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Disability and the Law

This episode of Law Review with Steve Smith discusses disability law and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Find out what types of animals are legally considered assistance animals. Does it include a boa constrictor or a miniature horse? What are the complications with mental health law and gun control? Plus, the ever controversial topic of law school accommodations for students with learning disabilities.

Guests:

Laura Rothstein, Professor at University of Louisville

Mark Rothstein, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine

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This episode of "Law Review with Steve Smith" discusses the California laws that went into effect this year. The roundtable focuses on facebook privacy, conversion therapy, and automobile laws.

Guests:

Judge Kenneth Medel

John Fiske, Partner at BarryFiske, LLP, California Western Alum

Wendy L. Patrick, PhD-Attorney and SDSU business ethics lecturer, California Western Alumna

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This episode of Law Review with Steve Smith talks with members of the California Innocence Project. The California Innocence Project works to exonerate wrongfully convicted inmates. The project was founded in 1999 and is based out of California Western School of Law. Today we talk to the director of the program, Justin Brooks and Alex McDonald, a clinical student about the highs and lows of  reviewing and investigating cases of those wrongfully accused.

Guests:

Justin Brooks--Director of California Innocence Project

Alex McDonald --CWSL Student and clinical student at the California Innocence Project

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This episode of Law Review with Steve Smith discusses how to apply to law school. Members of the California Western admissions team give insight on how and why they choose to admit students. Guests discuss how to choose a law school, the LSAT, personal statements, and how to take advantage of the help that's available to applicants. Regardless of which school you are thinking of applying to, this podcast provides useful information.

Guests:

Professor William Lynch, California Western Torts and Evidence Professor

Traci Howard, Assistant Dean for Admissions

Jean Whalen, Associate Director for Admissions

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This episode of Law Review with Steve Smith asks a very important question, "why should I go to law school?" The benefits and challenges of law school are great. What do you need to know to decide if the benefits are worth the challenge? Associate Producer and California Western student Ben Pezzner leads the discussion to help you figure it out.

Guests:

Ben Pezzner, California Western student, Editor-in-Chief of The Commentary, Associate Producer of Law Review with Steve Smith

Duane Bennett, Attorney, STEPPS and Administrative Law professor at California Western

Don Smythe, Professor at California Western

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This episode of "Law Review with Steve Smith" looks back on the biggest legal developments of the year. Topics include, Obamacare, gun violence, mental health, recreational marijuana use, and uncivil lawyers.  Listen in as the Roundtable reveals the biggest legal development of 2012 (you may be surprised!), as well as the many "dogs" that did not "bark."

Guests:

Judge Kenneth Medel

John Fiske, Partner at BarryFiske, LLP, California Western Alum

Wendy L. Patrick, PhD-Attorney and SDSU business ethics lecturer, California Western Alumna

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The Legal Roundtable

This episode of "Law Review with Steve Smith" is the second meeting of a regular feature on Law Review. Each month Steve Smith discusses relevant issues with Judge Kenneth Medel, Attorney John Fiske, and Attorney and SDSU business ethics lecturer Wendy Patrick. In this episode the group discusses the General Petraeus controversy, medical malpractice, and San Diego court budget cuts.

Guests:

Judge Kenneth Medel

John Fiske, Partner at BarryFiske, LLP, California Western Alum

Wendy L. Patrick, PhD-Attorney and SDSU business ethics lecturer, California Western Alumna

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Medical Marijuana

On November 6, 2012 three states legalized medical marijuana. But it is still illegal according to federal law. This episode of "Law Review with Steve Smith" discusses the legal conflict over medical marijuana in these states, as well as in California. What is the law regarding using, selling, distributing, and growing marijuana? Our guests share useful information that clarifies the complexity of the law.

Guests

Juliana Humphrey--San Diego Public Defender

Steve Walter--San Diego District Attorney's Office

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The Law of Bicycles

This episode of "Law Review with Steven Smith" should stay all the way to the right of the road. Because it's about bicycles. We explore the world of biking from the perspective of both cyclists and drivers.  Learn what it means to be "doored," how to properly insure yourself while on the road, and why those pesky pedicabs have become more sparse in recent months.  Enjoy the episode.  Helmet optional.

Guests:

Ryan Kohut is a Deputy City Attorney in the Public Works Unit of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, where he advises the City on transportation policy and capital projects. Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, he was a transportation engineer for various civil engineering consulting firms and general contractors. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law and holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering from Purdue University. He can be contacted at rkohut@sandiego.gov.

Richard Duquete is an attorney in Oceanside. He is an expert in bicycle law and an avid biker. To learn more about Richard check out his website: http://911law.com/

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The Legal Roundtable

This episode of "Law Review with Steve Smith" is the first meeting of a regular feature on Law Review. Each month Steve Smith will discuss relevant issues with Judge Kenneth Medel, Attorney John Fiske, and Attorney and SDSU business ethics lecturer Wendy Patrick. In this episode the group discusses child abuse laws, football players being told to hurt other players, and judicial elections.

Guests:

Judge Kenneth Medel

John Fiske, Partner at BarryFiske, LLP, California Western Alum

Wendy L. Patrick, PhD-Attorney and SDSU business ethics lecturer, California Western Alumna

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