Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Law in Action is back Law in Action (BBC Radio 4) began a new series September 25. This week's programme examines whether it is time to compel witnesses in England and Wales and the value of DNA evidence. It also contains an interview with the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers, about prison conditions. Law in Action's programmes are now available in .mp3 form. To either download the weekly programme or subscribe to the podcast, click here. Apparently, the .mp3 version will be available for only one week after the broadcast. The recording of the programme remains available in the traditional form (BBC Radio Player, or Real Player) - for one week, as usual.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New book on the U.S. Supreme Court Jeffrey Toobin author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, is interviewed on Fresh Air (NPR) Sept. 19th. His book tour is only beginning, so more interviews will appear. A historian's critical view of the book can be found here. For Supreme Court groupies. 45 min. No script. RealPlayer, Windows Media or .mp3.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Privacy torts in the U.S. legal system Amy Gajda's weekly program, Legal Issues in the News, often has clever titles that hide the serious legal topic she addresses. Her September 10th offering, entitled "Borat's Losing Day in Court", is about issues of privacy associated with the recent fake documentary, or rather a real documentary about a fictional character — Borat. 3:13 min. RealPlayer, no script.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Law Talk "Law Talk: The Legal Scholarship Podcast" has produced its inaugural episode — an interview with Stephen Smith, author of Law's Quandry. Only for the hardy - you have to be worried about things like the ontological gap and aporia. .mp3, 37 min. no script.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Canadian Constitutional Law The blog, Life of a Law Student, is presenting more podcasts about Canadian constitutional law. Particularly interesting in this series are the podcasts devoted to Economic and Social Rights, and Hate Speech. .mp3, variable length, no script.
The Future of Europe An interview with Alberto Alesina, Harvard professor of political economy and author of The Future of Europe, on ThoughtCast includes his thoughts on the European economy, but also foreign policy and defense matters. .mp3, 27 min. no script.