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Northwestern Law debuts topical podcast with Legal Talk Network

Series to focus on law’s role within the changing global, societal and technological landscapes

  • Podcasts hosted by Northwestern Law Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez
  • Episodes include interviews with prominent Northwestern faculty members
  • Series provides opportunity to discuss key issues in law, public policy and innovation

CHICAGO - Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law has launched the Planet Lex podcast, a series of conversations about the law today and its role within the ever-changing global, societal and technological landscapes. 

Hosted by Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez and produced by the Legal Talk Network, each episode features interviews with thought leaders on the selected topic, including several prominent Northwestern faculty members.

“This podcast series gives us a special opportunity to discuss key issues in law, public policy and innovation,” Dean Rodriguez said. “We will engage opinion leaders around exciting topics in a format that is both intense and fun.”

The first three episodes debuted today, with nine additional episodes coming over the course of the next year.

  • Episode 1 of Planet Lex features a conversation with Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider, clinical professors in Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, about youth interrogation, false confessions and their representation of Brendan Dassey, one of the defendants featured in the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer.”
  • In episode 2, Rodriguez speaks with Northwestern Law Professor Peter DiCola about evolving music copyright law, how new technology has affected the industry and the impact on artists.
  • In episode 3, Rodriguez talks to Professors Emerson Tiller and Leslie Oster about the need for multidisciplinary education in today’s more global marketplace and the value legal knowledge can add. They also discuss the law school’s unique Master of Science in Law program for professionals trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

Podcast episodes can be found on the Northwestern Law website, and listeners can subscribe via iTunes or download the free Legal Talk Network app for iPhone or Android.

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