Over the past two seasons, dozens of the law school’s distinguished guests have joined UW Law’s DISCOVERY podcast to unpack the biggest legal issues of the day.

Now, listeners can explore broader topics from a multitude of angles with new curated Spotify playlists.

Through in-person or virtual events, UW Law is a hub for scholars, experts and thought-leaders from around the globe to share insights and ideas with the law school community. DISCOVERY amplifies those conversations and lets listeners take a deep dive anytime from anywhere.

The playlists group previous episodes under broader topics that highlight the breadth and depth of the legal issues at work. Stream and subscribe to DISCOVERY Spotify playlists, and preview the lineup of guests and topics below.

(Don't have Spotify? Stream every episode of DISCOVERY presented by UW Law on the law school website, Apple Podcasts or Google Play.)

The Age We Live In

The Duty of Loyalty
Orly Lobel, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Episode XVI: A New Hope
Maria Jouravleva, Staff Attorney for Volunteer Legal Services, King County Bar Association

Show Them the Way
Gov. Christine Gregoire, 22nd Governor of Washington, CEO, Challenge Seattle

Two for One
Jonathan Masur, John P. Wilson Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Applied Sciences

Determining the Indeterminate
Ted Sichelman, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Interpretation and Fact
Geoff Baird, Pathologist and Chair of Laboratory Medicine, UW Medicine

Beyond Borders

Made in China
Gov. Gary Locke, 21st Governor of Washington, 10th U.S. Ambassador to China

Mutual Obligations | Ferdinand Wollenschläger, Chair for Public Law, European Law and Public Economic Law, University of Augsburg

Hilary Haddigan, Chief of Mission Effectiveness, Heifer International

Thucydides’s Trap
Lyle Goldstein, Founding Director, China Maritime Studies Institute at the Naval War College

A Wheel that Continues to Roll
Bernard Duhaime, Chair-Rapporteur, United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Democracy at Hand

Keep Suing ‘Em
Franita Tolson, Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Mirror for Democracy
William LaMarca, Senior Counsel for IP Litigation for the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

A Test Over Time
William LaMarca, Senior Counsel for IP Litigation for the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

City on the Hill
Mutale Nkonde, Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

The Fight for Justice

Incarcerated During COVID-19
La Rond Baker, Special Counsel for Affirmative Litigation and Policy, King County Department of Public Defense

Pattern and Practice
Flint Taylor, Founding Partner, The People's Law Office

The Power of Protest
Claudia Peña, Lecturer in Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

The Judiciary

The Accident of History
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

The Court’s Fingerprints
Robert Tsai, Professor of Law, American University

Pardon the Inter…
Tonja Jacobi, Stanford Clinton Sr. and Zylpha Kilbride Clinton Research Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

A Seat at the Table
Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis, Associate Justice, Washington Supreme Court


License to Subjugate
Rhea Settles, Founder, The Civility Zone

There is No Them
Ken Cloke, Founder, Center for Dispute Resolution

A Trap in the Here and Now
Joe Bankman, Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business, Clinical Psychologist, Stanford Law School

We Don’t Have to Stay in the Dark
K.J. Williams, Founder, Radical, Insightful Solutions to Create Equity

Tech Spotlight

We’re All Pirates
Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law, Northeastern University

Sincerely, Algorithms
Ifeoma Ajunwa, Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Law, Industry and Labor Relations School, Cornell University

Terms of Service
Wendy Wagner, Richard Dale Endowed Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law