ABA Career Center is launching a series of podcasts designed to explore with legal practitioners cutting-edge issues, trends and practices impacting the legal profession and lawyers entering and growing in the profession. Each podcast will be led by an experienced interviewer who will introduce a subject that is current and will involve leading experts, academicians, and practitioners reacting to the interviewer’s questions.
In our debut podcast, Professor Thomas E. Patterson, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, interviews two legal scholars, Shauna L. Shames (Rutgers) and Nick Robinson (Yale), who have published scholarly works examining lawyers in politics. The podcast briefly examines the historical nexus of law and politics and how recent political events have created a renewed interest in public service and public affairs. It explores how transitioning lawyers run for public office and seek career opportunities in public life.