The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and learning pleasure. Lesson 4: The Law in the Harry Potter Series discusses the law in the Muggle World as it compares to the law as seen in the Wizarding World.
Host Keith Hawk from MuggleNet and Co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor, discuss a variety of topics relating to the Harry Potter series with a Special Guest Speaker and a Student Guest Speaker during each lesson. This lesson, we welcome Judge Karen Morris, author of the book Law Made Fun Through Harry Potter, to the show and Washington D.C. Lawyer Tim Slattery, who plays the role of our student.
- We open the show with a comparison of British Law to American Law for comparison purposes
- Capital Punishment - Death Penalty vs. Dementor's Kiss
- Unforgivable Curses - Should they all be a Life Sentence in Azkaban?
- Identity Theft and Polyjuice Potion - Is there a difference?
- Assisted Suicide - Should Snape be considered a Murderer?
- Veritaserum and Self Incrimination - Was Dumbledore acting illegally giving Barty Crouch Jr. Veritaserum without first reading him his rights?
- Slavery and Elf rights - Does the treatment of elves fall under the Equal Protection Act?
- Squibs - Are they protected by the Disability Laws?
- Search and Seizures at the Hogwarts entrance gate in HBP
- and more
To learn about the Law and how it relates to the Wizarding World of the Harry Potter series, you can download the lesson right here, or head on over to iTunes to listen. You can also listen directly from Facebook.
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Enjoy the show!
Posted by Keith
06-14-2012 at 6:35 PM