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Beyond the Bench

By UNC School of Government

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"Beyond the Bench" is a podcast about the legal system produced by the North Carolina Judicial College at the UNC School of Government. It is interview-based, with guests including judges, lawyers, professors, and citizens who have participated in court proceedings. Some interviews focus on guests’ personal experiences and opinions, while others explore discrete legal issues. The podcast is organized by season, with each season being focused on a particular type of case. For example, season one is about criminal law, and is hosted by Jeff Welty, a member of the criminal law faculty at the School of Government and the Director of the North Carolina Judicial College.

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Keeps getting better!

So excited to hear more from this podcast! Love the format for season 2. I know it's a lot of work, but so well produced and incredibly informative even to the lay listener.

New Podcast by UNC School of Government

While Season 1 of the podcast focuses on the criminal justice system, season 2 deals with the effects of homelessness on child welfare and follow two cases of child neglect. The School of Government is a bipartisan, non-advocacy institution that educates public officials in North Carolina. If you live in NC, this podcast is for you!

Great podcast!

I enjoyed the North Carolina specific legal analysis of the podcast. It was a good balance of learning about the state's judicial history in the first segment and about current issues in the second one. I look forward to more episodes!

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