Common Law is a new podcast sponsored by UVA School of Law and hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick.

The first episode of the season features a conversation between best-selling author John Grisham and Professor Deirdre Enright of the Innocence Project at UVA. Mr. Grisham and Professor Enright discuss the many reasons for wrongful convictions, the future of criminal law, and delve into specifics of some the cases they’ve shined a light on.

“It’s fairly easy to send an innocent person to prison,” Grisham says in Episode One. “And it’s virtually impossible to get them out once they’re there.”

Risa L. Goluboff

UVA Law School

Risa Goluboff is the 12th, and the first female, dean of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a nationally renowned legal historian whose scholarship and teaching focuses on American constitutional and civil rights law, and especially their historical development in the 20th century.

Leslie Kendrick

UVA Law School

Leslie Kendrick is the White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs and Director of the Center for the First Amendment. She is an expert in the First Amendment and freedom of expression, particularly the scope and structure of free speech rights. Her scholarship and teaching focus on freedom of speech, torts and property law. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Law ReviewColumbia Law ReviewMichigan Law Review, Virginia Law Review, the Supreme Court Review, Legal Theory, and Philosophy & Public Affairs.


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