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
Psychologist Elizabeth F. Loftus, a leading expert on memory, discusses how her research transformed the justice system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The equity podcast
The US constitution doesn’t use the word equity.