New Episodes Each Month

Hosted by Dean Blake Hudson, Cumberland Research Radio provides short but insightful glimpses into the exciting scholarly work of Cumberland School of Law faculty, alumni, and friends.

The Cumberland School of Law community possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience and have a passion for sharing it. Did you know that a person can be legally dead in one state, transported across state lines, and legally resurrected in another state—with important implications for trusts and estates law? Did you know that Mark Twain may have run afoul of common law copyright when he wrote a short story based upon an oral slave narrative? These are just a few of the many interesting topics our faculty are exploring.

But our program expands beyond the Cumberland School of Law faculty and alumni to discuss important and interesting research topics with academic faculty and practitioners around the nation and the world.

New episodes are available on the first Wednesday of every month and can be found on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

No time to study! A research project aimed at student time management.
April 1, 2024

How can we create a tool that law students can use to better manage time for all that law school requires? Cumberland School of Law professors Ramon Albin and Lynn Hogewood join us to discuss their student time management study, with a view toward helping students manage the challenges of “too much to do and too little time to do it” in law school.

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Christianity and Climate Change: Reconciling Faith a Science, with Katharine Hayhoe
March 1, 2024

Renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe sits down to chat about bridging the gap between climate science and the Christian faith, the complex relationship between religion and politics, and overcoming political and religious gridlock to tackle humanity’s greatest environmental threat.

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Research Radio, Pedagogical Edition: Teaching with ChartaCourse
February 1, 2024

Given the soaring costs of higher education and legal textbooks, can we find a better, more cost-effective way to educate students? Ed Martin, professor of law at Cumberland School of Law, talks with us about using a cheaper, flexible alternative in the classroom: ChartaCourse.

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Perspectives on the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis from the Front Lines
January 1, 2024

Ted Leopold, a Cumberland School of Law alumnus and attorney working on a variety of mass tort and complex class action matters, discusses the background, current status, and future of the Flint, Michigan water crisis cases.

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Should Federal Anti-Kickback Laws Apply to Private Health Insurance Providers?
December 1, 2023

Currently the primary federal anti-kickback statute, which helps combat health insurance fraud, only applies when kickbacks are given for services provided by government health insurance plans like Medicare and Medicaid. Cumberland School of Law’s Chinelo Dike-Minor discusses why these consumer protections should be extended to private health insurance programs.

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