A podcast is a digital file, either audio or video, that can be played on a portable media player (such as an iPod) or played on your computer. Often, podcasts use a form of syndication enabling users to subscribe to a particular podcast. Typically a podcast subscription means that future episodes of a particularly podcast will be downloaded automatically to your computer or portable device without user intervention.
This list of podcasts deal with legal subjects and are targeted towards different audiences. Some podcasts may be designed for law students, others may be more practice-oriented.
Law Career Services -- podcast on issues of employment in the legal field.
Northern California Innocence Project -- updates and issues surrounding wrongful conviction.
Podcasting 101 -- a how-to guide on podcasting at SCU.
ABA Web Store -- sells a number of podcasts on a variety of legal subjects. Geared towards the working professional.
ABA-CLE Podcasts -- offers a number of complimentary podcasts for CLE credit. Also sells iPods on their website preloaded with content.
Free Government Information (FGI) -- an aggregated list of podcasts produced by the federal, and state, governments.
USA.gov -- list of podcasts produced by the federal government.
U.S. Census Bureau (Profile America) -- Profile America is a daily, 60-second feature that uses interesting vignettes from key events, observances or commemorations for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau.
AIDS.gov Podcast -- Produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Deals with a number of issues related to HIV/AIDS.
Presidential Libraries Podcast (The National Archives) -- Listen to the voices of Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton from collections within the presidential libraries. Updated monthly.
Oyez.com (U.S. Supreme Court) -- contains a number of the oral arguments presented before the U.S. Supreme Court.
AALS 2007 Annual Meeting Session Recordings -- podcasts from the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools. Covers a wide array of topics.
Advanced Legal Research -- Created by the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Deals with legal research topics.
Berring's Legal Research Project A series of videos produced by Professor Berring at UC Berkeley's School of Law (Boalt Hall)
CALI Radio -- A great resource for law students. Contains sections of law classroom lectures.
Case Finding Using Reporters and Digests A video produced by the librarians at the University of Denver's Sturm School of Law.
Check This Out! -- Produced by James Milles, a librarian at the University of Buffalo law library. Deals with legal research issues and law librarianship.
Legal Research: The Movie A video, hosted on YouTube, created by the law librarians at Stanford University School of Law.
Nolo Press Podcasts -- designed for the lay person. Deals with a variety of legal topics of interest to the general public.
Southern Illinois University School of Law Produces a number of audio podcasts.
- Why and How to Use Secondary Sources
- Introduction to Researching Administrative Law
- Introduction to Practice Aids
WestCasts (WestLaw) -- A legal podcast from Thomson West, updated frequently with interviews and commentary about legal issues and the workflow of attorneys and law firms.
Last updated: November 6, 2009