Season 2

Current Episodes

Episode 1 - Ben Joyce & Sarah Guzman and Going Forth


In this episode, Gonzaga School of Law Director of Alumni Engagement & Strategic Initiatives Sarah Guzman sits down with local artist and Gonzaga alumni Ben Joyce. Last year, Ben created a beautiful art installation that will hang permanently in the law school for many years to come. In this conversation, Sarah and Ben talk about the piece as well as how we can find community, even when we are physically apart.

Episode 2 - Deborah Rhode & Dean Rooksby: Law and Leadership in a Time of Global Crisis


During the episode, Dean Jacob Rooksby sits down with Deborah L. Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and the Director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School. Dean Rooksby and Deborah talk about a topic that is top of mind for many of us right now, what does good leadership look like in a time of global crisis.

Episode 3 - Catherine Clark: Leadership, Mentorship & Forgiveness


In this episode, our marketing manager Chantell Cosner sits down with alumni and member of the Gonzaga Law Board of Advisors, Catherine Clark to talk about forgiveness during challenging times as well as the impact that mentorship can have on us, no matter our background.


Upcoming Episodes

Episode 4 - Drew Simshaw: Communications, Tech & The Future of Lawyering

Faculty member Drew Simshaw shares his insights on teaching first-year courses as well as what the future of lawyering might look like. 

Episode 5 - Sandra Park & Dean Rooksby: Human Gene Patents & Intellectual Property Law

Dean Jacob Rooksby visits with Sandra Park. Sandra is a senior attorney with the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. Her work focuses on advancing gender equality and challenging discrimination experienced by survivors of gender-based violence, and she was also counsel on the ACLU’s successful 2013 U.S. Supreme Court challenge to human gene patents. During this conversation, she shares her insights and experience with the case.

Episode 6 - Megan Ballard: Immigration Policy & the Impact of Pro-bono Work

Chantell Cosner chats with long-time faculty member and expert in immigration policy professor Megan Ballard talks about Gonzaga University’s immigration clinic, her recent trip to Nogales, Arizona and the impact of pro bono work.

Episode 7 – Welcoming Agnieszka McPeak

We are excited to introduce one of our new faculty members, Agnieszka McPeak in this episode. Agnieszka will be joining us as an associate professor and the new director of the school’s Center for Law, Ethics & Commerce. During this conversation, she shares her background and personal story as well as her research.

Episode 8 – Jason Gillmer: Litigating Freedom in the Far West

Each semester, faculty share their expertise during a series of lectures. In April, Professor Jason Gillmer presented on his forthcoming paper on freedom and slavery on the west coast and its influence on litigation nation-wide. We thought our listeners would enjoy this “lecture-to-go.”

Episode 9 – Alumni Charnelle Bejelkengern: Supporting the next generation of diverse lawyers

Last spring Gonzaga law alum Charnelle Bejelkengern became the first woman of African American decent to serve as a judge in Eastern Washington. In this episode, she shares her experience as new judge and how mentorship and leadership opportunities can impact students for many years to come.