UVA Law’s ‘Common Law’ Podcast Announces Second Season

Starting Oct. 1, Deans and Guests Look at ‘When Law Changed the World’
Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick

Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 are the hosts of “Common Law.” Photo by Jesús Pino

September 25, 2019

“Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law and hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, will return for its second season Oct. 1 with a focus on “When Law Changed the World.”

“Our faculty and special guests are telling stories about turning points in the law and in culture in a way you haven’t heard before,” Goluboff said. “Last season we looked at the future of law; this season we’re looking at how we got to where we are now.”

Kicking off the first show, UVA historian Sarah Milov, the author of “The Cigarette: A Political History,” discusses how lawyers and citizens worked to create the nonsmoking identity and turned the tide in the war against tobacco — and cancer. Other scheduled guests this season include UVA Law professors G. Edward White, Saikrishna Prakash, Cynthia Nicoletti and Kimberly Robinson, and University of Alabama law professor Joyce White Vance ’85.

“We are thrilled to welcome a whole new season of distinguished guests to talk with us about moments when the law changed the world — and when world events changed the law,” Kendrick said.

Episodes will be posted about every other week in the fall and spring semesters.

Common Law is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, YouTube, Spotify and other popular places you can listen to podcasts, including Amazon Alexa devices. The show is produced by Robert Armengol and Sydney Halleman, and recorded at the Virginia Quarterly Review.

You can follow the show on the website CommonLawPodcast.com or Twitter at @CommonLawUVA.

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