43 episodes

Though much divides us these days, there are still some things we all share in common. One of them is law. From the kind of health care we receive to the laws that determine what’s a ticket and what’s a court date, law is everywhere. “Common Law” gives insight into the laws around us and what’s next. This season, Dean Risa Goluboff hosts with “Co-Counsel” Danielle Citron, John Harrison, Cathy Hwang and Greg Mitchell, who are also UVA Law professors. Transcripts are posted at commonlawpodcast.com.

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    • 4.8 • 138 Ratings

Though much divides us these days, there are still some things we all share in common. One of them is law. From the kind of health care we receive to the laws that determine what’s a ticket and what’s a court date, law is everywhere. “Common Law” gives insight into the laws around us and what’s next. This season, Dean Risa Goluboff hosts with “Co-Counsel” Danielle Citron, John Harrison, Cathy Hwang and Greg Mitchell, who are also UVA Law professors. Transcripts are posted at commonlawpodcast.com.

    S4 E8: The Psychology of Eyewitness Memory

    S4 E8: The Psychology of Eyewitness Memory

    Psychologist Elizabeth F. Loftus, a leading expert on memory, discusses how her research transformed the justice system.

    • 29 min
    S4 E7: The High Cost of Pretrial Detention

    S4 E7: The High Cost of Pretrial Detention

    Would you rather spend a day in jail or be the victim of a burglary? UVA Law professor Megan Stevenson discusses why her research suggests almost no one should be detained pretrial.

    • 28 min
    S4 E6: Property Taxes and Racial Gentrification

    S4 E6: Property Taxes and Racial Gentrification

    Under some property tax schemes, white homebuyers moving into gentrifying neighborhoods might be getting a substantial tax break, explains UVA Law professor Andrew Hayashi.

    • 28 min
    S4 E5: The Railroad Strike Case That Made History on Federal Injunctions

    S4 E5: The Railroad Strike Case That Made History on Federal Injunctions

    UVA Law professor Aditya Bamzai discusses In re Debs and the federal government’s use of injunctions with hosts John Harrison and Risa Goluboff.

    • 32 min
    S4 E4: Why Fair Procedures Matter in Policing

    S4 E4: Why Fair Procedures Matter in Policing

    Yale Law School professor Tom R. Tyler joins co-host and fellow psychologist Gregory Mitchell to discuss Tyler’s work on procedural justice, including a training program for Chicago police officers.

    • 30 min
    S4 E3: Calling Out Cyberattacks

    S4 E3: Calling Out Cyberattacks

    The United States and other nations have only recently begun to publicly attribute cyberattacks to other countries, such as Russia. UVA Law professor Kristen Eichensehr proposes more transparency and legal guardrails when exposing cyberattacks.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

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One of the best legal podcasts

Great guests, excellent interviews, and great production. Easily accessible to non-lawyers, aspiring lawyers or practicing lawyers. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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S3 E7 Full of Errors

You all use a lot of examples that don’t even fit the narrative you’re trying to create and push (Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, etc.). Liberal law professors, and especially Deans, are quite out of touch with the actual sentiment on the ground, as we’ve seen time and time again in public polling, particularly around policing.

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The equity podcast

The US constitution doesn’t use the word equity.

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