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.

  • January 9, 2014

    Santiago Legarre is Professor, Department of Law, at Universidad Católica Argentina. This talk was recorded on November 5, 2013, and sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society.

  • December 27, 2013

    Josh Blackman is an Assistant Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law.  He specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Professor Blackman is the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of...

  • December 19, 2013

    Is there a principled reason why religious obligations that conflict with the law are accorded special toleration while other obligations of conscience are not? In Why Tolerate Religion? (Princeton, 2013), Professor Leiter argues there are no good reasons for doing so, that the reasons for...

  • December 12, 2013

    Ted Frank is a lawyer, activist, legal writer and blogger, based in Washington, D.C. He is noted for writing the vetting report for vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin for the John McCain campaign in the 2008 presidential election. He is the founder and president of the Center for Class...

  • December 5, 2013

    In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court dismantled one of the two pillars of the Voting Rights Act: Section 5, which had barred southern jurisdictions from changing their election laws unless they first received federal approval. The burning question now is...

  • December 3, 2013

    Roger Clegg is President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. He focuses on legal issues arising from civil rights laws--including the regulatory impact on business and the problems in higher education created by affirmative action.

  • November 21, 2013

    A panel of leading scholars discuss Douglas Baird's pathbreaking work on Contract Law published in his new book Reconstructing Contracts.

  • November 14, 2013

    Helen Wan is Associate General Counsel at the Time Inc. division of Time Warner.  Before that, she practiced corporate and media law in firms in New York.  Born in California and raised near Washington, D.C., Wan is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia School of...

  • November 7, 2013

    Ronald Coase (1910-2013), of Nobel Prize and University of Chicago Law School fame, influences almost every discussion in the modern law school. In this opening talk of the 2013-14 "Chicago's Best Ideas" (CBI) series, Professor Levmore begins by explaining the Coase Theorem -- probably Chicago's...

  • October 31, 2013

    Paul Rosenzweig is a cum laude graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He received his master’s degree in chemical oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, and his bachelor of arts degree from Haverford College.