Interviews with lawyers and scholars of law about their new books.

Julia Wojnowska-Radzińska, "Implications of Pre-Emptive Data Surveillance for Fundamental Rights in the European Union" (Brill Nijhoff, 2023)

June 12, 2024

Implications of Pre-Emptive Data Surveillance for Fundamental Rights in the European Union

Julia Wojnowska-Radzińska
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

In Implications of Pre-Emptive Data Surveillance for Fundamental Rights in the European Union (Brill Nijhoff, 2023) Julia Wojnowska-Radzińska offers a…

Robert G. Boatright, "Reform and Retrenchment: A Century of Efforts to Fix Primary Elections" (Oxford UP, 2024)

June 10, 2024

Reform and Retrenchment

Robert G. Boatright
Hosted by Susan Liebell

Until 1900, most political parties in the United States chose their leaders – either in back rooms with a few party elites making decisions or in conv…

Michele Goodwin, "Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

June 8, 2024

Policing the Womb

Michele Goodwin
Hosted by Jane Richards

Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood (Cambridge University Press, 2020) a brilliant but shocking account of the cr…

Sharrona Pearl, "Do I Know You?: From Face Blindness to Super Recognition" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2023)

June 8, 2024

Do I Know You?

Sharrona Pearl
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In Do I Know You? From Faceblindness to Super Recognition (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023), Dr. Sharrona Pearl explores the fascinating category…

Judith Lewis Herman, "Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice" (Basic Books, 2023)

June 7, 2024

Truth and Repair

Judith Lewis Herman
Hosted by Renee Garfinkel

Judith Herman is renowned for her groundbreaking work with survivors of trauma, including sexual trauma. Her earlier books include Trauma and Recover…

Vivien Marsh, "Seeking Truth in International TV News: China, CGTN, and the BBC" (Routledge, 2023)

June 4, 2024

Seeking Truth in International TV News

Vivien Marsh
Hosted by Jane Richards

In Seeking Truth in International News: China, CGTN and the BBC (Routledge, 2023) Dr Vivien Marsh analyses the differences between journalistic tradit…

Benjamin Balint, "Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy" (Norton, 2019)

June 3, 2024

Kafka's Last Trial

Benjamin Balint
Hosted by Yakir Englander

When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his loyal friend Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfill Kafka’s last instruction: to burn his remaining manuscript…

Aya Gruber, "The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration" (U California Press, 2020)

June 2, 2024

The Feminist War on Crime

Aya Gruber
Hosted by Ian Drake

Aya Gruber, a professor of law at the University of Colorado Law School, has written a history of how the women’s movement in America has shaped the l…

Adam Goodman, "The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants" (Princeton UP, 2020)

June 2, 2024

The Deportation Machine

Adam Goodman
Hosted by Jaime Sánchez

Many of us know that immigrants have been deported from the United States for well over a century, but has anyone ever asked how? In The Deportation M…

Weh Yeoh, "Redundant Charities: Escaping the Cycle of Dependence" (Koan Press, 2023)

June 2, 2024

Redundant Charities

Weh Yeoh
Hosted by Nick Pozek

Weh Yeoh's Redundant Charities: Escaping the Cycle of Dependence (Koan Press, 2023) presents a transformative approach to charitable work. Drawing on …

Gary J. Bass, "Judgement at Tokyo: World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia" (Knopf, 2023)

May 30, 2024

Judgement at Tokyo

Gary J. Bass
Hosted by Nicholas Gordon

In December 1948, a panel of 12 judges sentenced 23 Japanese officials for war crimes. Seven, including former Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, were senten…

Benjamin A. Schupmann, "Democracy Despite Itself: Liberal Constitutionalism and Militant Democracy" (Oxford UP, 2024)

May 30, 2024

Democracy Despite Itself

Benjamin A. Schupmann
Hosted by Tim Jones

Seeking a second term as US president in November, Donald Trump joins a roster of politicians whose declared aim is to use legal means to bend democra…

Jeffrey Reiman and Paul Leighton, "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison" (Routledge, 2023)

May 24, 2024

The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison

Jeffrey Reiman and Paul Leighton
Hosted by Stephen Pimpare

For 40 years, this classic text has taken the issue of economic inequality seriously and asked: Why are our prisons filled with the poor? Why aren't t…

Sarah Cassella, "Global Risks and International Law: The Case of Climate Change and Pandemics" (Brill/Nijhoff, 2023)

May 20, 2024

Global Risks and International Law

Sarah Cassella
Hosted by Daniel Lucas

Global risks present formidable challenges to international law. Although they have long been identified in many other scientific disciplines, they ar…

Kate Morgan, "The Walnut Tree: Women, Violence and the Law – A Hidden History" (Mudlark, 2024)

May 19, 2024

The Walnut Tree

Kate Morgan
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

'A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more they are beaten, the better they’ll be.' So went the proverb quoted by a prominent MP in the Houses of Par…

Anna Brinkman, "Balancing Strategy: Sea Power, Neutrality, and Prize Law in the Seven Years' War" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

May 18, 2024

Balancing Strategy

Anna Brinkman
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

What is the relationship between seapower, law, and strategy? In Balancing Strategy: Seapower, Neutrality, and Prize-Law in the Seven Years' War (Camb…

Adriana Chira, "Patchwork Freedoms: Law, Slavery, and Race beyond Cuba's Plantations" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

May 17, 2024

Patchwork Freedoms

Adriana Chira
Hosted by Kishauna Soljour

In nineteenth-century Santiago de Cuba, the island of Cuba's radical cradle, Afro-descendant peasants forged freedom and devised their own formative p…

Chris Stephen, "The Future of War Crimes Justice" (Melville House, 2024)

May 15, 2024

The Future of War Crimes Justice

Chris Stephen
Hosted by Alex Batesmith

The Future of War Crimes Justice (Melville House, 2024), journalist and war correspondent Chris Stephen takes a colourful look at the erratic history …

Can the Constitution Still Unite Us?: A Conversation with Yuval Levin

May 14, 2024

Can the Constitution Still Unite Us?

Yuval Levin
Hosted by Annika Nordquist

During an era of broad political dissatisfaction, what is the history and role of the Constitution? Does the Constitution still have the power to unit…

Shelley X. Liu, "Governing After War: Rebel Victories and Post-War Statebuilding" (Oxford UP, 2024)

May 13, 2024

Governing After War

Shelley X. Liu
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Governing After War: Rebel Victories and Post-war Statebuilding (Oxford University Press, 2024) by Dr. Shelley X. Liu explores how wartime processes a…