W&M Law Makes Its Podcast Debut with “Office Hours”

A KaiserBy Alyssa Kaiser, Class of 2019

For podcast lovers at the Law School, things just got exciting. Michaela Lieberman (3L) and Professor Jeffrey Bellin will now co-host “Office Hours.”  Each episode will present a conversation with a member of the faculty or other notable expert to explore an interesting topic.

Professor Eric Chason discussed Bitcoin on Episode 1, which is definitely something I see on the news all the time but do not understand “what the deal is.” I still am not sure I understand, but I now know Bitcoin is not similar to a token in Mario Cart, so, progress was made. Let’s just say I am on board with Michaela’s sentiment that she only understood about 40% of the conversation. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the witty exchanges and am looking forward to future legal topics.

I am excited the school started a podcast because it gives students the chance to update themselves on what is going on in the world and to learn from their favorite professors. The tone is very casual and sounds like a natural conversation (which can be a nice change for students used to getting cold called). The podcast feels like an extension of lunch hour meetings, but the flexibility of the podcast allows students to work it into our schedules at our own convenience. I can’t wait for future episodes!

Podcast Logo“Office Hours” is available on SoundCloud and iTunes. In addition to Professor Chason and other law school faculty, guests have included Bill Bray J.D. ’17, who pitched for the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds, William & Mary President Taylor Reveley, and Susan Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union. The last episode of the semester airs April 17 with guest Dean Davison M. Douglas (topic: A Dean’s Life).