Stanford Legal to launch on SiriusXM

Karlan and Bankman
Professors Pam Karlan and Joe Bankman host the SiriusXM satellite radio show Stanford Legal. (Photo: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford Law School is launching Stanford Legal, a new biweekly radio show that will get to the core of some of the legal issues making headlines today. Stanford Legal, part of SiriusXM’s programming arrangement with Stanford, will premiere on SiriusXM Insight Channel 121 starting Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. ET.

Co-hosted by Stanford Law Professors PAM KARLAN and JOE BANKMAN, the series will feature engaging conversations with attorneys, legal scholars and leading experts on the news-making topics of the day, including the commercialization of marijuana, the power of prosecutors and President Trump’s travel ban.

“Sometimes, legal issues can seem complex,” said Karlan. “Our job on Stanford Legal is to help our listeners make sense of what the law is, why it’s that way and what changes we should hope for – or fear. It’s a great opportunity for SiriusXM listeners to hear from our amazing colleagues, each of them an expert in an important field.”

One of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process, Karlan is often called upon by policymakers and popular media alike to break down the tough legal issues of the day. Also a leading constitutional scholar and award-winning teacher who has argued seven cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Karlan co-founded Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic in 2004, the first of its kind at any law school. Since its launch, the clinic has compiled a record that would be the envy of any law firm, representing parties in more than 60 merits cases before the Court.

Bankman is a clinical psychologist as well as a lawyer who researches topics such as the consumption tax and the role of tax in the structure of Silicon Valley startups. A tax law expert, he has gained wide attention for his work on how government might control the use of tax shelters and has testified before Congress and other legislative bodies on tax compliance problems posed by the cash economy. He has written and spoken extensively on how we might use technology to simplify tax filing.

SiriusXM’s Stanford Radio also airs The Future of Everything, School’s In and Stanford Pathfinders. After airing, future episodes will be available via the Stanford Radio website.