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Law360 Explores is a podcast aimed at investigating some of the biggest legal topics happening today. Whether it’s the new landscape of marijuana legalization, or the battle lines being drawn over law school admissions exams, Law360 Explores is an engaging series of narrative stories told by the experts on the front lines of a shifting legal industry.

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Law360 Explores is a podcast aimed at investigating some of the biggest legal topics happening today. Whether it’s the new landscape of marijuana legalization, or the battle lines being drawn over law school admissions exams, Law360 Explores is an engaging series of narrative stories told by the experts on the front lines of a shifting legal industry.

    And The Oscars' Legal Questions Go To…John Quinn

    And The Oscars' Legal Questions Go To…John Quinn

    The 96th annual Academy Awards is set to air on Sunday night. And behind the scenes of the bright lights, golden statues and celebrities in couture fashion walking the red carpet, there is, of course, a lawyer making sure it all goes to plan. 
    For 33 years, that job belonged to Quinn Emanuel founding partner John Quinn, who served as general counsel to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and whose firm still serves as the organization’s primary outside counsel. In this special Law360 interview he joins Law360 editor-at-large Alex Lawson to talk about all that the job entails and what it’s like being the top legal adviser behind Hollywood’s biggest night.

    • 31 min
    Law360 Explores: Psychedelics

    Law360 Explores: Psychedelics

    Psychedelics, a class of hallucinogenic drugs with powerful mind-altering capabilities, are having a moment. While some have been used by traditional healers for thousands of years, as a matter of law today they are federally illegal substances considered to have no medical value. But the field is at an inflection point. As clinical research grows, and state and local laws change, the future of psychedelics policy is being shaped by a wide range of interests, including healthcare workers, government regulators, pharmaceutical startups and traditional use advocates. On this episode of Law360 Explores: Psychedelics, we investigate the emerging medical promise, the grassroots decriminalization movement and the activists focused on fair access and equity, all of which will determine where the industry goes from here.  

    • 34 min
    Law360 Explores: From Wolf Of Wall Street To First Street

    Law360 Explores: From Wolf Of Wall Street To First Street

    How did some of the world's biggest tech companies come to benefit from a legal supershield making it almost impossible to sue them? The strange saga of Section 230 began 30 years ago with a notorious penny stock firm later made famous by Hollywood, and has now wound its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    This week, in a special partnership episode between our Supreme Court podcast The Term and our investigative podcast series Law360 Explores, we track down the story of how a law passed with little fanfare decades ago became an aegis for a fledgling internet industry, and why many critics now want to pierce its armor.

    • 33 min
    Does Law School Deliver?

    Does Law School Deliver?

    It’s time to take your seat inside the prestigious legal classroom, where law professors teaching a century-old curriculum engage in Socratic dialogue to shape you into thinking like a lawyer. But is that the most effective way of teaching, for all students? On this episode of Law360 Explores: The Law School Promise, we investigate how outdated methods like one final exam and cold calling can negatively impact students, and some of the ways that legal education reforms could change the curriculum for the better.

    • 39 min
    The Pipeline To The Legal Profession

    The Pipeline To The Legal Profession

    Before the law school journey even begins, you must first wind your way through a rigorous admissions process that includes not just letters of recommendation and statements of purpose, but the notoriously arduous LSAT exam. An exceptional score can open doors at the nation’s most prestigious universities, but is it the fairest way to measure candidates’ potential? On this episode of Law360 Explores: The Law School Promise, we investigate whether the law school admissions process makes sense, and whether a system that emphasizes a test score so heavily is leaving qualified law school applicants behind.

    • 34 min
    A Low Bar In California

    A Low Bar In California

    Tom Girardi allegedly grifted clients for years and got away with it. But how? In this episode of our podcast exploring the fall of Girardi, Law360 reporter Brandon Lowrey shares the findings of his extensive investigation into the flaws in the system meant to hold attorneys accountable. What he found were legal, structural and cultural flaws - particularly at the State Bar of California - that allowed Girardi to escape public punishment for decades.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Nick718714 ,

A must listen

Unbelievable insight into some of the depths of legalization which often gets overlooked. Such a well made podcast.

Coach B in WI ,

Really well done!

I learned a lot!!

GoHatters ,

Very interesting

Great place to start. Very interesting and well done!

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