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Thinking Like A Lawyer is a podcast featuring Above the Law’s Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice. Each episode, the hosts will take a topic experienced and enjoyed by regular people, and shine it through the prism of a legal framework. This will either reveal an awesome rainbow of thought, or a disorienting kaleidoscope of issues. Either way, it should be fun.

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Thinking Like A Lawyer is a podcast featuring Above the Law’s Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice. Each episode, the hosts will take a topic experienced and enjoyed by regular people, and shine it through the prism of a legal framework. This will either reveal an awesome rainbow of thought, or a disorienting kaleidoscope of issues. Either way, it should be fun.

    When Attorneys Attack!

    When Attorneys Attack!

    It was an eventful week in legal news, but the biggest story was definitely the St. Louis personal injury attorneys who pulled guns on protesters and why lawyers have special obligations to maintain professionalism at all times. All that and more of the major stories of the week.

    • 19 min
    Addressing Law School Racism & Neomi Rao's School Of Legal Writing Don'ts

    Addressing Law School Racism & Neomi Rao's School Of Legal Writing Don'ts

    A new account compiles the acts of racism that compound at Harvard Law School, but they could emanate from almost any law school. We take a look at this account and the response of law schools around the country to recent events, including one law school that's taking an aggressive anti-racism stance. Also, we discuss Neomi Rao's Michael Flynn opinion which left a lot to be desired as a work of professional legal writing.

    • 30 min
    A Wild Week At The Supreme Court

    A Wild Week At The Supreme Court

    A decidedly conservative Supreme Court made discrimination against the LGBTQ community illegal and then turned around and wiped out the Trump Administration's effort to cancel DACA. What was in the water last week? Joe and Kathryn break down why the opinions weren't nearly as revolutionary as the results they brought might make them seem.

    • 27 min
    Explaining Michael Flynn's Case To Non-Lawyers And Other Challenges

    Explaining Michael Flynn's Case To Non-Lawyers And Other Challenges

    With an independent report by a federal judge branding the Department of Justice "corrupt" this seems like a good time to revisit exactly how we got here. Your elderly aunt on Facebook has a lot to say about Michael Flynn and most of it is wrong. Joe and Kathryn unpack the case and also discuss the case of a lawyer who egged a judge's car.

    • 28 min
    As Law Firms Self-Reflect, State Bar Exams Double Down

    As Law Firms Self-Reflect, State Bar Exams Double Down

    As law firms struggle to demonstrate to clients and their own attorneys that they take societal ills seriously, Kathryn's starting to notice some patterns in the statements getting released. Meanwhile, Joe is covering the state bar exams, where many are continuing to insist on shoving hundreds of people into small rooms in July and making applicants sign away their rights for the privilege of exposing themselves to disease.

    • 27 min
    Guns, Germs, And Section 230 Internet Regulation

    Guns, Germs, And Section 230 Internet Regulation

    Lawyers are pulling guns over facemasks? That... seems excessive. But here we are staring into the COVID abyss again. Austerity measures continue throughout the industry, lawyers are getting edgy, and a new assault on "the law that built the internet" issues from the White House.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

Melanje B ,

Keep up

Awesome , I like how Joe is so open minded and disentangle every piece of information, love your mind

alexaragon ,

My top favorite podcast!

I wish they could do them more often

nameforappreviews ,

Eh...

Joe is insightful, but Kathryn’s fry voice, upspeak, and “mouth-breather” laugh makes this difficult to listen to. Some people work best behind the scenes. Also, a little more objectivity would be beneficial.

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