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.

  • March 16, 2016

    Chaired by David Weisbach, University of Chicago

  • March 16, 2016

    Chaired by John Rappaport, University of Chicago

    • “The Grapes of Wrath and the Role of Luck in Economic Outcomes” - Richard McAdams, University of Chicago
    • “The Second New Deal and the Fourth Courtroom Wall: Law, Labor, and Liberty in The Cradle Will Rock” - Laura Weinrib,...
  • March 16, 2016

    Chaired by Genevieve Lakier, University of Chicago

    • “Gatsby’s Greatness and Douglas’s Goodness” - Justin Driver, University of Chicago
    • “Regulating Greed: Biographical Markers in Dos Passos’ The Big Money” - Saul Levmore, University of Chicago
  • March 16, 2016

    Chaired by William Baude, University of Chicago

    • “Money and Art in Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward” - Douglas Baird, University of Chicago
    • “Counterfeiting Confidence: The Problem of Trust in the Age of Contract” - Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota
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  • March 16, 2016

    "Melville, Manufacturing, Machinery and the Modern Economy"

    Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University.

    Part of the Money in Law and Literature conference hosted at the University of Chicago Law School in February...

  • March 11, 2016

    Part One: Music

    Extracts from Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera (1928)
    Music by Weill, lyrics by Brecht, English translation by Marc Blitzstein (1956)

  • March 11, 2016

    Professor Mark Templeton moderated a panel of experts at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on "China's Environmental Future."

  • March 10, 2016

    Professors Jonathan Masur and Richard McAdams discuss the unique issues involved in teaching the law of rape in a law school. Topics include sensitivity to the potential presence of survivors of sexual violence in the classroom, whether censorship of students' comments is appropriate, and why we...

  • March 9, 2016

    Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws.

  • March 8, 2016

    Reproductive rights and disabled rights intersect, more than you might think, and disabled women's rights are often violated through reproductive restrictions. This is caused by a lack of understanding that women with disabilities require the same range of and access to reproductive services,...