evidentiary analysis—matching versus digging—patent examiners are better at one than the other, with important consequences for patent quality.In her article, Professor Freilich applies this insight to ongoing debates about the relationship between patent prosecution and patent litigation and about the use of artificial intelligence in the Patent Office.Professor Freilich’s article is forthcoming in the Fordham Law Review.This episode was hosted by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Professor in the School of Law and Professor in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.Professor Vishnubhakat is on Twitter at @emptydoors.