Once upon a time, I was a lawyer. Between 2000 and when I became a journalist in 2005, to be precise. I don’t miss working at a law firm, but I’ll never stop loving and thinking about the law as I did when I was a law professor. And every once in a while, my friend and colleague Juan Manuel Benítez invites me to his show, Pura Política, to talk about the law, like he did last week after the SCOTUS decisions.
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José Simián (1975) is a New York-based bilingual writer, producer and reporter. His articles and columns on politics, media and culture have been published by the New York Daily News, Mediaite, The Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated Latino, Billboard en Español, Latina, Qué Pasa, Etiqueta Negra, La Tercera and El Mercurio. He is also the host and producer of Contraportada, a weekly interview segment with Latino artists and intellectuals on 24-hour news cable station NY1 Noticias, and Executive Editor of Manero. Before becoming a writer, José worked as a lawyer (JD Universidad de Chile, 2002; LLM Columbia University, 2005) and taught Jurisprudence and Law and Literature in Chile. He lives in Brooklyn. View all posts by José Simián