May 10, 2021 • 1HR 4M

The Costa Method

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Advisory Opinions is a new podcast from The Dispatch. Hosts David French and Sarah Isgur have a weekly conversation about the law, culture, and why it matters.
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Today, our hosts are thrilled to be joined by Federal Court of Appeals Judge Gregg Costa of the 5th Circuit. In today’s extra-nerdy pod, our esteemed guest gives Sarah and David his expert take on serial clerkships, amicus briefs, nationwide injunctions, and more. Plus, he offers up an inside scoop on how he approaches his judicial philosophy, what he thinks is the proper role for legal advocates in the courtroom, and why “the hardest job [he] ever had was before law school teaching fourth grade.”

Show Notes:

-Judge Costa’s case against second, third, and fourth clerkships

-Sarah’s Politico piece on serial clerkships

-Judge Costa’s piece on nationwide injunctions

-The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law by Ward Farnsworth