The storytellers with Life of the Law’s Host and Executive Producer Nancy Mullane

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New York Team Retreat getting to work



Life of the Law is funded in part by grants from organizations that include the Open Society Foundations, the Law and Society Association, the Proteus Fund, the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation. We also receive sustaining support from individuals who believe in the work we are doing. If you would like to become a sustaining benefactor of Life of the Law, or if you are familiar with a foundation that might like to provide funding to sustain and grow Life of the Law‘s important work, contact Nancy Mullane, Life of the Law’s Executive Director and Producer, at



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Life of the Law respects the work of producers and reporters all over the world and we accept story pitches that explore the law with a curious, critical eye. If you’re a professional reporter and you’ve got a great story you want to produce about the law, put a pitch together and send it to our team. It doesn’t need to be long (2-3 paragraphs are enough), but the story pitch must have a strong, central character, first stage reporting (sources, research, national impact, newsworthiness) and scenes that will propel the story and compel us to listen. You may want to take a listen to a few of our investigative reports, so you know what we’re looking for. What we aren’t looking for is a “traditional radio voice.” We want your investigative reporting and your voice. Be sure to include a couple of links to your published work. Our team will get back in touch within two weeks. Send emails to

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Have a few hours in the week you’d like to spend working with our team or possibly pondering a summer internship? We invite you to join our team of editors, producers, reporters in a behind-the-scenes, hands-on experience. Write a brief bio and a note describing what you most want to do as a team member and send it to Nancy Mullane, Life of the Law’s Executive Director and Producer —


Life of the Law feature producer Kirsten Jusewicz-Haidle began as a summer intern


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