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 11, 2015

    In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia.

    This event took place on February 2, 2015, at the University of Chicago Law School.

  • February 4, 2015

    Michael J. Lotus is the author America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America's Greatest Days Are Yet to Come, published by Encounter Books in June of 2013. Mike is an attorney in Chicago, practicing with the The Howard Law Firm LLC.

  • February 4, 2015

    A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani

    As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project."

  • January 29, 2015

    Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School,with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill.

  • January 27, 2015

    With Commentary from Professor Adam Chilton

  • January 20, 2015

    One of the nation’s leading scholars of constitutional law, Professor Kurt T. Lash is honored as the newest recipient of the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he directs the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law. During the fall...

  • January 20, 2015

    Clark Neily joined the Institute for Justice as a senior attorney in 2000. He litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice, First Amendment, and other constitutional cases in both federal and state courts.

  • January 14, 2015

    Government Barriers to Economic Growth: How Policy Error Gave Us the Great Depression, the 'Financial' Crisis, and Our Present Malaise

  • January 8, 2015

    Although people sometimes violate the law, there is more legal compliance than we can explain by ordinary economic theory – that legal sanctions deter noncompliance. In some domains of international law and constitutional law, there is no credible threat of legal sanctions, yet there is...

  • December 4, 2014

    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? 

    A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel

    Moderated by Professor McAdams