The Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by—and discussions with—the University of Chicago Law School's eminent faculty, as well as some very special guests.

November 1, 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 Supreme Court has not told us, and the history seems shrouded in mist. Professor Sunstein will argue that as a matter of history, the Second Amendment probably does not create an individual right, because it was designed to protect state militias. Modern readers have immense difficulty in recovering the original meaning, because our circumstances are radically different from those of the founding. He will also argue, however, that the Court should not reject an individual right, in part because the nation is so polarized. The discussion will have many implications for constitutional interpretation and the role of the Court in political life."

October 25, 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 Constitution. The recording was made on April 26 and May 5, 2006 at the studios of WHPK at the University of Chicago and post-production was done at the Digital Media Lab at the University of Chicago in May of 2006. The studio engineer was Patrick Reisinger and the post-production engineer was Luis-Manuel Garcia.

October 18, 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 4, 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.

May 17, 2007

Richard Epstein is James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Recorded May 4, 2007. © 2007 The University of Chicago.

May 10, 2007

Christine Desan is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. This Maurice and Muriel Fulton Lecture in Legal History was recorded May 10, 2007.

April 30, 2007

Anup Malani is Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded April 25, 2007 as part of the "Chicago's Best Ideas" series. © 2007 The University of Chicago.

January 28, 2007

Lior Strahilevitz is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded January 24, 2007, as part of the "Chicago's Best Ideas" lecture series. © 2007 The University of Chicago.

January 25, 2007

Anup Malani is Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded January 23, 2007 as the annual Ronald H. Coase Lecture in Law and Economics. © 2007 The University of Chicago.

January 11, 2007

Geoffrey Stone is Harry Kalven, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded January 10, 2007 as part of the "Chicago's Best Ideas" lecture series. © 2007 The University of Chicago.