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LAW 5007: Current Topics - Law and Technology: Introduction to Legal Podcasting
Spring 2024 • Section 21

Course Description

Current Topics courses are developed to cover timely, topical or specialized content regarding the Law (from Administrative Law - Taxation) and they do not repeat material presented by regular semester course.

The rapid rise of podcasting over the last ten years has led to a proliferation of podcasts about the law, its impact, its victims, and its practitioners. From major “true crime” series like Serial to NPR’s More Perfect, podcasts are sparking unprecedented public discourse about the law. Given their low barrier to entry, podcasts have quickly become another forum for advocacy and legal discussion, available not only to mainstream media organizations, but also to non-profits, legal aid organizations, businesses, scholars, and individual attorneys. At the same time, podcasting raises numerous thorny legal and ethical questions for lawyer-podcasters, from how duties to clients affect what one can say on-air, to whether popular podcasts can compromise criminal defendants’ constitutional rights.

In this intersession workshop, students will learn the skills they need to make a podcast while exploring related media law concepts. As a practical course, the course will introduce students to the basics of podcasting, from interviewing and writing for a public audience, to the nuts and bolts of recording and editing audio. Students will also explore legal and ethical questions implicated by podcasting about the law, and will have opportunities to discuss these questions with select guest speakers from the fields of law and journalism. By the end of the course, students will be equipped to produce their first legal podcast episode on a topic of choice. Students will submit a short narrative audio piece on their topic of choice, edited for clarity, to be published on the Temple Institute for Law, Innovation & Technology’s website, following the conclusion of the course at a date specified by the instructor.


Day/Time Location Note
Sa 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Klein 6B January 6, 7, 13, 14, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM

Additional Time Requirements

This is a Winter Intersession course only. Class meets January 6, 7, 13, 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Students can register for one or both intersession course(s). This course will be considered part of the spring semester for tuition purposes. If you have any questions, please reach out to Associate Dean Murray at Final Project: Due at date specified by the instructor. Students will be registered administratively (using shell course) until course can be officially created in Banner. Students will then be transferred to new CRN at a later date.

Course Details

  • Lowry Yankwich
Credit Hours

1 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

Registration Notes

New CRN created 2-12-24 (formerly 7565)

Book List/Materials