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 29, 2008

    Recorded February 29, 2008, at the University of Chicago Law School's conference on Torture, Law, and War.

    Is torture ever morally permissible, and if so, on what grounds? And if not, can some acts of torture be morally excused after the fact?

    Chair: Richard McAdams, Law,...

  • February 29, 2008
    Recorded February 29, 2008, at the University of Chicago Law School's conference on Torture, Law, and War. Albie Sachs is a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
  • February 27, 2008

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

  • February 22, 2008

    Richard Epstein is James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. This talk, which discusses Riegel v. Medtronic and Rowe v. New Hampshire, was recorded February 21, 2008 at the request of the Federalist Society.

  • February 19, 2008

    On February 19, 2008, Professor of Law Lee Fennell presented the 2008 Coase Lecture on Law and Economics. Problems involving the aggregation and division of entitlements, she noted, are ubiquitous in law and in everyday life. Fragments held by multiple parties—such as parcels of land, effort...

  • February 15, 2008

    Kenneth Starr is Dean of Pepperdine University Law School and Former Solicitor General of the United States. This talk was recorded January 31, 2008 by the Federalist Society, and was sponsored by Goldberg Kohn.

  • January 29, 2008

    Robert E. Goodin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and of Social & Political Theory in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University. This talk was recorded January 16, 2008 as the 2007-2008 John Dewey Lecture on Jurisprudence. Ignorance of the law is no...

  • January 23, 2008

    Anup Malani is Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded January 16, 2008 as part of the Chicago's Best Ideas Lecture Series. Much of current scholarship views corporate philanthropy managerial waste or profiteering. In...

  • December 28, 2007

    Drew Days III, former U.S. Solicitor General (under President Clinton) and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights (under President Carter), delivers the third address in a series of talks commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Thurgood Marshall's appointment to the Supreme Court. Recorded...

  • December 6, 2007

    Dr. Ela Bhatt, recipient of the University of Chicago's 2007 William Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service, presented a public lecture on November 27th in the Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom. Ela R. Bhatt is widely recognized as one of the world’s most remarkable pioneers and entrepreneurial...