BeyondtheBlackLetter

Series produced by Zach Miller

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A law school outline that goes beyond the rules.

We law students spend countless hours reading cases and distilling them down to the "black letter law" - the rules we're tested on at the end of each semester. But what gets lost during that process? A friend once said that "law is history stripped of context". In BeyondtheBlackLetter, we bring back the context. The history. The politics. The people. Connections with other disciplines, like economics and sociology. The goal is to make the law accessible and engaging, and seek out those "Aha!" moments when you realize that something you've taken for granted is far more interesting than you once thought.


4 Pieces

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Animals can’t sue because they’re not people. People can only sue if they've been injured. So how does a person sue on behalf of an animal?

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2013
  • Length: 13:43
  • Purchases: 3
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On how the lawyer and the storyteller approach "character", in this episode of BeyondtheBlackLetter - the podcast about the law that goes beyond th...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2012
  • Length: 23:18
  • Purchases: 2
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The greatest re-write in American constitutional history, on this episode of BeyondtheBlackLetter.

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  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 20:25
  • Purchases: 3
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The outer bounds of the right to free speech, on this episode of BeyondtheBlackLetter. How does the law tolerate speech that calls for lawlessness?

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  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 27:34
  • Purchases: 3