Leading experts discuss the pros and cons of government regulations and explain how they affect everyday life for Americans.

Deep Dive Episode 52 – Race In Admissions: Texas Tech Medical School

May 15, 2019

The Texas Tech Medical School recently approved an agreement with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to end the use of racial preferences in their admissions process. Roger Clegg joins us to discuss the recent agreement and its implications.

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Deep Dive Episode 51 – Emerging Tech and Regulation

May 13, 2019

In this episode, leading thinkers from across the emerging tech space discuss the regulatory environment for everything from drones to autonomous vehicles.

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Deep Dive Episode 50 – Analyzing the New Proposed Rule Defining “Waters of the United States”

May 10, 2019

For decades, the EPA and Corps have struggled to come up with a proper definition that is both consistent with the plain language of the statute, respects the state role in addressing water pollution, and is consistent with the rule of law. In this episode, experts will discuss a recently proposed rule defining “waters of the United States” and its implications.

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Deep Dive Episode 49 – How Should the IRS Handle Cryptocurrencies?

May 1, 2019

James Foust discusses the ambiguity that exists around the treatment of cryptocurrency at the IRS and explores actions that Congress and the IRS could take to fill the gaps.

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Deep Dive Episode 48 – The Wage & Hour Trifecta: DOL Proposals on Overtime Exemptions, the Overtime Calculations, and Joint Employment

April 30, 2019

Tammy McCutchen discusses the Department of Labor’s recently published proposals to revise the FLSA regulations on joint employment, overtime exemptions, and the regular rate/overtime calculation.

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Deep Dive Episode 47 – The Songwriting Industry and Antitrust Consent Decrees

April 25, 2019

Kristen Osenga and Mark F. Schultz explore the antitrust consent decrees that have regulated a large part of the music business for eight decades.

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Deep Dive Episode 46 – Big Tech, Competition, and Antitrust Enforcement

April 24, 2019

Neil Chilson and Charlotte Slaiman discuss the debate over governmental oversight of big tech companies and the proper role of the federal government in promoting consumer welfare and market competition.

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Deep Dive Episode 45 – Export-Terminal Permit-Denial Suit Implicates Federalism and Foreign Commerce

April 19, 2019

This episode deals with a pending lawsuit in the Western District of Washington: Lighthouse Resources v. Inslee. This case, which involves a dispute over permitting construction for a coal export terminal on Washington’s Columbia river, has important implications for disputes between federal and state jurisdiction in environmental law and regulation.

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Deep Dive Episode 44 – Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium Keynote Address: Roger Alford

April 16, 2019

In this episode, Roger Alford (Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs) addresses consent decrees, consumer welfare, and the challenges of the emerging global digital markets.

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Deep Dive Episode 43 – Re-Considering Co-Benefits in Environmental Regulation

April 9, 2019

In this episode, Adam Gustafson and Daniel Farber discuss various approaches to considering co-benefits in the cost-benefit analyses of new air pollution regulations, and whether the standing approach is the most efficient and cost-effective.

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