Third Generation IPod, Photo by Andrew from London, UK;[/caption]With the rise of easily accessible communication technologies, it is no surprise that the availability and variety of videos and podcasts has exploded in recent years. It might be more surprising, however, that institutions of higher learning have been sharing the wealth of their knowledge with the general public. This explosion in the dissemination of information and ideas is a boon to mankind and should be taken advantage of whenever possible.
One small example of this can be seen at the University Of Virginia School Of Law. A look at the school’s website will quickly bring you to a page listing Videos and Podcasts events held at the university. Here is a sampling of what you will find there:
- On November 6, 2015 James Donovan, Goldman Sachs managing director and a Law School adjunct professor spoke on the subject: “What Every Lawyer Should Know About Client Relationships.”
- Also on November 6th Professor Saikrishna Prakash, and expert on presidential powers, spoke on “Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive.”
- UVA historian Charles McCurdy was honored on November 2nd with a panel discussion on “Federalism, Law and the Economy,” with four noted law professors discussing their work while celebrating the legacy of McCurdy.
The opening up of lectures like these to anyone with a computer and internet connection is a welcome step towards a more well- educated public, a stronger democracy, and an overall better society.
Below is the video of the talk given by James Donovan, Goldman Sachs managing director.