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The companion podcast to the Law According To A King blog exploring the legal world, education, and human rights with the help of expert guests.
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In the final episode of season 1 of Law According To A King, we talk to David Nelken, a professor of comparative and transnational law at King's College London's School of Law, about how to understand the COVID pandemic from his unique perspective of global indicators. David talks about his research into how we measure success when it comes to everything from universities to pandemic responses, and what this means for starting to comprehend everything that has happened in the last year, and how we can learn from COVID-19 in tackling the next pandemic. Keep an eye out later this year for season 2!Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn more about international law and how the fundamental equality between states can lead to problems in tackling global challenges like climate change, human rights and pandemics. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising" 
In today's episode we talk to Kyle Velte, a professor of anti-discrimination law at Kansas University's School of Law, about LGBTQ+ protections in the US, the conflict between religious freedom and anti-discrimination, and the map forward for equality for the queer community. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn more about religious discrimination, the liberal approach to anti-discrimination law, and the legal basis for the policing of religious clothing. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode we talk to Graham Allen, a former Labour Party MP for Nottingham North, a visiting professor at King's College London and the convenor for the Citizens' Convention on UK Democracy, about his work representing his hometown in Parliament, fighting his party leadership on the Iraq War, and how to fix politics and democracy so it works for everyone. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn more about how the role of the Prime Minister is becoming more presidential, and the slow growth of the UK executive to mirror that of the White House. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode we talk to Paul Wragg, a professor of media law at Leeds University, about media regulation, invasion of celebrity privacy with nude leaks and Harry and Meghan, and the role of a robust media in a democratic society. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn more about the relationship between 'cancel culture' and freedom of speech, and how the law limits our free expression to protect human rights. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments and ideas.Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode, to celebrate 2021 LGBTQ+ History Month, we talk to the incomparable Olly Pike, the founder of the LGBTQ+ edutainment organisation Pop'n'Olly, about why his work to educate young people about queer communities is so important, and why the law isn't the only tool we need to make LGBTQ+ equality a reality. You can find Olly's work and support his efforts at popnolly.com and lgbteducation.co.uk, and remember to check out his podcast Equality Education and his YouTube and social media resources as well!Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn more about the history of queer legal liberation in the UK and around the world, from the 1533 Buggery Act to the present day and looking for next steps to ensure equal protection for all under the laws. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising" 
In today's episode we talk to Cari Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes, about her work to decriminalise prostitution and keep sex workers safe, why people go into sex work, and the need to centre sex workers in discussions about regulating the industry.For more information, to support their work, or to access help, find the English Collective of Prostitutes at prostitutescollective.net, or follow them on Twitter at @prostitutescoll, Facebook at @proscoll and Instagram at @ecp_org to keep updated on their great work. WARNING: This content may not be suitable for all audiences. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about the fight to decriminalise prostitution, and the problems with the law that prevent sex workers from staying safe and getting help. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode we talk to Samantha Ryan, a professor in criminal law at Newcastle University, about her research into the relationship between morality and the criminal law, the decriminalisation of HIV+ transmission, and the role of autonomy when it comes to the law. WARNING: This content may not be suitable for all audiences, and some listeners may find the content distressing.Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about the reasons why many academics are arguing for the decriminalization of HIV transmission, and the public health reasons why punishing reckless HIV transmission can be dangerous. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"   
In today's episode we talk to Perry Dane, a professor of constitutional law at Rutgers University Law School, about his thoughts on the historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump in the wake of the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about the process for impeaching a president, and what is meant by the impeachable offences of 'high crimes and misdemeanours'. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode we talk to Mick Lawlor, a partner in the disputes practice at top #3 world law firm DLA Piper about his work representing clients, the importance of confidentiality, and what lawyers can and can't keep secret.Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about how NDAs are used in the context of workplace sexual harassment and assault, and the arguments for and against this controversial practice in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode we talk to Stas Kuzmierkiewicz, a pro bono associate at global law firm Baker McKenzie, about his work providing free legal advice to charities, the world of corporate law pro bono, and the ways in which the private sector can complement government work in expanding access to justice. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about the history of legal aid in the UK, and why the government shouldn't use an exceptional case as an excuse to restrict access to justice for everyone. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising" 
In Part II of our US election special episode, we continue our conversation with Ben Bressette, the political director of March For Our Lives Virginia, about his work as a gun safety activist, and why it is so important to hold our government to account, even in the middle of a global pandemic. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about the different ways there are to keep our elected leaders on the right path, and why public criticism is crucial in maintaining our democracy.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In Part I of our US election special episode, we talk to Ben Bressette about his work as a 16-year-old gun control activist for March For Our Lives Virginia and his "anti-endorsement" in the 2020 Presidential Election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about the different ways there are to keep our elected leaders on the right path, and why public criticism is crucial in maintaining our democracy.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode, we talk to Peadar O'Cearnaigh, a journalist for the Canary UK, about criminal justice, the prison system, and the problem with our focus on retribution over rehabilitation. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about how to prove someone is guilty of murder, kidnapping, or aggravated burglary, and what true crime leaves out.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode we talk to Dr Fergal Davis, a reader in public law at King's College London's Dickson Poon School of Law, about where the judiciary came from, the consequences of partisanship in the law, and how the Human Rights Act influences parliamentary sovereignty. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn why electing judges doesn't work, and the importance of an independent judiciary. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode we talk to Rianna Powponne, a senior associate in the law team at Rare Recruitment, about why diversity in the law is important and how to do it right. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about the benefits of a diverse legal profession from a business sense.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter on @lawaccording or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode we talk to Iain Overton, an investigative reporter and Executive Director of the research charity Action On Armed Violence, about social media regulation, the political influence of these companies, and how lawyers and campaigners can work together for the greater good. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about the two main options for social media regulation, and the problems inherent with them both.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas.Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In today's episode we talk to Morgun Knight-Adams, a senior consultant at the Stephen James Partnership, about legal recruitment, commercial awareness, and networking in the time of coronavirus. Check out the accompanying blog post at lawaccordingtoaking.blogspot.com to learn about what life is like for a law student, and how to make your studies a success. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn at @lawaccordingtoaking, Twitter at @lawaccording, or email us on lawaccordingtoaking@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and ideas.Music: https://www.purple-planet.com "Phoenix Rising"
In this audio version of Law According To A King's blog, we take a look at how far the law should go to protect minorities, and whether that additional protection would actually serve its intended purpose. 
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