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#29 | John Dernbach | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 2

8/29/2019
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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)

Duration:00:29:22

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

8/29/2019
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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)

Duration:00:16:53

#27.5 | Julie's Farewell Episode

5/15/2019
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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

Duration:00:05:00

#27 | The Administrative State Under Seige

5/1/2019
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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....

Duration:00:54:42

#26 | High Impact Practices Fair: Live Critique Method

4/17/2019
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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

Duration:00:17:05

#25 | Bail: Risk, Release, and Reform

4/3/2019
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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...

Duration:01:06:18

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

3/20/2019
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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...

Duration:00:42:38

#23 | Accepted Law School Applicants

1/16/2019
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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

Duration:00:21:03

#22 | Evidence Based Study Tips for Law Students

11/14/2018
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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

Duration:00:26:10

#21 | Internships and Externships for Law Students

10/31/2018
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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

Duration:00:13:28

#20 | Resumes and Cover Letters for Law Students and Recent Alumni

10/17/2018
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This episode, recorded in September 2018, is the second in 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 tips for resumes and cover letters for law students and recent alumni. The final installment in the series will be a discussion about and internships and externships. Mentioned in this Episode: Career Development and Job Search...

Duration:00:17:20

#19 | Networking and Professionalism for Law Students

10/3/2018
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This episode is the first in a three-part series featuring Eden Mandrell, Director of the Career Development Office at Widener Law Commonwealth in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In this episode they discuss networking and professionalism for law students and recent alumni. Upcoming episodes in this series will include discussions about resume building and internships and externships. Mentioned in this Episode: Pennsylvania Bar Association Law Student Membership Dauphin County Bar...

Duration:00:18:19

#18 | Law School Admissions - LSAT & Law School Preparation

9/26/2018
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Host Julie Sheldon talks with Widener Law Commonwealth Director of Admissions Tom Foley and discusses how prospective law students can prepare to take the law school admissions test (LSAT) and general tips for law school preparation. Mentioned in this Episode: LSAC LSAT Free Mock LSAT at Widener Law Commonwealth Music Credit: LeChuckz

Duration:00:35:02

#17 | Law Library Resources for Law Students

9/11/2018
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Host Julie Sheldon discusses the law library resources available to students with Susan Giusti, Brent Johnson, and Ed Sonnenberg. Mentioned in this Episode: Law Library Webpage Contact Us Page Law Library Hours Law Library Student Services Large Collaboration Room Reservation Music Credit: LeChuckz

Duration:00:17:14

#16 | Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Regarding Immigration Quotas

8/29/2018
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Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government and Director of the Law and Government Institute Jill Family sat down with host Julie Sheldon. Professor Family discussed a letter she co-authored and sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concern about new quotas for immigration judges. The letter was signed by more than 120 immigration and administrative law professors. Mentioned in this Episode: The Letter https://commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/ag-sessions Music Credit:...

Duration:00:19:47

#15 | Bar Exam Preparation

6/6/2018
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Host Julie Sheldon sits down with Widener Law Commonwealth's Associate Professor of Legal Methods David Raeker-Jordan to discuss the process of and strategies for bar exam preparation. Their conversation covers everything from where to start, knowing your learning style, what costs are involved, and more. Hear from an experienced professor about how you can set yourself up to pass the bar exam. For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit...

Duration:00:24:56

#14 | A Conservative Case for Climate Action

4/25/2018
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Our first Wayback Wednesday episode in celebration of Earth Day on April 22 is a recording from a 2016 lecture by Jerry Taylor. This event was co-sponsored by the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center and the Law and Government Institute. Jerry Taylor is president of the Niskanen Center, during which he provides the case of why conservatives do themselves a disservice by ignoring the risks of climate change. A little about the speaker: Prior to founding the Center in 2014, Mr.Taylor...

Duration:00:46:59

#13 | Immigration, Race and Rights in the Trump Era: Lessons From the Muslim Ban and DACA Termination

4/11/2018
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The lecture this year, Immigration, Race and Rights in the Trump Era: Lessons From the Muslim Ban and DACA Termination, was presented by Muneer I. Ahmad, Clinical Professor of Law and Deputy Dean for Experiential Education at Yale Law School. Professor Ahmad is Deputy Dean for Experiential Education, a Clinical Professor of Law, and the Director of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School. He co-directs the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC) and...

Duration:00:54:26

#12 | Student Organizations

11/8/2017
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Host Julie Massing interviews Widener Law Commonwealth's Director of Student Organizations Mary Catherine Scott and Student Bar Association President Genna Moscato. Their conversation includes information about the types of student organizations available at Widener Law Commonwealth and the benefits that come from participating in them. For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast. Music Credit: LeChuckz

Duration:00:12:01

#11 | Harry Potter and the Lawyer's Curse

10/11/2017
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Professor Randy Lee details Harry Potter`s lessons on rules, justice, forgiveness, honor, and the magic in practicing law. This is a recording of a 2017 CLE from homecoming weekend. For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast. Music Credit: LeChuckz

Duration:00:59:23