This podcast explores the role of lawyers in the struggle for multiracial democracy. How are lawyers responding to the changes wrought by the racial uprisings of 2020, the pandemic, and January 6th? A group of Columbia Law Students talk to leading legal professionals and scholars to examine how lawyers are working to build a racially equitable society.
Through the Gale was produced by a group of faculty, staff, and students at Columbia Law School, and funded by the Columbia Law School Anti-Racism Grant Program and the Center for Constitutional Governance.
Executive Producer: Olatunde Johnson
Associate Producers: Sneha Pandya, Dante Violette, Marica L. Wright
Audio Producer: Devan Kortan
Production Assistant: Katelin Walsch
Music courtesy of Free Music Archive
Special thanks to Michelle Wilson, Julie Godsoe, Cary Midland, Jake Rosati, and Kara Van Woerden.
This podcast was produced in partnership with Columbia University Libraries. For additional information and resources, please visit the official website.
Through the Gale Ep1: Civil Rights Lawyering in the Age of Abolition
Olatunde C.A. Johnson, Andres Estevez, Theodore M. Shaw, Ashok Chandran, and Alexis J. Hoag-Fordjour 2022
Traditionally, civil rights lawyers have focused on establishing anti-discrimination rights in courts. But today, the Movement for Black Lives, abolitionist, and other social movements de-center courts and instead emphasize the need to to... (Read more)
Through the Gale Ep2: Can Big Law Be Anti-Racist?
Alexis Banks, Sneha Pandya, Marica L. Wright, Debo P. Adegbile, and Scott L. Cummings 2022
Can “Big Law,” the segment of the legal industry that regularly provides assistance, representation and counsel to the nation’s largest and most powerful corporate and economic actors, be an effective force for racial... (Read more)
Through the Gale Ep3: Building Inclusive Law Schools
Alexis Banks, Sneha Pandya, Marica L. Wright, Meera E. Deo, Susan P. Sturm, and Kendall Thomas 2022
In this episode, we examine how law schools have responded to calls to develop new curriculum and pedagogy that is critical, inclusive, and attentive to how race, power, and identity shape jurisprudence and... (Read more)
Through the Gale Ep4: Lawyering, Leadership, and Democracy – Public Service
Adaeze Eze, Andres Estevez, Dante Violette, Amanda Litman, and Sam Spital 2022
Lawyers have historically played an essential role in expanding access to elections. While the 2018 elections ushered in a record number of women and people of color into public office at the local,... (Read more)
Through the Gale: Introduction – Why This Podcast?
Olatunde C.A. Johnson, Sneha Pandya, Dante Violette, and Marica L. Wright 2022
Join the hosts of Through the Gale as they detail the background and significance of the podcast and give listeners a preview of what’s to come.... (Read more)
Through the Gale: Trailer
Olatunde C.A. Johnson 2022
Go Through the Gale with us as we explore the role of lawyers in the struggle for multiracial democracy, a question made more urgent by the racial reckonings of 2020, the inequities laid... (Read more)