Conversations With the Legal Academy

Online as a podcast
  • Hosted by Darinda Sharp, Collin Hesse

Conversations with the Legal Academy explores the scholarship and background of some of the nation’s leading legal scholars. This monthly podcast, brought to you by the University of Arkansas School of Law, features wide-ranging interviews with renowned legal academics from all over the country. Co-hosted by School of Law Director of Communications Darinda Sharp and Academic Programs Coordinator Collin Hesse.

Theresa Fette is the founder and CEO of Provident Trust Group. An alumna of the University of Arkansas the School of Law and Sam M. Walton College of Business, she discusses her career and memories from her days at the U of A. Fette was on campus in March of 2016 to receive the Gayle Pettus Pontz Award from the Women Law Students' Association.

Allen Olson, an agricultural attorney and visiting professor in the University of Arkansas School of Law LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, discusses his practice and teaching. He is an alumnus of the law school’s LL.M. Program who represents farmers, ranchers and related businesses in Georgia and nationwide. He was on campus in Feb. 2017 to teach a four-day intensive course titled "Representing Farmers: Farm Programs, Crop Insurance and a Few Other Things You Need to Know."

Conversations With the Academy: Vikram Amar

Aug 21, 2017

Vikram Amar, dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, discusses his research on state and federal constitutions. Amar was on campus in January of 2016 to serve as keynote for the law school’s annual Arkansas Law Review Symposium.

Conversations With the Academy: Connie Lewis Lensing

Jul 20, 2017

Connie Lewis Lensing, a University of Arkansas alumna and senior vice president in the legal department at FedEx Express, was on campus in March 2016 to accept the Gayle Pettus Pontz award. While on campus, she discussed her career path, her memories of law school and the importance of passion.

Conversations With the Academy: John Newman

Jun 22, 2017

Explore the Myth of Free with John Newman, assistant professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He was on campus in March of 2016 for the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange series.