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Oral Argument

Joe Miller and Christian Turner

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Oral Argument

Oral Argument

Joe Miller and Christian Turner

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A podcast about law, law school, legal theory, and other nerdy things that interest us.

Latest Episodes

Episode 210: Exponential

Just Joe and Christian on the pandemic, new articles, and spring break. Achieving A Fair and Effective COVID-19 Response: An Open Letter to Vice-President Mike Pence, and Other Federal, State, and Local Leaders from Public Health and Legal Experts in the United States The President in discussion with pharma execs on a vaccine

40 minMAR 4
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Episode 210: Exponential

Episode 209: The Gun Subsidy

We are joined by our student, Justin Van Orsdol, who has co-authored a paper with Christian about a new approach to the gun violence crisis. Justin Van Orsdol's writing Christian Turner and Justin Van Orsdol, The Gun Subsidy Oral Argument 101: Tug of War Special Guest: Justin Van Orsdol.

89 minFEB 21
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Episode 209: The Gun Subsidy

Episode 208: Competition Corner

We discuss a proposal by Sen. Hawley to abolish, more or less, the Federal Trade Commission, the agency that administers consumer protection and antitrust laws, and place its responsibilities in the Justice Department. Antitrust, the unitary executive, independent agencies, Joe's Competition Commission, and more. Josh Hawley, Overhauling the Federal Trade Commission Mike Masnick, William Barr's Move to Rid the DOJ of Independence Shows One of Many Reasons Josh Hawley's FTC Plan Is Dangerous

65 minFEB 15
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Episode 208: Competition Corner

Episode 207: Bribery

Sometimes in law, as in other areas of life, we think we know something, but the more we think about, the more we realize we don't know it at all. Legal scholars have focused on puzzles like this before, like why blackmail should be illegal. Deborah Hellman joins us to discuss her attempt to answer a question you might not have known you had: What is wrong with bribery, and what is bribery anyway? The difficulties here shed some light on recent events. Deborah Hellman's faculty profile and writing Deborah Hellman, A Theory of Bribery Oral Argument 206: What Are We? Special Guest: Deborah Hellman.

82 minFEB 1
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Episode 207: Bribery

Episode 206: What Are We?

Joe and Christian discuss Christian's latest paper, on the way we define and separate markets, including European football, campaign finance, surrogate motherhood, and water bottles in disaster zones. Christian Turner, The Segregation of Markets (SSRN) (SocArXiv)

100 minJAN 18
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Episode 206: What Are We?

Episode 205: iBonus

Christian calls Joe out of the blue to celebrate our sixth anniversary and to talk about heroes.

27 min2019 DEC 23
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Episode 205: iBonus

Episode 204: Theocracy

We discuss new calls to integrate church and state. The conversation ranges over liberalism, religion, religious zeal, and, obviously, some nonsense. Micah Schwartzman and Jocelyn Wilson, The Unreasonableness of Catholic Integralism Adrian Vermeule, Integration from Within Christina Deardurff, "The Depths of the Church Are Not to Be Disturbed": An interview with Adrian Vermeule

91 min2019 OCT 14
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Episode 204: Theocracy

Episode 203: Fifty-Four

On immaturity, defensiveness, art, the intellect, models, and the self. And mailbag on scholarship and practice, Title VII, and Star Trek. It's Joe's birthday.

103 min2019 SEP 9
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Episode 203: Fifty-Four

Episode 202: Conversations

We discuss dictionaries, up and down on maps, and excellence in seminar conversation. Joseph Miller, Suggestions for Law School Seminars Seminar Skills – Learning Collaboratively

84 min2019 AUG 24
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Episode 202: Conversations

Episode 201: The Bag

Just Joe and Christian, lumbering into season 2, talking about tipping and fraud in the gig economy, bar exam fiascos, legal scholarship, and fireworks. Andy Newman, DoorDash Changes Tipping Model After Uproar From Customers Donna Hershkowitz, The State Bar of California, Statement on July 2019 Bar Exam Release of General Topics Oral Argument 61: Minimum Competence (guest Derek Muller) The Weeds, Vox's podcast for politics and policy, the episode Dysfunctional Federalism with David Schleicher is accessible within their player or, obv, in your podcast app

105 min2019 JUL 29
Comments
Episode 201: The Bag

Latest Episodes

Episode 210: Exponential

Just Joe and Christian on the pandemic, new articles, and spring break. Achieving A Fair and Effective COVID-19 Response: An Open Letter to Vice-President Mike Pence, and Other Federal, State, and Local Leaders from Public Health and Legal Experts in the United States The President in discussion with pharma execs on a vaccine

40 minMAR 4
Comments
Episode 210: Exponential

Episode 209: The Gun Subsidy

We are joined by our student, Justin Van Orsdol, who has co-authored a paper with Christian about a new approach to the gun violence crisis. Justin Van Orsdol's writing Christian Turner and Justin Van Orsdol, The Gun Subsidy Oral Argument 101: Tug of War Special Guest: Justin Van Orsdol.

89 minFEB 21
Comments
Episode 209: The Gun Subsidy

Episode 208: Competition Corner

We discuss a proposal by Sen. Hawley to abolish, more or less, the Federal Trade Commission, the agency that administers consumer protection and antitrust laws, and place its responsibilities in the Justice Department. Antitrust, the unitary executive, independent agencies, Joe's Competition Commission, and more. Josh Hawley, Overhauling the Federal Trade Commission Mike Masnick, William Barr's Move to Rid the DOJ of Independence Shows One of Many Reasons Josh Hawley's FTC Plan Is Dangerous

65 minFEB 15
Comments
Episode 208: Competition Corner

Episode 207: Bribery

Sometimes in law, as in other areas of life, we think we know something, but the more we think about, the more we realize we don't know it at all. Legal scholars have focused on puzzles like this before, like why blackmail should be illegal. Deborah Hellman joins us to discuss her attempt to answer a question you might not have known you had: What is wrong with bribery, and what is bribery anyway? The difficulties here shed some light on recent events. Deborah Hellman's faculty profile and writing Deborah Hellman, A Theory of Bribery Oral Argument 206: What Are We? Special Guest: Deborah Hellman.

82 minFEB 1
Comments
Episode 207: Bribery

Episode 206: What Are We?

Joe and Christian discuss Christian's latest paper, on the way we define and separate markets, including European football, campaign finance, surrogate motherhood, and water bottles in disaster zones. Christian Turner, The Segregation of Markets (SSRN) (SocArXiv)

100 minJAN 18
Comments
Episode 206: What Are We?

Episode 205: iBonus

Christian calls Joe out of the blue to celebrate our sixth anniversary and to talk about heroes.

27 min2019 DEC 23
Comments
Episode 205: iBonus

Episode 204: Theocracy

We discuss new calls to integrate church and state. The conversation ranges over liberalism, religion, religious zeal, and, obviously, some nonsense. Micah Schwartzman and Jocelyn Wilson, The Unreasonableness of Catholic Integralism Adrian Vermeule, Integration from Within Christina Deardurff, "The Depths of the Church Are Not to Be Disturbed": An interview with Adrian Vermeule

91 min2019 OCT 14
Comments
Episode 204: Theocracy

Episode 203: Fifty-Four

On immaturity, defensiveness, art, the intellect, models, and the self. And mailbag on scholarship and practice, Title VII, and Star Trek. It's Joe's birthday.

103 min2019 SEP 9
Comments
Episode 203: Fifty-Four

Episode 202: Conversations

We discuss dictionaries, up and down on maps, and excellence in seminar conversation. Joseph Miller, Suggestions for Law School Seminars Seminar Skills – Learning Collaboratively

84 min2019 AUG 24
Comments
Episode 202: Conversations

Episode 201: The Bag

Just Joe and Christian, lumbering into season 2, talking about tipping and fraud in the gig economy, bar exam fiascos, legal scholarship, and fireworks. Andy Newman, DoorDash Changes Tipping Model After Uproar From Customers Donna Hershkowitz, The State Bar of California, Statement on July 2019 Bar Exam Release of General Topics Oral Argument 61: Minimum Competence (guest Derek Muller) The Weeds, Vox's podcast for politics and policy, the episode Dysfunctional Federalism with David Schleicher is accessible within their player or, obv, in your podcast app

105 min2019 JUL 29
Comments
Episode 201: The Bag
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