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Emphasis Added

A podcast by the Houston Law Review about legal issues, prominent lawyers, and the study and practice of law.

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Courting Post-Graduate Federal Judicial Clerkships
Welcome to "Emphasis Added," a podcast by the Houston Law Review, where we delve into the world of legal issues, prominent lawyers, and the study and practice of law. In this episode, hosts Harrison Little and Jake Guarino are joined by Houston Law Review members Rachel Howard and Frank Chambers to discuss the intricacies of federal judicial clerkships.Federal judicial clerkships are prestigious positions where law graduates work closely with judges, assisting in the judicial process. Clerks are the judge's right hand, drafting initial motions, participating in the editing of opinions, and attending hearings or trials. The role is dynamic and varies depending on the judge and the court level, with appellate clerks often involved in oral arguments and traveling for En Banc hearings.The relationship between clerks and judges is a unique and intimate one, offering a mentorship that shapes the clerk's legal acumen and professional development. This episode explores the personal and professional benefits of clerkships, including the opportunity to refine legal writing skills and build a network of legal professionals.Rachel and Frank share their personal journeys to securing clerkships, emphasizing the importance of initiative, networking, and starting the application process early. They discuss the competitive nature of the application process, which includes recommendations, transcripts, writing samples, and cover letters, and offer tips on how to stand out in a sea of applicants.The episode also touches on the evolving landscape of clerkships, with more judges looking for candidates with prior work experience. This shift reflects a desire for clerks who are not only academically accomplished but also have practical legal experience.Whether you're a law student considering a clerkship, a practicing attorney looking to pivot your career, or simply curious about the inner workings of the judicial system, this episode provides valuable insights into the responsibilities, benefits, and pedigree of federal judicial clerkships.Tune in to "Emphasis Added" on your favorite podcast streaming app or visit the Houston Law Review's website for more engaging content on legal issues and the legal profession. Don't forget to follow us on social media for updates on new episodes and legal discussions.For more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
47:04 6/3/24
Ballot Disqualifications and the Fourteenth Amendment
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 5 hosts Jake Guarino and Harrison Little meet with Emily Berman, a  Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and an expert in constitutional law. In our discussion, we examine the recent U.S. Supreme Court case of Trump v. Anderson concerning the removal of Donald Trump from the presidential ballot in Colorado. We discuss how this case redefines Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment in several key ways.For more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
46:35 4/9/24
The First Amendment Implications of Artificial Intelligence
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Jake Guarino and Harrison Little meet with Peter Salib, an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Law Center and an expert in the law of artificial intelligence. The discussion traces his recent paper, titled “AI Outputs Are Not Protected Speech,” as we analyze the potential impact of the First Amendment on efforts to regulate AI. Professor Salib breaks down his view regarding the proper treatment of AI under the First Amendment and why current jurisprudence in this area is already well-suited to handle the latest innovations in this field.For more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
61:50 3/11/24
The 28th Annual Frankel Lecture: "The Perennial Eclipse: Race, Immigration, and How Latinx Count in American Politics"
Season 5, Episode 4 features the 28th Annual Frankel Lecture, “The Perennial Eclipse: Race, Immigration, and How Latinx Count in American Politics.” Our keynote Frankel Lecturer was Professor Rachel Moran of Texas A&M School of Law. Her commenters were Ilya Somin, Professor of law at George Mason University, and Joseph Fishkin, Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Tune in on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or any other streaming platform for a fascinating and informative discussion about race, ethnicity, voting and Texas.On behalf of the Houston Law Review, Emphasis Added would like to thank Professor Moran, Professor Somin, and Professor Fishkin for sharing their work with us. We are also deeply grateful to the Frankel family for their 28 years of support in fueling the Law Center's ability to host timely and intellectual conversations on important legal issues.For more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
148:13 2/8/24
Alamdar Hamdani: Journey to Becoming the U.S. Attorney
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 5 hosts Jake Guarino and Harrison Little interview Alamdar Hamdani, the current U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, to discuss his story and his role as the chief federal law enforcement officer for one of the most populous federal districts in the nation.USA Hamdani discusses how his early experience immigrating to the United States shaped his journey into the practice of law, the factors that led him to become a federal prosecutor, the experience navigating the nomination process, and the personal philosophy that guides him as he serves in a role of such critical importance.For more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
40:40 11/8/23
HLR Declassified: 1L Survival Guide | Law School Real Talk Series
The Law School Real Talk Series by the Houston Law Review was developed to provide useful and actionable advice to first-year law students regarding the many unknowns of law school. In this episode of the series, Season 5 hosts Jake Guarino and Harrison Little met with Kaileigh Mallin and Chandni Jaggi to break down the key dimensions of the 1L experience. Kaileigh currently serves as the Houston Law Review’s Editor in Chief and plans to practice litigation at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Chandni currently serves as the Houston Law Review’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Editor, and plans to practice litigation at Vinson & Elkins. Our guests provided their unique perspectives and insightful advice regarding class preparation, study habits, community involvement, and legal recruitment.Season 5 Episode 2 Contents:00:00 - Introduction06:50 - Class Preparation15:55 - Outlining24:41 - Study Groups vs. Studying Alone28:19 - Writing an Excellent Exam Answer35:35 - Community Involvement38:15 - Mentorship42:10 - Litigation vs. Transactions52:42 - Distinguishing Firms1:02:43 - ConclusionFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
64:18 10/5/23
Power in Numbers: Enhancing Latinx Representation in the Legal Profession
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 5 host Jake Guarino and Season 2 host Adri Langemeier moderate the Hispanic National Bar Association's "Power in Numbers" panel at the HNBA Region XII Annual Summit. Panelists Justice Amparro Guerra (Texas First Court of Appeals), Commissioner Leslie Briones (Harris County, Precinct 4), Alicia Castro (Partner at Locke Lord), and Maria Amelia Calaf (Partner at Botkin Chiarello Calaf) reflect on the impact, influence, and inclusion of the Latinx community on the legal profession. "Power in Numbers" refers to the panel's call to enhance Latinx representation in the legal field. The decorated panelists discuss how they have navigated challenges, leveraged resources, and created windows where doors were otherwise closed to them. Season 5, Episode 1 Contents:00:00 — Introduction 06:00 — Impact12:00 — Mentors vs. Sponsors12:00 — Staying and Succeeding in Law22:00 — Path to Government Service35:00 — Influence37:00 — Community Outreach43:00 — Getting Involved in Legal Community52:00 — From Imposter to Incomparable01:03:00 — Activating Personal PowerFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
67:47 8/30/23
The Road to a Successful Solo Practice: Challenges, Benefits, and the Growing Role of AI
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 4 host Matt Chelf and incoming Season 5 host Harrison Little met with Martin Thomas, a civil litigator and the founder of the Law Offices of Martin Thomas, to discuss the challenges and the benefits of being a solo practitioner as well as the recent proliferation of artificial intelligence software. We discussed the circumstances that drove Martin’s decision to open his own practice, the process of learning to manage one’s own business, and the various ways in which artificial intelligence can (and can’t) be used to bolster one’s legal practice. Martin specializes in breach of contract matters, business litigation, and more. Visit his website at: https://www.martinthomaslaw.com/.Season 4, Episode 11 Contents:00:00 – Introduction02:06 - Motivation and Preparation for Going Solo06:57 - Learning to Operate a Business21:20 - The Recent Proliferation of AI23:31 - AI and Confidentiality Concerns26:52 - AI and Concerns Regarding Job Security32:58 - ConclusionFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
34:40 7/9/23
Energy Transition Trends & Developments: The Road to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions with Archie Fallon
In this episode of Emphasis Added, incoming Season 5 host Jake Guarino and Season 4 host Brock Jones met with Archie Fallon, Managing Partner of Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Houston office, to discuss developing legal and transactional trends in the energy transition space as the world marches toward its 2050 goal of net-zero carbon emissions. Archie serves as the Co-Chair of Willkie Farr’s Project Finance and Power & Renewable Energy Practice Groups, generally representing private equity funds and corporate clients in strategic energy and infrastructure transactions. Archie also serves as Chair of the Renewables Practice Committee at the Institute for Energy Law and as an advisory board member of Houston’s Renewable Energy Alliance. We discussed topics like Houston’s involvement in the energy transition, policy implications of clean energy adoption, and recent legislation affecting the energy industry. Season 4, Episode 10 Contents:00:00 – Introduction02:28 – Houston’s Renewable Energy Alliance11:37 – The Energy Transition18:04 – Transactional Trends with The Energy Transition23:47 – Policy Considerations for Clean Energy35:07 – ESG Regulations and Concerns42:31 – Greenwashing47:02 – Lawyers’ Involvement in The Energy TransitionFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
53:26 4/19/23
Succeeding in Law School Summer Employment | Law School Real Talk Series
The Law School Real Talk Series by the Houston Law Review was developed to provide useful and actionable advice to first-year law students regarding the many unknowns of law school. On this episode of the series, season 4 host Brock Jones is joined by Houston Law Review members Andrew Jacobs and Chandler Johnson as they discuss their experiences and advice on how to make the most of law school summer employment opportunities and ultimately choose a full-time position. Our guests provided a variety of information pertaining to big law firm employment and judicial clerkships, with Andrew planning to clerk for Judge Jeffrey Brown of the Southern District of Texas upon graduation before practicing litigation at Bracewell, and Chandler planning to practice transactional law at Latham & Watkins alongside Brock. Andrew, Chandler and Brock discuss the inside details of working at firms and courthouses over the summer while providing their own tips, tricks and advice along the way, from the differences in clerkship and summer associate positions, excelling on work assignments, balancing social events and more. Season 4, Episode 9 Contents:00:00 – Introduction03:38 – Clerkships v. Law Firm Positions11:26 – Best Practices & Expectations for Work Assignments24:50 – Maximizing In-Office Outings & After-Hour Socialization33:40 – Evaluating an EmployerFor more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
38:59 4/3/23
Choosing and Leveraging a Law School | Law School Real Talk Series
The Law School Real Talk Series by the Houston Law Review was developed to provide useful and actionable advice to first-year law students regarding the many unknowns of law school. On this episode of the series, season 4 host Matt Chelf is joined by Houston Law Review members Olivia Wogon and JP Johanson as they discuss their experiences and advice on how to decide on a law school as an applicant and getting the most out of that school as a student. Our guests provided a variety of information pertaining to evaluating law schools and using school resources to achieve desirable employment, with the unique perspectives of both Olivia and JP moving to Houston from out of state and JP transferring to UHLC following his 1L year. Olivia, JP and Matt discuss how they landed in Houston while providing their own tips, tricks and advice along the way, from factors for considering schools, networking on campus and more. Season 4, Episode 8 Contents:00:00 – Introduction01:24 – Factors & Resources for Evaluating Law Schools14:47  – Maximizing the Law School Experience18:05 – Leveraging your Law School’s Strengths20:45 – Advice to your “1L Self”For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
23:34 3/20/23
Affordable Housing, Eminent Domain, and Other Land Use Issues with Professor Kellen Zale
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 4 hosts Brock Jones and Matt Chelf spoke with  @The University of Houston Law Center  Professor  Kellen Zale  about Land Use issues currently affecting the City of Houston, including the I-45 freeway expansion project's community impacts and the difficulties surrounding new affordable housing projects. Professor Zale is an expert on Land Use, Local Government, Real Estate, and Property law, and has been published in the Stanford, Penn, and Harvard Environmental Law Reviews, amongst many others. Episode Contents:00:00 - Introduction, Professor Kellen Zale01:10 - What is Land Use?02:05 - Houston and Zoning05:40 - Historic Preservation Districts09:48 - The North Houston Highway Improvement Project19:40 - Affordable Housing31:20 - Citizen EngagementFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
35:10 2/24/23
Law Firm Recruitment and Interviewing | Law School Real Talks Series
In this episode, we're joined by University of Houston Law Center Assistant Dean for Career Development Tiffany Tucker to discuss best practices for students participating in legal recruitment through both on-campus and in-office interviewing processes. Dean Tucker joined the UHLC Career Development Office after practicing transactional intellectual property and general corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. As a former professional development specialist, her work with UHLC now involves overseeing employer outreach and student career counseling, facilitating the Passport to Success Professional Development Program, managing recent graduate employment data collection and reporting, and providing one-on-one career counseling to alumni.For more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
68:18 1/24/23
The Jurisprudence of Masculinity with Professor Melissa Murray: The 27th Annual Frankel Lecture
The 27th Annual Frankel Lecture, sponsored by the Houston Law Review at the University of Houston Law Center, focused on the U.S. Supreme Court and explored possible gender bias applied in protecting legal rights. Professor Melissa Murray, a leading expert on constitutional law, reproductive rights and justice, discussed “The Jurisprudence of Masculinity” during the keynote.Murray is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law and Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network Faculty Director at the New York University School of Law. She focuses her research on the legal regulation of intimate life. Her publication “Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice” is the first casebook covering reproductive rights and justice.After law school, Murray clerked for Sonia Sotomayor, a then judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Stefan Underhill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Murray is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale Law School.Commentators for the lecture are:Helen Alvaré, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Robert A. Levy Endowed Chair in Law and Liberty at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School; and Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School.11:49 - Melissa Murray41:03 - Reva Siegel57:03 - Helen Alvaré01:13:10 - Melissa Murray's responseFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
91:30 12/3/22
The Lifecycle of an Acquisition: Trials and Tribulations of the Twitter Buyout
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 4 hosts Brock Jones and Matt Chelf spoke with  University of Houston Law Center  Professor  Robert Ragazzo  about the recent acquisition of Twitter by Tesla and SpaceX's Elon Musk, and what that deal can teach us about acquisitions in general, including their potential pitfalls. Professor Ragazzo is an expert on Securities Regulation, as well as Business Organizations and Closely Held Corporations. Before his illustrious teaching career, he attended Harvard Law, clerked for the Honorable Jon O. Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Season 4, Episode 4 Contents:00:25 – Introduction: Professor Robert Ragazzo01:33 – The Steps in any Acquisition03:39 – Disclosure Requirements07:06 – Private Law Suits20:47 – Twitter Defends26:19 – The "Poison Pill"30:30 – Financing Struggles39:32 – The Lawsuit44:07 – The AftermathFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
53:19 11/17/22
The Petropolitics of the Transnational Oil & Gas Industry w/ Prof. Julian Cardenas | Emphasis Added
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 4 hosts Brock Jones and Matt Chelf spoke with  University of Houston Law Center Professor Julian Cardenas about the current state of the transnational oil and gas industry, how ‘petropolitics’ continue to shape the global economic and social environment, and energy security in the modern age. Professor Cardenas is an expert on transnational petroleum law, best oil and gas industry practices, and oil and gas geopolitics. He served as a career diplomat at the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for nearly six years and has also been retained as an independent expert on Venezuelan law in international arbitrations regarding upstream and downstream petroleum transactions, direct foreign investments, and international construction projects. Additionally, he has served on the Ad Hoc Administrative Board of Directors for the Venezuelan National Oil Company since 2019, working on overseeing Citgo Petroleum Corporation and other PdVSA assets abroad. Season 4, Episode 3 Contents: 00:25 – Introduction: Professor Julian Cardenas03:21 – The Transnational Oil & Gas Industry17:22 – Petropolitics’ Impact on International Conflicts28:10 – OPEC+ Impact on Oil & Gas Supply32:56 – US / Venezuelan Sanctions46:08 – Mexican Foreign Energy Investment Concerns52:36 – The Energy Transition and Energy SecurityFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
65:59 11/3/22
The Dobbs Impact: Supreme Court Jurisprudence in a Post-Roe World w/ Emily Berman | Emphasis Added
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 4 hosts Brock Jones and Matt Chelf spoke with University of Houston Law Center Professor Emily Berman about the contentious Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court's prior term, what it may mean for upcoming Supreme Court Jurisprudence and institutional legitimacy, as well as the cases to expect in the upcoming 2022-2023 Supreme Court term. Professor Berman is an expert on constitutional law, separation of powers, and national security. Her scholarship on these topics has been published in numerous prestigious law reviews, and she makes frequent media appearances to discuss breaking issues in the area.   Season 4, Episode 2 Contents:00:00 – Intro02:46 – Future Implications of the Dobbs Decision on SCOTUS Jurisprudence08:40 – Upcoming Cases for the 2022-2023 SCOTUS Term20:56 – Judicial Legitimacy following the Dobbs Decision27:36 – The Unprecedented SCOTUS Draft Opinion LeakFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
34:02 9/28/22
Judicial Diversity & Judge Jackson’s Historic Confirmation w/ Renee Knake-Jefferson | Emphasis Added
In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 4 hosts Brock Jones and Matt Chelf spoke with University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake-Jefferson about the historic appointment and confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and diversity in the judiciary. Professor Knake-Jefferson is an internationally renowned expert on professional responsibility and legal ethics, an award-winning author of four books and numerous academic articles, and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. We discussed items like Professor Knake-Jefferson’s recent book on the history of women being “shortlisted” for seats on the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s background and jurisprudence, the politicization trend in recent Supreme Court Justice confirmations, and ethical conduct in the judiciary. Season 4, Episode 1 Contents:00:00 – Intro02:55 – Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court12:50 – Background and Jurisprudence of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson24:35 – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing35:12 – Politicization of Supreme Court Appointments and Confirmations42:30 – Judicial Ethical ConductFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
48:42 5/17/22
The Regulation of Social Media and Privacy in the Internet Age with Joe Cosgrove Jr
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out this episode in video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/YQHjYq-s_SkOn this month's episode of Emphasis Added, future hosts Brock Jones and Matt Chelf joined me to speak with University of Texas School of Law Professor Joe Cosgrove, Jr. about the regulation of social media and privacy rights. Professor Cosgrove has over 35 years of legislative, regulatory, and legal experience including time spent as legal counsel for AT&T. Professor Cosgrove currently teaches Internet and Telecommunications Regulation at Texas Law, and has written on internet law topics like Section 230 and Net Neutrality. We discussed topics like what laws currently govern social media content and why some social media companies might be advocating for stricter regulation, what rights customers really have to their privacy, and what the future of the internet age looks like.For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
60:25 4/18/22
Theranos, Fraud, and Closely Held Corporations with Douglas Moll
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out this episode in video on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDK03FEAP2lTdm4syp02ChAOn this month's episode of Emphasis Added, I spoke with University of Houston Law Center Professor Douglas Moll about fraud and closely held corporations in the context of Theranos, a biotech company that was once valued at $10 billion, and is now worth nothing. Professor Moll teaches multiple business law courses at the University of Houston Law Center and has written multiple articles and books on civil fraud and closely held corporations. We discussed Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes's conduct as portrayed by the ABC News podcast and Hulu Series, "The Dropout," and analyzed different instances of Theranos's fraud exploring questions like when  Silicon Valley's culture of "fake it till you make it" really becomes fraudulent and how investors in a private closely held corporation are disadvantaged when things go wrong.You can find more from Professor Moll at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=190549For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
69:14 4/4/22
Patent Waiver of COVID Vaccines and IP Law with David Gindler and Jasper Tran
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out this episode in video on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDK03FEAP2lTdm4syp02ChAOn this month's episode of Emphasis Added, I spoke with Milbank's Firmwide Head of IP,  David Gindler, and Senior Milbank IP Associate, Jasper Tran, about patent waiver of COVID vaccines and the complexities of being an IP attorney. David's background includes successfully representing clients in trials with verdicts in the hundreds of millions of dollars, negotiating complex IP license agreements, and frequently speaking on hot topics in IP law, mostly notably on topics in life-sciences and pharmaceuticals. Jasper's background includes a practice focusing on complex patent and trade secret litigation in federal courts, conducting due diligence on IP/IT agreement in multi-billion-dollar acquisitions, and authoring numerous scholarly articles on Intellectual Property for journals from law school’s such as Yale and Northwestern amongst others (link to his scholarship below). We discussed the many intricacies to researching, patenting, and manufacturing vaccines and other pharmaceuticals, why the patent waiver debate might be misguided, and the potential enforcement issues that may need to be addressed when the pandemic ends.Jasper Tran SSRN Author Page – https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2357726Season 3, Episode 10: Contents00:00 – Intro04:50 – What Makes IP Attorneys Different12:30 – Patent Basics22:25 – The Patent Waiver Debate35:00 – Enforcement of COVID Vaccine Patents45:45 – Open-Source IP During a Pandemic52:00 – Closing QuestionsFor more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
60:54 3/10/22
Law Reviews and Journals 101: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why | Law School Real Talk Series
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out past episodes in video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDK03FEAP2lTdm4syp02ChAThe Law School Real Talk Series by the Houston Law Review was developed to provide useful and actionable advice to first-year law students regarding the many unknowns of Law School. On this episode of the series, I am joined by Houston Law Review Editor-in-Chief Charisma Nguepdo and Managing Editor Shannon Wright as we discuss in detail everything law reviews and journals from what students in law reviews do to why you should join if you’re eligible. For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
69:28 2/24/22
Federal Vaccine Mandates and Requirements: Navigating a Pandemic of Litigation
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out this episode in video on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDK03FEAP2lTdm4syp02ChA On this month's episode of Emphasis Added, I spoke with University of Houston Law Center Professors Seth Chandler and Valerie Gutmann Koch about the on-going litigation surrounding the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates, their constitutionality, and the arguments we’ve already seen and are poised to see regarding their validity. Professor Chandler has taught at UHLC for over thirty years in subjects such as constitutional law and health policy law among others and has testified twice in front of Congress regarding the Affordable Care Act. Professor Koch is the co-director of the UHLC Health & Policy Institute and was formerly the Special Advisor and Senior Attorney for the New York State’s bioethics commission where she crafted policy and guidance related to pandemic preparedness among other things. Professors Chandler and Koch provide a wealth of expertise and insight as we delve into the litigation surrounding the OSHA vaccine requirement in particular, assess the constitutionality of that requirement along with vaccine requirements in general, and explore the future of the litigation as it likely heads to the Supreme Court, and how the outcome of the Nation’s response to vaccine mandates could have long term implications for public health.You can find more from our Professors Chandler and Koch at the links below:Professor Chandler – https://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/main.asp?PID=6 Professor Koch – https://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/main.asp?PID=5407 A special thanks to our sponsorVinson & Elkins, a global law firm with 11 offices and more than 700 lawyers, committed to excellence in serving and advising its sophisticated clients in industries such as energy, finance, technology, real estate, media, and beyond. V&E lawyers also are proud to support pro bono clients across their communities. To help clients navigate complex areas of law, V&E hires the best and brightest law students and lawyers, valuing diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Visit www.velaw.com to learn more about V&E’s summer associate program and hiring opportunities. Start your success story at Vinson & Elkins.For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
39:59 12/8/21
Academic Freedom and Discrimination in a Polarizing Time | 26th Annual Frankel Lecture
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out this episode in video on YouTube at https://podcast.houstonlawreview.org/This episode of Emphasis Added is a special episode where we bring you a condensed version of the Houston Law Review's 26th Annual Frankel Lecture. The lecture features keynote speaker and Harvard Law School Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, along with two commentators, UC Berkley School of Law Professor Khiara Bridges, and Princeton University Professor Keith Whittington.  Moderated by University of Houston Law Professor Dave Fagundes, the speakers explore academic freedom and discrimination in a polarizing time from a broad spectrum of viewpoints, and examine a wide array of topics from the history of academic freedom to the political pressures on professors and institutions in the 21st century. A special thanks to our sponsorVinson & Elkins, a global law firm with 11 offices and more than 700 lawyers, committed to excellence in serving and advising its sophisticated clients in industries such as energy, finance, technology, real estate, media, and beyond. V&E lawyers also are proud to support pro bono clients across their communities. To help clients navigate complex areas of law, V&E hires the best and brightest law students and lawyers, valuing diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Visit www.velaw.com to learn more about V&E’s summer associate program and hiring opportunities. Start your success story at Vinson & Elkins.For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
73:40 12/1/21
Legal Recruiting 101: Getting Your Dream Law Job | Law School Real Talk Series
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check this episode out on video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hl9dwGeEChYThe Law School Real Talk Series by the Houston Law Review was developed to provide useful and actionable advice to first-year law students regarding the many unknowns of Law School. On this episode of the series, I am joined by Houston Law Review members Drew McKay and Kirsten Williams as we discuss our experience and advice on how to navigate the legal market as a law student. Our guests provided a balance of experience and interest between big law firms and the public sector, with Drew planning to litigate at Hunton Andrews Kurth upon graduation, Kirsten to Clerk for judge Andrew Edison of the Southern District of Texas, and my plan to be a transactional attorney for Latham & Watkins.  Drew, Kirsten, and I discuss the entirety of the hiring process for law students while providing our own tips, tricks, and advice along the way, from where to search for job opportunities, to networking, applying, interviewing, and more. A special thanks to our sponsorVinson & Elkins, a global law firm with 11 offices and more than 700 lawyers, committed to excellence in serving and advising its sophisticated clients in industries such as energy, finance, technology, real estate, media, and beyond. V&E lawyers also are proud to support pro bono clients across their communities. To help clients navigate complex areas of law, V&E hires the best and brightest law students and lawyers, valuing diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Visit www.velaw.com to learn more about V&E’s summer associate program and hiring opportunities. Start your success story at Vinson & Elkins.For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
79:24 11/4/21
Winter Storm Uri and the Future of Texas Electricity Reliability with James Coleman
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out this episode in video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/uNTNpxvFBJsOn this month's episode of Emphasis Added, I spoke with Energy Law Professor James Coleman at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. James has been teaching in the field of energy regulatory law for over a decade, has authored numerous articles on the regulation of North American energy companies, and produces a wealth of energy law content through a variety of platforms. We discussed Texas’s system for ensuring electricity reliability before and during Winter Storm Uri, the damage that occurred because of the near catastrophic failure of Texas’s grid, and the aftermath of Uri including the hundreds of cases of litigation pending and the Texas Legislature’s response to this disaster that took effect on/before September 1, 2021.You can find more content from @EnergyLawProf James Coleman at the links below:YouTube Page - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN0a_DKvsiN1Xcf-m0XW0sQWebsite - https://www.energylawprof.com/Twitter - https://twitter.com/EnergyLawProfSSRN Author Page - https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=900410Energy Tradeoffs Website - https://www.energytradeoffs.com/A special thanks to our sponsorVinson & Elkins, a global law firm with 11 offices and more than 700 lawyers, committed to excellence in serving and advising its sophisticated clients in industries such as energy, finance, technology, real estate, media, and beyond. V&E lawyers also are proud to support pro bono clients across their communities. To help clients navigate complex areas of law, V&E hires the best and brightest law students and lawyers, valuing diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Visit www.velaw.com to learn more about V&E’s summer associate program and hiring opportunities. Start your success story at Vinson & Elkins.For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
79:29 9/7/21
Law School Academics 101: How to Succeed In Class as a First Year Law Student | Law School Real Talk Series
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out this episode in video on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/e33HEIZ3F58The Law School Real Talk Series by the Houston Law Review was developed to provide useful and actionable advice to first-year law students regarding the many unknowns of Law School. On this episode of the series, I am joined by Houston Law Review members Katy Liebel and Natasha Kalaouze as we discuss our experience and advice on how to succeed academically in Law School. Natasha, Katy, and I were all academic enrichment tutors (teaching assistants) for a variety of classes for the University of Houston Law Center, and were happy to share how we navigated our way through 1L, including everything from preparing for class to preparing for exams, surviving being on call, and understanding the law school curve and the importance of grades.A special thanks to our sponsorVinson & Elkins, a global law firm with 11 offices and more than 700 lawyers, committed to excellence in serving and advising its sophisticated clients in industries such as energy, finance, technology, real estate, media, and beyond. V&E lawyers also are proud to support pro bono clients across their communities. To help clients navigate complex areas of law, V&E hires the best and brightest law students and lawyers, valuing diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Visit www.velaw.com to learn more about V&E’s summer associate program and hiring opportunities. Start your success story at Vinson & Elkins.Also, kudos to Frank Taylor of FiskPoint Productions for his assistance in producing this series.For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
71:40 8/30/21
Professional Irresponsibility and Judicial Opinions
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out this episode in video on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/vXHSEzhXrEAOn this month's episode of Emphasis Added, I spoke with University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Nina Varsava about her forthcoming article with the Houston Law Review, Professional Irresponsibility and Judicial Opinions. Nina researches areas including civil procedure, courts and judicial decision making, and ethics and professional responsibility in the legal and medical contexts, and employs both philosophical and empirical methods to study these areas. We discussed the ethical conundrum that contemporary advice on U.S.  judicial opinion writing poses to judges, and what alternatives might best balance the pros of this current method with its flaws. If you are interested in reading more of Nina's article with the Houston Law Review or her other works, links to her pages are included below.Nina Varsava Contact Information and Articles:Faculty Pagehttps://secure.law.wisc.edu/profiles/nvarsava@wisc.eduProfessional Irresponsibility and Judicial Opinionshttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3825848Elements of Judicial Style: A Quantitative Guide to Neil Gorsuch's Opinion Writinghttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3166538Precedent on Precedenthttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3591153 The Role of Dissents in the Formation of Precedenthttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3094016 How to Realize the Value of Stare Decisis: Options for Following Precedenthttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3016053A special thanks to our sponsorVinson & Elkins, a global law firm with 11 offices and more than 700 lawyers, committed to excellence in serving and advising its sophisticated clients in industries such as energy, finance, technology, real estate, media, and beyond. V&E lawyers also are proud to support pro bono clients across their communities. To help clients navigate complex areas of law, V&E hires the best and brightest law students and lawyers, valuing diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Visit www.velaw.com to learn more about V&E’s summer associate program and hiring opportunities. Start your success story at Vinson & Elkins.For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
49:36 6/28/21
The Privatization of Space with NASA Attorney Rebecca Bresnik
Emphasis Added is a podcast by the Houston Law Review. Check out this episode in video on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/QXssG-XrY5E  On this month's episode of Emphasis Added, I spoke with NASA Attorney and University of Houston Law Center Professor Rebecca Bresnik about the privatization of space, and the legal issues surrounding the rising prominence of private companies in the space industry. Rebecca has worked for NASA for over 16 years, and is currently NASA's Associate Chief Counsel for International Matters and lead attorney for the International Space Station. We discussed the current state of space law as it applies to private actors in a variety of situations, and contemplated the possible shortcomings and various interpretations of current law as the private space industry continues to expand on both Earth and beyond.A special thanks to our sponsorVinson & Elkins, a global law firm with 11 offices and more than 700 lawyers, committed to excellence in serving and advising its sophisticated clients in industries such as energy, finance, technology, real estate, media, and beyond. V&E lawyers also are proud to support pro bono clients across their communities. To help clients navigate complex areas of law, V&E hires the best and brightest law students and lawyers, valuing diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Visit www.velaw.com to learn more about V&E’s summer associate program and hiring opportunities. Start your success story at Vinson & Elkins.For more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law ReviewFor more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
58:26 5/17/21
Texas Death Row and the Decline of the Death Penalty with David R. Dow
On this month’s episode of Emphasis Added, I spoke with internationally renowned death penalty attorney David R. Dow just 24 hours after Virginia, the state with the second most executions over the past fifty years, outlawed the death penalty. David R. Dow is a professor at the University of Houston Law Center and the founder of the Texas Innocence Network—an organization that uses UH law students to investigate claims of actual innocence brought by Texas prisoners. Professor Dow is also the author of seven books and numerous scholarly articles, to include his critically acclaimed book The Autobiography of an Executioner. Professor Dow’s areas of expertise include contracts, constitutional law and theory, and death penalty law. I spoke with Professor Dow about his 30 years of experience representing Texas Death Row inmates, and how the inaccuracies, inequalities, and expense of death row sentencing has led to a general decline of the death penalty over the past decade.A special thanks to our sponsorVinson & Elkins, a global law firm with 11 offices and more than 700 lawyers, committed to excellence in serving and advising its sophisticated clients in industries such as energy, finance, technology, real estate, media, and beyond. V&E lawyers also are proud to support pro bono clients across their communities. To help clients navigate complex areas of law, V&E hires the best and brightest law students and lawyers, valuing diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Visit www.velaw.com to learn more about V&E’s summer associate program and hiring opportunities. Start your success story at Vinson & ElkinsFor more on the Houston Law Review, please visit houstonlawreview.orgTwitter | @HoustonLRevInstagram | @HoustonLRevFacebook | @HoustonLRevLinkedIn | The Houston Law Review For more Emphasis Added content, follow us on Instagram and check out our video content on YouTube!
63:30 4/5/21