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 20, 2009

    Lozano v. Hazleton is the first legal challenge to a local anti-illegal-immigrant ordinance.  The ordinance was struck down by a federal district court in 2007, and the case is currently on appeal in the Third Circuit.  

  • March 12, 2009

    This conference panel, recorded November 22, 2008 at the Law School's "Speech, Privacy, and the Internet: The University and Beyond" conference, features Visting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School Anupam Chander (“Youthful Indiscretion in an Internet Age”), Professor of Law...

  • March 5, 2009

    Gary Becker is University Professor, Departments of Economics and Sociology at the University of Chicago and winner of the 1992 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the National Medal of Science in 2000. Michael Boykins is an attorney and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee at McDermott...

  • February 26, 2009

    Omri Ben-Shahar is Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded February 17, 2009 as the annual Ronald H. Coase Lecture in Law and Economics....

  • 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.