Campbell Law Reporter kicks off season with Durham County DA, bestselling author

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The Campbell Law Reporter (CLR) Podcast has kicked off its third season with interviews with the Durham County (North Carolina) District Attorney and a New York Times bestselling author. Episodes are released every other Wednesday throughout the semester.

In the first episode, Host Jenna Nichols speaks with Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry about how she has started to change Durham County’s prosecution of crime. Deberry has begun to focus on shifting resources to more violent crimes, reducing pretrial incarceration except when necessary, and using diversion programs. 

In the latest episode, Host and Podcast Editor Stephen Dinkel talks with former attorney and No. 1 internationally bestselling author Steve Berry. His books, which have been translated into 41 languages with 25,000,000 copies in 52 countries, consistently appear in the top echelon of The New York Times, USA Today  and Indie bestseller lists.

Berry is the author of 20 novels, including: The Kaiser’s Web, The Warsaw Protocol, The Malta Exchange, The Bishop’s Pawn, The Lost Order, The 14th Colony, The Patriot Threat, The Lincoln Myth, The King’s Deception, The Columbus Affair, The Jefferson Key, The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy and The Amber Room.

History lies at the heart of every Berry novel. It’s his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. To date Berry and his wife have raised over $1.5 million dollars for historic preservation, Dinkel said.

Berry was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years.

Campbell Law students launched the inaugural podcast on Oct. 16, 2019. CLR is a legal podcast that strives to expand the university’s mission to lead with purpose by reporting with purpose. Campbell Law is the only law school in the nation that has an active podcast run solely by students.

“We hope to breathe new life into the dusty reporters on the shelves by reporting the content through captivating discussion,” said Hunter Koehl ‘20, founding editor-in-chief of the podcast.

Professor Bobbi Jo Boyd and Communications and Marketing Director Lisa Snedeker serve as advisers to the podcast staff.

“The CLR editors and staff members have done an impressive job of creating and continuing this podcast,” Dean J. Rich Leonard said. “I never cease to be amazed by the creativity and drive of Campbell Law students.”

The podcast is available on Podbean, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  The podcast can be found on those listening platforms by searching “Campbell Law School” or “Campbell Law Reporter.” Also, the links are shared on the law school’s website.

The staff invites listeners to leave reviews and/or comments regarding the podcast on iTunes.

“We welcome suggestions for future content,” Dinkle said. “Our desire is to expand our guest list to legal professionals outside of the law school.  These individuals need not only need be in Raleigh, either.  The neat thing about podcasting is that we can have discussions essentially with anyone across the globe!”

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