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.

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May 10, 2022 25 min

While gaining legal knowledge is first and foremost the focus of law students, it's also vital students have the right strategies in place to help them gain employment when they graduate. In this podcast, host Tara Mead talks with Eden Mandrell, assistant dean of Widener Law Commonwealth's Career Development Office, who discusses her role in helping current students and alumni in their job search and beyond

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The COVID-19 pandemic certainly brought many challenges and changes in how we interacted, and that included our law school. In this podcast, we talked with Widener Law Commonwealth Dean Michael Hussey and Assistant Dean of Students Randi Teplitz on how those challenges were met, and lessons learned, moving forward.

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Music Credit: LeChuckz

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March 1, 2022 16 min

Thinking about applying to law school? Our latest podcast with Associate Dean of Admission Matt Kerns discusses the application process and what that entails, things potential law school students should do (and not do), and dispels misconceptions about the law school application process. 

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https://www.lsac.org/lsat/prep 
https://cleoinc.org/ 
https://www.accesslex.org/pre...

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February 1, 2022 20 min
There's been a renewed focus on mental health and wellness over the past few years, and that includes law school students. Join podcast host Tara Mead as she talks with Professor Rebecca Waldemar and Dean of Students Randi Teplitz on how mindfulness and wellness can help students develop the essential skills they need to succeed.

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  •   Mindfulness in Law society -- https://www.min...
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    In this episode, host Tara Mead talks with Legal Methods professors Amanda Sholtis and Anna Hemingway on how they help first year students with the challenges of law school, notably in the areas of communication and analysis of the law. 

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    December 13, 2021 38 sec

    Thank you for listening to the Widener Law Commonwealth podcast. We have been on hiatus since May. Although our subseries Things I Wish I Knew has concluded, we are delighted to welcome our new host Tara Mead.

    Tara joined Widener Law Commonwealth this semester as the new marketing and communications manager. Her first episode will be released tomorrow and covers the struggles first year law students face and ideas about how to over...

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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 Anthony Cox ’17. In-person restrictions did not keep them from a fun and engaging interview. In addition to his comments during the interview,

    Anthony emphasizes the importance of mentorship. "Seek mentorship. My motto is make it to the top and send the ladder back down to he...

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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 Prince Holloway ’08. In-person restrictions did not keep them from a fun and engaging interview.

    As a Trial attorney at Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Law, Prince is dedicated to standing up for both the injured and the innocent. He is the unique attorney that practices and produces...

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    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...

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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 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 Aerospac...

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    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.

    Read the transcript for this episode. (PDF)    Mentioned in this episode: Counterarguments Ha...
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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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