About Geoff (formerly “Oliver”)
Why did I start a podcast? Well, throughout law school, I kept searching for one that presented legal issues in a way that was approachable and entertaining. I never found one, so I decided to start my own, so that others wouldn’t have to search in vain.
I originally decided to become a lawyer because I enjoyed campaign work, and law school seemed to be the default path to take in order to do behind-the-scenes political stuff professionally. But as law school approached, my interests shifted. Civil rights issues and international human rights grabbed my attention.
At various times before becoming a lawyer, I have toiled away in the legal department at a publishing company, worked for a nonprofit organization providing aid to victims of the genocide in Darfur, and was an intern for at a U.S. Attorneys Office.
All Too Common Law is a roughly bi-weekly podcast that examines major items in the news with an eye toward the legal issues raised by the events on the ground. I also cover new developments in the law itself, particularly when those developments are important to secular humanists, atheists, or progressives.
If you’d like to weigh in on the issues that I discuss in an episode, correct me where I (inevitably) get something wrong, or suggest a news item or in-depth topic for a future episode, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a tweet to @alltoocommonlaw.
The theme music for All Too Common Law is:
It’s been edited (rather inartfully, I’ll admit) for timing.