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Andrew Davies on Rural Access to Counsel

Season 1, Ep. 554

In this episode, Andrew Davies, Director of Research at the SMU Deadman School of Law's Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center, discusses his article Gideon in the Desert: An Empirical Study of Providing Counsel to Criminal Defendants in Rural Places, published in the Maine Law Review 2019 symposium edition. Davies discusses the issue of rural indigent defense as an issue of scarcity of resources, then explains what is required on the Gideon/Argersinger/Scott line of cases. He the explains how he went about capturing and theorizing access to counsel when collecting and analyzing data from over one hundred rural Texas counties. Davies then discusses the differences in access to counsel between urban and rural counties, while identifying the traits that make some rural counties better at consistently providing indigent defense than others. Dr. Davies's research is available on SSRN, and you can find him on Twitter at @AndySMUDeason.


This episode was hosted by Maybell Romero, Assistant Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University College of Law. Romero is on Twitter at @MaybellRomero.

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In this episode, Thomas J. Tobin, an author, speaker, and scholar of higher education quality discusses his work on copyright education and distance learning. Among other things, he discusses how became interested in distance learning, how it lead to an interest in copyright policy and education, and the different ways in which he has advanced that conversation. He also describes the process of creating his comic book "The Copyright Ninja," and how it is used by copyright educators. Tobin is on Twitter at @ThomasJTobin. He has also shared the following links:UW-Madison Center for Teaching, Learning, & Mentoring:https://ctlm.wisc.edu/The Pre-Raphaelite Critic:https://mathcs.duq.edu/~tobin/PR_Critic/"Copyright for Distance Educators" (2000), Distance Learning Administration conference:http://mathcs.duq.edu/~tobin/cv/essay.dla.02.ppt"Copyright for Distance Education" (2001),Intellectual Property and Digital Information in Higher Education: Problems and Solutions. Temple University:http://mathcs.duq.edu/~tobin/cv/essay.temple.01.rtfCopyrightx:https://cyber.harvard.edu/teaching/copyrightx"Training Your Faculty about Copyright when the Lawyer Isn't Looking" (2014),Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration:https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/summer172/tobin172.htmlKneece, M. (2015).The Art of Comic Book Writing:https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/220559/the-art-of-comic-book-writing-by-mark-kneece/Michael Watson, comic-book artist:https://www.facebook.com/5KWATTSThe Copyright Ninja(2017):https://squareup.com/store/thomasjtobin(US),http://mathcs.duq.edu/~tobin/cv/copyright.ninja.canada.html(Canada)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.