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The Law Center’s own Professor Michael A. Olivas is an expert in more than higher education law and immigration law. He is also an expert on rock and roll. A lifelong lover of rock music, he has combined his expertise in law and music to create a brand new NPR show, The Law of Rock and Roll. The show will debut on Friday, January 24 at 8:30 am, Mountain Time. The show will be broadcast on Albuquerque, New Mexico’s NPR affiliate, KANW 89.1. The show grew out of Professor Olivas’ wildly popular continuing legal education course of the same name and his long running listserv, Michael’s Rock and Roll Posse, where he comments on all things rock and roll

The programs, at about three minutes long, feature both popular and lesser known rock and roll tunes, and the true stories of the legal entanglements found by rock musicians of all varieties. Topics include adhesion contracts, backup singers, auxiliary delivery systems, and music by deceased performers. Interspersed through these brief lessons are songs relating to both the subject matter and artists discussed.  These bite sized lessons will satisfy your appetite for both great tunes by a wide range of artists and the true legal stories behind the music.  

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