Common Law

John Harrison, Danielle Citron, Risa Goluboff, Greg Mitchell, Cathy Hwang
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About the Show

Though much divides us these days, there are still some things we all share in common. One of them is law. In “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Risa Goluboff and UVA Law professors Danielle K. Citron, John C. Harrison, Cathy Hwang and Gregory Mitchell explore how law shapes society, how we shape law and why we should all care. MORE

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Season 5: Co-Counsel (Take 2)

This season, four UVA Law professors are returning as co-hosts with Dean Risa Goluboff, bringing their diverse experiences to the table as “Co-Counsel.” Danielle K. Citron, John C. Harrison, Cathy Hwang and Gregory Mitchell are helping to choose guests and topics for the show, and will rotate co-hosting duties.

Risa Goluboff, John Harrison and Payvand Ahdout

Congressional conflicts with the executive branch often set off legal battles in the courts, and cases can drag on until the point is moot. UVA Law professor Payvand Ahdout digs into why this is happening and what impact it has on the balance of power.

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Risa Goluboff, Cathy Hwang and Teneille Brown

The rules on character evidence are difficult to apply and riddled with exceptions and problems, according to Teneille Brown, a University of Utah law professor who argues they need to be updated.

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Risa Goluboff, John Harrison and Bertrall Ross

The U.S. Supreme Court case Moore v. Harper tests the independent state legislature doctrine and could radically change electoral districting maps and the states’ role in federal elections, says University of Virginia law professor Bertrall Ross.

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Risa Goluboff, Cathy Hwang and Kim Krawiec

University of Virginia School of Law professor Kimberly Krawiec discusses her work on taboo transactions, such as commercial surrogacy, egg and sperm markets, organ donation and sex work. Risa Goluboff and Cathy Hwang host the episode.

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