Brian L. Frye on Being a Law Professor
Season 1, Ep. 392
In this episode, SJ Morrison, a law student at Duquesne University School of Law, interviews Brian L. Frye about his experiences as a law professor and his thoughts on legal academia. Hijinks ensue.
Sue Provenzano on Pleading Standards & Speech Act Theory
Season 1, Ep. 603
In this episode, Susan E. Provenzano, William Trumbull Professor of Practice at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, discusses her article "Can Speech Act Theory Save Notice Pleading?," which will be published in the Indiana Law Journal. Provenzano begins by describing the history of notice pleading, and how it was changed by Twombly and Iqbal. She breaks down how the introduction of "plausibility" affected notice pleading, and how courts and scholars have reacted. She argues that speech act theory can help clarify the content of a complaint, and enable courts to focus on plausibility more clearly. Provenzano's scholarship is available on SSRN.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.
Julie Tamerler on Copyright in Rock Climbing Routes
Season 1, Ep. 602
In this episode, Julie Tamerler, a recent graduate of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and incoming judicial law clerk, discusses her article "Indoor Rock Climbing: The Nuts and Bolts of Routesetting Copyright Protection Post-Star Athletica," which will be published in the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal. Tamerler begins by explaining how indoor rock climbing routes are created and how many options route-makers have. She reflects on how the Supreme Court's Star Athletica decision changed the relationship between functionality and expression in copyrightable subject matter, and why the change probably makes rock climbing routes copyrightable subject matter. And she discusses whether that is a good thing.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.
Matthew Reid Krell & Brian L. Frye on Academic Plagiarism Norms
Season 1, Ep. 601
In this episode, Matthew Reid Krell, Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, discusses the article "Plagiarism is Not a Crime" (Duquesne Law Review) with its author, Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Krell begins by summarizing the article, and explaining why he found some of the arguments convincing and other arguments less convincing. Frye responds to Krell's observations. Then they engage in further discussion of the article. Krell is on Twitter at @ReidKrell and Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.