The Legal Academy is a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of the University of California, Berkeley Law School. It covers legal scholarship, the hiring market, teaching, and everything else that law professors care about. Every week features an interview with a leading law professor. More about Orin Kerr at www.OrinKerr.com
Bonus Ep. Torres v. Madrid with Andrew Crespo
35:09This episode discusses Torres v. Madrid, a new Supreme Court case about the meaning of Fourth Amendment seizures. A woman was shot by the police while driving away from them, and she did not stop: Was she "seized" under the Fourth Amendment? Professor Kerr is joined by Andrew Crespo, a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
Ep. 16: Reflections
37:17This is the last episode of The Legal Academy, offering reflections about the season from the host, Orin Kerr.
Ep. 15: Brian Leiter
58:26This week's guest is Brian Leiter, the Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago Law School and the force behind the Leiter Rankings and Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. Topics include law school hiring trends, what it takes to hire top faculty, the role of law school rankings & the US News, and the hiring market in the COVID19 era
Ep. 14: Beth Wilensky
54:47This week's show is about legal writing programs. Our guest is Beth Wilensky, Clinical Professor of Law in the Legal Practice Program at the University of Michigan Law School. Topics include the role of legal writing programs in law schools; how legal writing programs are structured; hiring and promotion of legal writing professors; scholarship and job security among legal writing professors, and questions of equity and fairness in salary and prestige.
Ep. 13: Kristin Henning
51:17This week's guest is Professor Kristin Henning, the Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic of the Georgetown University Law Center. This week is all about clinical legal education. Topics include the role of law school clinics, hiring and promoting clinical faculty, the convergence between clinical and "podium" faculty, and how schools should choose among possible clinics.
Ep. 12: Nicola Lacey
45:35The guest this week is Nicola Lacey, the School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at the London School of Economics.. This week focuses on legal education in England and how legal academia n England is different from legal academia in the United States. Topics include the structure of legal education, the backgrounds and research agendas of British legal academics, and the government regulations that law professors in England encounter. Music: www.bensound.com
Ep. 11: Randy Barnett
54:57The guest this week is Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center. Randy discusses how being a law professor has changed in the last 40 years; lessons from teaching at different law schools; the experience of being a libertarian law professor; and the role of law school centers. Music: www.bensound.com
Ep. 10: Emma Kaufman
48:45This is the tenth episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School. The guest this week is Emma Kaufman, Assistant Professor at New York University Law School. Music: www.bensound.com
Ep. 9: Questions and Answers
44:56This is the ninth episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School. This week, Professor Kerr offers answers to reader questions. Music: www.bensound.com
Ep. 8: Dan Rodriguez
55:42This is the eighth episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School. The guest this week is Daniel B. Rodriguez, the Harold Washington Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at Northwestern Pritzker Law School. This episode is all about law school deans. Topics include why a law professor might want to (or not want to) become a dean, the role of deans, and hiring of deans. Music: www.bensound.com