41 episodes

The law affects our lives and our society in many unique and profound ways. Reasonably Speaking, produced by The American Law Institute, features interviews with legal experts on some of the most important legal topics of our time. Each episode takes you through the law in action, beyond courtrooms and casebooks. Whether you are a legal scholar or a concerned citizen, this examination of the relationship between our laws and our society will leave you with a better understanding of how we got here and what we should consider as we forge ahead.

Reasonably Speaking The American Law Institute

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The law affects our lives and our society in many unique and profound ways. Reasonably Speaking, produced by The American Law Institute, features interviews with legal experts on some of the most important legal topics of our time. Each episode takes you through the law in action, beyond courtrooms and casebooks. Whether you are a legal scholar or a concerned citizen, this examination of the relationship between our laws and our society will leave you with a better understanding of how we got here and what we should consider as we forge ahead.

    Exploring ALI's History and Influence

    Exploring ALI's History and Influence

    On the occasion of ALI’s anniversary, we brought together three of our project Reporters to talk about ALI’s history and a few of our most influential projects.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    ALI Oral History Series: Roberta Cooper Ramo and Michael Traynor

    ALI Oral History Series: Roberta Cooper Ramo and Michael Traynor

    As part of ALI’s Oral History Series, in this episode we are joined by two former American Law Institute presidents, Michael Traynor and Roberta Cooper Ramo.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Free Speech on Campus

    Free Speech on Campus

    On this episode of Reasonably Speaking, ALI President David F. Levi is joined by constitutional law expert Geoffrey R. Stone to discuss speech on campus.

    • 56 min
    McKeown on the Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas

    McKeown on the Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas

    ALI President David F. Levi sits down with M. Margaret McKeown, senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, for a discussion on McKeown’s new book, Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas—Public Advocate and Conservation Champion.

    • 52 min
    The Public's Confidence in the Supreme Court

    The Public's Confidence in the Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court of the United States has historically received criticism from all sides of the political spectrum. However, recent Gallop polls suggest a significant loss in confidence by the American people in several institutions of government, including the Court. These ratings were from June 2022 before the last few controversial decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court were entered, including the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the New York gun case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen. This episode brings together U.S. federal judges in a conversation about judging, and the perception of the U.S. Supreme Court in particular, because of the loss of confidence by the American people in the Court.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Principles to Guide Electoral Count Act Reform

    Principles to Guide Electoral Count Act Reform

    In April 2022, at the invitation of the leadership of The American Law Institute, a group whose members span a range of legal and political views, came together to consider possible Electoral Count Act (ECA) reforms. Despite holding diverse legal, political, and ideological commitments, the group is united by the belief that Congress should reform the ECA before the 2024 presidential election. The group has agreed on several general principles that should guide ECA reform, as well as specific proposals as to what ECA reform should seek to accomplish.

    • 48 min

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