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.

  • 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...

  • November 16, 2007

    Ted Cruz is currently the Solicitor General of Texas and recently argued Medellin for the State of Texas before the United States Supreme Court. Noel Francisco is a former Associate White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel, and was central in...

  • November 9, 2007

    Mark Heyrman is Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded on November 6, 2007 as part of the Chicago's Best Ideas Series. © 2007 The University of Chicago Law School. "In the 1970's most states tightened their standards for involuntary commitment...

  • November 2, 2007

    Cass Sunstein is Karl N. Llewellyn Dist. Service Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded on October 23, 2007 as part of the Chicago's Best Ideas Series. © 2007 The University of Chicago Law School. "What does the Second Amendment mean? The...

  • November 1, 2007

    Cindy Cohn is Legal Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. This talk was recorded October 26, 2007, as the keynote address of the Chicago Legal Forum's symposium, "Law in a Networked World."

  • October 26, 2007

    David Currie, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Law School, passed away on October 15, 2007. In honor of his life and work, we present this unique recording of his reading of the United States...

  • October 19, 2007

    Geoffrey Stone is Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded October 1, 2007 at the University Club in Chicago, as the annual "First Monday" lecture. © 2007 The University of Chicago....

  • August 5, 2007

    Emily Buss is the Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law and Kanter Director of Chicago Policy Initiatives at the University of Chicago Law School. Recorded May, 2007. © 2007 The University of Chicago....

  • July 30, 2007

    Richard Epstein is James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Recorded April 10, 2007 as part of the "Chicago's Best Ideas" series. © 2007 The University of Chicago....