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Presented by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, the ABA Law Student Podcast covers issues that affect law students, law schools, and recent grads. From finals and graduation to the bar exam and finding a job, this show is your trusted resource for the next big step.

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    • 4.5 • 42 Ratings

Presented by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, the ABA Law Student Podcast covers issues that affect law students, law schools, and recent grads. From finals and graduation to the bar exam and finding a job, this show is your trusted resource for the next big step.

    Omarosa: Fame, Politics, & The Perks of Being a Non-Traditional Law Student

    Omarosa: Fame, Politics, & The Perks of Being a Non-Traditional Law Student

    You know her from “The Apprentice,” “Big Brother,” Trump’s White House, and more; and now she’s in the middle of law school just like you! Brand-new Law Student Podcast host DeMario Thornton chats with Omarosa about her unusual path to law school, her reality tv experiences, the confidence she feels as a non-traditional student with plenty of life experience to draw from, and what she hopes to do with her law degree. 

    Omarosa Newman is a reality tv star, a communications professional, and a 1L at Southern University Law Center.

    • 27 min
    The Ultimate Discussion of IP Law with Howard Leib

    The Ultimate Discussion of IP Law with Howard Leib

    Intellectual property law touches so many corners of law in general, and those interested in pursuing it may take any number of paths in legal practice. To explore the vast world of IP law, Meg Steenburgh welcomes Howard Leib to learn from his exciting career in IP and entertainment law. They dig into the nuances of trademarks, discuss a variety of newsworthy IP matters, and Howard shares insights on how to work toward your own IP law goals.
    Howard Leib is an entertainment and IP attorney, a law professor, a political and community activist, and hosts a comedy radio show on WRFI-FM in Ithaca, NY.

    • 52 min
    Court Packing Explained, with Professor Todd Berger

    Court Packing Explained, with Professor Todd Berger

    Arguably, a Supreme Court appointment is the greatest prize in American politics, perhaps more so than the presidency. In consequence, these positions lend themselves to manipulation and tactical moves where possible, in spite of past norms. ABA Law Student Podcast host Meg Steenburgh welcomes Professor Todd Berger to discuss the concept of court packing, its connotations and implications, and how it could actually bring balance to the Supreme Court. They also discuss the report generated by Biden’s Presidential Commission on SCOTUS, and whether their findings offer any clarity on potential reforms in the Court.
    Professor Todd A. Berger is a Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs at Syracuse University College of Law.

    • 38 min
    A Deep Dive Into the Released Dobbs Decision, with Vice Dean Keith Bybee

    A Deep Dive Into the Released Dobbs Decision, with Vice Dean Keith Bybee

    Even though much has been said about the prematurely leaked draft decision of Dobbs, there’s a great deal to unpack now that the final opinion has been issued. Law Student Podcast host Meg Steenburgh welcomes back Syracuse University College of Law Vice Dean Keith Bybee to explore the reasoning of the opinion as well as the newly released concurring and dissenting opinions. Get a handle on this landmark decision that has raised many questions for law students and professors alike.
    Professor Keith Bybee is Vice Dean and Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor at Syracuse University College of Law.

    • 53 min
    Examining the Supreme Court Draft Leak with Vice Dean Keith Bybee

    Examining the Supreme Court Draft Leak with Vice Dean Keith Bybee

    In the wake of the Supreme Court draft leak, many are questioning what ramifications its language could have on a number of past court decisions, as well as Americans’ rights in a variety of other areas. Law Student Podcast host Meg Steenburgh gets perspective on these issues from Vice Dean Keith Bybee. They examine the interplay of courts, politics, and the media, and discuss our nation’s legal processes throughout history.
    Professor Keith Bybee is Vice Dean and Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor at Syracuse University College of Law. 
     

    • 44 min
    Military Legal Practice and Perspectives on the Law of War

    Military Legal Practice and Perspectives on the Law of War

    Major General John Altenburg was instrumental in transforming the practice of law in the military through his leadership and immersive approaches for military lawyer training. Meg Steenburgh talks with General Altenburg about the legal infrastructure of the United States Military, his thoughts on the law of war and its implications in the Ukraine conflict, and what advice he has to offer for today’s law students. 
    Major General John D. Altenburg Jr. (USA, Retired) is Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig, LLC, where he focuses his practice on corporate governance and sensitive, internal investigations in the defense, homeland security sector, and the multilateral development bank sector. 

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

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Fan Boy Come On!! Can We Focus On What Matter Not sensational Bull!

Dude! There are only 4,500 Licensed Black Attorneys in The State of Texas Vs 90,120 White LICENSED Attorney and 99,280 Black Male incarcerated in the Texas BOP, not to mention that there were only 350 Black Law Student admitted to All of Texas All Schools in 2021(509 Report) so we don’t have time for the “Fan Boy” sensational Bull when it comes to understanding the laws that matters! Focus Man and stop with the “ inside joke talk”! Mr.Wright

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Great show

Informative show with a great host. Would it be possible to also post a transcript?

ted-tanner ,

Important but one-sided analysis

The points are well-reasoned, but in cases that touch hot-button political issues I find myself wishing there were two sides being presented. To the contrary, it seems that the podcast is only interested in providing a legal argument that benefits one side of the aisle. Still, I think the podcast provides a valuable perspective; just make sure it is not the only perspective you listen to.

2-stars for being irresponsible by not being politically neutral. The ABA ought to be a neutral organization but this podcast from the ABA does not show neutrality.

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