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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 and students. Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capital’s 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.
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Nov 8, 2017

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.

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Music Credit: LeChuckz

Oct 11, 2017

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.

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Music Credit: LeChuckz

Sep 20, 2017

Host Julie Massing interviews Widener Law Commonwealth's Director of Career Development Karen Durkin. This interview covers several topics including the services offered by the Career Development Office for current students and alumni and tips for job seekers.

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Music Credit: LeChuckz

Sep 6, 2017

Host Julie Massing sits down with Professor of Legal Methods and Director of Academic Success Amanda Smith and Associate Professor of Legal Methods and Director of Student Affairs David Raeker-Jordan to discuss advice and tips for new law students. 

Mentioned in this Episode

One L of a Year

Mastering the Law School Exam

Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School

Making it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

 

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Music Credit: LeChuckz

 

Jul 27, 2017

We're on a short summer break but expect to hear more episodes from us soon! 

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Jun 21, 2017

Host Julie Massing sits down with Commonwealth Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Government Institute Jill Family and alumna Liana Walters '13, Legislative Counsel to PA State Senator Arthur Haywood, to discuss the history, mission, and benefits of Widener Law Commonwealth's Law and Government Institute. 

Follow the Law and Government Institute on Twitter @WidenerLG.

For more information about the podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Jun 7, 2017

This episode includes a recorded lecture from Sophia Z. Lee, a Professor of Law and History and Deputy Dean at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

View the video from this event on Widener Law Commonwealth's YouTube channel.

Professor Lee is a legal historian whose scholarship synthesizes constitutional and administrative law. She has written about administrative agencies’ role in shaping constitutional law; civil rights and labor advocates’ challenges to workplace discrimination during the early Cold War; and conservative legal movements in the post-New Deal era. Her book, The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New Right, was published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press. She is currently working on a book about constitutional privacy. Her articles can be found in the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, and Law & History Review. She earned her J.D. and Ph.D. in history from Yale. Prior to joining the Penn Law faculty, she clerked for the Honorable Kimba M. Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

For more information about the podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

 

 

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May 24, 2017

Host Julie Massing sits down with Professor of Law and Fulbright Scholar Michael Dimino to provide a basic understanding of the approaches to constitutional law and discuss the recent confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. 

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Music Credit: LeChuckz

May 10, 2017

Host Julie Massing sits down with Commonwealth Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Government Institute Jill Family to break down the complexities of immigration law in the United States. Their conversation aims to give listeners an understanding of the current landscape and historical context of immigration policy.

 

For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC)

 

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

May 3, 2017

Commonwealth Court Judge P. Kevin Brobson, currently serving as the Jurist in Residence for Widener Law Commonwealth, presented A Reasonable Expectation of Transparency--Where the Rights to Know and to Privacy Intersect.

Judge Brobson discussed the legal issues that arise at the intersection of the rights to know and to privacy.  Many states, including Pennsylvania, have a Right to Know law that encourages government transparency.  Those laws can implicate rights to privacy when the information sought from the government involves private matters, however.

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Music Credit: LeChuckz

Apr 19, 2017

Host Julie Massing interviews Widener Law Commonwealth's Central Pennsylvania Law Clinics Interim Director Mary Catherine Scott. This interview covers several topics including the history of the clinic and the benefits of law clinics for law students and the local communities.  

For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

Mentioned in this Episode:

MidPenn Legal Services

Dauphin County Agency on Aging

YWCA Domestic Violence Legal Center

Apr 5, 2017

Host Julie Massing sits down with Widener Law Commonwealth's Financial Aid Representative Allura Alonso to discuss the law school financial aid process.  Their conversation covers a wealth of information including affording law school, applying for financial aid, and repaying student loans. Hear from a financial aid expert about what you need to know to help finance your law school education.

For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Widener Law Commonwealth Financial Aid Office Campus Cruiser.

Contact Information:

Financial Aid Office
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717.541.3961
Fax: 717.541.1964
Email: finaidcwlaw@widener.edu

Mar 22, 2017

Host Julie Massing sits down with Widener Law Commonwealth's Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration John Benfield to discuss the law school application process.  Their conversation covers everything from the LSAT, GPA, personal statements, character and fitness requirements and more. Hear from an admissions expert how you can improve your chances of getting into law school

For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

Mentioned in this Episode:

LSAC.org

 

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Mar 2, 2017

Communications Manager Julie Massing describes Widener Law Commonwealth's new podcast covering legal news and helpful information for law students. For more information, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

 

 

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