California Western School of Law Podcasts its Experts

When the media is reporting on a new story that involves a courtcase or a legal issue, they naturally turn to legal experts to providecommentary. Many of those experts are law professors and I knowof many law schools that provide lists of law professors with expertisewho are willing to speak on to reporters. It’s a common way toget the law school’s name into the media and out to future applicantpools.

Schools with good media contacts might take this astep further and contact their media sources offering law professorswhen a new story breaks.California Western School of Law takes this a step further and adds a public service twist.

They are posting 10 minute podcasts from their faculty on current legal issues.

"… Law in 10 is a weekly podcast produced by California Western School of Law, which brings you an expert analysis of the latest legal news, all in 10 minutes…"

CWSL is posting one of these podcasts per week and so far have covered such topics as the legality of Presidentt Bush’s military tribunals, a local (San Diego) police shooting incident and changes to the legal workplace due to generational gaps (and others).

Ten minutes is more than you would get on CNN or Fox when they turn to an expert and these podcasts not only benefit the listeners, they benefit the law school and the faculty who are speaking.

It’s a brilliant idea.

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