Law To Fact

Law To Fact
Law to Fact began as a study tool for a Law School Professor’s students. Today, it has grown into the go to place for all things law. Application tips, study strategies, and career advice: all packed into one podcast. Law to Fact is hosted by Professor?

On Deciding Whether To Go To Law School
Apr 22 • 22 min
In this episode …Professor Jen Reise discusses her program, JD Navigator, a program to help individuals decide whether law school is the right choice. About our guest…Jen Randolph Reise teaches business law as a visiting professor at Mitchell…
Understanding the new LSAT Flex Test
Apr 14 • 15 min
In this episode….Steve Schwartz, LSAT tutor and author of the LSATblog explains the new LSAT Flex Test.About our guest…Steve Schwartz is a full-time author, teacher, and founder of the LSAT Blog and LSAT Unplugged YouTube channel and LSAT Unplugged…
On Becoming a Public Interest Lawyer
Apr 14 • 30 min
In this episode …Zamir Ben-Dan, Community Justice Attorney for Legal Aid Brooklyn shares his experiences as a legal aid attorney and his path to securing his dream job. Mr. Ben-Dan highlights the importance of legal research and writing classes. He…
Oral Arguments in the Age of Carona
Mar 30 • 19 min
In this special episode of law to fact, Professor Heidi K. Brown, Director of Legal Writing and Associate Professor of Law shares very specific pointers for success during online moot court arguments. Some key takeaways are: Make sure your space looks…
Successful Tips for Online Learning
Mar 18 • 31 min
In this episode…Bridget Crawford, Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, shares key strategies for students engaged in distance learning.Some takeaways are…1. Identify learning objectives from each class and make…
The Requirements for Validating Wills
Mar 17 • 34 min
In this episode…Dean Katheleen Guzman, Interim Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Law discusses the requirements for validating a will.Some key takeways…1. Many jurisdictions have relaxed the strict common law requirements for wills2….
A Step by Step Guide to Creating a Distance Learning Class
Mar 8 • 36 min
In this episode.Bridget Crawford, Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, walks listeners through the steps necessary to create a distance learning class.Some key takeaways are…1. Take time to understand the platform…
A Holistic Understanding of Online Learning for Law School
Mar 6 • 30 min
In this episode… I speak with Nina Kohn, the David M. Levy Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education at Syracuse University College of Law about developing on-line classes for legal education. Some key takeaways…1. Online classes…
1st Lieutenant Steven Arango Speaks About Life as a Law Student and Beyond
Mar 3 • 23 min
In this episode…1st Lieutenant Officer Steven Arango, USMC, and Federal Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. in the Southern District of Texas shares his wisdom about life as a law student and beyond. We cover a range of topics…
Consideration in Contracts
Feb 18 • 33 min
In this episode …Professor Wayne Barnes, Professor of Law at Texas A & M School of Law and a lecturer with Kaplan Bar Prep explains consideration in contracts.Some key takeaways…1. Consideration is a bargained-for exchange2. The promisor must…
Environmentalist Karl Coplan on his book, Live Sustainably Now
Feb 11 • 26 min
A discussion of Karl Coplan’s new book, Live Sustainably Now.
Drafting the ideal appellate brief
Feb 4 • 24 min
Three writing expert writing instructors share their advice and key strategies to assure success on the appellate brief
Writing a Law School Scholarly Article
Jan 28 • 24 min
In this episode…I speak with Sarah Morath, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Lawyering Skills and strategies at The University of Houston Law Center, about drafting a scholarly article. Most law schools have an upper-level writing…
Privacy Torts
Jan 21 • 34 min
The Four Privacy Torts
Model Rule 1.6(b) Meets Climate Change
Jan 14 • 25 min
Professor Victor Flatt discusses Professional Responsibility and Environmental Law
The Professor and the Judge Teach Civil Procedure
Dec 17, 2019 • 33 min
Judge Lisa Margaret Smith and Professor Michael Mushlin discuss experiential learning in Civil Procedure Class.
Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Dec 10, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode… Ryan Williams, of Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a member of the Kaplan Bar Prep faculty, explains subject matter jurisdiction. About our guest…Professor Williams is a Yale University and Georgetown Law graduate, specializing in…
Summary Judgment
Dec 3, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode… Today’s episode is a viewer request. I was asked to create a podcast on summary judgment and went right to the expert, Ryan Williams, of Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a member of the Kaplan Bar Prep faculty. In this episode, he…
A Happy 2L Shares Uplifting Advice
Nov 26, 2019 • 26 min
2L Kayla Molina talks about enjoying the process of law school
Building an Entertainment Law Practice
Nov 19, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode attorney Gordon Firemark talks about practicing Entertainment Law.
First Amendment: Free Speech
Nov 12, 2019 • 30 min
Professor Allen Rostron explains the boundaries of the First Amendment as it relates to freedom of speech.
Election Law
Nov 5, 2019 • 37 min
Michael Morley on Election Law
Securities Law: When is something a Security.
Oct 29, 2019 • 16 min
Professor Ann Lipton explains how to evaluate whether a [financial product] is a security and therefore subject to securities law regulations
100 Days to Your Next Job
Oct 22, 2019 • 27 min
Pamela Davidson, Esq., Director of Legal Recruitment with Special Counsel, discusses her book, 100 Days to Your Next Job for Law Students and New JDs
The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Take a Tax Class While in Law School
Oct 15, 2019 • 34 min
Professor Marjorie Kornhauser gives her top reasons why every student should take a tax class while in law school.
The 5 Myths about studying for the LSAT
Oct 11, 2019 • 16 min
The 5 Myths about the LSAT
Res Ipsa Loquitur
Oct 8, 2019 • 23 min
Lawrence Levine explains Res Ipsa Loquitur
Preparing for That Major Memorandum of Law in Legal Analysis and Writing
Sep 24, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode, Professor Christine Coughlin, Professor of Legal Writing, Wake Forest Law School, shares tips for success on the open memorandum of law.
Model Penal Code: The Four Levels of Intent
Sep 24, 2019 • 14 min
Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer explains the MPC’s four levels of intent.
Thinking About Punishment and the Criminal Law
Sep 24, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode…Professor John Humbach, Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law discusses the notion that crime is caused by culpable mental states (such as intentions) and describes how criminal justice could be different if we stopped…
Criminal Procedure: Terry Stops
Sep 17, 2019 • 35 min
Professor Andrea Armstrong explains Terry Stops.
Understanding Hearsay
Sep 10, 2019 • 44 min
Professor Chris Fromm explains Hearsay Law
Career Trajectory
Sep 3, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode, Mike Cohn, Founder, and President of Berkley Development shares his own journey out of the law. He begins with a fateful phone call that took him out of the litigation practice he spent three years preparing for and into real estate, a…
How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Legal Research and Writing Classes
Aug 27, 2019 • 32 min
Professor Ellie Margolis shares Legal Analysis and Writing Tips
The Four Myths of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Aug 20, 2019 • 31 min
Prof. Michael Mushlin explains the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Bryan Garner on Garner’s Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Contracts
Aug 13, 2019 • 27 min
Bryan Garner on Drafting Legal Contracts
The Key to Writing a Good Exam: IRAC, Issue, Rule, Analysis, Conclusion
Aug 6, 2019 • 26 min
Professor Renee Allen explains Issue, Rule, Analysis, Conclusion
Securing the Proper Accommodations for Law School
Jul 30, 2019 • 29 min
Prof. Katherine MacFarlane, explains the importance of securing necessary accommodations in law school and how to make certain your needs are met.
Mani Tafari on the documentary “Who Killed Garrett Phillips”
Jul 23, 2019 • 28 min
Attorney Mani Tafari discusses his criminal defense practice, his defense of Nick Hillary and the documentary, Who Killed Garrett Phillips.
How to Read a Legal Opinion
Jul 23, 2019 • 24 min
Professor Orin Kerr on how to read a legal opinion.
How to Brief a Case and Understanding the Court System
Jul 23, 2019 • 31 min
Professor Margaret Hannon discusses the all-important case brief, including the parts of the brief, how to brief a case and the relationship of the case brief to the court system.
Securing a Judicial Clerkship
May 21, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, Professor Abigail Perdue, Assistant Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law discusses her new book, The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking, from WestAcademic Publishing. A review of her book is available…
Prof. Lawrence Lessig Discusses His Book, Fidelity and Constraint
May 14, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, Professor Lawrence Lessig discusses his newest book, Fidelity and Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution.
The Importance of Joining Law Review or a Law Journal
May 7, 2019 • 20 min
The importance of joining a law review or law journal after your 1L year
Products Liability
Apr 30, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode, Dean Michelle Simon interviews me, Leslie Garfield Tenzer, on Products LiabilitySome key takeaways are:1.Plaintiff can bring three different causes of action claims for when a product harms a consumer or user 1. Negligence 2….
Liquidated Damages in Contracts Clauses
Apr 23, 2019 • 15 min
Prof. Darren Rosenblum explains liquidated damages clauses in contracts.
The Equal Protection Clause and Disparate Impact
Apr 16, 2019 • 15 min
Dean Emily Gold Waldman explains how to evaluate a statute that is facially neutral but has a disparate impact with respect to a class that has a heightened review.
How to Interpret Statutes
Apr 11, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode…Professor Michael Morley, Assistant Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law explains with precision how to interpret a statute using one of the three methods employed by members of the court depending on their own…
The Equal Protection Clause and Suspect Classes
Apr 9, 2019 • 32 min
Dean Emily Waldman discusses the Equal Protection Clause and Suspect Classes
Students Share their Moot Court Experience
Apr 2, 2019 • 18 min
3Ls Rob Veech and Melanie Franco share their Moot Court Experience and Offer Tips for Success
Relieving Anxiety Before Moot Court…or Real Court!
Mar 26, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode Prof. Heidi K. Brown discusses tips for relieving anxiety before Moot Court.
Professional Responsibility: Client Conflicts of Interest
Mar 19, 2019 • 26 min
Dean Jill Gross explains Attorney/Client conflicts of interest
Why You Should Take A Clinic While in Law School
Mar 12, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode, Professor Jason Parkin explains the benefits of participating in a law school live client clinic.
Sunny Hostin on Using a Law Degree in Non-Legal Occupations
Mar 5, 2019 • 26 min
Sunny Hostin, co-host of ABC TV’s The View, explains the benefits of legal education to occupations outside the law.
Rachel Gezerseh offers concrete tips for securing your dream job
Feb 26, 2019 • 29 min
achel Gezerseh shares her secrets to securing a dream job or internship.
Illegal Searches: Technology, Privacy, and the Fourth Amendment
Feb 19, 2019 • 40 min
Prof. David Dorfman, explains the Fourth Amendment rights to privacy as it relates to technology
Copyright Law and the Fair Use Doctrine
Feb 12, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode, Brian L. Frye explains the Fair Use Doctrine.
Mastering Critical Reading to Enhance Academic Success
Feb 5, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode Prof. Jane Grisé, author of the book, Critical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond and Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing the the University of Kentucky explains the importance…
The Keys to Success on the LSAT
Feb 2, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, LSAT tutor Steve Schwartz, author of the LSAT BLOG, Host of the LSAT Pros Podcast and YouTube star, shares his tips for success on the LSAT. Steve’s mission is to help every student see success on the LSAT. As he points out, just one…
Planning for the Bar Exam as a 1L, 2L and 3L
Jan 29, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, Bob Cohen explains what law students need to know about the bar during their first, second and third year of law school.
Top Tips for Answering Multi-State Bar Questions with Success
Jan 22, 2019 • 35 min
Chris Fromm on tips for passing the MBE portion of the bar.
Time Management: The Key to Bar Prep Success
Jan 15, 2019 • 21 min
erriann Stout, CEO of Vinco Bar Exam Coaching discuss her tips for stress and time management while studying for the bar.
Taking the Bar for the Second Time
Jan 8, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, Sean Silverman, President and CEO of Silverman Bar Prep discusses his strategies for taking the bar for the second time. He points out that sometimes 2 months just isn’t enough time to pass the bar, and for those who need a bit more study…
Social Media Strategies for Law Students
Dec 18, 2018 • 32 min
Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister explains how social media presence can enhance your career search.
My Top Ten Tips for Success on Law School Exams
Dec 4, 2018 • 12 min
Leslie Garfield Tenzer’s top ten tips for success on law school exams.
Personal Jurisdiction
Nov 28, 2018 • 26 min
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, Michelle Simon on Personal Jurisdiction.
What Professors Expect to See on Exams … and how to prepare for them!
Nov 27, 2018 • 31 min
Prof. Laurie Zimet on the mindset of professors when they are grading exams, as well as some key exam tips.
The Best Evidence Rule
Nov 20, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode, Professor Bennett Capers explains the Best Evidence Rule,
Criminal Law: Justification and Self Defense
Nov 13, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Professor Luis Chiesa, explains the difference between justification and self-defense, and explores the nuances of self-defense and defense of others.
Criminal Law: The Mistake of Law Defense
Nov 13, 2018 • 30 min
n this episode Professor Thomas McDonnell explains the Mistake of Law defense to a violation of a criminal statute.
Coping with Law School Stress
Nov 6, 2018 • 20 min
A discussion of about how to cope with law school stress.
Analyzing the Reasonableness of Duty and Proximate Cause
Oct 30, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode Professor Noa Ben-Asher explains how to evaluate the reasonableness of negligence from a theoretical viewpoint.
Wills: When a Beneficiary Predeceases the Testator
Oct 23, 2018 • 12 min
Prof. Bridget Crawford discusses the implications of a will when a beneficiary dies after the testator.
Landlord - Tenant Law
Oct 9, 2018 • 29 min
Professor Paula Franzese on the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants.
Oct 2, 2018 • 24 min
Prof. Audrey Rogers on homicide
Relevance and the Federal Rules of Evidence
Sep 25, 2018 • 43 min
Prof. Lissa Griffin explains the Relevance and the Federal Rules of Evidence
A Career Services Dean explains why OCI isn’t the end all!
Sep 18, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, Karen Eisen, Dean of Career and Professional Development at Brooklyn Law school explains how to find a job for your 2L summer.
Model Penal Code Intent Levels
Sep 11, 2018 • 7 min
A discussion of the MPC’s four levels of intent
How to Learn the Law for Law School
Aug 21, 2018 • 26 min
Prof. Kris Franklin on learning the law for law school
A 2L talks about 1L
Aug 19, 2018 • 17 min
Ainissa Proctor rising 2L and host of the blog “Legally Complicated” talks about her 1L experience.
Ensuring Success as a 1L
Aug 14, 2018 • 30 min
Prof. Rachel Gurvich shares Lessons learned as a 1L
Mimi Rocah on Building a Career as a Federal Prosecutor
Aug 7, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode, Mimi Rocah, Pace Law’s Distinguished Fellow in Criminal Justice and NBC/MSNBC Legal Analyst shares career advice
The Day Before The Bar.
Jul 22, 2018 • 13 min
A recent successful bar take talks about his experience on the day before, and day of the bar.
Statute of Frauds
Jul 15, 2018 • 21 min
Prof. Darren Rosenblum on the Statue of Frauds
Contesting a Will
Jun 29, 2018 • 23 min
Prof. Bridget Crawford on challenging a will.
Law Students Talk About Preparing for Law School
Jun 22, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode rising 2Ls discuss their pre-law school and 1L experiences.
The Keys to Academic Success in Your First Semester of Law School
Jun 15, 2018 • 26 min
Professor Kris Franklin on Law School Skills
Conditions in Contracts
May 1, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode, Prof. Linda Fentiman discusses contract conditions.
Rule Against Perpetuities
Apr 25, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, Prof. Shelby Green explains the Rule Against Perpetuities,
In Personam Jurisdiction
Apr 19, 2018 • 31 min
n this episode, Prof. Randolph McLaughlin discusses In Personam Jurisdiction.
Sub Leases and Assignments
Apr 17, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, Dean Czarnezki explains the difference between subleases and assignments.
Future Interests
Apr 17, 2018 • 29 min
Dean Jason Czarnezki on Future Interests
Apr 6, 2018 • 31 min
A discussion of hearsay and how to identify when a statement is offered for the truth of the matter asserted.
Common Law Offer and Acceptance
Apr 2, 2018 • 13 min
A discussion of offer, acceptance and assent.
The Commerce Clause
Mar 27, 2018 • 29 min
A discussion of the Commerce Clause and how to attack it on an exam
Mar 14, 2018 • 32 min
All you need to know about mortgages for a law school exam
Marbury v. Madison
Feb 28, 2018 • 22 min
Law School, Constitutional Law, Law School Exams, 1L, Marbury v. Madison
Common Law Contracts: Parol Evidence and Extrinsic Evidence
Feb 13, 2018 • 11 min
This episode provides an overview of the parol evidence rule and extrinsic evidence.
UCC Article 2 Terms including Warranties and Delivery Terms
Dec 26, 2017 • 15 min
This episode provides an overview of UCC terms including warranty and delivery terms.
UCC Article 2 Damages and Damages Formulas
Dec 26, 2017 • 18 min
This episode provides an overview of UCC Damage Formulas.
The Erie Doctrine
Dec 26, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode I discuss the Erie Doctrine with Michael Mushlin, Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Professor Mushlin walks me through “the house of Erie” and explains the steps in analyzing an Erie Problem that students might see in…
Torts: Intentional Torts to Person
Nov 28, 2017 • 16 min
In this episode we discuss intentional torts to the person and how to analyze them on a law school exam
Torts: Negligence; Causation
Nov 28, 2017 • 15 min
This episode reviews the causation element of negligence
U.C.C. Article 2 Contract Formation (Including Battle of the Forms)
Nov 28, 2017 • 17 min
This episode reviews contract formation (including 2-207) under Article 2.
Intentional Torts to Property
Nov 28, 2017 • 12 min
This episode reviews the intentional torts to property.
Torts: Negligence; Duty
Nov 28, 2017 • 9 min
This episode reviews negligence, particularly duty
Contracts: Consideration
Nov 28, 2017 • 7 min
This episode reviews the common law consideration.