Podcasts have become a popular medium to talk about a variety of topics. From comedy to advice to media reviews, there’s something out there for nearly everyone, and the law is no exception to the trend. Law podcasts can point out recent events, discuss intriguing true crimes, and offer insight to particular fields that the host specializes in. If listening to law podcasts piques your interest, here are a few selections to look over this year.
BBC Law in Action
BBC Law in Action is one of the longest-running legal podcasts. Hosted by legal commentator and journalist Joshua Rozenberg, the podcast covers the legality of trending issues such as the legal rights of Love Island participants, the UK’s constitution, and whether male and female judges rule differently than their counterpart. Law in Action focuses on the United Kingdom’s developments and air interviews and studio discussions weekly.
While Law in Action focuses on present events, LawNext zeroes in on the future of law in weekly podcast episodes. Hosted by lawyer and legal tech writer Robert Ambrogli, the podcast invites innovators and entrepreneurs alike to discuss what’s next in the industry. Topics covered ranges from technology startups to new law firm business models, enhancing access to justice to small-firm business model changes.
Mens Rea is a true-crime podcast run by a man only known as Sinead. Every two weeks, Sinead delves into notorious cases from Ireland and the United Kingdom, discussing details such as who was involved, how the police investigation went, and what came of the following court proceedings.
Lawyer 2 Lawyer
Since 2005, Robert Ambrogli and J. Craig Williams have presented a platform to discuss contemporary news within the legal industry. Ambrogli and Williams invite two professionals from the industry—usually with differing opinions—to examine current events, discuss recent rulings, and spark conversation not only for the professionals, but for the legal community who listens in on the podcast as well. Lawyer 2 Lawyer is an award-winning podcast and one of the longest-running podcasts on the internet.
Legal Ops is an Australian podcast that focuses on global issues and their relation to the legal industry. Hosts Alex Rosenrauch and Elliot Leibu discuss both the legal and human elements when it comes to legal service, taking topics such as change management and considering how humans play a role in the change and how organizational psychology comes into play.