Life of the Law

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Law is alive. It doesn’t live in books and words. It thrives on how well we understand and apply it to our everyday lives. At Life of the Law, journalists, scholars, writers, editors, attorneys, and students ask questions, find answers, and publish what we discover about the law in feature episodes and live storytelling.Take a listen.. .

We publish new feature episodes bi-weekly on the Panoply Network of Podcasts (from Slate). Visit our website Life of the Law for more information about our project, our team and our live storytelling events. You can email us with story pitches, suggestions, and feedback at .


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The law is alive. It doesn’t live in books and words. It lives in how well we understand and apply the law to our lives.

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Life of the Law shorts are the 4:30 version of the podcast that explores the relationship of law to the experience and meaning of American society and culture. Life of the Law seeks to engage the listener’s imagination through investigative journalism and sound-rich narrative storytelling.


Caption: Fantastic Negrito at Live Law: Initial Public Offering, Credit: Elisabeth Fall
Life of the Law presents LIVE LAW Initial Public Offering -- stories from people pushing back against the rapid fire shifts of gentrification and a...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:35:06
Caption: Moonlight
"For any child that has been struggling with their sexuality, who has seen that movie. That could have been a life saving moment for them." - Mike ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:11:37
Caption: Northern Uganda
"I escaped because of my friend. The three of us started planning while we were in south Sudan." Beatrice Ocwee Reporter Gladys Oroma continues ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 44:12
Caption: Beatrice Oswee with her daughter in Gulu, Uganda.
"If I did not reveal that I was formerly abducted, nobody would know. If I did not tell that these children were born from captivity, nobody would ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 36:25
Caption: Andrea Irwin and boyfriend Jeff Jackson following the shooting death of Tony Robinson, Andrea's 19 year old son., Credit:  Nate Royko Maurer
"What we don’t know is what happened in the 18 seconds that the police officer that was in the hallway. He ended up shooting my son seven times in ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 36:29
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Life of the Law begins our 4-part series on Uganda. Reported by Gladys Oroma from Gulu, Uganda where she reports for local, national and internatio...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 36:29
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Traditions. We all have them. Some good and, well, some not so good. Think for a minute. When you were a kid, what were your holiday traditions? Do...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 38:11
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This week on Life of the Law, our team meets IN-STUDIO with Wendy Weiser, Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NY...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 40:56
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2017 has been a terrible year for tens of thousands of people. Fires in northern California and record-setting torrential hurricanes and floods in ...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2017
  • Length: 20:31
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, our team goes IN-STUDIO with Jose “Chito” Vela, the young man’s immigration attorney and now candidate for the Texas State Legislature,...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 52:54