Episode 27: Robert Yablon and Gerrylaundering

Robert Yablon, Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the State Democracy Research Initiative at the University of Wisconsin Law School, discusses his newest article, “Gerrylaundering”, which introduces the concept of “gerrylaundering” in order to best describe voting district mapmakers’ best efforts to lock in their favorable position by preserving key elements of their existing maps.

Episode 26: Mark Sidel and Restriction of NGOs

Mark Sidel, University of Wisconsin Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, discusses two of his recent articles, “Overseas NGOs and Foundations and Covid in China” and “Securitizing Overseas Nonprofit Work in China”, which cover the increasing tendency of governments to restrict foreign investments, grants, and donations to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in those countries.

Episode 25: Anuj Desai and Textualism

Professor Anuj Desai, University of Wisconsin Voss Bascom Professor of Law, discusses his article “Text is Not Enough,” published in the Colorado Law Review, which is about textualism and statutory interpretation as seen through the lens of the 2020 Title VII Supreme Court Case Bostock v. Clayton County.

Episode 23: David M. Trubek and Richard Abel and the Short Happy Life of the Yale Program in Law and Modernization

David M. Trubek (the Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School) and Richard Abel (the Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at UCLA Law), to discuss their recent symposium issue, “The Short Happy Life of the Yale Program in Law and Modernization: From the Cold War to Comparative Legal Sociology and Critical Legal Studies.”

Episode 22: S. Lisa Washington and Epistemic Justice in the Family Regulation System

S. Lisa Washington, the 2021-22 William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School, discusses her forthcoming Columbia Law Review article, “Survived & Coerced: Epistemic Justice in the Family Regulation System.” Prof. Washington previously worked as a public defender in New York City and defended clients in family court as well as supervised students in the Cardozo Family Court Clinic.

Episode 21: Sumudu Atapattu and Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development

Prof. Sumudu Atapattu, Director of Research Centers and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Law School, discusses her background in law and discovery of the topic of environmental law, leading her to dedicate her career to teaching environmental law. She also discusses her journey to UW-Madison from Sri Lanka and Cambridge University. She describes the book she edited and contributed to, “The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development.”

Episode 20: Bonnie Shucha and Representing Law Faculty Scholarly Impact

Bonnie Shucha, Associate Dean for Library & Information Services and the Director of the Law Library at the University of Wisconsin Law School, discusses her background in librarianship and her journey to becoming associate dean and law library director at UW Law School. She also describes her recent paper, “Representing Law Faculty Scholarly Impact: Strategies for Improving Citation Metrics Accuracy and Promoting Scholarly Visibility,” which she presented at the Spring 2021 Citation and the Law Yale Symposium.

Episode 19: Anne Smith and the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

Anne Smith, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School, discusses her background in law and how it led her to the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at UW Law as well as the history of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic.

Episode 18: Steph Tai, Food Law, and Climate Change

Steph Tai, Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, is an expert in food law and talks about two recently published articles: “In Fairness to Future Generations of Eaters” and “Legalizing the Meaning of Meat”. Both articles discuss food law and how the law preserves and defines food as we know it, as well as the intersection of climate change and food law.