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 44: Serial

    December 23rd, 2014  |  2 hrs 27 mins
    criminal law, guilt and innocence, journalism, juries, media, trials

    We call multiple listeners and past guests to discuss the Serial podcast.

  • Episode 43: Some Stuff I Like and Some Stuff I Don’t

    December 15th, 2014  |  1 hr 22 mins
    scholarship, speed traps

    Legal scholarship doesn't suck.

  • Episode 42: Shotgun Aphasia

    November 20th, 2014  |  1 hr 33 mins
    evidence, fourth amendment, privacy, speed traps, technology

    Digital searches, with Orin Kerr.

  • Episode 41: Sense-Think-Act

    November 15th, 2014  |  1 hr 39 mins
    privacy, regulation, robots, technology

    The one about robots, with Ryan Calo.

  • Episode 40: The Split Has Occurred

    November 8th, 2014  |  1 hr 44 mins
    constitutional law, equal protection, federal courts, gay marriage

    The one about the gay marriage circuit split.

  • Episode 39: The Ayn Rand Nightmare

    October 31st, 2014  |  1 hr 39 mins
    federal courts, federalism, health law and policy, regulation

    The one about ebola, with Fazal Khan.

  • Episode 38: You're Going to Hate This Answer

    October 24th, 2014  |  1 hr 34 mins
    constitutional law, federal courts, federalism, statutory interpretation, supreme court

    Federal rights, with Steve Vladeck.

  • Episode 37: Hammer Blow

    October 18th, 2014  |  1 hr 16 mins
    federal courts, federalism, gay marriage

    Same-sex marriage in the courts, with Michael Dorf.

  • Episode 36: Firehose of Equality

    October 11th, 2014  |  1 hr 39 mins
    constitutional law, equal protection, federalism, gay marriage

    The landmark non-decisions on gay marriage, with Anthony Kreis

  • Episode 35: Multitudes

    October 3rd, 2014  |  1 hr 21 mins
    common law, constitutional law, interpretation, originalism

    Common law originalism, with Bernadette Meyler.

  • Episode 34: There’s Not Really a Best Font

    September 27th, 2014  |  1 hr 25 mins
    design, legal practice, typography, writing

    The one with typographer-lawyer Matthew Butterick.

  • Episode 33: Other Minds

    September 20th, 2014  |  1 hr 40 mins
    animals, ethics, rights, standing

    On animal law, with Matthew Liebman.

  • Episode 32: Go Figure

    September 13th, 2014  |  1 hr 29 mins
    coase, constitutional law, equal protection, gay marriage, private ordering

    The one with Lori Ringhand.

  • Episode 31: Knee Defender

    August 29th, 2014  |  1 hr 21 mins
    coase, equal protection, first amendment, gay marriage, police, private ordering, religion

    The labor day weekend episode: gay marriage, knee defender, satanists.

  • Episode 30: A Filled Milk Caste

    August 23rd, 2014  |  1 hr 35 mins
    constitutional law, federal courts, ip, legislatures, school, supreme court

    Joe's favorite case(s) part deux.

  • Episode 29: Alpha Dog

    August 15th, 2014  |  1 hr 16 mins
    gender, professionalism, teaching

    Back to school, with Mehrsa Baradaran.