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Andrew Torrez

It's law.  It's politics.  It's fun.  We don't tell you what to think, we just set up the Opening Arguments.

Andrew is one-half of the dynamic duo on Opening Arguments, a podcast that pairs Andrew (a real-life, Harvard-educated lawyer) with an inquisitive comedian (Thomas).  


Every episode, Thomas and Andrew take on a popular legal topic and give you all the tools you need to understand the issue and win every argument you have on Facebook, with your Uncle Frank, or wherever someone is wrong on the Internet.

Opening Arguments isn't just"the legal podcast that helps you make sense of the news", it's also one of the top-ranking legal podcasts around and has been quoted by everyone from SCOTUSblog to armchair legal scholars on Twitter. ​

Andrew Graduated from George Washington University summa cum laude in 1994 and graduated with honors from  Harvard Law School in 1997. He has worked for Covington & Burling LLP and Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. In 2015 he founded of the Law Offices of P. Andrew Torrez, LLC. His practice focused on business litigation in Maryland and the District of Columbia

In his spare time, he coaches and judges his son and other high school debaters with the National Speech & Debate Association.

Obfuscation:  How Legal Language Empowers Cranks, Conspiracy Theorists and Terrorists

or Dammit, Why Can't You People Just Talk Like Normal Human Beings?

Andrew Torrez, co-host, Open Arguments Podcast, USA

Hear about the history of confusing legal language, from conveyances of real property to pleading the forms of action to the wording of the Internal Revenue Code, and how this confusion can stoke the fires of radical conspiracy theorists and dangerous terrorists. 


Along the way, Andrew offers key takeaways to help us spot faulty reasoning and mobilize for sensible changes in how lawyers write laws.