Each episode will be a 15-20 minute dive into a diverse mix of legal topics, explored by members of the Saint Louis University School of Law faculty.
Work and the Pandemic - Professor Matt Bodie
The coronavirus pandemic has arguably been the most altering event for the workplace in decades. While much of the workforce remains remote, many others, either by choice or necessity, work in person. The pandemic has also put a spotlight on the unsafe workplaces that thousands of Americans work in on a daily basis. As the vaccine shows us a light at the end of the tunnel, what can we expect when we return to work? In this episode we are joined by Professor Matt Bodie, co-director of the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law. Professor Bodie is an expert in employment and labor law.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Race and the Law - Professor Santos Rutschman
The race for a COVID-19 vaccine has captured the world's attention. Pharmaceutical companies across the globe are competing for a top spot that will pull us out of this pandemic. What does this mean for our immediate future and what will it mean for vaccine development for years to come? In this episode we are joined by Professor Ana Santos Rutschman. Ana is a member of the Center for Health Law Studies and Center for International and Comparative Law. She is an expert in FDA law and policy and vaccine patents.
Election Special - Legal Issues Facing Election Day and Beyond
In an election year like no other, we turn to our experts. In this special election episode we hear from Professors Chad Flanders, Anders Walker, Elizabeth Pendo, John Ammann, Greg Willard, Monica Eppinger, Ana Santos Rutschman, and Sidney Watson. Together we discuss issues of possible litigation, poll security, voter access, coronavirus, healthcare and more.
Navigating the Law School Admissions Process - Dean Michael Kolnik
The process of applying to law schools can be daunting. Navigating the requirements to ensure you find the best home for your legal education can be a difficult task. In this episode, we are taking a break from legal news to focus on law school admissions. We are joined by SLU LAW Dean of Admissions Mike Kolnik who provides us with insider information and tips on the application process.
Our Irish Allies: A Look at the Future of the Emerald Isle - Ambassador Kevin O'Malley
The Republic of Ireland has once again found itself at the center of the Brexit debate as recent proposals put the long-standing border dispute front and center. While residents worry about trade and conflicts, the deadline looms. In this episode we are joined by former US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley. Ambassador O’Malley recently joined the faculty of SLU LAW as a professor of practice and ambassador in residence. He served as the US Ambassador to Ireland from 2014-2017 and worked hard to strengthen the important ties between the US and Ireland.
A Look into Municipal Court Reform - Professor Brendan Roediger
It has been five years since the death of Michael Brown exposed a plethora of injustices in the St. Louis region. Five years since the region’s municipal court system came under fire, an issue that was decades in the making. In this episode, we are joined by Professor Brendan Roediger. Brendan and his colleagues in the SLU LAW legal clinics first took steps toward municipal court reforms years before the nation’s eyes were on Ferguson. He is a professor in the SLU LAW Legal Clinics and director of the Litigation Clinic. He was recently profiled by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for his legal efforts in the protest movement in Ferguson and beyond. He has joined us in this episode to talk about municipal courts and what progress has been made since August of 2014.