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About the Podcast

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 new podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick explore how law shapes society, how we shape law and why we should all care. MORE

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Season 1: The Future of Law

From autonomous vehicles to science and the courts, Goluboff and Kendrick explore cutting-edge issues facing law and society on the first season of “Common Law.”

Jed Rakoff

With scientific evidence an intrinsic and complex part of today’s court cases, can judges keep up? Senior U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York discusses challenges and opportunities for jurists.

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Leslie Kendrick, Micah Schwartzman and Nelson Tebbe

UVA Law professors Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman join Cornell’s Nelson Tebbe to discuss the evolution of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on religion.

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Ashley Deeks

As tech transforms traditional warfare, UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks explains how national security is changing and discusses whether the law can keep up.

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Michael Livermore

From courtroom apps to analyzing law texts, UVA Law professor Michael Livermore explains how technology is reshaping legal processes and yielding new insights. More

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Driving in an autonomous vehicle

UVA Law professor Kenneth Abraham and alum Mike Raschid ’86, chief legal officer and vice president of operations at Perrone Robotics, discuss what a future with autonomous vehicles will mean for liability and beyond. More

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Dayna Bowen Matthew

Public health policy expert and UVA Law professor Dayna Matthew ’87 explores factors — such as where you live and your race — that affect health outcomes, and how lawyers and doctors are teaming up to confront these challenges. More

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Mila Versteeg, Toby Heytens, and a "Game of Thrones" Still

We take a break from this season’s focus on the future of law to explore the future (and past) of Westeros with Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens ’00 and Professor Mila Versteeg. More

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Ruth Mason

UVA Law professor Ruth Mason explains why the world is at a crossroads on international tax, as nations consider how to ensure that corporations like Google, Amazon and Apple are paying their fair share in a digital economy. More

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George Geis and Mayme Donohue

UVA Law professor George Geis and attorney Mayme Donohue of Hunton Andrews Kurth discuss the impact of blockchain — the same technology fueling the rise of cryptocurrencies — on a range of industries, including law. More

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John Grisham and Deirdre Enright in the studio

Best-selling author John Grisham and UVA Law Innocence Project Director Deirdre Enright discuss the latest on innocence cases, forensics and the future of criminal justice. More

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Leslie Kendrick and Risa Goluboff

Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick interview each other, talk about why they wanted to start a podcast, and discuss what this season will focus on. More

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