Above The Law - Thinking Like A Lawyer

Sinopsis

Thinking Like A Lawyer is a podcast featuring Above the Laws Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice. Each episode, the hosts will take a topic experienced and enjoyed by regular people, and shine it through the prism of a legal framework. This will either reveal an awesome rainbow of thought, or a disorienting kaleidoscope of issues. Either way, it should be fun.

Episodios

  • Fighting For The Innocent

    Fighting For The Innocent

    16/10/2018 Duración: 29min

    Joe and Elie take a serious turn, talking to University of Cincinnati Law Professor Mark Godsey, director of the Ohio Innocence Project, and author of Blind Injustice about the scourge of wrongful convictions, prosecutorial misconduct, and the trouble with local elections. Professor Godsey, a former prosecutor himself, discusses his conversion to an advocate for the wrongfully convicted and his grasp of the psychology that consistently lands the wrong people in prison. Speaking of psychology, Elie discusses whatever's going on in Kanye's head.

  • Getting Paid As A Lawyer Really Shouldnt Be So Hard

    Getting Paid As A Lawyer Really Shouldn't Be So Hard

    09/10/2018 Duración: 16min

    Joe attended this year's Clio Cloud Conference and sat down with Sarah Schaff of Headnote to discuss her legal career and how she's shifted to become an entrepreneur with a product that helps attorneys collect on their bills within hours instead of months.

  • The Kavanaugh Hearings Were Something Else, Werent They

    The Kavanaugh Hearings Were Something Else, Weren't They

    02/10/2018 Duración: 28min

    Joe and Above the Law's Kathryn Rubino react in real-time to the Kavanaugh hearings, recapping the morning testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and watching the Kavanaugh opening statement in all its ripe-for-SNL-parody glory. Since this recording, the vote's been delayed pending an investigation but it's worth taking a step back and ruminating on what we saw.

  • The Changing Legal Office

    The Changing Legal Office

    25/09/2018 Duración: 22min

    The legal workplace would be almost unrecognizable to a lawyer of the past. The typewriters are gone, WordPerfect is gone, the fax machines are going, and a whole host of new platforms providing services that those older lawyers could never have imagined. Joe and Elie chat with Casepoint CEO Haresh Bhungalia and Casepoint Chief Strategy Officer David Carns about the legal technology landscape generally and Casepoint specifically and how each are changing the legal workflow.

  • Transparency In The Courts

    Transparency In The Courts

    18/09/2018 Duración: 31min

    Before the Kavanaugh nomination took its decidedly darker turn, the nominee spoke tentatively but positively of opening up the courts to cameras and same-day audio. The House has also put forward a bill to expand this transparency. Joe and Elie talk to Andrew Eisbrouch and Jesse Weber of the Guys Who Law podcast and the Law & Crime network. Law & Crime is dedicated to broadcasting live courtroom telecasts to inform the public about the judicial system, so we wanted to know their thoughts on transparency.

  • The Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

    The Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

    12/09/2018 Duración: 33min

    Joe and Elie review the week that was in the Kavanaugh confirmation fight. Procedural fights! Threatened explusion! Giving false testimony to the Senate! Mysterious Kasowitz connections! After a wild week, will Brett Kavanaugh still have the votes to narrowly get confirmed to the Supreme Court? We'll just have to wait and find out. But the answer is yes.

  • Step Inside The Octagon -- Law And MMA

    Step Inside The Octagon -- Law And MMA

    04/09/2018 Duración: 24min

    Joe and Elie talk to Jason Cruz, a Seattle attorney and writer for MMA Payout covering the law and business side of MMA fighting. We discuss just how someone gets from a law degree to this world and walk through the lawsuit against Conor McGregor for throwing cans into the crowd. Elie also shares his theory for the unwritten social contract all sports fans should agree to and it's safe to say Elie wants us all to live in a dystopian nightmare.

  • Just How Smart Are You?

    Just How Smart Are You?

    28/08/2018 Duración: 54min

    Joe and Elie hit the road, coming to DC to ask some bar trivia questions to benefit the DC Bar Pro Bono Project. The winning score was 19/30... can you do better?

  • A Banner Week For Legal Gossip

    A Banner Week For Legal Gossip

    21/08/2018 Duración: 26min

    The Washington Post's Style section isn't normally where you'd go for your lawyerly insights, but last week they graced us with not one, but two legal stories. Joe Patrice and guest host Kathryn Rubino dive into Tiffany Trump's alleged law school woes and the hilariously grumpy life of Wachtell's George Conway as he navigates his days married to Kellyanne. There's also some Brett Kavanaugh talk, because why not?

  • Mastering On-Campus Interviewing

    Mastering On-Campus Interviewing

    14/08/2018 Duración: 39min

    As on-campus interviewing season begins, Joe and Elie welcome Vanderbilt Law School's Associate Director of Career Services Nick Alexiou to discuss the on-campus interviewing process. Learn to master the arcane art of speed dating with law firms and answering the difficult question, "why do you want to work here?". And the event details are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trivia-challenge-at-iltacon-tickets-46580583780 Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.  

  • Ohio State Football... A Quick Primer On Internal Investigations

    Ohio State Football... A Quick Primer On Internal Investigations

    08/08/2018 Duración: 35min

    THE Ohio State University, as they prefer to be called, has commissioned a Biglaw firm to look into its head coach's handling of domestic abuse allegations against his staff. But what is an internal investigation? What exactly is it going to mean when Mary Jo White gets mentioned on ESPN? Joe and Elie give a quick, high-level rundown on the internal investigation process and Ohio State's situation. Sorry, I mean "The Ohio State's situation." Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • Above the Law Goes To The Movies

    Above the Law Goes To The Movies

    31/07/2018 Duración: 20min

    Elie can't make it to today's podcast, so Joe goes on an extended rant about movies with legal mistakes in them that drive him crazy. If you've ever watched Jaws and thought the movie should have really followed a string of lawsuits to put Amity out of business, this is the episode for you. Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • The Danger Of For-Profit Law Schools

    The Danger Of For-Profit Law Schools

    24/07/2018 Duración: 27min

    After years of giving them a pass, the ABA is cracking down on flagging for-profit law schools that consistently produce few graduates with legal jobs while raking in huge bucks. But how did these schools manage to make it this far? Social anthropologist Dr. Riaz Tejani spent three years working at a for-profit law school and has compiled his research in LawMart: Justice, Access, And For-Profit Law Schools. He joins Joe and Elie this week to talk about his work. Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • How The Media Miffed Brett Kavanaughs Nomination

    How The Media Miffed Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination

    17/07/2018 Duración: 22min

    Barring some unforeseen parliamentary math, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the DC Circuit will be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court. But as we come to the end of a whirlwind couple of weeks leading up to this announcement... did anything in we talked about matter? We all thought Kavanaugh was going to be the pick and after a ton of wild coverage Kavanaugh was still the pick. Joe and Elie discuss how the media got duped into following a horse race that never existed. Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • I’m Off A Boat

    I’m Off A Boat

    10/07/2018 Duración: 23min

    Police accused a Vinson & Elkins partner of fleeing the scene after swimming away from a boat crash — ostensibly to get help — that left a number of V&E partners injured and then disappearing for five hours. Is this a good use of prosecutorial resources? Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • Anthony Kennedy Retires — What’s Next

    Anthony Kennedy Retires — What’s Next

    03/07/2018 Duración: 23min

    Joe and Elie chat with Above the Law Founder David Lat about Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement. What is Kennedy’s legacy? Where will the Court go from here? And handicapping Kennedy’s potential successors. David Lat is editor at large and founding editor of Above the Law. Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • The Dumbest Law School Exam Question Ever

    The Dumbest Law School Exam Question Ever

    28/06/2018 Duración: 29min

    Elie and Joe sit down to discuss one of the truly stupid law school final exams in history. Did it cover material that could reasonably come up in future practice? No. Did it require reasoning through currently controlling precedent? No. Was it wildly offensive? Oh, you better believe it was.

  • The 2018 Top 50 Law Schools

    The 2018 Top 50 Law Schools

    21/06/2018 Duración: 23min

    Joe and Elie discuss Above the Law's annual ranking of the top law schools in America with ATL Research Director Brian Dalton. There were some major shifts at the top of this year's ranking, and Elie isn't happy about any of them. Brian Dalton is the director of research at Breaking Media. Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • Baby Making Music

    Baby Making Music

    12/06/2018 Duración: 34min

    Joe and Elie talk to Ellen Trachman, an attorney specializing in all things baby, about artificial insemination, custody conundrums, and how twins can be citizens of different countries. Ellen E. Trachman is the founded Trachman Law Center, LLC, a company that is dedicated and compassionate about legal representation to those who wish to build a family through adoption or assisted reproductive technology. Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • Emergency Podcast: Milbank Raises Salaries

    Emergency Podcast: Milbank Raises Salaries

    08/06/2018 Duración: 23min

    Milbank surprised everyone this week by boosting associate salaries over their 2016 levels. While we wait to see if others will follow suit, Joe and Elie break down what's happened and what this might mean for the industry at large. Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.  

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