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Despite advances in technology, especially those designed for mass media, the medium of radio still reaches a broad cross-section of society. Information disseminated through radio has a high likelihood of reaching people from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. Working in a team of two (2) Student volunteers will research and prepare one radio show on the legal topic of their choosing. Students will choose a research question, area of law, or issue with the supervising lawyer and will prepare and record a show that explains the current state of the law surrounding that topic. The shows will solely contain a legal information session. As well, it will be important that students explain the law without providing legal advice. The lawyer supervisor will need to review the research and finished product before it goes on air. Students will need to provide all research materials used in preparation of the show and should ensure that their research is cross-referenced with the recorded show. All references to sources should be provided for the lawyer, and should note the time in the show that they are used. The students will also be required to provide the supervising lawyer with a digital copy of the recorded show for the lawyer to hear and provide feedback. In order to reach a greater audience and to allow greater flexibility on the part of the supervising lawyer, the show will be pre-recorded. This will allow the radio station to play it multiple times, in time slots that are most convenient, and for the lawyer to listen to it at their convenience and provide suggestions for edits. four separate opportunities for students are available for this project.
expectation of students
A workplan is required. radio station training will be provided. volunteers are expected to put in 3-5 hours per week. schedule for completing hours is flexible. there are no prerequisites for this project.