Oral Argument

About the show

A podcast about law, law school, legal theory, and other nerdy things that interest us.

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Episodes

  • Episode 204: Theocracy

    October 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 31 mins

    On Catholic integralism and liberalism.

  • Episode 203: Fifty-Four

    September 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 43 mins
    feedback, literature, philosophy, scholarship

    Musings and mailbag.

  • Episode 202: Conversations

    August 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 24 mins
    law schools, legal practice, literature, morality, professionalism, school, teaching

    On seminars and excellence.

  • Episode 201: The Bag

    July 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 45 mins

    On tipping, fraud, bar exams, and law.

  • Episode 200: Cite Me, Don't Slight Me

    July 8th, 2019  |  2 hrs 11 mins
    administrative law, constitutional law, feedback, politics, standing, supreme court, trump

    On the census debacle.

  • Episode 199: Offended Observer

    June 22nd, 2019  |  2 hrs 11 mins
    feedback, first amendment, land use, property, religion, speed traps, supreme court

    We discuss items from the mailbag and go ahead and conduct our annual and absurd Supreme Court round-up (fifty minutes in).

  • Episode 198: The Means of Randomization

    May 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 33 mins
    empirical, ethics, morality, privacy, psychology, regulation, technology

    On "irrational" reactions to experimentation, with Michelle Meyer.

  • Episode 197: LARPing

    May 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins

    On grading and happiness ... and LARPing, with Joe and Christian.

  • Episode 196: It at Least Exists

    April 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    antitrust, common law, judges, law and economics

    On common law as a platform and its efficiency, with Daniel Sokol.

  • Episode 195: Based

    April 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    feedback, judges, podcasts

    Into the mailbag we go.

  • Episode 194: Topoi

    March 24th, 2019  |  59 mins 58 secs

    On narrative topoi, with Zahr Said and Jessica Silbey.

  • Episode 193: A Giant Thunderstorm

    March 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins

    On corpus linguistics, with Carissa Hessick.

  • Episode 192: Precisification

    March 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    constitutional law, interpretation, judges, jurisprudence, originalism, philosophy, psychology, supreme court, theory

    On originalism, with Larry Solum.

  • Episode 191: Dynasty

    February 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins
    economics, history, labor, law and economics, politics, property, scholarship, tax

    On wealth inequality and perpetuities, with Eric Kades

  • Episode 190: Why We Write

    February 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 26 mins
    federal courts, judges, legal practice, writing

    Just Joe and Christian on the late Judge Wald's views on judicial rhetoric and practice

  • Episode 189: Repugnance

    January 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins
    bodies, economics, ethics, health law and policy, law and economics, morality

    On repugnant transactions, with Kim Krawiec.