Widener Law Commonwealth's Podcast

Sinopsis

Learn the real issues behind the headlines of legal hot topics with internationally-known faculty at Widener Law Commonwealth. Legal scholars break-down complex legal issues and provide insight about immigration, business law, and sustainability. Looking to go to law school? Valuable tips on topics ranging from law school admissions to financial aid and Bar exam preparation will be given by our team of dedicated administrative staff. Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capitals only law school, with three specialized centers of legal scholarship through its Law and Government Institute, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, and Business Advising Program. Widener Law Commonwealth offers an exceptional learning experience that is personal, practical, and professional. Visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast for more information.

Episodios

  • #38 | Nontraditional Law Students | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 5

    #38 | Nontraditional Law Students | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 5

    02/03/2020 Duración: 52min

    Welcome to the fifth episode of Things I Wish I Knew (a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast) hosted by students Jonathan Nace along with cohosts Connor Behrend and Mark Uriarte. In this episode, host Jonathan and cohost Connor interview fellow law student Derek Hartman about his nontraditional path to law school. All three cohosts discuss their opinions on school breaks during the 5 minutes of unsolicited advice segment. Finally, host Jonathan and cohost Mark interview Melissa Barnes, another nontraditional law student with a unique journey to share. Things I Wish I Knew podcast subseries is about learning from your mistakes and progressing in your law school careers. The hosts and guests will be having candid discussions about many topics including anxiety, test taking strategies, technical difficulties, and much more. Subscribe to the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and other third-party podcast players so you don't miss an episode. We hope you enjoy h

  • #37 | Constructing the Counterargument 101 | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 6

    #37 | Constructing the Counterargument 101 | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 6

    20/02/2020 Duración: 33min

    Welcome to episode six of Widener Wordsmith, a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast. In this episode, Widener Wordsmith host and Adjunct Professor Pam DeMartino sits down with Associate Professor of Legal Methods David Raeker-Jordan to discuss how and why 1L students should construct the counterargument portion of their brief. Mentioned in this episode: Counterarguments Handout   Music by runfirestop (Pond5)

  • #36 | Publishing as Law Students | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 5

    #36 | Publishing as Law Students | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 5

    02/01/2020 Duración: 25min

    Welcome to episode three of Widener Wordsmith, a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast. In this episode, Widener Wordsmith host and Adjunct Professor Pam DeMartino sits down with two Widener Law Commonwealth students who have published articles. They discuss the benefits to students who choose to pursue having something published. Mentioned in this episode:   PA Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division At Issue Newsletter: https://www.pabar.org/public/yld/pubs/atissue/2019/YLDAtIssueSpring.pdf [pg. 3.]   Appellate Advocacy Blog: https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/2019/07/guest-post-cut-the-new-kid-some-slack-even-if-that-new-kid-is-you.html   Music by runfirestop (Pond5)

  • #35 | Legal Writing Process | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 4

    #35 | Legal Writing Process | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 4

    26/12/2019 Duración: 25min

    Welcome to episode four of Widener Wordsmith, a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast. In this episode, Widener Wordsmith host and Adjunct Professor Pam DeMartino sits down with Director of Academic Success Professor Amanda Sholtis. The two discuss the legal writing process.   Music by runfirestop (Pond5)

  • #34 | Legal Methods II | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 3

    #34 | Legal Methods II | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 3

    18/12/2019 Duración: 16min

    Welcome to episode three of Widener Wordsmith, a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast. In this episode, Widener Wordsmith host and Adjunct Professor Pam DeMartino sits down with Director of Legal Methods Professor Anna Hemingway. The two review what 1L students should have learned in Legal Methods I and what they can expect to learn in Legal Methods II.   Music by runfirestop (Pond5)

  • #33 | Academic Accommodations |Things I Wish I Knew Episode 4

    #33 | Academic Accommodations |Things I Wish I Knew Episode 4

    25/11/2019 Duración: 25min

    Welcome to the fourth episode of Things I Wish I Knew (a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast) hosted by students Jonathan Nace along with cohosts Connor Behrend and Mark Uriarte. In this episode, host Jonathan interviews Rebecca Ross, director of student accessibility services at Widener University, and Molly Acri, Assistant Dean of Administration and Registrar at Widener Law Commonwealth. They discuss the process of requesting academic accommodations. All three cohosts discuss their opinions on brief writing in the 5 minutes of unsolicited advice segment.  Things I Wish I Knew podcast subseries is about learning from your mistakes and progressing in your law school careers. The hosts and guests will be having candid discussions about many topics including anxiety, test taking strategies, technical difficulties, and much more. Subscribe to the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and other third-party podcast players so you don't miss an episode. We hope you

  • #32 | Veterans Day Special: Veteran Students  Wills for Heroes | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 3

    #32 | Veterans Day Special: Veteran Students & Wills for Heroes | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 3

    11/11/2019 Duración: 55min

    Welcome to the third episode of Things I Wish I Knew (a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast) hosted by students Jonathan Nace along with cohosts Connor Behrend and Mark Uriarte. In this special Veterans Day episode, hosts Jonathan and Connor interview Emily Ishler and Michael Bradley about the annual Wills for Heroes event held on campus each spring and is organized by the Public Interest Law Society student organization. Next, Jonathan speaks with veteran students Tadd Turczyn and Michael Cooper as they reflect on their military experience and their journeys to law school. Things I Wish I Knew podcast subseries is about learning from your mistakes and progressing in your law school careers. The hosts and guests will be having candid discussions about many topics including anxiety, test taking strategies, technical difficulties, and much more. Subscribe to the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and other third-party podcast players so you don't miss an epis

  • #31 | Halloween Special: How to Approach Law School Exams | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 2

    #31 | Halloween Special: How to Approach Law School Exams | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 2

    31/10/2019 Duración: 41min

    Happy Halloween! Welcome to the second episode of Things I Wish I Knew (a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast) hosted by students Jonathan Nace along with cohosts Connor Behrend and Mark Uriarte. In this special Halloween episode, hosts Jonathan and Mark interview Professor Robyn Meadows about how to write an essay answer for a law school exam. Among other tips, they review the acronym I.R.A.C. (Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion) as a method to follow when answering exam questions. Next, all three cohosts discuss their opinions on and experiences with study groups in law school in the 5 minutes of unsolicited advice segment. Finally, hosts Jonathan and Mark recap what listeners should take away from the interview with Professor Meadows.    Things I Wish I Knew podcast subseries is about learning from your mistakes and progressing in your law school careers. The hosts and guests will be having candid discussions about many topics including anxiety, test taking strategies, technical difficulti

  • #30 | How to Present Yourself in Public | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 1

    #30 | How to Present Yourself in Public | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 1

    21/10/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    Welcome to the first episode of Things I Wish I Knew (a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast) hosted by students Jonathan Nace along with cohosts Connor Behrend and Mark Uriarte. In the first half of this episode, hosts Jonathan and Connor interview fellow student Matt Bugli about how to present yourself on social media. Next, all three cohosts discuss sleep in the 5 minutes of unsolicited advice segment. Finally, hosts Jonathan and Mark interview fellow students Deanna Wagner and Eric Quiroz about how to dress for class, externships, and interviews.  Things I Wish I Knew podcast subseries is about learning from your mistakes and progressing in your law school careers. The hosts and guests will be having candid discussions about many topics including anxiety, test taking strategies, technical difficulties, and much more. Subscribe to the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, and other third-party podcast players so you don't miss the first episode. We hope you enjoy heari

  • #29.5 | Things I Wish I Knew Promo

    #29.5 | Things I Wish I Knew Promo

    17/10/2019 Duración: 03min

    Coming Monday, October 21, 2019... Things I Wish I Knew Podcast (a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast) hosted by students Jonathan Nace along with cohosts Connor Behrend and Mark Uriarte. This podcast series is about learning from your mistakes and progressing in your law school careers. The hosts and guests will be having candid discussions about many topics including anxiety, test taking strategies, technical difficulties, and much more. Subscribe to the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, and other third-party podcast players so you don't miss the first episode. Looking forward to sharing Things I Wish I Knew with all of you! For more information about the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.   Music: Bob Birthisel (Pond5)

  • #29 | John Dernbach | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 2

    #29 | John Dernbach | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 2

    29/08/2019 Duración: 29min

    Welcome to a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast called Widener Wordsmith.  In episode two, Widener Wordsmith host and Adjunct Professor Pam DeMartino sits down with Professor John Dernbach. The two discuss the story behind how Dernbach wrote and published A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method and Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School: Not Just to Survive.     Music by runfirestop (Pond5)

  • #28 | Dionne Anthon | Widener Wordsmith Podcast Series Episode 1

    #28 | Dionne Anthon | Widener Wordsmith Podcast Series Episode 1

    29/08/2019 Duración: 16min

    Welcome to a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast called Widener Wordsmith.  In episode one, Widener Wordsmith host and Adjunct Professor Pam DeMartino sits down with Visiting Professor Dionne Anthon. The two discuss the story behind how Anthon wrote and published The Bluebook Uncovered: A Practical Guide to Mastering Legal Citation.     Music by runfirestop (Pond5)

  • #27.5 | Julies Farewell Episode

    #27.5 | Julie's Farewell Episode

    15/05/2019 Duración: 05min

    Host Julie Sheldon sat down with podcast producer Steph Engerer on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to discuss the changes that are coming to the Widener Law Commonwealth podcast.       Music Credit: LeChuckz

  • #27 | The Administrative State Under Seige

    #27 | The Administrative State Under Seige

    01/05/2019 Duración: 54min

    2019 John Gedid Lecture Series The speaker this year was Gillian Metzger of the Columbia Law School. She will present, 1930s Redux: The Administrative State Under Siege, which was recently published in Harvard Law Review. In the article, she addresses the fact that the national administrative state is under attack today to an extent not witnessed since the New Deal. In particular, constitutional challenges to key features of administrative governance are surfacing in the Supreme Court. Taking a historical perspective, the lecture will argue that the current constitutional challenges are fundamentally misguided. These challenges not only risk the institutional legitimacy of the Court, but also they ignore the extent to which the national administrative state is constitutionally beneficial and even obligatory. Gillian Metzger is the Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where she is also a faculty co-director of Columbia’s Center for Constitutional Governance.  She writes and teaches in the a

  • #26 | High Impact Practices Fair: Live Critique Method

    #26 | High Impact Practices Fair: Live Critique Method

    17/04/2019 Duración: 17min

    Host Julie Shelton sits down with Professor of Legal Methods Amanda Sholtis and 3L student Sarah Rothermel to discuss the live critique method. The two recently presented on the topic at the high impact practices fair on main campus in Chester, PA.      Music Credit: LeChuckz

  • #25 | Bail: Risk, Release, and Reform

    #25 | Bail: Risk, Release, and Reform

    03/04/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    This lecture entitled, Bail: Risk Release & Reform, was be presented by Chief Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab, United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The following individuals served as experts on the lecture panel: Hon. Richard A. Lewis  President Judge  Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas  Heidi Freese  Federal Public Defender  Middle District of Pennsylvania  David J. Freed  United States Attorney  The United States Attorney's Office  Middle District of Pennsylvania  Nyssa Taylor, Esquire  Criminal Justice Policy Counsel  ACLU of Pennsylvania Judge Susan E. Schwab was appointed Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2012.  She assumed the role of Chief Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2017. She spent 11 years in public service with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Deputy Chief Counsel for the Auditor General, Deputy Chief Counsel and Deputy St

  • #24 | What to Expect as a First Year Law Student

    #24 | What to Expect as a First Year Law Student

    20/03/2019 Duración: 42min

    Host Julie Sheldon sits down with Widener Law Commonwealth's Assistant Dean of Students Randi Teplitz and students Gabriella Romeo and Shannon Costa to discuss what to expect during the first year of law school. They provide some tips on how to not only survive but thrive as a 1L. This episode is helpful for anyone considering applying to law school or who is already in the process of preparing for law school. Mentioned in this Episode Student Life and Wellness at Widener Law Commonwealth Office of Student Affairs Law Library's Reading List      Music Credit: LeChuckz

  • #23 | Accepted Law School Applicants

    #23 | Accepted Law School Applicants

    16/01/2019 Duración: 21min

    Host Julie Sheldon sits down with Widener Law Commonwealth's Associate Dean of Admissions and Administration John Benfield and Director of Admissions Tom Foley to review helpful tips and information for accepted applicants. Mentioned in this Episode Financial Aid Office Cost of Attendance Accepted Applicants Page       Music Credit: LeChuckz

  • # 22 | Evidence Based Study Tips for Law Students

    # 22 | Evidence Based Study Tips for Law Students

    14/11/2018 Duración: 26min

    Host Julie Sheldon talks with Associate Professor of Legal Methods David Raeker-Jordan about evidence based study tips for law students. Research suggests the various ways students studied in undergrad may not be effective in law school.  For more information about the podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener/podcast. Mentioned in this Episode: Law Library Study Aids     Music Credit: LeChuckz

  • #21 | Internships and Externships for Law Students

    #21 | Internships and Externships for Law Students

    31/10/2018 Duración: 13min

    This episode, recorded in September 2018, is the final installment of a three-part series featuring Eden Mandrell, Director of the Career Development Office at Widener Law Commonwealth in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In this episode, Eden and Host Julie Sheldon discuss internships and externships for law students.  Mentioned in this Episode: Career Development and Job Search Tools Widener Law Commonwealth Externships Symplicity Job Bank     Music Credit: LeChuckz

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