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Courtney Cox on Lying

Season 1, Ep. 688

In this episode, Courtney Cox, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, discusses her article "Legitimizing Lies." Cox begins by observing the people disagree about what counts as a lie in the first place, depending on their normative concerns. She observes that the law sometimes requires lies, for example in the context of trade secret law. She explains that lying is a "dual-use technology" that can be good or bad, depending on how it is used. And she reflects on what different kinds of lies can teach us about regulation of lying. Cox is on Twitter at @CoxLaw.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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