On April 3, 2023, The [F]law and the Systemic Justice Project (in collaboration with Harvard Law and Political Economy) held a roundtable discussion focusing on the problems with conventional legal journalism.

The participants were Jay Willis (Balls & Strikes), Mark Joseph Stern (Slate), and Rhiannon Hamam (5-4 Podcast). Participants discussed the (sorry) state of legal journalism, the reasons for it, why it matters, what can be done about it, and how law students can make a difference.

The video recording of the event is below. We apologize for the compromised quality of the video and audio during the first 22 minutes (note: it’s much better after that). Despite those issues, the editors at The [F]law believed that the discussion was too important and compelling not to publish.

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