Oral Argument

About the show

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

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  • Episode 62: Viewer Mail

    May 22nd, 2015  |  1 hr 38 mins
    gender, guilt and innocence, law schools, professionalism

    Viewer Mail! About the bar exam and meteors.

  • Episode 61: Minimum Competence

    May 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 36 mins
    law schools, legal practice, professionalism

    Talking about the bar exam, with Derek Muller.

  • Episode 60: The Wisdom of the Bartow

    May 8th, 2015  |  1 hr 20 mins
    death penalty, international law, ip

    IP in China, with Ann Bartow.

  • Episode 59: Folly Bridges

    May 2nd, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins
    equal protection, land use, race, regulation

    On architectural exclusion, with Sarah Schindler and friends.

  • Episode 58: Obscurity Settings

    April 24th, 2015  |  1 hr 38 mins
    internet, privacy, regulation, technology

    Privacy through obscurity, with Woodrow Hartzog.

  • Episode 57: Light It on Fire and Shove It into the Atlantic

    April 17th, 2015  |  1 hr 42 mins
    criminal law, death penalty, guilt and innocence, ip, theory

    More on lines, math, IP, and the death penalty.

  • Episode 56: Cracking and Packing

    April 10th, 2015  |  1 hr 37 mins
    constitutional law, election law, equal protection, race, technology, voting

    On voting and race, with Lori Ringhand.

  • Episode 55: Cronut Lines

    April 3rd, 2015  |  1 hr 40 mins
    morality, private ordering, property, theory

    The one about standing in line, with Dave Fagundes.

  • Episode 54: No Throttling

    March 27th, 2015  |  1 hr 43 mins
    administrative law, internet, regulation, technology, telecommunications

    On the FCC's net neutrality regs, with Aaron Perzanowski.

  • Episode 53: A Satanic Level of Entropy

    March 16th, 2015  |  1 hr 28 mins
    coffee, health law and policy, interpretation, police, speed traps, statutory interpretation, supreme court

    More on King v. Burwell.

  • Episode 52: Nihilism

    March 7th, 2015  |  1 hr 35 mins
    federalism, health law and policy, interpretation, statutory interpretation, supreme court

    The one about Obamacare II, King v. Burwell.

  • Episode 51: The Faucet

    February 27th, 2015  |  1 hr 30 mins
    criminal law, empirical, police, politics, prisons, trials

    Prison populations, with John Pfaff.

  • Episode 50: We Have Fully Exhausted the Topic

    February 20th, 2015  |  1 hr 31 mins
    constitutional law, federal courts, federalism, gay marriage, supreme court

    On federal courts, with Amanda Frost.

  • Episode 49: The Pot Calling the Kettle Beige

    February 7th, 2015  |  1 hr 11 mins
    internet, ip, tax, technology, telecommunications

    From an undisclosed location.

  • Episode 48: Legal Truth

    January 30th, 2015  |  1 hr 23 mins
    coffee, criminal law, guilt and innocence, juries, trials

    On ascertaining guilt and innocence, with Lisa Kern Griffin.

  • Episode 47: Making Lisa So Mad

    January 23rd, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins
    bodies, tax

    Clearing our ridiculous docket and on the taxation of egg donations.