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Valparaiso Law School Podcast Series

How the social stigma of domestic violence adversely impacts the justice system’s ability to efficiently and effectively address the issue

Natalie Moore speaks with Valparaiso University Law Professor Geneva Brown and third-year law students, Jessica Sullivan and Andy Stuck, about how the social stigma of domestic violence adversely impacts the justice system’s ability to efficiently and effectively address the issue. The conversation also features commentary from President Obama and Vice President Biden, whose office drafted The Violence Against Women Act of 1994. The dialogue explores how the law can respond to social and cultural understandings of domestic violence, and asks what role lawyers have in shaping how domestic violence is framed, addressed, and ultimately prevented.

Moderated by: WBEZ’ South Side Reporter, Natalie Moore
Produced by: Elyse Blennerhassett
Recorded by: Rajiv Sinclair
Music by: Chris Zabriskie


 

Tax Law

Professor Wright discusses The Affordable Healthcare Act with 3L students, Gerardo Paredes and Connor Nolan, and how the politicalization of “Obamacare” elucidates Americans diverse perspectives on federal taxes, legacy, and The American Dream.

Moderated by: WBEZ’ South Side Reporter, Natalie Moore
Produced by: Elyse Blennerhassett
Recorded by: Rajiv Sinclair & Elyse Blennerhassett
Music by: Twos & Bruised Skies & Tynus


 

Can You Be Fair? A conversation about the need for transparency and accountability about racial bias in the judicial system and in ourselves

Valparaiso University Law School Dean Andrea Lyon and Valparaiso students, Jennifer Lee and Mohammad Faraj, discuss the importance of acknowledging the reality of racial bias in the judicial system and how it impacts law and society.

Moderated by: WBEZ’ South Side Reporter, Natalie Moore
Produced by: Elyse Blennerhassett
Recorded by: Rajiv Sinclair
Music by: Twos & Bruised Skies, Tynus, Chris Zabriskie


A DISCUSSION OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION AND THE IMPACT ON UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

Valparaiso University Law School Professor Geoffrey Heeren and Valparaiso 3L students Mayombo Mbanza and Jeremiah Pangan discuss President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration, their impact on citizens and undocumented immigrants, and the firestorm of controversy concerning the action.

Moderated by: WBEZ’ South Side Reporter, Natalie Moore
Produced by: Elyse Blennerhassett
Recorded by: Rajiv Sinclair
Music by: Twos & Bruised Skies, Tynus


Dean Lyon’s interview with Bloomberg Law

On January 21st, Dean Andrea Lyon spoke with Bloomberg Law host Michael Best and Donald Stern, a former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts concerning the jury selection process for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes.