This interview was recorded on June 9th, 2016. Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Professor of Law Gregory C. Keating of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law about the issues surrounding the Volkswagen Diesel emission scandal. Professor Keating joined the USC Law faculty in 1991. He teaches torts, legal ethics, and seminars in legal and political philosophy. He takes an interest in the remedies aspect of the VW “dieselgate” scandal.
Professor Keating graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College, and earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the department of Politics at Princeton University, where he specialized in legal and political philosophy. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. After graduating from Harvard, he practiced law in Massachusetts for five years before joining the USC Law faculty. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.
Update: After completing the two interviews on the VW “dieselgate” scandal, VW announced plans to launch 30 all-electric models to reposition itself as a leader in “green” transport. Matthias Mueller, chief executive of VW, said huge investments would be needed as the firm moves beyond the “dieselgate” scandal. Mr. Mueller hopes that by 2025, all-electric cars would account for about 20-25% of the German carmaker’s annual sales.
This episode was recorded on the campus of Occidental College in Los Angeles.