65 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 • 143 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.

    S6 E7: Medicalizing Civil Rights

    S6 E7: Medicalizing Civil Rights

    Experts increasingly use the language of medicine and disability to address social issues like poverty and racial discrimination. Professors Craig Konnoth of UVA Law and Karen M. Tani of Penn Law discuss how we got here.

    • 40 min
    S6 E6 Throwback: A Future With Autonomous Vehicles

    S6 E6 Throwback: A Future With Autonomous Vehicles

    “Common Law” looks back on a season 1 episode about liability issues connected to autonomous vehicles, featuring UVA Law professor Kenneth S. Abraham and alum Mike Raschid ’86. Has the future finally arrived?

    • 2 min
    S6 E5: Digging Into Our Forgotten Legal History

    S6 E5: Digging Into Our Forgotten Legal History

    UVA Law professors Cynthia Nicoletti and Joy Milligan join host Risa Goluboff for a discussion on how divergent approaches to digging into the past can reveal some surprising truths about law and history.

    • 38 min
    S6 E4: A Prescription for Saving Democracy

    S6 E4: A Prescription for Saving Democracy

    Two former White House officials on different sides of the political aisle, Melody Barnes and John Bridgeland ’87, talk about ways to strengthen democracy and work across differences.

    • 36 min
    S6 E3: Why ESG Investing Is at a Turning Point

    S6 E3: Why ESG Investing Is at a Turning Point

    The practice of investing in funds and companies that pay attention to environmental, social and corporate governance issues could be at a turning point, say UVA Law professors Quinn Curtis and Paul G. Mahoney.

    • 44 min
    S6 E2: Was Chevron Wrongly Decided?

    S6 E2: Was Chevron Wrongly Decided?

    UVA Law professors John Duffy and Dan Ortiz discuss whether the Supreme Court will or should overturn one of its most famous decisions, Chevron, which gave administrative agencies deference in interpreting statutes.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 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.

jomermcklanski ,

The equity podcast

The US constitution doesn’t use the word equity.

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