SLU LAW Summations

The SLU LAW Summations podcast is a 15-20 minute dive into a diverse mix of legal topics. Hosted by Corie Dugas, Outreach and Public Services Librarian at the Vincent C. Immel Law Library, each episode will explore a fresh legal matter with a member of the Saint Louis University School of Law faculty.

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Shattering the Glass Ceiling

This year’s Public Law Review symposium will cover the topic of women in the workplace and the change needed for equality. Professor Marcia McCormick, director of the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law, addresses inequalities, stereotypes and discrimination facing women today in advance of the “Shattering the Glass Ceiling” symposium

The Internet Wants You to Lose Your Job

It only takes one tweet, one Facebook post or even just an overheard conversation shared without your knowledge to go viral and your job is in jeopardy. Something that was once overlooked by HR departments because they occurred outside of the office can no longer be ignored. Companies are having to rethink their approach to employee relations and perhaps how they can protect themselves from legal recourse. Callis Family Professor of Law Matt Bodie explores the legal implications of social media and the workplace.

Choosing the Next Vice President

Every election, months before an official candidate is nominated, the names of potential vice presidents are floated around. For each presidential candidate there are different factors to consider, and over the years the role of the vice president seems to have changed. This podcast, featuring Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law Joel K. Goldstein, will explore what the future holds for the candidates and for the office itself.

Dying with Dignity: The Ethics and Legality

This year’s annual health law symposium will address the ongoing ethical and legal questions about policies and practices that impact utilization and quality of life that improve dying. Beyond the headlines of right to die legislation, many patients and their families are faced with hardships and ethical dilemmas. In this podcast Assistant Professor of Health Law & Ethics Kelly Dineen will explore the policies that can address issues of untimely and premature death and improving the quality of dying.  

Policing the Police: Licensing and Decertification for Police Officers

Most of us are lucky enough to only have positive interactions with police officers. But across the nation there are some cases of notorious police misconduct and sometimes, because of licensing issues, these officers are allowed to work in other jurisdictions. Professor Emeritus Roger Goldman has spent the past 35 years studying the process of decertification for police officers and has recently worked to bring forth legislation to close these loopholes.


Religious Freedom and the First Amendment

From Indiana to Georgia and North Carolina, to right here in Missouri, religious freedom has been at the center of legislation presented amidst much state and nationwide controversy and discussion around issues of LGBT discrimination. Despite having recently been shut down in Missouri, this type of legislation will likely resurface and goes beyond the present. Associate Professor Chad Flanders joins us for this episode to explain religious freedom, the Constitution and the relationship to LGBT issues. Flanders is a constitutional law professor and a scholar of religion and the First Amendment..


Understanding the Ferguson Consent Decree

The City of Ferguson, Missouri recently voted to approve the consent decree put forth by the U.S. Department of Justice. The document included provisions that were meant to ensure protection of the constitutional and other legal rights of all members of the community. This is not the first time a consent decree has been used by the DOJ. In this episode, Assistant Professor Justin Hansford takes us through the process and how it has been used in the recent past.