1 hr 11 min

Episode Thirteen: Judge Jed Rakoff Non Obvious with Hugh Hansen

    • Government

In this episode, Hugh sits down with Jed S. Rakoff, who for close to 25 years has been a federal district court judge in the District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before that he spent several years in private practice and seven years as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

They discuss a number of issues and experiences, including Judge Rakoff’s:

- Upbringing in Philadelphia;

- Time as a white collar criminal defense lawyer and Chief of Business and Fraud Prosecutions in the U.S. Attorney’s Office;

- Longtime experience as a federal judge, including views on jury trials and the value of oral arguments;

- Views on the death penalty and problems with federal sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimum sentences; and

- Work with the Department of Commerce in training foreign judges in international commercial law.

In this episode, Hugh sits down with Jed S. Rakoff, who for close to 25 years has been a federal district court judge in the District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before that he spent several years in private practice and seven years as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

They discuss a number of issues and experiences, including Judge Rakoff’s:

- Upbringing in Philadelphia;

- Time as a white collar criminal defense lawyer and Chief of Business and Fraud Prosecutions in the U.S. Attorney’s Office;

- Longtime experience as a federal judge, including views on jury trials and the value of oral arguments;

- Views on the death penalty and problems with federal sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimum sentences; and

- Work with the Department of Commerce in training foreign judges in international commercial law.

1 hr 11 min