“Rule of law means that all people and institutions are subject to well-defined laws that are fairly applied and enforced, without regard for who they’re affecting. It’s a critical component of an open society, and a topic that has long been debated and interpreted by governments and scholars around the world.
“But rule of law is only half the equation. Drawing from years of reporting on the criminal justice system, journalist and producer Nancy Mullane and her team explore the distinction between the rule of law and the role of law in American life through their biweekly podcast, Life of the Law.
“To examine the role that law plays in our daily lives, the award-winning show weaves together investigative reporting and live storytelling by people impacted by the criminal justice system, including students, journalists, attorneys, police officers, educators, legislators, and the currently and formerly incarcerated.”