My listening this week: a podcast, Jumping Off the Ivory Tower, from Prof. Julie MacFarlane, of Canada’s National Self Represented Litigant Project.
Here’s how Julie presents her vision for the podcast:
Jumping Off the Ivory Tower with ProfJulieMac is a weekly podcast of about 30 minutes – perfect commuting time, or time to walk the dog or prepare dinner – that will showcase the experiences of both the stewards and the inheritors of the legal system. We are hoping that there is plenty to engage with and to chew on here for both legal professionals and the growing numbers of Canadians who are concerned about Access to Justice and related social justice issues.
In Jumping Off the Ivory Tower, I will be talking with visionaries, social justice warriors, and individuals who have found themselves – often to their surprise – trying to navigate and challenge the legal system – we call them “disrupters”. Each of these stakeholders in the justice system will be asked about their motivations, and how their experiences have changed them – for better or for worse. The conversations are intimate, in-depth and provocative; we think that there is something here for everyone.