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Planet Lex is a series of conversations about the law, law and society, law and technology, and the future of legal education and practice. In other words, a bunch of interesting stuff about the law.

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Planet Lex is a series of conversations about the law, law and society, law and technology, and the future of legal education and practice. In other words, a bunch of interesting stuff about the law.

    COVID-19's Impact on the 2020 Election

    COVID-19's Impact on the 2020 Election

    Michael Kang, the William G. and Virginia K. Karnes Research Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is a nationally recognized election law expert. He discusses COVID-19’s looming impact on the upcoming presidential election, the range of election-related litigation already in courts, and whether he thinks America will know election results on November 3.

    • 36 min
    New Light on the History of Commercial Fraud

    New Light on the History of Commercial Fraud

    Emily Kadens, legal historian with a particular focus on medieval and early modern history of commercial law and practice, shares her research on the origins of commercial fraud in England and dispels the myth of a golden age of commerce. 

    Fraud is not a modern problem. In this episode of Northwestern Law’s Planet Lex, host Jim Speta is joined by Emily Kadens, Professor of Law, to discuss her new article New Light on Twyne’s Case, one of the oldest English cases still being cited by American courts.

    • 37 min
    Anti-Discrimination Laws v. Religious Freedom

    Anti-Discrimination Laws v. Religious Freedom

    The United States has a long history of religious accommodation. But is it possible to exempt those who object to an anti-discrimination law without defeating the purpose of that law? Planet Lex host Jim Speta is joined in this episode by Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and author of Gay Rights Versus Religious Liberty: The Unnecessary Conflict, to discuss the intersection of religious freedom and anti-discrimination laws.

    • 34 min
    Juvenile Justice Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Juvenile Justice Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Julie L. Biehl shares her mission to release incarcerated youth and speaks about her vision for the future of juvenile justice.

    • 31 min
    Law in the Time of Coronavirus

    Law in the Time of Coronavirus

    Daniel B. Rodriguez discusses the myriad (and ever-evolving) legal issues surrounding COVID-19.

    • 44 min
    Leading Edge of Legal: How In-House Attorneys Navigate Issues in High Profile Startups

    Leading Edge of Legal: How In-House Attorneys Navigate Issues in High Profile Startups

    Myra Pasek and Pete Cline discuss various legal issues they have dealt with while working at startup companies.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

MLK902 ,

Demystifies hot legal topics of the day!

This podcast breaks down some of the biggest issues of the day. It's totally accessible for non-lawyers, but sophisticated enough for lawyers. The host does a great job keeping the conversation moving.

Scottwallaye ,

Excellent

Dean Rodriguez hosts a great legal discussion on a variety of pertinent topics. Good for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

Meg Dawson ,

Perfect for incoming 1Ls

I am an incoming 1L at Northwestern and this podcast has given me a great glimpse into what's to come this year. I love listening to the episodes that feature professors I will one day have. It's also a great way to bond with my husband and share some of what I'll be learning and experiencing in law school. So glad Planet Lex exists!

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