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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by's global network of reporters and editors, each episode tackles a subject that's worthy of a deep dive—from law firm profit hacks to Supreme Court showdowns to the most promising plays in legal tech. Hosted by editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Jun 19, 2020

On this week's podcast, legal education editor Karen Sloan talks with two black law deans about a new initiative to mobilize law schools and their communities in the fight for racial equality. Angela Onwuachi-Willig, dean of Boston University School of Law, and Danielle Conway, dean of Penn State Dickinson Law, explain what spurred the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project, the change they want to see in the legal academy, and the five phases of work they've laid out to help create greater racial equality inside their institutions and beyond.