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Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer

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Law to Fact is the renown podcast for law students where substantive legal issues are discussed with distinguished law professors from across the nation. Today, it is the go to place for all things law including course material, application tips, study strategies, and career advice—all packed into one podcast. Law to Fact is hosted by Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.
 
Law Pod UK covers developments across all aspects of civil and public law in the United Kingdom. It is brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row with presenters Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon. More info on our highly recommended podcast on the UK Human Rights Blog.
 
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Love the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure? We sure don't. Still, that doesn't mean lawyers can ignore them. Hosts Laura and Vaidehi give the play-by-play on recent developments in federal court over whether Trump can prevent the National Archivist from handing over documents to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riots. This incl…
 
Brian Kabateck and Shant Karnikian discuss the current situation for law students with their guest, Michael Waterstone, Dean of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Graduates of Loyola Law School themselves, Brian and Shant speak with the Dean on where law school and law practice is headed, the effects of the pandemic on teaching and students, and the o…
 
Rosalind English talks with Professor Jacob Sherkow about a recent claim brought by the Henrietta Lacks Estate, against Thermo Fisher Scientific, in the USA. Lacks's "immortal cells" have benefited "nearly every realm of medicine" in the 70 years since her death. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on th…
 
It's that time of year again when you shrug of the turkey-induced coma to go shopping on Black Friday. Is this year going to be different? Or will we see a fresh batch of clips on YouTube showing consumers' criminal behavior? On this very special holiday episode we discuss the ways people get into legal trouble on Black Friday.…
 
What would happen if in the middle of a huge personal injury case, where there might be a huge recovery, the Plaintiff and their spouse decide to get divorced? What if a couple’s home burns down and in the middle of the lawsuit against the tortfeasor, they decide to call it quits as a couple? These are the fascinating intersections of family law an…
 
While the Court of Appeal issues opinions that continue to jeopardize PAGA, corporate lobbyists have drafted a proposed ballot initiative that would kill PAGA entirely. Brian and Shant address a recent court ruling as well as proposed legislation that may significantly weaken or even eliminate the use of the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) in …
 
We often tackle big topics on this show. Not this time. Laura recently finished watching Seinfeld for the first time, so we figured now would be a good time to yada yada about the most famous trial of the 90s. No, not OJ, but the trial that sent Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to prison in Seinfeld's last episode. We recommend listening with some …
 
Brian and Shant revisit the standards for bad faith and opening up the lid on a policy. They discuss two recent cases from the California Court of Appeal: Pinto v. Farmers Insurance Exchange (2021) 61 Cal.App.5th 676 and Hedayati v. Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club (2021) 67 Cal.App.5th 833. For more information visit www.kbklawyers.c…
 
Would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley, Jr. won his unconditional release in September. Now 66, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982 and spent decades at St. Elizabeth's hospital, a psychiatric facility in Washington, D.C. This episode we talk about Hinckley's fascinating case and explain what you need to know about the…
 
Chances are you already know all about the new Texas law that all but prohibits abortions in the state and puts enforcement in the hands of any civilian who has $300 to risk for the chance to recover $10,000. We take a few minutes to talk about the first plaintiffs seeking this bounty - both of whom are disbarred and out-of-state former attorneys.…
 
There's been a lot of talk about judicial review lately. That the Supreme Court decides whether a law violates the Constitution is now largely unquestioned. But it wasn't always this way. This episode we go back and revisit the contentious election of 1800 and Marbury v. Madison, the decision that set the precedent for judicial review. Read a summa…
 
This is a tutorial lecture that introduces discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Fist, I give an overview of five of the most important discovery devices, namely depositions, interrogatories, document requests, physical and mental examinations, and requests for admission. Second, I briefly describe mandatory initial disclosure oblig…
 
Alex Murdaugh has been criminally charged for planning his own death so his son could get the proceeds of his insurance policy. But the plan backfired, leading to more trouble for an already beleaguered family. Insurance fraud is just the tip of the iceberg. Andy and Laura tell you the hard-to-believe story of the Murdaugh family in this sidebar ep…
 
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe recognized the rights of wild rice under tribal law in 2018. Now, wild rice is the plaintiff in a lawsuit in tribal court against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, claiming a proposed oil pipeline violates its rights. Other tribes, communities in the U.S., and countries have given legal rights to waterway…
 
We're back at the U.S.-Mexico border, this time to discuss firearms smuggling. Mexico is suing multiple prominent U.S. gun manufacturers in federal court, alleging negligence and other torts. Does the lawsuit have a chance at succeeding on the merits? We discuss the background of the case, what Mexico's aims are with the lawsuit, and the PLCAA, the…
 
Court sanctions were not enough to prevent attorney Richard Liebowitz from filing lawsuit after lawsuit on behalf of photographers alleging copyright infringement. The problem is Liebowitz also routinely falsely claimed his clients registered their copyrights prior to filing lawsuits, lied to the court, and violated several court orders, ultimately…
 
SCOTUS has been handing down summary decisions without public deliberation (sometimes in the middle of the night) regularly for the last several years. Law professor William Baude coined these procedurally variant decisions the Supreme Court's "shadow docket." FindLaw's new Sr. Editor Vaidehi Mehta joins the show for the first time to offer a look …
 
We're back with Paul Hjellming, our former sound engineer, who has some . . . interesting legal takes he pulled from Twitter. We talk about why juries don't get transcripts of witness testimony and other court proceedings and whether it's legal for retailers to deny cash payments. All this while doing an admirable job of withholding judgment of the…
 
In the wake of the pandemic a lot of people are starting their own businesses and side hustles. We talk to prominent IP attorney and Super Lawyers Rising Star Francesca Witzburg about the basics of trademark, copyright, and why it's important for businesses large and small to protect their intellectual property. You can get more info directly from …
 
Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska of 1 Crown Office Row (Brighton) discuss with Rosalind English the distressing and emotional business of removing newborns from their mothers when it is decided that it is in the infant’s best interests. Earlier this year the Public Law Working group has published a series of recommendations for improvements in pra…
 
This episode is a recording of my conversation with Judge Katharine H. Parker, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Parker is an authority on, among other things, electronic discovery. Our conversation here focuses primarily on lawyers' duties under Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 (and, more broadly, the scop…
 
A trial underway against AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson for their roles in the opioid crisis could have a significant impact on settlement negotiations and future trials. We discuss, plus we give a quick primer on what multi-district litigation (MDL) is. If you're listening because a loved one died from opioid addiction, here is a …
 
In the first episode in our new Family Law Series from 1 Crown Office Row Brighton, Clare Ciborowska and Richard Ager join Rosalind English to discuss the challenges presented to family court judges by the obligation to conduct full fact finding hearings where allegations of domestic abuse are raised.…
 
In this episode, Rosalind English discusses with Sarabjit Singh and Isabel McArdle of 1 Crown Office Row a number of laws containing "Henry VIII" powers which allow ministers to avoid full parliamentary debate. We have to apologise for the building works sound effects in the background of this episode. We welcome our listeners to perceive them as a…
 
If you are a 26 year-old quarterback phenom in the NFL with a contract worth hundreds of millions, life's pretty good. Unless you are also facing dozens and dozens of lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct, in which case you might lose your money, your job, and your fans. We outline the lawsuits against Watson and the NFL's likely response considering…
 
In this episode... Prof. Josh Galperin explains government rule-making authority and provides a broad overview of topics covered in administrative law. Some key takeaways.... Administrative law is the law that governs day-to-day government operations. It explains how federal agencies like the EPA, FDA, or SEC get authority to act, restrictions on t…
 
Why the controversy over Georgia's recently passed voting law? We discuss in the context of historical attempts at voter regulation, including Jim Crow laws, and what other state legislatures are contemplating in the near future. You can also read a brief explanation of the law by FindLaw's Richard Dahl: Georgia's New Voter Restriction Law Prompts …
 
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