Widener Law Commonwealth's Podcast

Widener Law Commonwealth's Podcast

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.... Show More

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February 11, 2021 74 min

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 Parol...

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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 ecol...

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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 me...

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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. Ke...

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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...

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***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 a...

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September 19, 2020 39 sec

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

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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 segme...

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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

 

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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 Newsl...
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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 ...

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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 organizat...

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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,...

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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, host...

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October 17, 2019 3 min

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 diffi...

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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May 15, 2019 5 min

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.

 

 

 

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