The Legal Academy

By Orin Kerr

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The Legal Academy is a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of the University of California, Berkeley Law School. It covers legal scholarship, the hiring market, teaching, and everything else that law professors care about. Every week features an interview with a leading law professor. More about Orin Kerr at www.OrinKerr.com

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Bonus Ep. Torres v. Madrid with Andrew Crespo
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This episode discusses Torres v. Madrid, a new Supreme Court case about the meaning of Fourth Amendment seizures. A woman was shot by the police while driving away from them, and she did not stop: Was she "seized" under the Fourth Amendment? Professor Kerr is joined by Andrew Crespo, a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Mar 26, 2021
Ep. 16: Reflections
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This is the last episode of The Legal Academy, offering reflections about the season from the host, Orin Kerr.

Sep 14, 2020
Ep. 15: Brian Leiter
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This week's guest is Brian Leiter, the Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago Law School and the force behind the Leiter Rankings and Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. Topics include law school hiring trends, what it takes to hire top faculty, the role of law school rankings & the US News, and the hiring market in the COVID19 era

Aug 31, 2020
Ep. 14: Beth Wilensky
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This week's show is about legal writing programs.  Our guest is Beth Wilensky, Clinical Professor of Law in the Legal Practice Program at the University of Michigan Law School. Topics include the role of legal writing programs in law schools; how legal writing programs are structured; hiring and promotion of legal writing professors; scholarship and job security among legal writing professors, and questions of equity and fairness in salary and prestige.

Aug 26, 2020
Ep. 13: Kristin Henning
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This week's guest is Professor Kristin Henning, the Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic of the Georgetown University Law Center. This week is all about clinical legal education. Topics include the role of law school clinics, hiring and promoting clinical faculty, the convergence between clinical and "podium" faculty, and how schools should choose among possible clinics.

Aug 20, 2020
Ep. 12: Nicola Lacey
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The guest this week is Nicola Lacey, the School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at the London School of Economics..  This week focuses on legal education in England and how legal academia n England is different from legal academia in the United States.  Topics include the structure of legal education, the backgrounds and research agendas of British legal academics, and the government regulations that law professors in England encounter. 

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Aug 12, 2020
Ep. 11: Randy Barnett
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The guest this week is Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center.  Randy discusses how being a law professor has changed in the last 40 years; lessons from teaching at different law schools; the experience of being a libertarian law professor; and the role of law school centers.  

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Aug 06, 2020
Ep. 10: Emma Kaufman
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This is the tenth episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School.  The guest this week is Emma Kaufman, Assistant Professor at New York University Law School.

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Jul 22, 2020
Ep. 9: Questions and Answers
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This is the ninth episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School.  This week, Professor Kerr offers answers to reader questions.

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Jul 15, 2020
Ep. 8: Dan Rodriguez
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This is the eighth episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School.  The guest this week is Daniel B. Rodriguez, the Harold Washington Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at Northwestern Pritzker Law School. This episode is all about law school deans.  Topics include why a law professor might want to (or not want to) become a dean, the role of deans,  and hiring of deans.

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Jul 08, 2020
Ep. 7: Meera Deo
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This is the seventh episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School.  The guest this week is Meera Deo, a Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.   We discuss Professor Deo's book, "Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia."

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Jun 30, 2020
Ep. 6: Pam Karlan
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This is the sixth episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School.  The guest this week is Pamela Karlan, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School.

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Jun 24, 2020
Ep. 5: Eric Posner
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This is the fifth episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School.  The guest this week is Eric Posner, the Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

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Jun 16, 2020
Ep. 4: Danielle Citron
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This is the fourth episode of The Legal Academy, a show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School.  The guest this week is Danielle Citron, a Professor at Boston University Law School.

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Jun 09, 2020
Ep. 3: Sarah Lawsky
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This is the third episode of The Legal Academy, a new show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School. Today's guest is Sarah Lawsky, the Benjamin Mazur Summer Research Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Topics include entry-level hiring and the scholarly world of tax law professors.

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Jun 02, 2020
Ep. 2: Jamal Greene
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This is the second episode of The Legal Academy, a new show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School. Today's guest is Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia University.

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May 26, 2020
Ep. 1: Akhil Amar
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This is the first episode of The Legal Academy, a new show about law professors hosted by Professor Orin Kerr of UC Berkeley Law School.  The guest is Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.

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May 19, 2020