Audio Archives

From intimate lunchtime talks by our world-renowned faculty to academic conferences curated by student organizations, the Law School is continually host to some of the most groundbreaking ideas in the legal academy and beyond. Since 2005, the Law School has been committed to sharing these ideas with not only our campus community but with the world at large by making available free audio recordings of selected events. Please use the filters below to find a recording that might interest you, or use the page links at the bottom to browse through the list at your leisure.

  • February 19, 2009

    This panel, featuring Bob Labate (Holland & Knight), Jennifer Bjornberg (Holland & Knight), Marci Rolnik (Lawyers for the Creative Arts), and Daliah Saper  (Saper Law) was recorded January 14, 2009 and sponsored by The Entertainment and Sports Law Society at the University of...

  • February 13, 2009

    In this talk, subtitled "A Dialogue about Political Philosophy and the Judge's Role," Professor Nussbaum discussed her "capabilities approach," a normative approach to basic political principles that has implications for how constitutions should be both written and interpreted.

  • February 12, 2009

    Labor relations consists of two broad areas—unions and employment discrimination. Both areas have been stable for some time. The last major labor law reform was in 1959. The employment discrimination law dates back to 1991. The new Obama administration is, however, ramping up tough legislation...

  • February 6, 2009

    This debate between Richard Posner (Senior Lecturer in Law and Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) and Martha Nussbaum (Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics) and Mary Anne Case (Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law) was moderated by Geoffrey Stone (...

  • January 22, 2009

    Paul Smith is a partner at Jenner & Block and former chair of the board of the American Constitution Society. This talk was recorded January 12, 2009 and was sponsored by ACS and Outlaw.

  • January 15, 2009

    Richard Posner is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School and Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

  • January 2, 2009

    Richard McAdams is Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded October 6, 2008 as part of the Law School's annual First Monday series of lectures....

  • December 18, 2008

    Ted Frank is Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a 1994 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded October 16, 2008 and was sponsored by The Federalist Society with help from the John Templeton Foundation.

  • December 4, 2008

    Law often allocates risk, as through tort doctrines. Should people be able to undo or "reverse" such risk allocations by, for example, selling their rights to any claims that may later develop? Scholars have interestingly examined this question, as well as many other innovative ideas for...

  • November 20, 2008

    This panel, featuring Pamela Alexander (Director, Animal Law Program, Animal Legal Defense Fund),  Jordan Matyas (State Director, Illinois, Humane Society of the United States), and Delci Winders (Associate at Meyer, Glitzenstein & Crystal) was recorded November 5, 2008, as part of...