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The Yale Law Journal Podcast makes legal scholarship accessible to a broad audience. Each episode, we interview an author of a forthcoming or recently published piece in the Yale Law Journal about their work.



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The Yale Law Journal Podcast makes legal scholarship accessible to a broad audience. Each episode, we interview an author of a forthcoming or recently published piece in the Yale Law Journal about their work.



The views of the hosts and guests on this podcast are their own, and do not represent the views or opinions of their employers or of Yale Law Journal, Yale Law School, or Yale University.



The mention of or reference to any product or service by a host or guest does not constitute an endorsement or approval of such product or service.



Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes, or should be interpreted as, legal advice or the rendering of same. If you have a question regarding your rights or a legal claim, please contact a licensed attorney in your area.

    Using Regulatory Law to Reform Prison Conditions

    Using Regulatory Law to Reform Prison Conditions

    When prisoners are served food with bugs in it or given medical care by unlicensed physicians, where can they turn for help? Believe it or not, such prison conditions may not be deemed cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment, but they could violate existing administrative regulations that set standards for food safety, medical … Continue reading Using Regulatory Law to Reform Prison Conditions →

    • 1 hr 6 min
    When Lawyers Lie: The Future of Legal Ethics Rules After the 2020 Election

    When Lawyers Lie: The Future of Legal Ethics Rules After the 2020 Election

    How should courts’ approaches to lawyer misconduct change following the flood of baseless lawsuits filed to undermine the valid results of the 2020 election? In this episode, we speak with both Professor Renee Knake Jefferson about her proposals for reforming standards of ethical conduct to apply both inside and outside the courtroom, and litigator David … Continue reading When Lawyers Lie: The Future of Legal Ethics Rules After the 2020 Election →

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Lasting Impact of the Insular Cases

    The Lasting Impact of the Insular Cases

    The Insular Cases are a series of Supreme Court cases about the status of U.S. territories that were decided over a century ago. Professor Aziz Rana and attorney Celina Romany join us in this episode to speak about the lasting impact the Insular Cases have had on American constitutional law and on the status of … Continue reading The Lasting Impact of the Insular Cases →

    • 35 min
    Power-Shifting in Policing

    Power-Shifting in Policing

    The need for transformative change to policing is clear. But the United States continues to grapple with what that change should look like – and who should have the power to decide. In this episode, Professor Jocelyn Simonson speaks to why we should view the regulation of policing through what she terms “the power lens,” … Continue reading Power-Shifting in Policing →

    • 40 min
    New Fronts in the Battle for Voting Rights

    New Fronts in the Battle for Voting Rights

    While we often consider questions of who is eligible to vote and how votes are counted, the question of where votes are counted is just as important. In this episode, Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos joins us to discuss the impact a race-blind baseline would have in racial vote-dilution case. Next, Alaa Chaker and Justin Farmer speak … Continue reading New Fronts in the Battle for Voting Rights →

    • 40 min
    The Impact of Executive Defiance on Immigrants

    The Impact of Executive Defiance on Immigrants

    What happens if a federal court issues an order in an immigration case, but the government does not obey it? As we’ll learn in this episode, it could mean that a young person who is eligible for relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program cannot have their application processed, or that immigrants … Continue reading The Impact of Executive Defiance on Immigrants →

    • 31 min

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Great law chat

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