Wisconsin Law in Action is a monthly podcast featuring new or forthcoming scholarship from the University of Wisconsin Law School. The podcast explores a variety of legal topics and examines new developments in the legal academic field by discussing these topics with UW Law School Faculty.
Yaron Nili Podcast Interview- Episode 32
A remotely-recorded podcast episode with Yaron Nili (SSRN; Law Repository), Professor of Law and Smith-Rowe Fellow in Business Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Professor Nili is an expert in corporate law, governance, and business. His new article “Side Letter Governance” is forthcoming in the Washington University Law Review. This newest article focuses on a standard but difficult to study practice in private equity known as “side letters.” The article examines how side letters have evolved and how they are viewed in the industry now and what role they play in dealing with investors.
Elizabeth Manriquez Podcast Interview- Episode 31
An interview with Head of Reference & Scholarly Services at the University of Wisconsin Law School Library Elizabeth Manriquez.
Elizabeth discusses her role and how it fits in to the UW Law School's digital repository. She gives the history of the repository, talks about the team of librarians who work on it, and describes some of the newer collections housed within it.
Richard Monette Brackeen case Podcast Interview- Episode 30
An interview with Professor of Law and Director of the Great Lakes Indian Law Center Richard Monette at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Prof. Monette discusses the recent (Nov. 2022) SCOTUS case Brackeen v. Haaland. This case focused on the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978's placement preferences for child placement proceedings involving an "Indian child".
Nina Varsava Podcast Interview- Episode 29
An interview with Assistant Professor of Law Nina Varsava at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Prof. Varsava discusses her forthcoming article, "Precedent, Reliance, and Dobbs". The article examines treatment of stare decisis in the 2022 majority Dobbs opinion focusing on its approach to reliance. The article argues that the justices’ refusal to recognize the reliance interest at stake is inconsistent with the Court’s previously prevailing stare decisis doctrine and is also mistaken as a matter of first principles, undermining basic rule of law values.
Nyamagaga Gondwe Podcast Interview- Episode 28
An interview with Assistant Professor of Tax Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School Nyamagaga Gondwe.
Prof. Gondwe discusses her forthcoming article, "The Tax-Invisible Labor Problem: Care Work, Kinship, and Income Security Programs in the IRC."
Robert Yablon Podcast Interview- Episode 27
An interview with Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the State Democracy Research Initiative at the University of Wisconsin Law School Robert Yablon.
Prof. Yablon discusses his recent article on the concept of "gerrylaundering", an idea related to gerrymandering.