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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. Visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast for more information.

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. Visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast for more information.

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United States

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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. Visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast for more information.

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English


Episodes

#46 | Faith in the Future: America’s Ongoing Quest to Build a Diverse Democracy

3/29/2021
The 14th Annual Dean’s Diversity Forum Faith in the Future: America’s Ongoing Quest to Build a Diverse Democracy. Keynote Speaker: Vincent Rougeau Vincent Rougeau is the dean of Boston College Law School, the inaugural director of the new Boston College Forum on Racial Justice in America, and the 2021 president of the American Association of Law Schools. Dean Rougeau has just been named the first lay president of the College of the Holy Cross. Panelists Iva Ferrell, Associate Professor...

Duration:02:05:15

#45 | Alumni Interview with Niki Carter ’08

3/15/2021
One of the joys of being a Widener Law Commonwealth student is meeting alumni. Gabriella Romeo ’21, Student Bar Association President, interviewed alumna Niki Carter ’08. In-person restrictions did not keep them from a fun and engaging interview. Niki currently works at TE Connectivity, a company that designs and manufactures connectivity and sensors products for harsh environments. In her position at TE, Niki counsels the Aerospace, Defense & Marine business unit, and more specifically...

Duration:00:44:14

#44 | A Second Chance: Rehabilitation, Reform and Reentry

2/11/2021
The 2021 Jurist in Residence Lecture, A Second Chance: Rehabilitation, Reform and Reentry, sponsored by the Law and Government Institute, was held on Thursday, February 4. The lecture will be presented by The Honorable Royce L. Morris, Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. Featured Panelists Hon. Scott A. Evans, Criminal Calendar Judge, Dauphin County Kelly Evans, Deputy Secretary, Office of Reentry, PA Board of Probation and Parole Daniel Karhnak, Senior U.S. Probation Officer Douglas...

Duration:01:14:18

#43 | Earth in Trust: Inalienable Rights for a Collective Ecological Future

1/13/2021
Widener Law Commonwealth's Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker Series Presented: Earth in Trust: Inalienable Rights for a Collective Ecological Future on November 19, 2020. Mary Christina Wood is a Philip H.Knight Professor of Law at University of Oregon and Faculty Director of the law school’s nationally acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. Her research focuses on a fundamental rights approach to ecological restoration and distribution of resources. She is one of...

Duration:01:04:59

#42 | President and the Rise of Partisan Administration of the Law

10/29/2020
This is a recording of the 2020 Annual John Gedid Lecture Series: The President and the Rise of Partisan Administration of the Law hosted by Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Law and Government Institute. This lecture series honors John Gedid, one of the founders of Widener Law Commonwealth, the school’s first vice-dean and the founder of Widener’s Law and Government Institute. Professor Gedid has served as a wonderful mentor to every faculty member the school has hired. The...

Duration:01:01:23

#41 | Alumni Interview with Steve Ryan ’07

10/22/2020
One of the joys of being a Widener Law Commonwealth student is meeting alumni. Gabriella Romeo ’21, Student Bar Association President, interviewed alumnus Steve Ryan ’07. In-person restrictions did not keep them from a fun and engaging interview. Steve, a Brooklyn, NY native turned Central Pennsylvanian, shared his legal journey beginning from his first days at Widener to his well-established career in Workers’ Compensation Law. Keeps your eyes out for a special appearance of Gabriella’s cat...

Duration:00:31:13

#40 | And, We're Back | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 7

9/28/2020
Welcome to the seventh 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, the three hosts discuss what life has been like for them since the school transitioned to online learning in March 2020. 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...

Duration:00:26:16

#39 | Dean of Admissions | Things I Wish I Knew Episode 6

9/21/2020
***This Podcast was recorded in February.*** Welcome to the sixth 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 new Dean of Admissions Matthew Kerns. They discuss Matt's background and the law school application process. Things I Wish I Knew podcast subseries is about learning from your mistakes and progressing in your law...

Duration:00:44:44

#38.5 | Fall 2020 Update

9/19/2020
Due to the global pandemic, the Widener Law Commonwealth podcast has been on hiatus since March 2020. We recently recorded our first episode since our break and have one previously recorded episode ready to be released. Check back on Monday, September 21, 2020 to hear the first episode of the semester. If you have any topic suggestions, please email them to webcwlaw@widener.edu.

Duration:00:00:39

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

3/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:52:45

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

2/20/2020
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)

Duration:00:33:06

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

1/2/2020
Welcome to episode five 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...

Duration:00:25:45

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

12/26/2019
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)

Duration:00:25:45

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

12/18/2019
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)

Duration:00:16:22

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

11/25/2019
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...

Duration:00:25:05

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

11/11/2019
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...

Duration:00:55:16

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

10/31/2019
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...

Duration:00:41:42

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

10/21/2019
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...

Duration:01:04:28

#29.5 | Things I Wish I Knew Promo

10/17/2019
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...

Duration:00:03:30

#29 | John Dernbach | Widener Wordsmith Series Episode 2

8/29/2019
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