Conversations with the Legal Academy podcast

Conversations with the Legal AcademyConversations with the Legal Academy explores the scholarship and background of some of the nation’s leading legal scholars. This podcast, released twice a month, 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 Sr. Associate Dean and Professor of Law Brian Gallini.

Conversations with the Legal Academy is available via iTunes or Soundcloud.



Episode 26: Meet the New Dean featuring Margaret Sova McCabe
Margaret Sova McCabeMargaret Sova McCabe, the 13th dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, discusses her research interests and transition to Fayetteville. McCabe began her deanship during the summer of 2018. The interview was recorded in September of that year. | 20:30 minutes; published November 30, 2018


Episode 25: Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet featuring Zoe Niesel
Zoe NieselZoe Niesel, assistant professor, director of the Law Success Program and co-director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at St. Mary’s University School of Law, discusses her research on defining personal jurisdiction in the age of internet contacts. She was on campus in March of 2018 as part of the law school's speaker exchange. | 15:30 minutes; published August 31, 2018


Episode 24: The Myth of Autonomy featuring Lua Kamal Yuille
Lua Kamal YuilleLua Kamal Yuille, associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, discusses her research on "The Myth of Autonomy." She was on campus in March of 2018 as part of the law school's speaker exchange. | 22:52 minutes; published July 27, 2018


Episode 23: Retaliation Against Black Work Matters featuring Michael Green
Michael GreenMichael Green, professor at Texas A & M University School of Law, discusses his research on retaliation against Black Work Matters. He was on campus in April of 2018 as part of the law school's speaker exchange. | 22:52 minutes; published July 27, 2018


Episode 22: American Legal Ethics featuring Michael Ariens
Michael AriensMichael Ariens, professor, director of faculty scholarship and Englehardt Research Fellow at Saint Mary's University School of Law, discusses his research on American legal ethics. He was on campus in February of 2017 as part of the law school’s speaker exchange. | 16:40 minutes; published July 14, 2018


Episode 21: Local Governments and Climate Resilience featuring Sarah Adams-Schoen
Sarah Adams-SchoenSarah Adams-Schoen, associate professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, discusses her research on local governments and climate resilience. She was on campus in March of 2018 as part of the law school's speaker exchange. | 21:23 minutes; published June 22, 2018


Episode 20: Food Safety and the Law featuring Margot Pollans
Margot PollansMargot Pollans, faculty director of the Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative and assistant professor at the Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law, discusses her research on the FDA, the environment and nutrition. She was on campus in February of 2018 as part of the law school's speaker exchange. | 16:39 minutes; published May 25, 2018


Episode 19: Private Environmental Governance featuring Josh Galperin
Josh GalperinJosh Galperin, the director of the Environmental Protection Clinic and clinical lecturer in law at Yale Law School, discusses his research on private environmental governance. He was on campus as part of the Arkansas Law Review Symposium in October of 2017. | 21:45 minutes; published May 11, 2018


Episode 18: Tort Law and Reproductive Losses featuring Jill Lens
Jill LensJill Lens, an associate professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law, discusses her research tort law and recognition of reproductive losses. Lens joined the U of A faculty in January of 2018, and the conversation was recorded in February. | 26:11 minutes; published April 27, 2018


Episode 17: Smartcars, Smart Cities and the Law featuring Regina Hopper
Regina HopperRegina Hopper, alumna and senior vice president global public policy, GRIDSmart Technologies, talks with Darinda Sharp about her work with integrated mobility through connected and automated technologies. She was on campus in February of 2018 to accept the Gayle Pettus Pontz Award. | 29:34 minutes; published April 13, 2018


Episode 16: Faculty Friday featuring Jon Marshfield and Tiffany Murphy (part 2)
Jon Marshfield and Tiffany Murphy University of Arkansas associate professors of law Tiffany Murphy and Jon Marshfield talk with Senior Associate Dean Brian Gallini about their research, writing process and article submission strategies. | 26:59 minutes; published March 23, 2018


Episode 15: Federalism Before and After Trump featuring Dan Rodriguez
Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, talks with Darinda Sharp about his research on federalism. He was on campus as part of the Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts to present “Federalism Before and After Trump.” | 22:42 minutes; published March 9, 2018


Episode 14: Faculty Friday featuring Jon Marshfield and Tiffany Murphy (part 1)
Jon Marshfield and Tiffany Murphy University of Arkansas associate professors of law Tiffany Murphy and Jon Marshfield talk with Senior Associate Dean Brian Gallini about what brought them to the U of A, the origin of the passion for their fields of study and how their personal experiences have informed their research. | 31:10 minutes; published February 15, 2018


Episode 13: The hidden psychology of constitutional criminal procedure featuring Tonja Jacobi
Tonja JacobiTonja Jacobi, a professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, discusses her research on the hidden psychology of constitutional criminal procedure. Jacobi was on campus in January of 2017 as part of the law school’s speaker exchange.| 12:57 minutes; published January 25, 2018


Episode 12: Consensual Cy Pres featuring Laura Hines
Laura HinesLaura Hines, professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, discusses her research on Consensual Cy Pres. She was on campus in January of 2016 for the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange series. | 19:41 minutes; published December 22, 2017


Episode 11: Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age featuring Jeffrey Rosen
Jeffrey RosenJeffery Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and a law professor at George Washington University, talks with Senior Associate Dean Brian Gallini about his research. He was on campus to discuss “The Future of Privacy and Free Speech in the Age of Google and Facebook” as part of the Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts.| 16:35 minutes; published November 15, 2017


Episode 10: The Intersection of Law and Entrepreneurship featuring Theresa Fette
Theresa FetteTheresa Fette is the founder and CEO of Provident Trust Group. An alumna of the University of Arkansas the School of Law and Sam M. Walton College of Business, she discusses her career and memories from her days at the U of A. Fette was on campus in March of 2016 to receive the Gayle Pettus Pontz Award from the Women Law Students' Association. | 16:35 minutes; published October 18, 2017


Episode 9: Farming and Agricultural Law featuring Allen Olson
Allen OlsonAllen Olson, an agricultural attorney and visiting professor in the University of Arkansas School of Law LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, discusses his practice and teaching. He is an alumnus of the law school’s LL.M. Program who represents farmers, ranchers and related businesses in Georgia and nationwide. He was on campus in February of 2017 to teach a four-day intensive course titled "Representing Farmers: Farm Programs, Crop Insurance and a Few Other Things You Need to Know." | 14:04 minutes; published September 21, 2017


Episode 8: Comparative Law and State Constitutions featuring Vikram Amar
Vikram AmarVikram Amar, dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, discusses his research on state and federal constitutions. Amar was on campus in January of 2016 to serve as keynote for the law school’s annual Arkansas Law Review Symposium.| 25:16 minutes; published August 18, 2017


Episode 7: Business Litigation and Memories of the U of A with Connie Lewis Lensing
Connie Lewis LensingUniversity of Arkansas alumna and senior vice president of litigation and employment at FedEx Express Connie Lewis Lensing was on campus in March of 2016 to accept the Gayle Pettus Pontz award. While on campus, she discussed her career path, her memories of law school and the importance of passion. | 18:40 minutes; published July 20, 2017


Episode 6: The Real Cost of Free Internet Services featuring John Newman
John NewmanExplore the Myth of Free with John Newman, assistant professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He was on campus in March of 2016 for the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange series. | 9:11 minutes; published June 21, 2017


Episode 5: How Governments, Corporations, Households Influence Enviornmental Law featuring Michael Vandenbergh
Michael VandenberghMichael Vandenbergh, the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, talks with Darinda Sharp about his research on climate change and the law. He was on campus in March of 2016 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange program. | 21:46 minutes; published May 17, 2017


Episode 4: Third Party Beneficiary Law featuring 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: History, Constitutional Interpretation and Lessons from the Vice Presidency featuring 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: Fan Fiction and the Law featuring 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: Cognitive Science and the Law featuring 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