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Regulation of public corruption addressed in latest podcast

Fifth episode of Planet Lex podcast series

  • Northwestern Law Professor Juliet Sorensen discusses regulation of public corruption
  • Brendan Dassey case, music copyright law, sexual assault, multidisciplinary education are topics of first four episodes
  • Podcasts available on Northwestern Law website, iTunes and Legal Talk Network app 

CHICAGO - Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law has released a new Planet Lex podcast.

In the fifth and newest episode, released today Sept. 21, Juliet Sorensen, the Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law with the law school’s Center for International Human Rights, discusses the regulation of public corruption.

Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez hosts, and the Legal Talk Network produces the podcast series. The podcasts feature interviews with prominent Northwestern faculty members, discussing the law’s role in changing global, societal and technological landscapes.

A previous episode featured the lawyers who recently helped overturn Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction. Dassey’s case was made famous in the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer.”

The Planet Lex podcast series launched in July with three episodes. Seven more episodes will follow over the course of the academic year.

Summary of first episodes:

  • 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).

  • In episode 4, Rodriguez speaks with Northwestern Law Professor Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer about sexual assault on college campuses and how to best combat these incidents.

Planet Lex podcasts 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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