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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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Upcoming Shows

Episodes will be released on a biweekly schedule. Shows this season include:

  • Innocence cases and wrongful convictions, with author John Grisham and UVA Law Innocence Project director Deirdre Enright ’92.
  • Blockchain technology and its potential effect on vast areas of law and business, with Professor George Geis and attorney Mayme Donohue of Hunton Andrews Kurth.
  • International efforts to tax corporate giants like Apple, and the future of tax under recent changes to U.S. tax code, with Professor Ruth Mason.
  • The challenge of combating discrimination in health care, with Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew.
  • The law and ethics of the “Game of Thrones” HBO series and books, with Professors Toby Heytens (also the Virginia solicitor general) and Mila Versteeg.
  • The liability and ethical issues involving the adoption of self-driving cars, with Professor Kenneth Abraham and guest Michael Raschid of Perrone Robotics.
  • Technology’s impact on lawyering, the courts and legal scholarship, with Professor Michael Livermore.
  • Legal challenges at the intersection of technology and national security, with Professor Ashley Deeks.
  • The future of religion at the U.S. Supreme Court, with UVA Law professors Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman, and Cornell law professor Nelson Tebbe.
  • Science, the courts and judging, with U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York.