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USLawEssentials Law & Language

64 episodes - English - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★ - 1 rating

The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast helps you improve your English and better understand US law and American legal culture. Many of these short episodes are tied to a legal news event or case in the United States. Others include interviews with multilingual lawyers. The shows are hosted by attorneys experienced teaching US law and legal English to students and lawyers from around the world. Listening to the podcasts will improve your ability to understand and communicate in English.
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Episodes

Objection: Hearsay!

May 19, 2022 03:09 - 15 minutes - 21.6 MB

Multilingual Lawyer: Guanxiong Xu

May 03, 2022 13:01 - 36 minutes - 49.8 MB

Law Exam Essentials: Sources of US Contract Law

April 21, 2022 20:46 - 11 minutes - 15.3 MB

Multilingual Lawyer: John Dundon

April 14, 2022 00:43 - 33 minutes - 46 MB

Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit Part 2

April 04, 2022 17:23 - 15 minutes - 20.9 MB

Multilingual Lawyer: Maria Garay

March 29, 2022 01:10 - 45 minutes - 63.2 MB

Mutlilingual Lawyer: Marco Giordano

March 15, 2022 18:39 - 26 minutes - 36.2 MB

Sarah Palin's Defamation Lawsuit Part I

March 08, 2022 18:43 - 15 minutes - 20.9 MB

Multilingual Lawyer: Lucas Rezende

February 23, 2022 18:08 - 29 minutes - 40.3 MB

What's New in the Legal News: The Federal Sentencing Guidelines

February 02, 2022 03:40 - 18 minutes - 25.5 MB

What's New in the Legal News: The Federal Sentencing Guidelines

February 02, 2022 03:40 - 18 minutes - 25.5 MB

Multilingual Lawyer: George Alissandratos

January 18, 2022 03:02 - 23 minutes - 32.2 MB

Episode 27 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers as Stephen Horowitz interviews George Alissandratos. George is fluent in Greek and English and shares with us his perspectives as a new attorney who passed the bar in the midst of a pandemic. Currently an associate at Keane & Beane, George shares fun stories about growing up in New York but also shares timely insights on the challenges and opportunities that young attorneys an...

Multilingual Lawyer: George Alissandratos

January 18, 2022 03:02 - 23 minutes - 32.2 MB

Episode 27 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers as Stephen Horowitz interviews George Alissandratos. George is fluent in Greek and English and shares with us his perspectives as a new attorney who passed the bar in the midst of a pandemic. Currently an associate at Keane & Beane, George shares fun stories about growing up in New York but also shares timely insights on the challenges and opportunities that young attorneys an...

What's New in the Legal News: Uncivil Law

January 05, 2022 14:02 - 28 minutes - 39.3 MB

Episode 26 Uncivil Law The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast continues its What’s New in the Legal News Series as Stephen Horowitz and Daniel A. Edelson discuss – – and demonstrate – –  lawyers behaving badly. Our episode today focuses on an article published by the American Bar Association concerning uncivil conduct by attorneys. Titled Illinois Lawyers Experienced this type of Incivility Most Often Survey Says, the article reveals the results of a survey of Illinois attorneys and t...

What's New in the Legal News: Uncivil Law

January 05, 2022 14:02 - 28 minutes - 39.3 MB

Episode 26 Uncivil Law The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast continues its What’s New in the Legal News Series as Stephen Horowitz and Daniel A. Edelson discuss – – and demonstrate – –  lawyers behaving badly. Our episode today focuses on an article published by the American Bar Association concerning uncivil conduct by attorneys. Titled Illinois Lawyers Experienced this type of Incivility Most Often Survey Says, the article reveals the results of a survey of Illinois attorneys and t...

The Multilingual Lawyer: Yi Song

December 23, 2021 19:54 - 36 minutes - 49.6 MB

Episode 25 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers. In today’s episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Yi Song,   a US attorney from China, who is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center where she teaches legal writing to LLM students. This is a real “doozy” of an interview – – go ahead and listen to the interview to learn more about how to use “doozy” in a sentence!  Ms. Song discusses her career path from working at ...

The Multilingual Lawyer: Yi Song

December 23, 2021 19:54 - 36 minutes - 49.6 MB

Episode 25 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers. In today’s episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Yi Song,   a US attorney from China, who is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center where she teaches legal writing to LLM students. This is a real “doozy” of an interview – – go ahead and listen to the interview to learn more about how to use “doozy” in a sentence!  Ms. Song discusses her career path from working at ...

What's New in the Legal News: The Felony Murder Rule

December 19, 2021 00:28 - 17 minutes - 24.6 MB

Episode 24 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its What’s New in the Legal News Series. This week we focus on the felony murder rule and a recent article discussing the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Steven Horowitz and Daniel A. Edelson introduce the article, Ahmoud Arbery death trial: What’s the difference between malice murder and felony murder in Georgia, which explains how the felony murder rule operates in Georgia and why it applied in the killing of Mr. Arbery. Mr. Arbery...

What's New in the Legal News: The Felony Murder Rule

December 19, 2021 00:28 - 17 minutes - 24.6 MB

Episode 24 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its What’s New in the Legal News Series. This week we focus on the felony murder rule and a recent article discussing the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Steven Horowitz and Daniel A. Edelson introduce the article, Ahmoud Arbery death trial: What’s the difference between malice murder and felony murder in Georgia, which explains how the felony murder rule operates in Georgia and why it applied in the killing of Mr. Arbery. Mr. Arbery...

The Multilingual Lawyer: Chunxia Cole

December 09, 2021 16:09 - 33 minutes - 45.4 MB

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The Multilingual Lawyer: Chunxia Cole

December 09, 2021 16:09 - 33 minutes - 45.4 MB

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The Multilingual Lawyer: Quentin Alexandre

December 01, 2021 18:08 - 23 minutes - 32.8 MB

Episode 22 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers! In this episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Quentin A. Alexandre, a newly admitted New York attorney from France. Currently a litigation associate at Kennedy’s, Quentin not only speaks French and English, but also speaks German. He shares excellent insights on learning legal English, succeeding at a US law school, and building a professional career in the United States as a...

The Multilingual Lawyer: Quentin Alexandre

December 01, 2021 18:08 - 23 minutes - 32.8 MB

Episode 22 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers! In this episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Quentin A. Alexandre, a newly admitted New York attorney from France. Currently a litigation associate at Kennedy’s, Quentin not only speaks French and English, but also speaks German. He shares excellent insights on learning legal English, succeeding at a US law school, and building a professional career in the United States as a...

What's New in the Legal News: Free Speech and Violence

November 05, 2021 17:35 - 17 minutes - 23.5 MB

Episode 21 The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast continues its What’s New in the Legal News series with a discussion of the civil lawsuit against organizers of the violent 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In that rally, ‘white nationalists’ gathered to protest the removal of a statue and then violently attacked plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleges that the organizers and protestors conspired to commit the violence and should be held liable for the injuries they ca...

What's New in the Legal News: Free Speech and Violence

November 05, 2021 17:35 - 17 minutes - 23.5 MB

Episode 21 The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast continues its What’s New in the Legal News series with a discussion of the civil lawsuit against organizers of the violent 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In that rally, ‘white nationalists’ gathered to protest the removal of a statue and then violently attacked plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleges that the organizers and protestors conspired to commit the violence and should be held liable for the injuries they ca...

The Multilingual Lawyer: Jonathan Golub

October 18, 2021 01:39 - 33 minutes - 45.4 MB

Episode 20 The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast celebrates its 20th episode with a fun (fund!) discussion with Jonathan Golub, partner in the Corporate Department at Wiggin & Dana, and Chair of the Fund Formation and Investment Management Practice Group. Stephen Horowtiz talks to Jonathan about his experiences living in Japan and how Jonathan developed expertise in a fascinating, and highly sophisticated practice. Among other things, Jonathan shares frank advice about what it takes ...

The Multilingual Lawyer: Jonathan Golub

October 18, 2021 01:39 - 33 minutes - 45.4 MB

Episode 20 The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast celebrates its 20th episode with a fun (fund!) discussion with Jonathan Golub, partner in the Corporate Department at Wiggin & Dana, and Chair of the Fund Formation and Investment Management Practice Group. Stephen Horowtiz talks to Jonathan about his experiences living in Japan and how Jonathan developed expertise in a fascinating, and highly sophisticated practice. Among other things, Jonathan shares frank advice about what it takes ...

Preparing for a New Class Behind the Scenes: Part II

October 04, 2021 13:12 - 25 minutes - 35.3 MB

Episode 19 The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast presents Part II of a conversation between Stephen Horowitz and Daniel Edelson concerning preparation for an Introduction to US Law course for LLM students. Daniel taught this class for several years and now it’s Stephen’s turn. He will be teaching an intensive week of classes to international students beginning their legal education in the United States. Stephen and Daniel discuss the Supremacy Clause, federalism, and preemption. In a...

Preparing for a New Class Behind the Scenes: Part II

October 04, 2021 13:12 - 25 minutes - 35.3 MB

Episode 19 The USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast presents Part II of a conversation between Stephen Horowitz and Daniel Edelson concerning preparation for an Introduction to US Law course for LLM students. Daniel taught this class for several years and now it’s Stephen’s turn. He will be teaching an intensive week of classes to international students beginning their legal education in the United States. Stephen and Daniel discuss the Supremacy Clause, federalism, and preemption. In a...

Multilingual Lawyer: Kazuto Yamamoto

September 27, 2021 09:05 - 42 minutes - 59 MB

Episode 18 The USLawEssentials Law and Language podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers as Stepehn Horowitz speaks with Kazuto Yamamoto, a partner in the Daiichi LPC law firm in Japan who also Chairs the International Committee of the Osaka Bar Association. Yamamoto-sensei discusses his career path (and travel paths) which have taken him around the world. He shares invaluable advice based on his work as an attorney in Japan, the United States, and China. In ad...

Multilingual Lawyer: Kazuto Yamamoto

September 27, 2021 09:05 - 42 minutes - 59 MB

Episode 18 The USLawEssentials Law and Language podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers as Stepehn Horowitz speaks with Kazuto Yamamoto, a partner in the Daiichi LPC law firm in Japan who also Chairs the International Committee of the Osaka Bar Association. Yamamoto-sensei discusses his career path (and travel paths) which have taken him around the world. He shares invaluable advice based on his work as an attorney in Japan, the United States, and China. In ad...

Preparing for a New Class: Behind the Scenes Part I

September 04, 2021 10:33 - 16 minutes - 22.6 MB

Episode 17 In this episode, Stephen Horowitz and Daniel Edelson discuss a one-week intensive class that Stephen will be teaching to LLM students at St. John’s University School of Law. The LLM students are beginning their study of US law and the course helps students better understand the US legal system and government. As Daniel had been teaching the course for a few years, Stephen talks to Daniel about his strategies for teaching the class. This episode introduces students to some of th...

Preparing for a New Class: Behind the Scenes Part I

September 04, 2021 10:33 - 16 minutes - 22.6 MB

Episode 17 In this episode, Stephen Horowitz and Daniel Edelson discuss a one-week intensive class that Stephen will be teaching to LLM students at St. John’s University School of Law. The LLM students are beginning their study of US law and the course helps students better understand the US legal system and government. As Daniel had been teaching the course for a few years, Stephen talks to Daniel about his strategies for teaching the class. This episode introduces students to some of th...

What’s New in the Legal News: Kanye Tweets His Contract

August 23, 2021 07:33 - 17 minutes - 23.7 MB

Episode 16 The USLawEssentials What’s New in the Legal News podcast series continues with slightly less new news – – as Stephen Horowritz introduces  to Daniel Edelson a story regarding Kanye West tweeting his music contract. Stephen and Daniel discuss contract drafting and what US attorneys mean by “plain English”. We also discuss why learning plain English is different from learning legal English. In addition, Stephen and Daniel talk about a podcast series we like, Contract Teardown – – ...

What’s New in the Legal News: Kanye Tweets His Contract

August 23, 2021 07:33 - 17 minutes - 23.7 MB

Episode 16 The USLawEssentials What’s New in the Legal News podcast series continues with slightly less new news – – as Stephen Horowritz introduces  to Daniel Edelson a story regarding Kanye West tweeting his music contract. Stephen and Daniel discuss contract drafting and what US attorneys mean by “plain English”. We also discuss why learning plain English is different from learning legal English. In addition, Stephen and Daniel talk about a podcast series we like, Contract Teardown – – ...

What's New in the Legal News: Kanye Tweets His Contract

August 23, 2021 07:33 - 17 minutes - 23.7 MB

Episode 16 The USLawEssentials What’s New in the Legal News podcast series continues with slightly less new news – – as Stephen Horowritz introduces  to Daniel Edelson a story regarding Kanye West tweeting his music contract. Stephen and Daniel discuss contract drafting and what US attorneys mean by “plain English”. We also discuss why learning plain English is different from learning legal English. In addition, Stephen and Daniel talk about a podcast series we like, Contract Teardown – – ...

Interview with Clara Solomon

August 11, 2021 11:42 - 37 minutes - 51.1 MB

Episode 15 Welcome to another episode of the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast as we continue our series of interviews with multilingual attorneys and other professionals related to the legal field. In this episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Clara Solomon.  Clara is the Director of Counseling & Career Development at the renowned New York University School of Law. Clara shares her experiences living abroad – – including her experience studying abroad in Japan when she was just 15 ye...

Interview with Clara Solomon

August 11, 2021 11:42 - 37 minutes - 51.1 MB

Episode 15 Welcome to another episode of the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast as we continue our series of interviews with multilingual attorneys and other professionals related to the legal field. In this episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Clara Solomon.  Clara is the Director of Counseling & Career Development at the renowned New York University School of Law. Clara shares her experiences living abroad – – including her experience studying abroad in Japan when she was just 15 ye...

Multilingual Lawyer: Yunjeong Hwang

July 30, 2021 09:55 - 23 minutes - 32.4 MB

Episode 14 In this latest episode of the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast, Daniel Edelson interviews multilingual lawyer, Yunjeong Hwang (lawyerhwang.com) Ms. Hwang is a South Korean attorney who specializes in representing expatriates living in South Korea and people overseas with legal issues related to South Korea. She advocates on behalf of her clients in a wide range of matters, including family law, commercial litigation, cases arising under tort law, and employment disputes. ...

Multilingual Lawyer: Yunjeong Hwang

July 30, 2021 09:55 - 23 minutes - 32.4 MB

Episode 14 In this latest episode of the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast, Daniel Edelson interviews multilingual lawyer, Yunjeong Hwang (lawyerhwang.com) Ms. Hwang is a South Korean attorney who specializes in representing expatriates living in South Korea and people overseas with legal issues related to South Korea. She advocates on behalf of her clients in a wide range of matters, including family law, commercial litigation, cases arising under tort law, and employment disputes. ...

The Case of the Missing Tuna

July 25, 2021 20:51 - 19 minutes - 27.2 MB

Episode 13 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its What’s New in the Legal News series with a case about …. tuna! Or allegedly missing tuna. Daniel Edelson introduces a recent news story about plaintiffs who sued a restaurant franchise for mislabeling its tuna sandwich. And Stephen Horowitz tells us about his favorite hoagie restaurant. If you’re hungry for legal English, or just hungry to know more about hoagies, subs, class action lawsuits, and detecting tuna DNA, you’l...

The Case of the Missing Tuna

July 25, 2021 20:51 - 19 minutes - 27.2 MB

Episode 13 The USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues its What’s New in the Legal News series with a case about …. tuna! Or allegedly missing tuna. Daniel Edelson introduces a recent news story about plaintiffs who sued a restaurant franchise for mislabeling its tuna sandwich. And Stephen Horowitz tells us about his favorite hoagie restaurant. If you’re hungry for legal English, or just hungry to know more about hoagies, subs, class action lawsuits, and detecting tuna DNA, you’l...

The Multilingual Lawyer: Joshua Alter

July 19, 2021 13:16 - 39 minutes - 54.5 MB

Episode 12 USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers. In this episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Joshua Alter. Joshua discusses his specialized courses for international students enrolling in LLM programs in the United States and also provides invaluable suggestions on how international students can improve their chances of success in US law schools. This is a “must-hear” episode for students and attorneys from countries other tha...

The Multilingual Lawyer: Joshua Alter

July 19, 2021 13:16 - 39 minutes - 54.5 MB

Episode 12 USLawEssentials Law & Language podcast continues its series of interviews with multilingual lawyers. In this episode, Stephen Horowitz interviews Joshua Alter. Joshua discusses his specialized courses for international students enrolling in LLM programs in the United States and also provides invaluable suggestions on how international students can improve their chances of success in US law schools. This is a “must-hear” episode for students and attorneys from countries other tha...

What’s New in Legal News? Corporate Hijacking

July 10, 2021 16:42 - 15 minutes - 21.1 MB

Episode 11 A new episode in the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast series on What’s New in the Legal News? This episode explores a defendant accused of “corporate hijacking” as part of a securities fraud scheme. Daniel Edelson and Stephen Horowitz discuss the story of a defendant who allegedly misrepresented himself as a corporate officer of defunct companies and proceeded to ‘pump and dump’ company stock at an artificially inflated price. You can see the article we discuss in this ep...

What’s New in Legal News? Corporate Hijacking

July 10, 2021 16:42 - 15 minutes - 21.1 MB

Episode 11 A new episode in the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast series on What’s New in the Legal News? This episode explores a defendant accused of “corporate hijacking” as part of a securities fraud scheme. Daniel Edelson and Stephen Horowitz discuss the story of a defendant who allegedly misrepresented himself as a corporate officer of defunct companies and proceeded to ‘pump and dump’ company stock at an artificially inflated price. You can see the article we discuss in this ep...

What's New in Legal News? Corporate Hijacking

July 10, 2021 16:42 - 15 minutes - 21.1 MB

Episode 11 A new episode in the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast series on What’s New in the Legal News? This episode explores a defendant accused of “corporate hijacking” as part of a securities fraud scheme. Daniel Edelson and Stephen Horowitz discuss the story of a defendant who allegedly misrepresented himself as a corporate officer of defunct companies and proceeded to ‘pump and dump’ company stock at an artificially inflated price. You can see the article we discuss in this ep...

The Multilingual Professional: Rebecca Chen

July 05, 2021 14:50 - 31 minutes - 43.2 MB

Episode 10 This episode of the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues our series of interviews with multilingual lawyers — but this time with multilingual paralegal Rebecca Chen. Stephen Horowitz is our interviewer and he talks to Rebecca about the important roles paralegals play in law firms. Rebecca offers a great inside perspective on her work with a prominent immigration law firm and how a team of legal professionals helps diverse clients from around the world achieve their i...

The Multilingual Professional: Rebecca Chen

July 05, 2021 14:50 - 31 minutes - 43.2 MB

Episode 10 This episode of the USLawEssentials Law & Language Podcast continues our series of interviews with multilingual lawyers — but this time with multilingual paralegal Rebecca Chen. Stephen Horowitz is our interviewer and he talks to Rebecca about the important roles paralegals play in law firms. Rebecca offers a great inside perspective on her work with a prominent immigration law firm and how a team of legal professionals helps diverse clients from around the world achieve their i...

When the Judge gets Judged

June 21, 2021 22:22 - 13 minutes - 19 MB

Episode 9 What happens when a judge misbehaves in court? In this latest episode in the US Law & Language podcast, Stephen introduces a story from the American Bar Association Journal: Judge gets 6-month suspension, partly for misusing her contempt power The judge who apparently abused her power in court finds herself being judged. Find out what happens as you improve your legal English vocabulary and listening skills.       Learn More Legal English with USLawEssentials Try the most ...