Episodes
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] In the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture, Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, explores historical attitudes to homosexuality, how laws discriminating against homosexuals first came to be seen as raising possible constitutional questions, and how the...
Published 05/01/15
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Richard H. McAdams, Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School, discusses his new book. When asked why people obey the law, legal scholars usually give two answers: Law deters illicit activities by specifying sanctions, and it possesses legitimate authority in...
Published 02/18/15
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] As Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for three years under the Obama administration, Cass R. Sunstein oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America’s regulatory state. He discusses his book “Simpler: The Future of Government,” in which he pulls back the curtain to show what was done,...
Published 05/23/13
Published 05/23/13
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] The Western democratic practice to single out religious liberty for special treatment under the law is not in sync with the world we live in today, argues University of Chicago Law School professor Brian Leiter in his new book, Why Tolerate Religion? All people, both religious and non-religious, have certain kinds of beliefs...
Published 03/19/13
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] The Western democratic practice to single out religious liberty for special treatment under the law is not in sync with the world we live in today, argues University of Chicago Law School professor Brian Leiter in his new book, Why Tolerate Religion? All people, both religious and non-religious, have certain kinds of beliefs...
Published 03/19/13
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] The Western democratic practice to single out religious liberty for special treatment under the law is not in sync with the world we live in today, argues University of Chicago Law School professor Brian Leiter in his new book, Why Tolerate Religion? All people, both religious and non-religious, have certain kinds of beliefs...
Published 03/19/13
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Todd Itami, rising third-year student in the University of Chicago Law School, moderates a debate on the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare program at an event on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the University of Chicago Law School. Over the course of an hour, Richard Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service...
Published 07/08/12
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Published 06/07/12
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Sam Zell is one of the world's leading investors in real estate, energy logistics, transportation, media, and health care. He and University of Chicago Law School Dean Michael Schill discuss the connections between and impact of the economy, law, and entrepreneurialism.
Published 05/15/12
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Published 05/03/12
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Published 04/23/12
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Elizabeth Anderson, professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, considers how Thomas Paine, one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S., grounded the justification of social insurance in a theory of private property rights. She explores the ironic inversion of social insurance from a bulwark of to a...
Published 04/04/12
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Published 03/12/12
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Catherine MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School specializes in sex equality issues under international and constitutional law. She pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation and the...
Published 12/14/11
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] On October 27, 2011, the University of Chicago Law School students and the public were invited to a celebration of the inaugural Sidley Austin Professorship, to which Deputy Dean Lior Strahilevitz was recently appointed. Strahilevitz joined the Law School faculty in 2002 after practicing law in Seattle and clerking for Judge...
Published 10/27/11
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Since 1992, the University of Chicago Law School's annual Ronald H. Coase Lecture in Law and Economics has usually given by relatively younger member of the faculty. This year's Coase Lecture in Law and Economics was given by Professor Thomas Miles.
Published 01/25/11
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Harvey Levin, '75, is the Executive Producer of TMZ.com and TMZ TV. He also is a Host of The People's Court and was Creator and Executive Producer of Celebrity Justice. Mr. Levin has taught at the University of Miami School of Law, Whittier College School of Law, and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
Published 10/26/10
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] The University of Chicago Law School is proud to welcome Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon of Penn Law School for the 2010 Fulton Lecture in Legal History.Professor Gordon's lecture, entitled "The Spirit of the Law: Separation of Church and State from 1945-1990," will touch on the same themes explored in her book The Spirit of the...
Published 08/05/10
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] This is the keynote address for "Creating Capabilities: Sources and Consequences for Law and Social Policy,"a conference examining a variety of conceptions of human capability, including the Human Development and Capabilities Approach, in relation to recent literature on the economics, neuroscience, and psychology of human...
Published 07/20/10
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] The 2010 Coase Lecture in Law and Economics will be presented by Assistant Professor of Law Jacob Gersen. Entitled "Political Economy of Public Law," the lecture will focus on economic analysis of political institutions, mainly separation of powers problems and different strategies for allocating government power in...
Published 07/20/10
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] The University of Chicago Law School is proud to welcome Gary Haugen '91 for the 2010 Ulysses and Marguerite Schwarz Memorial Lecture. The Schwartz Lectureship is held by a distinguished lawyer or teacher whose experience is in the academic field or practice of public service. Haugen is President and CEO of International Justice...
Published 07/20/10
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Published 07/20/10
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Published 07/16/10
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] A celebration of the work of Frank Easterbrook, '73, Senior Lecturer in Law and Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. There were three days of the event with three different foci - (1) 1/11: Easterbrook on Contracts and Copyright (2) 1/12: Easterbrook on the Constitution (3) 1/13: Easterbrook on...
Published 07/16/10