UnCommon Law

On UnCommon Law, legal issues, public policy, and storytelling collide. We'll explore the most important legal stories of the day: Is affirmative action in college admissions constitutional? Is it time to kill the bar exam? Should social media face special legal scrutiny? What are law firms doing to fix their lack of diversity? Produced and hosted by Matthew S. Schwartz. Winner of the 2023 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts.

Society & Culture
News Commentary
Government
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Can a Haunted House Go Too Far? 'Carrie' Scare ...
26 min
2
5. If Lina Khan's FTC Bans Noncompete Clauses, ...
The conclusion to our five-part series on the FTC's proposal.
47 min
3
SPECIAL REPORT: The End of Affirmative Action i...
28 min
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4. The Case Against the FTC's Proposed Ban on N...
30 min
5
3. Did California's Noncompete Ban Fuel Silicon...
21 min
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2. A Hair Stylist and Salon's Legal Battle: A N...
34 min
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1. 'She Can't Own Me': Inside the FTC's Propose...
20 min
8
Why Does the FTC Want to Banish Noncompetes? [T...
1 min
9
4. Affirmative Action's Diversity Dilemma Spell...
Diversity was never enough to satisfy either the right or the left — but for different reasons.
37 min
10
3. Meet Affirmative Action's Biggest Foe, Edwar...
He's on a one-man mission to end the use of race in America's public policies.
20 min
11
2. Diversity on Trial: Affirmative Action's Mic...
We explore the 2003 cases of Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger.
41 min
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1. Affirmative Action Faces Toughest Test in a ...
In this new UnCommon Law series, we'll explore the biggest challenge to affirmative action in a generation.
37 min
13
Affirmative Action Is Back at the Supreme Court...
1 min
14
Big Law Gender Gap: Re-imagining the Legal Work...
30 min
15
Why the Supreme Court's Gun Decision Matters So...
22 min
16
2. Beyond NIL: Will College Sports Become a Fre...
35 min
17
1. The NIL Era: Paying NCAA Athletes Is Changin...
33 min
18
The End of an Era: Beveridge's Outgoing Chairma...
Black Lawyers Speak: Bonus Episode
48 min
19
3. Why Can't We Have One Bar Exam for All Juris...
Has the Time Finally Come For a National Bar Exam?
38 min
20
2. Could a Law School Diploma Substitute for th...
How diploma privilege works.
33 min
21
1. Is It Time to Kill the Bar Exam?
33 min
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5. Whistleblower Says Facebook Knowingly Profit...
UnChecked: Bonus Episode
19 min
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4. Regulating Social Media as a Threat to Humanity
UnChecked, Ep. 4
35 min
24
3. What Would Breaking Up Big Tech Change?
UnChecked, Ep. 3
35 min
25
2. Social Media Bans Are Not About Free Speech
UnChecked Ep. 2
34 min