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The Power of Attorney

The Power of Attorney

By Rutgers Law

The law impacts every sector of society and every aspect of our lives. At a time when many ask "Why law?," we ask "What more can law do?" Produced by Rutgers Law School, "The Power of Attorney" is an inside look at the power of a legal education for everyone and what it means to be a lawyer. (The Power of Attorney is a finalist for the third Annual Anthem Awards for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Podcast or Audio)
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S5E02: Why I Chose Rutgers in Pursuing Immigration Law, with Xiomara Urán RLAW'15

The Power of AttorneyOct 10, 2023

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26:42
S5E06: An Introduction to Rutgers Law Associates, with Professor Andrew Rothman RLAW'90
Dec 05, 202328:35
S5E05: Rutgers Law Associates, January 6, and the Rule of Law, with Chris D'Alessandro RLAW'18

S5E05: Rutgers Law Associates, January 6, and the Rule of Law, with Chris D'Alessandro RLAW'18

Chris D'Alessandro RLAW'18 joins Dean Bond to chat about the Rutgers Law Associates, starting his own firm, and his work representing a client directly impacted by the events of January 6, 2021. You can read more here.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠law.rutgers.edu⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Production Manager: Shanida Carter

Series Producer & Editor: Nate Nakao

Nov 21, 202335:54
S5E04: Military Law and Life in the Coast Guard, with Rear Admiral William G. Dwyer RLAW'04
Nov 07, 202333:52
S5E03: On Administrative Law and Being the First Openly Transgender NJ Cabinet Member, with Allison Chris Myers RLAW'99
Oct 24, 202358:15
S5E02: Why I Chose Rutgers in Pursuing Immigration Law, with Xiomara Urán RLAW'15
Oct 10, 202326:42
S5E01: Youth Voting Rights, with Professor Yael Bromberg RLAW'11
Sep 26, 202339:18
S4E15: SEASON FINALE: On Law School and Public Interest, with ACLU-NJ Legal Director Jeanne LoCicero RLAW'00
Jun 01, 202345:13
S4E14: From Rutgers Law to the National Labor Relations Board, with Gwynne Wilcox RLAW'78
May 17, 202342:50
S4E13: Law Day Special – Alternative Dispute Resolution, with ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross
May 01, 202349:22
S4E12: On Identity and Serving as a US District Judge, with Hon. Zahid Quraishi RLAW'00
Apr 19, 202356:39
S4E11: Love Is Light, with Hon. Esther Salas RLAW'94
Apr 05, 202354:44
S4E10: Trailblazers, with Guest Hosts Dalila Haden RLAW'23 and Caitlin Pennell RLAW'23

S4E10: Trailblazers, with Guest Hosts Dalila Haden RLAW'23 and Caitlin Pennell RLAW'23

In this episode, Co-Deans Rose Cuison-Villazor and Kimberly Mutcherson are interviewed by the Rutgers Law SBA Presidents, Dalila Haden RLAW'23 and Caitlin Pennel RLAW'23. The co-deans are the 2023 recipients of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association's Trailblazer Award, which will be given on March 28, 2023 at the 15th Annual Women's Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Gala.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting ⁠law.rutgers.edu⁠.

Production Manager: Shanida Carter

Series Producer & Editor: Nate Nakao

Mar 22, 202348:58
S4E09: Human Rights in the Corporate Supply Chain, with Prof. Sarah Dadush
Mar 08, 202349:14
S4E08: The New Jersey Innocence Project, with Nyssa Taylor
Feb 22, 202346:36
S4E07: From the NHL to Law School and Back to the NHL, with George McPhee RLAW'92

S4E07: From the NHL to Law School and Back to the NHL, with George McPhee RLAW'92

George McPhee RLAW'92, President of Hockey Operations for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League joins Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor to share his experience applying his law degree to the world of professional hockey front office management.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Production Manager: Shanida Carter

Series Producer & Editor: Nate Nakao

Feb 09, 202351:17
S4E06: DACA's Ever Changing Landscape, with Admir Molic RLAW'24 and Miguel Tapia Colin RLAW'24
Jan 25, 202351:10
S4E05: Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court, with Erwin Chemerinsky, AALS President and Dean of Berkeley Law
Nov 30, 202249:16
S4E04: The Rutgers Certificate in Cannabis Law and Business, with Vanessa Williams and Brendon Robinson
Nov 16, 202239:40
S4E03: Legal Accountability, with Aliza Shatzman
Nov 02, 202246:52
S4E02: Starting Your Own Law Firm, with Kiomeiry Csepes RLAW'13
Oct 19, 202245:07
S4E01: The Importance of Visibility, with US Attorney Jacqueline Romero RLAW'96
Oct 05, 202242:28
S3E17: Lessons for Happy Lawyers, with Nora Riva Bergman & Chelsy Castro

S3E17: Lessons for Happy Lawyers, with Nora Riva Bergman & Chelsy Castro

Nora Riva Bergman and Chelsy Castro, authors of the book 50 Lessons for Happy Lawyers, join Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson for a frank discussion about mental health and wellness in the legal profession.

You can purchase the book (releasing on May 26, 2022) here.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer & Editor: Nate Nakao

May 25, 202259:43
S3E16: On Asian American History, with Dr. Karen Korematsu

S3E16: On Asian American History, with Dr. Karen Korematsu

Dr. Karen Korematsu, founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, joins Interim Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor to discuss her work advancing education in racial equity, social justice, and human rights, and shares her story as Fred Korematsu's daughter.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer & Editor: Nate Nakao

Apr 28, 202253:54
S3E15: Student Bar Leadership, with Dalila Haden RLAW'23 and Ashley Zimmerman RLAW'22
Apr 13, 202243:49
S3E15: The Secret Lives of Lawyers: Pam Jenoff, Author and Professor of Law
Apr 04, 202248:05
S3E14: When Law School Meets Med School, with Kate Doyle RLAW'22, Paul Prendergast RLAW'19, and Professor of Law Ruth Anne Robbins RLAW'91
Mar 23, 202246:44
S3E13: The Other Side of Employment Law, with Brian McGinnis RLAW'15
Mar 10, 202255:19
S3E12: The Minority Student Program, with Assistant Dean Clifford Dawkins
Feb 24, 202231:11
S3E11: Cryptoassets and Regulation, with Professor of Law Yuliya Guseva

S3E11: Cryptoassets and Regulation, with Professor of Law Yuliya Guseva

Professor Yuliya Guseva, Head of the Blockchain and Fintech Program, which is part of the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, joins Interim Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor to discuss her work and research in cryptoasset regulation.

Join the CCLG for its Symposium on Regulation of Cryptoassets, Wednesday, February 16, 2022. You can register at go.rutgers.edu/crypto2022.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Production Manager: Margaret McCarthy

Series Producer: Nate Nakao

Editor: Nate Nakao

Feb 09, 202237:26
S3E10: Aviation Law, with Roger Clark RLAW'78
Jan 26, 202254:17
S3E09: Secondary Trauma and the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, with Oliver Barry RLAW'13 and Shauna Friedman RLAW'17
Jan 05, 202254:11
S3E08: Towards Diversity, Equity, and Access at the LSAC with President and CEO Kellye Testy

S3E08: Towards Diversity, Equity, and Access at the LSAC with President and CEO Kellye Testy

Co-Dean Kimberly Mutcherson is joined by LSAC President and CEO Kellye Testy, who shares how the council is seeking to advance diversity and equity and provide an accessible law school admissions process.

You can read more about Kellye Testy here.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Production Manager: Margaret McCarthy

Series Producer: Nate Nakao

Editor: Nate Nakao

Dec 08, 202146:48
S3E07: Summary Judgment with Don Clark RLAW'79

S3E07: Summary Judgment with Don Clark RLAW'79

Co-Dean Kimberly Mutcherson sits down with Don Clark RLAW'79, who discusses the case that inspired his book Summary Judgment: A Lawyer's Memoir.

You can read more about the book here.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Production Manager: Margaret McCarthy

Series Producer: Nate Nakao

Editor: Nate Nakao

Nov 24, 202149:30
S3E06: Housing, Critical Race Theory, and Clinical Law with Prof. Norrinda Hayat

S3E06: Housing, Critical Race Theory, and Clinical Law with Prof. Norrinda Hayat

Interim Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor sits down with Professor of Law and Director of the Civil Justice Clinic to discuss Critical Race Theory and her work in fighting against evictions in New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can read about Prof. Hayat's work here.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Production Manager: Margaret McCarthy

Series Producer: Nate Nakao

Editor: Nate Nakao

Nov 10, 202151:20
S3E05: Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights, and the Supreme Court with Professor of Law Melissa Murray

S3E05: Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights, and the Supreme Court with Professor of Law Melissa Murray

Co-Dean Kimberly Mutcherson is joined by Melissa Murray, Frederick I. & Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU and Faculty Director at the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network. Professor Murray discusses the reproductive justice movement, its relationship to reproductive rights, and the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court. She also shares some thoughts on SB 8, the controversial anti-abortion law in Texas.

Professor Murray is one of the hosts of the Strict Scrutiny Podcast, a podcast by three women about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Production Manager: Margaret McCarthy

Series Producer: Nate Nakao

Editor: Nate Nakao

Oct 27, 202158:40
S3E04: Networking and Building Professional Relationships, with HNBA President Carlos Bollar RLAW'97

S3E04: Networking and Building Professional Relationships, with HNBA President Carlos Bollar RLAW'97

Co-Dean Kimberly Mutcherson is joined by Carlos Bollar RLAW'97, President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, who shares his thoughts on networking and building a support system through law school and into a career. Read more about Carlos here.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Production Manager: Margaret McCarthy

Series Producer: Nate Nakao

Editor: Nate Nakao

Oct 13, 202150:02
S3E03: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Iveliz Crespo RLAW'14

S3E03: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Iveliz Crespo RLAW'14

Co-Dean Kimberly Mutcherson is joined by Iveliz Crespo RLAW'14, the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisor at Reed Smith. Iveliz shares their journey and a bit about their vision for a truly equitable industry. Read more about them here.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Production Manager: Margaret McCarthy

Series Producer: Nate Nakao

Editor: Nate Nakao

Sep 29, 202155:02
S3E02: Human Rights in Latin America

S3E02: Human Rights in Latin America

Rutgers Law School interim co-dean Rose Cuison-Villazor speaks with Priscila Abraham RLAW'20, Professor Jorge Contesse, and Professor Anibal Rosario-Lebron to share some thoughts on Hispanic Heritage Month, their various work in Latin American spaces, and what Latinx culture means to them.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Production Manager: Margaret McCarthy
Series Producer: Nate Nakao
Editor: Nate Nakao

Sep 15, 202137:56
S3E01: Representation Matters with Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor and Vice Dean Anjum Gupta
Aug 25, 202154:54
2.26_From the Pigskin to Patient Advocacy: A Profile on Assemblyman Adam J. Taliaferro, RLAW '08

2.26_From the Pigskin to Patient Advocacy: A Profile on Assemblyman Adam J. Taliaferro, RLAW '08

Assemblyman Adam J. Taliaferro, RLAW '08 speaks with Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson about his transition from a promising football career into the legal arena, including his work with NJ legislature and patient advocacy through the Adam Taliaferro Foundation. 

Learn more about the Adam Taliaferro Foundation. 

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer and Editor: Kate Bianco

Jul 21, 202146:47
2.25_Trial Advocacy and Public Defending with Distinguished Clinical Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy, J.C. Lore

2.25_Trial Advocacy and Public Defending with Distinguished Clinical Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy, J.C. Lore

Internationally renowned expert on trial advocacy, Distinguished Clinical Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy J.C. Lore discusses his path to success with Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson.

Learn more about Distinguished Clinical Professor Lore.


The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer and Editor: Kate Bianco

Jul 07, 202146:35
2.24_People Helping People: An Interview with Landon Hacker, RLAW'20
Jun 23, 202151:35
2.23_Environmental Law with Shawn LaTourette, RLAW '09

2.23_Environmental Law with Shawn LaTourette, RLAW '09

Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Shawn LaTourette, RLAW '09 and Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson discuss the role of the D.E.P. in protecting our futures.

Read the 2020 New Jersey Scientific Report on Climate Change.

Learn more about New Jersey's Global Warming Response Act.


The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer and Editor: Kate Bianco

Jun 09, 202150:38
2.22_Women In Law with the Rutgers Law Alumnae Network Co-Chairs

2.22_Women In Law with the Rutgers Law Alumnae Network Co-Chairs

Alumnae Network Co-Chairs Maritza Rodriguez, RLAW'11; Debra Rosen, RLAW'86; Patti Santelle, RLAW'85; and Joy Tolliver, RLAW'07 sit down with Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson to discuss their path to law school, career trajectories, and what they hope the future of women in law will be. 

Learn more about the Rutgers Law Alumnae Network!


The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer and Editor: Kate Bianco

May 26, 202101:00:49
2.21_Board of Governors Professor of Law, Roger S. Clark Discusses International Law
May 12, 202144:33
2.20_Patricia Lee Refo, ABA President on The Rule of Law

2.20_Patricia Lee Refo, ABA President on The Rule of Law

American Bar Association President, Patricia Lee Refo, sits down with Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson to discuss this year's Law Day theme "Advancing the Rule of Law Now". 

Click here to learn more about Law Day 2021!


The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer and Editor: Kate Bianco

Apr 28, 202149:49
2.19_Peter Rodino Distinguished Visiting Professor, Juan Cartagena on Latinx Civil Rights

2.19_Peter Rodino Distinguished Visiting Professor, Juan Cartagena on Latinx Civil Rights

Juan Cartagena, the President & General Counsel of Latino Justice PRLDEF in New York City, and a well-known civil rights attorney, and the Peter Rodino Distinguished Visiting Professor discusses topics covered in his course Latinos and the Law.

Read more about Juan Cartagena!

Join us on April 23rd for the Latinx Civil Rights Conference!


The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer and Editor: Kate Bianco

Apr 14, 202154:45
2.18_Voting Rights with Alexi Velez, RLAW '15

2.18_Voting Rights with Alexi Velez, RLAW '15

Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson interviews Alexi Velez, 2015 James and Sharon Maida Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellow about her work on voting rights.

Learn more about the James and Sharon Maida Public Interest Fellowship Program.


The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer and Editor: Kate Bianco

Mar 31, 202150:21
2.17_Juvenile Justice with Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, Sandra Simkins

2.17_Juvenile Justice with Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, Sandra Simkins

Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson and Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, Sandra Simkins discuss juvenile justice and the role Rutgers Law School Clinics can play in changing the system for the better. 


Learn more about Professor Simkins.

Discover more about The Rutgers Law School Children’s Justice Clinic.


The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer and Editor: Kate Bianco

Mar 17, 202144:47
2.16_Civil Procedure and Criminal Law with Professors Thea Johnson and Matthew Shapiro

2.16_Civil Procedure and Criminal Law with Professors Thea Johnson and Matthew Shapiro

Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson invites the newest members of the Rutgers Law Faculty, Associate Professor of Law Thea Johnson, and Assistant Professor of Law Matthew Shapiro to discuss their scholarship, areas of expertise, and what they hope students take away from their classes.

Learn more about Professor Thea Johnson and Professor Matthew Shapiro.

The Power of Attorney is produced by Rutgers Law School. With two locations minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, Rutgers Law offers the prestige and reputation of a large, nationally-known university combined with a personal, small campus experience. Learn more by visiting law.rutgers.edu.

Series Producer and Editor: Kate Bianco

Mar 03, 202144:02