Welcome to The Slippery Slope: What is a "legal variety podcast"? It is an opportunity to talk to interesting people about interesting things related to the law. This blog will feature general interest podcasts of discussions with a diverse range of guests - lawyers, academics, law students, politicians and litigants. For example, upcoming podcasts will feature conversations with Carolyn Elefant of, among other endeavors, MyShingle.com; Sean Basinski of the Street Vendor Project and Tracy McGaugh of the Touro Law Center. They'll cover topics ranging from assessing solo practice to zealous street vendor advocacy. We might have called the show All Law Things Considered, but that was pretty much already taken.
The podcasts will not focus on any particular legal argument, substantive area of law or legal philosophy -- rather, the podcasts will study the culture of law (broadly defined), the gray areas of the law, and the every day places where the law intersects with our lives. The goal is to be entertaining, to encourage conversation and to discuss intellectual topics that appeal to a diverse audience (i.e., not just legal academics).
Why "The Slippery Slope"? Simple. There is a guiding question that has been no use in defining the parameters of this project: where to draw the line? So, enjoy the podcasts. Don't be shy about submitting your feedback or ideas for the show. And: thanks for joining us!
The Slippery Slope blog and podcasts are a project of Meredith R. Miller, Assistant Professor of Law at the Touro Law Center.
(MEREDITH GRADUATED FROM BROOKLYN AND WAS IN MY CLINIC!!)