Four professors at the University of Virginia School of Law are joining the school’s podcast, “Common Law,” as co-hosts with Dean Risa Goluboff for the fourth season.
The show will return Feb. 3 with Goluboff and Cathy Hwang serving as the first episode’s hosts. Professors Danielle K. Citron, John C. Harrison and Gregory Mitchell will also rotate through co-hosting duties this season, which is called “Co-Counsel.”
Goluboff’s co-host for the first three seasons, Professor Leslie Kendrick ’06, is taking a break from podcasting. To fill that gap, Goluboff wanted to feature professors with diverse experiences who would help choose guests and topics for the show.
“That’s why we decided to call this season ‘Co-Counsel,’” Goluboff said. “All our co-hosts are bringing their own expertise to the table and adding their own flavor — and it’s been so much fun to record.”
Guests this season include UVA law professors Aditya Bamzai, Quinn Curtis, Kristen Eichensehr, Mitu Gulati, Andrew Hayashi, John T. Monahan and Megan T. Stevenson. Graduates Doriane Nguenang ’21, an associate at Baker McKenzie, and Neil Richards ’97, a professor at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, will also be featured. Other legal scholars scheduled to appear as guests include Anita L. Allen of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Elizabeth F. Loftus of the University of California at Irvine, Tom R. Tyler of Yale Law School, Jennifer Mascott of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and Tara Leigh Grove of the University of Alabama.
Who will interview whom? Make your guesses now. Episodes will post every two weeks throughout the spring and summer.
“We’ll have episodes on law and psychology, privacy, national security law, administrative law, constitutional law, tax, sovereign debt, financial regulation and more,” Goluboff said. “There’s so much variety, and it’s been a pleasure to meet legal scholars who were influential to our own faculty here at UVA Law.”
About the New Co-Hosts
Citron, a MacArthur Fellow, is the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law and Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law at UVA, where she writes and teaches about privacy, free expression and civil rights. She is the author of the books “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace” and the forthcoming “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age.”
Hwang’s research and teaching focus on business law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate contracts and corporate governance. She recently co-taught a January term course on corporate law topics from the Emmy-winning show “Succession.” Hwang is the Barron F. Black Research Professor of Law.
Before joining the faculty, Harrison worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, including as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel. His teaching subjects include constitutional history, federal courts, remedies, corporations, civil procedure, legislation and property. An alumnus of UVA’s undergraduate program, Harrison has also served as counselor on international law in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He is the James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law and the Thomas F. Bergin Teaching Professor of Law.
Mitchell, who holds both a J.D. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, teaches courses in civil litigation and law and psychology, and his scholarship focuses on legal judgment and decision-making, the psychology of justice, and the application of social science to legal theory and policy. He is the Joseph Weintraub–Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Law and the Joseph C. Carter, Jr., Research Professor of Law.
About the Show
“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 Emily Richardson-Lorente.
Past seasons of “Common Law” have focused on “The Future of Law,” “When Law Changed the World” and “Law and Equity.”