Litigation Briefs: Media Shorts on Law and Courts

This interview-based series is focused on engaging the lay public with current issues of civil litigation and the judiciary.

Episodes of Litigation Briefs are available for free on YouTube and as an audio podcast. Subscribe to the podcast or watch past episodes below.

EPISODE 1: “What Does Litigation Do?

Special guest Alexandra Lahav, the Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law and author of the book In Praise of Litigation. Hosted by Scott Dodson.

EPISODE 2: “Are Frivolous Lawsuits a Problem?

Special guest Robert Bone, the G. Rollie White Teaching Excellence Chair at the University of Texas School of Law and author of the book The Economics of Civil Procedure. Hosted by Scott Dodson.

EPISODE 3: “Should Conservatives Support Class Actions?

Special guest Brian Fitzpatrick, the Milton R. Underwood Chair of Free Enterprise at Vanderbilt Law School and author of the book The Conservative Case for Class Actions. Hosted by Scott Dodson.

EPISODE 4: “What Do Trial Judges Do?

Special guests Judge Edward Davila, Northern District of California, and Judge Susan Greenberg, San Mateo Superior Court. Hosted by Scott Dodson.

EPISODE 5: “What Is the Supreme Court’s Shadow Docket?

Special guest Steve Vladeck, the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law. Hosted by Scott Dodson.

EPISODE 6: “How Can Congress Fix the Supreme Court?

Special guest Dan Epps, Professor of Law at Washington University Law School and the coauthor of a recent paper titled “How to Save the Supreme Court.” Hosted by Scott Dodson.

EPISODE 7: “Are Court Rules Important?

Special guest Ben Spencer, Dean and Chancellor Professor of William & Mary Law School and a member of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee. Hosted by Scott Dodson.

EPISODE 8: “What is Civil Discovery?”

Special guest Diego Zambrano, Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the author of the article “Discovery as Regulation.” Hosted by Scott Dodson.

EPISODE 9: “How does Litigation Resolve Mass Torts?”

Special guest Myriam Gilles, the Paul R. Verkuil Research Chair and Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School. Hosted by Scott Dodson.

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