Conversations with the Academy podcast

Conversations with the AcademyConversations with the Academy explores the scholarship and background of some of the nation’s leading legal scholars. This monthly podcast, brought to you by the University of Arkansas School of Law, features wide-ranging interviews with renowned legal academics from all over the country. Co-hosted by School of Law Director of Communications Darinda Sharp and Academic Programs Coordinator Collin Hesse.

Conversations with the Academy is available via iTunes or Soundcloud.



Episode 4: David Epstein
David EpsteinDavid Epstein, the George E. Allen Chair at the University of Richmond School of Law and former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, was on campus in February of 2016 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange program. He and Darinda Sharp discuss his research on third party beneficiary law. | 17:04 minutes; published April 19, 2017


Episode 3: Joel Goldstein
Joel GoldsteinVice presidential scholar Joel Goldstein discusses his research with Darinda Sharp. Goldstein, the Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, was on campus in April of 2016 as part of the Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts. | 21:22 minutes; published March 21, 2017


Episode 2: Stacey Lantagne
Stacey LantagneDarinda Sharp and Stacey Lantagne, assistant professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, discuss her research on fan fiction and the law. Lantagne was on campus in February of 2016 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange program. | 28:17 minutes; published March 21, 2017


Episode 1: Deborah Jones Merritt
Deborah Jones MerrittIn this inaugural episode, Darinda Sharp talks with Deborah Jones Merritt, the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at Ohio State University. Merritt talks about her research in cognitive science and the law. She was on campus in November of 2015 as part of the Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts. | 32:52 minutes; published February 24, 2017