A former clerk for a Supreme Court justice discusses his new novel about junior lawyers and their struggle to adjust to life at a big law firm. They take on the challenge of a death penalty appeal, billable hours, and complex corporate litigation.

Guests

  • Kermit Roosevelt assistant professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court justice David Souter and has worked for law firms in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Maya Angelou: “Mom & Me & Mom” (Rebroadcast) – And Diane Signs Off

Friday, Dec 30 2016Maya Angelou came onto this program several times over the years. But in her last conversation with Diane, in 2013, she talked about writing about her fraught relationship with her mother for the first time. Her last words to Diane: “I love you, Diane Rehm. And I look forward to seeing you and talking to you again and again.” A year later, she died at the age of 86. In one of Diane's most treasured interviews, the women reflect on forgiveness, healing and reconciliation.