Legal Issues in the News

Monday mornings at 7:35 am central on WILL-AM

A mix of faculty members from the University of Illinois College of Law provide commentary for WILL-AM’s Legal Issues in the News, airing Monday mornings at 7:35 am. Winner of seven Associated Press awards for best editorial commentary.

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WILL - Legal Issues in the News - September 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Franchise Structure

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(Duration: 3:20)

There is legal significance to the way businesses are structured. National or international companies who offer franchise opportunites are no exception. Commentator Verity Winship highlights why the structures matter in this week's Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - September 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Let’s Make a Deal

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(Duration: 3:17)

The NFL has been in the news a lot in recent weeks because of the release of a video showing a violent domestic exchange. In this week's Legal Issues in the News, commentator Matt Andres talks about the use of alternative sentencing.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - September 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Hitching a Ride

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(Duration: 3:42)

Jay Kesan gives us a look at a debate going on in Chicago about the taxicab and rideshare industries in this week's Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - September 01, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Home Court Advantage?

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(Duration: 3:30)

There are several legal avenues one can take to settle a dispute. Legal Issues commentator Verity Winship examines what happened when some questioned the path assigned their case and why it matters.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Media Copyright and Internet Broadcast

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(Duration: 3:47)

Remember the VCR? In this week's Legal Issues in the News, Professor Paul Heald explores the fine line providers walk to give customers access to the television shows they want, when they want them.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 18, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Take Your Conversation Elsewhere

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(Duration: 3:36)

In this week's Legal Issues in the News, commentator Jay Kesan give us an update on the laws affecting your ability to use your cell phone with differnt service providers.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 11, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Death Penalty - Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

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(Duration: 3:56)

The death penalty has been a topic of hot debate for years. Commentator Matt Andres discusses some recent events and a court ruling that may play a significant role in the use of the death penalty in the future. Here's this week's Legal Issues in the News.



WILL - Legal Issues in the News - July 21, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Redskins Trademarks Cancelled

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(Duration: 3:30)

The recent ruling on the Washington Redskins' trademarks may not bring the changes one might think. Jay Kesan explaines what the decision means in this week's Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - July 14, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

The Sweet Smell of Reporters

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(Duration: 3:36)

This week's Legal Issues in the News is a lesson on one set of those books often seen, but rarely cracked open by the masses. Travis McDade is this week's commentator.


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