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The past year has brought many changes in the way we live, work, and manage our finances. As we approach the April tax deadline, there are a lot of variables that could change how and what we file. In this episode, we take a look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our tax law and the way we will file this year. We are joined by Professor Henry Ordower. Professor Ordower is a long time SLU LAW professor and an expert in tax law, both federal and international.
The coronavirus pandemic has arguably been the most altering event for the workplace in decades. While much of the workforce remains remote, many others, either by choice or necessity, work in person. The pandemic has also put a spotlight on the unsafe workplaces that thousands of Americans work in on a daily basis. As the vaccine shows us a light at the end of the tunnel, what can we expect when we return to work? In this episode we are joined by Professor Matt Bodie, co-director of the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law. Professor Bodie is an expert in employment and labor law.
The race for a COVID-19 vaccine has captured the world's attention. Pharmaceutical companies across the globe are competing for a top spot that will pull us out of this pandemic. What does this mean for our immediate future and what will it mean for vaccine development for years to come? In this episode we are joined by Professor Ana Santos Rutschman. Ana is a member of the Center for Health Law Studies and Center for International and Comparative Law. She is an expert in FDA law and policy and vaccine patents.
In an election year like no other, we turn to our experts. In this special election episode we hear from Professors Chad Flanders, Anders Walker, Elizabeth Pendo, John Ammann, Greg Willard, Monica Eppinger, Ana Santos Rutschman, and Sidney Watson. Together we discuss issues of possible litigation, poll security, voter access, coronavirus, healthcare and more.
The process of applying to law schools can be daunting. Navigating the requirements to ensure you find the best home for your legal education can be a difficult task. In this episode, we are taking a break from legal news to focus on law school admissions. We are joined by SLU LAW Dean of Admissions Mike Kolnik who provides us with insider information and tips on the application process.
The Republic of Ireland has once again found itself at the center of the Brexit debate as recent proposals put the long-standing border dispute front and center. While residents worry about trade and conflicts, the deadline looms. In this episode we are joined by former US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley. Ambassador O’Malley recently joined the faculty of SLU LAW as a professor of practice and ambassador in residence. He served as the US Ambassador to Ireland from 2014-2017 and worked hard to strengthen the important ties between the US and Ireland.
It has been five years since the death of Michael Brown exposed a plethora of injustices in the St. Louis region. Five years since the region’s municipal court system came under fire, an issue that was decades in the making. In this episode, we are joined by Professor Brendan Roediger. Brendan and his colleagues in the SLU LAW legal clinics first took steps toward municipal court reforms years before the nation’s eyes were on Ferguson. He is a professor in the SLU LAW Legal Clinics and director of the Litigation Clinic. He was recently profiled by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for his legal efforts in the protest movement in Ferguson and beyond. He has joined us in this episode to talk about municipal courts and what progress has been made since August of 2014.
Internationalism and Sovereignty in Today's World - Professor Monica Eppinger by Saint Louis University School of Law
With the work of organizations like Forward Through Ferguson, racial equity has come to the forefront of conversations on race in St. Louis. Much research is being done on how change can happen in the areas of racial and gender equity in healthcare, the workplace and our government. In this episode we are joined by Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby. Ruqaiijah specializes in racial disparities in health care, the political economy of health care and social justice in medical research. She is also working at the university level to start a Center for Equity and an Institute for Healing Justice and Equity.
The confirmation process for Justice Brett Kavanuagh captivated the country. The stakes were high and the drama even more so. And some are now saying that perhaps the confirmation process is forever changed. But what got us here? And how will it look in the future? In this episode we are joined by adjunct professor Greg Willard. Greg served as White House Staff Assistant and personal aide to President Gerald R. Ford. He teaches a seminar on the American presidency and presidential power.
New technologies in healthcare are developed at a rapid pace with legal standards and the FDA often left playing catch up. From artificial intelligence to blockchain technology and nanorobots, regulating the industry can be an ever-changing challenge. In this episode we are joined by one of the newest members of the SLU LAW faculty, Professor Ana Santos Rutschman. Ana is an expert in bio technology. She teaches and writes in the areas of health law, intellectual property, innovations in life sciences and law and technology.
The trial of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has captivated the local and nationwide media and general public. The case is complex and the trial of a public official in office is rare. The charges are unique and provide an interesting legal lesson. In this episode we are joined by Anders Walker, the Lillie Myers professor of law and associate dean of research and engagement. Dean Walker is a criminal law expert who has been following the case since the indictment and is here to help us unpack the issues on trial.
Broad shifts in U.S. policy have long affected population in our country and beyond. As we face an era of alternative facts, distrust in research and isolationism, we experience a whole new set of questions. How do we create policies that keep us safe when we can't agree on the facts? In this episode we are joined by Professor Rob Gatter. Rob is the director of SLU LAW's Center for Health Law Studies. The Center is hosting the 30th annual health law symposium, Public Health Law in the Era of Alternative Facts, Isolationism and the One Percent, on April 6.
This January we rang in the new year with a new piece of tax legislation. One that was laden with controversy and confusion, not to mention many revisions, often making it difficult to decipher fact from fiction. Since we're now well into tax season, we wanted to explore what this new law means for us average citizens, and what we can expect in the years to come. In this episode we are joined by Professor Kerry Ryan. Kerry has been teaching a variety of tax law classes at SLU LAW since joining the faculty in 2005. She also serves as the chair of the ABA section of taxation: teaching taxation committee.
Regulating Big Pharma: Lawsuits and Reforms - Professor Liz McCuskey by Saint Louis University School of Law
The alcohol industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States. With the advent of the large conglomerates and the explosion of the micro-breweries and craft distilleries, the industry is ever changing. In this episode we are joined by Professor Gary Rutledge. Gary joined SLU LAW after serving as Vice President and Zone General Counsel in the North American Zone for Anheuser-Busch InBev. He currently teaches a course at SLU LAW on alcohol regulation.
It is hard to get through the day without hearing about or discussing immigration in the United States. The landscape is challenging and the law under the new administration is evolving, especially as the Supreme Court weighs in. In this episode we are joined by Professor Richard Middleton. Professor Middleton is a practicing immigration law attorney and an adjunct professor at SLU LAW teaching immigration law.
As the current administration grapples with what to do with heath care in the United States, the future of 15 million people with disabilities, including children and seniors, hangs in the balance. In this episode we are joined by Elizabeth Pendo, the Joseph J. Simeone Professor of Law in the SLU LAW Center for Health Law Studies. Professor Pendo is an expert on disability law and disability discrimination.
The Second Amendment was a point of contention on the campaign trail and continues to be a hot topic in today's legislature. Recently, Missouri lawmakers expanded gun rights in the state, including conceal and carry laws. In this episode we are joined by Anders Walker, the Lillie Myers Professor of Law. Professor Walker is a criminal law and constitutional law expert.
From contract negotiations to trademark protection, wage disputes and stadium deals, the practice of sports law spans across disciplines and interests. Each aspect has wide ranging implications, especially here in St. Louis as we navigate the prospects of a new stadium and a new sport. In this episode, we are joined by two distinguished alums and adjunct professors Nick Brockmeyer and Garrett Broshuis who co-teach a course in sports law.
Prescription drug abuse is a prevalent problem across the country. What started as a health care issue has slowly become a problem facing our criminal justice system. As our society grapples with the issues, many are left behind with little to no help. In this episode we are joined by Professor Liz Chiarello. Professor Chiarello is a sociologist with SLU’s department of sociology and anthropology. She holds a secondary appointment at the School of Law with the Center for Health Law Studies.
The gig economy - a term you may have heard a time or two in the past few years - is defined as an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The gig economy has become popular through companies like Uber and Lyft, but as these companies grow so do the issues with labor law regulations. In this episode we are joined by Professor Miriam Cherry. Professor Cherry is currently the director of the Wefel Center for Employment Law and is an expert in the gig economy.
Every year petitions for clemency collect on the Governor's desk. Recently the case of Timothy Prosser has gained attention. The Riverfront Times chronicled the story of this Missouri man who was sentenced to life in prison for non violent crime. In this episode we are joined by John Ammann, McDonnell Professor of Justice in American Society, supervisor in SLU's Civil Advocacy clinic and one of the founders of the Community Coalition for Clemency. Every year Professor Ammann and his students petition the Governor for clemency on behalf of their clients.
This year the healthcare industry has been abuzz with the news that Aetna will move to merge with Humana and Anthem with Cigna. The U.S. Department of Justice does not agree and is taking the companies to court over consumer rights. In this episode we are joined by Tim Greaney, co-director of the Center for Health Law Studies and Chester A. Myers Professor of Law. Professor Greaney began his career in the DOJ's antitrust division and has testified numerous times before Congress, most recently before the House Judiciary Subcommittee.
St. Louis has a long history of being home to entrepreneurs. The city has served as a launching ground for many of America’s biggest and best companies and the region continues to thrive in a variety of new directions. But most of our large companies once started as small businesses. In this episode we are joined by Professor Dana Malkus of the SLU LAW’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic. Professor Malkus works with local small businesses and nonprofits to get their ideas and companies off the ground.
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