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Season 1: The Future of Law

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