Listeners will get a glimpse into the kind of vigorous discussions and debates that go on behind the scenes among luminary scholars at the University of Virginia School of Law on the sixth season of the school’s podcast, “Common Law.”
The season, called “Free Exchange,” will launch Feb. 13 with guests Amanda Frost and Richard Re discussing ethics at the U.S. Supreme Court. Dean Risa Goluboff is again hosting the show while two or more guests dive deep on cutting-edge legal topics, such as socially responsible investing, legal history and the Chevron doctrine, at issue in one of the most-discussed cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
“UVA Law School is a special place — we foster a robust and collegial intellectual community with a true diversity of viewpoints,” Goluboff said. “This season of the podcast is meant to offer a glimpse into the kinds of discussions we have all the time in which we share our approaches to legal issues, test our arguments and make our own ideas better by hearing from colleagues with a wide variety of perspectives.”
One episode will feature Melody Barnes and John Bridgeland ’87, former officials for two White House administrations on either side of the political aisle. Barnes, who ran domestic policy in the Obama administration and now leads UVA’s Karsh Institute of Democracy, and Bridgeland, who ran domestic policy under George W. Bush, will discuss advancing democracy across political differences.
Episodes will post every two weeks throughout the spring.
Past seasons of “Common Law” have featured hosts Leslie Kendrick ’06, Danielle Citron, John Harrison, Cathy Hwang and Gregory Mitchell, with seasons covering “The Future of Law,” “When Law Changed the World,” and “Law and Equity,” among others.
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