Law Talk With Epstein, Yoo & Senik

Law Talk With Epstein, Yoo & Senik

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A look at current events through a legal lens hosted by Troy Senik with Hoover fellows and law professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo.


Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo #125: “Greek Fire”
Sep 23 • 73 min
The men of Law Talk reconvene between their respective journeys to Greece and there’s a very full docket. On this episode: could President Trump’s conversations with Ukraine lay the predicate for impeachment? What’s the proper role for the U.S. in the…
Law Talk with Epstein, Yoo & Senik: “You Asked”
Aug 17 • 69 min
Once a year we throw open the doors of the faculty lounge and let the Law Talk audience ask questions of Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo. This year’s result: a conversation that touches on everything from acquiring Greenland to whether John Adams…
122. You Can’t Lick It
Jul 12
It’s time for summer school in the faculty lounge and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are reviewing the Supreme Court term that was. On this episode: was the census ruling a backdoor victory for critics of the administrative state? Are critics…
121. Free The Nipple
May 16
It’s a lively session in the faculty lounge as Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo navigate a minefield of legal controversies: what do Alabama’s new restrictions on abortion mean for the future of Roe v. Wade? What’s the proper libertarian position…
121. Parking Strictly Enforced
Apr 26
The faculty lounge has reopened and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are colluding to bring you top-shelf legal analysis. On this installment: is the Mueller Report vindication of President Trump or the predicate for impeachment? Can the White…
120. It’s Mueller Time
Mar 27
It’s March Madness in the faculty lounge — and with the current news cycle, this episode is a layup line for Professors Epstein and Yoo. On the agenda: a deep dive into the Mueller Report; a look at the legal ramifications of the college admissions…
119. Well Dressed
Feb 27
The newest installment of Law Talk sees debate brewing in the faculty lounge as Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo find themselves on the opposite side of several issues. On the agenda: Did Michael Cohen’s testimony change anything about the case…
118. The Burger Kings
Jan 18
On the first Law Talk of 2019, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are tackling the big issues: can President Trump build a border wall by declaring a national emergency? Was the FBI within its rights to open an investigation of the president after…
117. The Right to Bear Nunchucks
Dec 22, 2018
It’s an end-of-the-year blowout in the Faculty Lounge, as Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are tackling 2018’s madcap final month. Why is the Supreme Court’s immigration ruling not as dramatic as it sounds? Is President Trump in genuine legal…
116. The Elephant In The Room
Nov 29, 2018
Thanksgiving may be over, but Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are serving up a feast of legal analysis. Can the courts halt the president’s plan to keep out asylum seekers? Who won the Trump-John Roberts showdown? Is the appointment of Jeff…
115. The Big Leagues
Oct 27, 2018
In a jam-packed hour of Law Talk, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are tackling all the big questions: Should Michael Avenatti stand trial for his role in the Kavanugh hearings? What does international law have to say about the Jamal Khashoggi…
114. Here Comes The Judge
Oct 5, 2018
It’s a rare single-topic Law Talk. As the Supreme Court drama finally comes to a close, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo deliver the last word on the Kavanaugh confirmation: the twists and turns of the original allegations, the theatrics of the…
113. Ask The Professors
Aug 28, 2018
August means audience Q&A in the faculty lounge. Sure, professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are dealing with Michael Cohen’s guilty plea and the Mueller investigation, but they’re also taking on the important issues: why isn’t occupational licensing…
112. Oh Baby
Jul 25, 2018
It’s the July episode of Law Talk and summer school has never been this much fun. On this episode: live reactions to the efforts to impeach Rod Rosenstein; judging the Brett Kavanaugh nomination; a breakdown of the Supreme Court’s Janus ruling; and the…
111. Have Your Cake
Jun 15, 2018
It may be graduation season, but the faculty lounge is still open for business and professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are holding court. This time around: What does the Inspector General’s report really tell us about James Comey’s tenure at the FBI?…
110. Craps
May 31, 2018
Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are back from Memorial Day and the holiday’s been good to them: John’s got dispatches from Hawaii (tune in for the spam coverage) and Epstein’s got big news on the Roman law front.Then they turn to the burning…
109. Pardon Us
Apr 28, 2018
The faculty lounge has reopened — and just in time to mark a landmark birthday for one of our esteemed instructors. After the festivities, the professors weigh in on a gaggle of issues: the Trump travel ban goes before the Supreme Court; another legal…
108. The Asparagus Problem
Mar 16, 2018
Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are reopening the faculty lounge, and this month things are getting lively. First up: is a member of the Law Talk team headed for the White House?Then, do talks with North Korea have a chance of working? Will the…
107. Lawyers, Guns, and Russians
Feb 19, 2018
It may be Presidents Day (it’s not, actually — more on that later), but the faculty lounge is still open for business. In this months’ session, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are tackling the latest revelations from the Mueller investigation,…
106. Something Fishy
Jan 28, 2018
It’s the first Law Talk of the new year and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are starting off 2018 with verve. On this installment: who looks worse in the Mueller investigation, President Trump or the FBI? Is trading DACA for a border wall a grand…
105. Resolutions
Dec 29, 2017
On the final Law Talk of 2017, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are taking a look back at the year that was. First, an assessment of President Trump’s first year in office, on matters both foreign and domestic. Is it possible that our dynamic duo…
104. No Fighting In The Faculty Lounge
Nov 20, 2017
It’s a pre-Thanksgiving session in the faculty lounge, and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo have prepared a feast of legal analysis. On the menu: Can the military really overrule President Trump in the event of a nuclear strike? Will the Supreme…
103. No Knees Here
Oct 18, 2017
October in the faculty lounge means two things: Supreme Court previews and baseball talk. On this episode we’re serving up both.First, a look at the big cases before the high court this term: Will the justices step in to end gerrymandering? Can a…
102. Law Talk Live: Techology and The Law
Sep 29, 2017
This special, live edition of Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo was recorded at the Federalist Society in New York City on September 14, with Mary Kissel sitting in for Troy Senik. It’s a rousing hour of talk on technology and the law (read John’s new book…
101. Live at Columbia Law School
Sep 19, 2017
This week, a very special Law Talk recorded at Columbia Law School with special guest Columbia Law Professor Eric Talley sitting in for Troy Senik. The primary topic: robots and the law, which coincidentally is a topic of John’s new book Striking Power:…
100. 100
Aug 24, 2017
Law Talk has hit the century mark! And as Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo open up the faculty lounge for their 100th episode, they’re taking listener questions. After a brief analysis of the situation in Charlottesville, they tackle everything…
99. Monkey Business
Jul 18, 2017
This week on Law Talk, the professors (ably herded by Troy Senik) talk about collusion — what it is, what it isn’t, who’s in danger and who isn’t. Then, activist judges make things for the Trump administration’s travel ban and Richard and John explain…