“Succession,” the HBO drama chronicling a media mogul and his children’s battles for control of the family company, returned this week for its fourth and final season. Few are watching more intently than a group of U.S. law professors dissecting the show’s juicy legal issues.
A dozen professors and lawyers formed a weekly online discussion group cheekily named the Waystar/Royco School of Law—a reference to the fictional company and family at the center of the show—and are producing an upcoming issue of the DePaul Law Review devoted to “Succession.”
The Waystar/Royco School of Law—which includes law professors from the University of Tennessee, Case Western, and the University of Chicago—was loosely inspired by the Yada Yada Law School, an online class developed by University of Iowa law professor Gregory Shill in 2020, which explored legal issues in “Seinfeld”.
Source: Law professors mine ‘Succession’ for legal lessons | Reuters