Alabama Law 1L Student Selected as Co-Host on “Third Degree” Podcast

The University of Alabama School of Law student, Kyra Perkins

Kyra Perkins, a 1L Alabama Law student, was selected to join Elie Honig, CNN legal analyst, as a co-host on the Café Studios Podcast “Third Degree.” Perkins is the only 1L and one of just three law students from across the country who was selected for this honor—the other two selectees being Harvard Law and NYU Law students. 

Perkins’ first appearance on the podcast was in February, and she will continue to join Honig, on a monthly basis, as a co-host through February of 2022. In their first joint episode, “A Case Grows in Manhattan,” Honig and Perkins broke down the status of the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s taxes and the Supreme Court’s dissenting opinion in the recent Pennsylvania voting rights case. 

Third Degree with Elie Honig

When asked about the opportunity to serve as a co-host Perkins said, “It has been amazing, and I’m honestly still in shock. I’ve always loved discussing law and politics, so having the opportunity to discuss current events with a legal expert has been unbelievable.” 

Originally from Birmingham, Perkins received her undergraduate degree from Emory University in economics. She chose to attend The University of Alabama School of Law after participating in the annual “Diversity Matters Open House” where she was impressed by the vast array of opportunities, including clinical experience, offered to the Law School’s students. Upon graduation, Perkins is interested in working in entertainment and media law, focusing on contracts and IP.  

Written by: Josh Bird


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