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? 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.

Documentary
News Commentary
Society & Culture
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Diversity on Trial: Affirmative Action's Michig...
We explore the 2003 cases of Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger.
41 min
2
Affirmative Action Faces Toughest Test in a Gen...
In this new UnCommon Law series, we'll explore the biggest challenge to affirmative action in a generation.
37 min
3
Affirmative Action Is Back at the Supreme Court...
1 min
4
Big Law Gender Gap: Re-imagining the Legal Work...
30 min
5
Why the Supreme Court's Gun Decision Matters So...
22 min
6
2. Beyond NIL: Will College Sports Become a Fre...
35 min
7
1. The NIL Era: Paying NCAA Athletes Is Changin...
33 min
8
The End of an Era: Beveridge's Outgoing Chairma...
Black Lawyers Speak: Bonus Episode
48 min
9
3. Why Can't We Have One Bar Exam for All Juris...
Has the Time Finally Come For a National Bar Exam?
38 min
10
2. Could a Law School Diploma Substitute for th...
How diploma privilege works.
33 min
11
1. Is It Time to Kill the Bar Exam?
33 min
12
5. Whistleblower Says Facebook Knowingly Profit...
UnChecked: Bonus Episode
19 min
13
4. Regulating Social Media as a Threat to Humanity
UnChecked, Ep. 4
35 min
14
3. What Would Breaking Up Big Tech Change?
UnChecked, Ep. 3
35 min
15
2. Social Media Bans Are Not About Free Speech
UnChecked Ep. 2
34 min
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1. Would Scrapping Section 230 Break the Internet?
UnChecked, Ep. 1
36 min
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Introducing: UnChecked
Trailer for UnChecked, Season 4 of [Un]Common Law
1 min
18
Eric Holder on Diversifying the Judiciary [Bonu...
Black Lawyers Speak: Bonus Episode
22 min
19
15. If Qualified Immunity Is Bad Policy, Why Ca...
25 min
20
14. Derek Chauvin Verdict: Legal Community Reac...
22 min
21
13. Closing Arguments in the Derek Chauvin Murd...
14 min
22
12. Could Chauvin Win an Appeal if Convicted?
20 min
23
11. The Defense Rests Its Case in the Derek Cha...
12 min
24
10. George Floyd: Minnesota's Spark of Life Tes...
15 min
25
9. Derek Chauvin Trial: What You Need to Know
21 min
26
8. Police Training and Use Of Force in the Dere...
17 min
27
7. Powerful Testimony From Opening Witnesses in...
21 min
28
6. How ‘Lived Experience’ Impacted Chauvin Jury...
18 min
29
5. All Eyes On Minnesota As Police Reforms Go I...
14 min
30
4. ‘Defund the Police’ Efforts Pitting Cities A...
14 min
31
3. Why It's Difficult to Prosecute Chauvin Desp...
20 min
32
2. Who is Peter Cahill?: The Judge On The Chauv...
13 min
33
1. The Death of George Floyd: Police on Trial
18 min
34
Introducing: The Trial of Derek Chauvin
Trailer for Season 3 of [Un]Common Law
1 min
35
Black Lawyers Speak, Ep. 5
Black Judges Matter
22 min
36
Black Lawyers Speak, Ep. 4
The First, the Few: Black Women Lawyers
28 min
37
Black Lawyers Speak, Ep. 3
Want to Diversify Big Law's Pipeline? Start With Law Schools
34 min
38
Black Lawyers Speak, Ep. 2
Can Big Law Get It Right for Black Lawyers?
39 min
39
Black Lawyers Speak, Ep. 1
How Did We Get Here?
31 min
40
Introducing: Black Lawyers Speak
Trailer for Season 2 of [Un]Common Law
2 min
41
Business, Interrupted
40 min
42
7. Business of Bees: Live in Seattle [Bonus Epi...
Business of Bees: Bonus Episode
26 min
43
6. Of Pollinators and Pesticides
26 min
44
5. Invasion of the Beehive Bodysnatchers
22 min
45
4. Honeybees Don’t Need to be ‘Saved’
18 min
46
3. How Bees and Farmers Got Together
21 min
47
2. Apis Mellifera
16 min
48
1. The Big Business of Bees
20 min
49
Introducing: Business of Bees
Trailer for Season 1 of [Un]Common Law
2 min