Break out the bubbly! It is the second anniversary (give or take a month) of our weekly legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. We posted our first program on Aug. 31, 2005, with two special guests, then newly installed ABA President Michael S. Greco and Duke Law Professor Erwin Chemerinsky.

Chemerinsky, of course, has been in the news of late as the dean-designate of the new Donald Bren School of Law at UC Irvine, which will welcome its first class of students in fall 2009. UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake caused a controversy for his on-again, off-again hiring of Chemerinsky, but with that behind them, both are now focused on building and launching the school.

Chemerinsky and Drake join us as our guests this week for our special second-anniversary Lawyer2Lawyer. Both talk about their plans for the school and the preparations already underway. I also ask Chemerinsky for his views on Justice Clarence Thomas.

You can listen to or download the program from this page.

Let me take this opportunity to thank the many people worldwide who listen to our program every week. Let me also thanks my cohost J. Craig Williams for collaborating with me on this and a huge thanks to everyone at the Legal Talk Network for the technical and professional support and guidance they’ve put into this.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.