Liz Glazer on the Comedy of Law
Season 1, Ep. 572
In this episode, Elizabeth M. Glazer, a comedian, actors, singer, writer, and former law professor, discusses her career path, how she chose it, and why she finds it fulfilling. Glazer is on Instagram at @lizglazer and on Twitter at @ElizabethGlazer. You can watch her comedy routines on YouTube. She is also the host of the Finding Forty podcast. You can find Glazer's legal scholarship on SSRN.This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.
Diane Klein & Tobias Barrington Wolff on Title IX
Season 1, Ep. 571
In this episode, Diane Klein, Professor of Law at the University of La Verne College of Law, and Tobias Barrington Wolff, Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, discuss recent developments in Title IX, the rules governing campus sexual assault, and university disciplinary procedures.This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.
Sheldon Evans on Criminal Sentencing
Season 1, Ep. 570
In this episode,Sheldon A. Evans, Assistant Professor atSt. John’s University School of Law, discusses his forthcoming article on federal criminal sentencing enhancements. Evans articulates several problems with the “categorial approach” to sentencing enhancements. In particular, he highlights how it leads to non-uniform results in practice, such that two people who commit the same underlying criminal conduct might receive disparate sentences depending on where the conduct occurred. Finally, Evans explains why he thinks a judicial solution to this problem is the best solution. We even talk briefly about bankruptcy! Evans’ new article, Categorial Nonuniformity, is forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review and is available onSSRN. Evans is on Twitter at@prawfsevans777.This episode was hosted by Matthew Bruckner, Associate Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law. Bruckner is on Twitter at@Prof_Bruckner.
Renee Nicole Allen on Podcast About Law Professors
Season 1, Ep. 569
In this episode,Renee Nicole Allen, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at St. John’s University School of Law, discusses her new podcast,Law Profs are People Too. In this episode, Allen discusses what it’s like to startanew podcast, why she’s enthusiastic about the new project, and the most challenging parts of podcasting that no one talks about (hint: you may have to spendalot of time in your closet). Allen and her podcast are both on Twitter at @profallentweets and @lawprofstoo. Season 2 of Law Profs are People Too begins in June.This episode was hosted by Matthew Bruckner, Associate Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law. Bruckner is on Twitter at @Prof_Bruckner.
Marc Randazza on Filming Porn
Season 1, Ep. 568
In this episode, Marc J. Randazza, a First Amendment and intellectual property attorney, discusses his article "The Freedom to Film Pornography," which was published in the Nevada Law Journal. Randazza begins by describing his experience representing porn producers, among other things. He explains why many people mistakenly think it is only legal to produce porn in California and New Hampshire, and why they are wrong. And he reflects on the relationship between porn and the First Amendment. Randazza in on Twitter at @marcorandazza.This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.
Suja Thomas on Public Accommodations Discrimination
Season 1, Ep. 567
In this episode, Suja A. Thomas, Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, discusses her article, "The Customer Caste: Lawful Discrimination by Public Businesses," which will be published in the California Law Review. Thomas begins by describing the history of anti-discrimination laws in relation to public accommodations and how courts have interpreted them. She observed that those interpretations preclude many discrimination claims, and argues that courts should interpret anti-discrimination statutes in light of the purpose of the law. She also discussed the relationship between public accommodation discrimination and employment discrimination. Thomas is on Twitter at @sujathomas3.This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.
Lee Strang on Originalism & Natural Law
Season 1, Ep. 566
In this episode, Lee J. Strang, John W. Stoepler Professor of Law & Values at the University of Toledo College of Law, discusses his book "Originalism's Promise: A Natural Law Account of the American Constitution," which is published by Cambridge University Press. Strang begins by explaining what he means by "originalism," and why he thinks the different versions of originalism are ultimately consistent with each other. He argues that courts should engage in "good-faith" originalism when interpreting the Constitution, and reflects on how that is consistent with good governance and the common good. And he suggests that this kind of originalism is consistent with how people actually think about constitutional values. This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.
Lara Bazelon on Victims' Rights and Restorative Justice
Season 1, Ep. 565
In this episode, Lara Bazelon, Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice Clinic and the Racial Justice Clinic at the University of San Francisco School of Law, discusses her article (co-authored with Bruce Green, Professor of Law at Fordham Law School), "Victims' Rights from a Restorative Justice Perspective," forthcoming in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law this year. Bazelon begins by discussing the "essentializing" of sexual assault victims, which wrongfully presumes that victims all have the same interests as each other and the state in criminal prosecutions of sexual assault. She then discusses recent victims' rights reforms, some of which continue to essentialize victims. Bazelon then introduces listeners to a new model that may prove more useful to crime victims than the usual mode of prosecution--restorative justice. She closes by highlighting some examples of jurisdictions successfully using a restorative justice approach to victims' rights. Bazelon is on Twitter at @larabazelon.This episode was hosted by Maybell Romero, assistant professor of law at the Northern Illinois University College of Law. She is on Twitter at @MaybellRomero.
David Arditi on the Ideology of the Music Business
Season 1, Ep. 564
In this episode, David Arditi, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Theory at the University of Texas at Arlington, discusses his new book, "Getting Signed: Record Contracts, Musicians, and Power in Society," which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. Arditi begins by describing the experience of the music business from the perspective of a musician. How explains how the idea of "getting signed" functions ideologically to compel musicians to pursue record contracts, even when they are not in the best interests of the musician. He also explains how audio streaming has changed the music business. Arditi is on Twitter at @david_arditi. This episode was hosted byBrian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at@brianlfrye.