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What One Boise Professor Thinks We Can Learn From Zombies

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Phil Sedgwick
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Concordia Law School's Andrew Kim

Warning: This is the most "Public Radio" Halloween story possible.

Andrew Kim, a professor at Concordia University School of Law in Boise wrote a paper that will be published in an upcoming edition of the Savannah Law Review. What does that have to do with Halloween? Well, the paper is about law on the TV show The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead is about survivors of a zombie apocalypse who battle the undead as well as fight other people over scarce resources. It’s both popular and gruesome but Kim thinks it reveals a lot about the rule of law versus the rule of nature.

That’s well-trodden ground for legal scholars and philosophers but Kim told our Adam Cotterell why it’s useful to look at those ideas through the lens of a zombie TV show.

 Find Adam Cotterell on Twitter @cotterelladam

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