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.

  • May 14, 2015

    Chair: Laura Weinrib, University of Chicago Law School

    Helene Landemore, Yale University
    "What is a good constitution? Comparing three draft proposals in the Icelandic experiment"
    Comments by Amanda Greene, University of Chicago Law School

    Hanna Lerner, Tel Aviv...

  • May 14, 2015

    Chair: Alexandra Huneeus, University of Wisconsin

    Introduction, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School

    Martin Shapiro, UC Berkeley School of Law
    "Political Parties and Constitutional Performance"
    Comments by Nick Stephanopoulos, University of Chicago...

  • May 14, 2015

    Chair: Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago Law School

    Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School
    "The Costs and Benefits of Constitutions"
    Comments by Jennifer Nou, University of Chicago Law School

  • May 14, 2015

    Chair: Justin Driver, University of Chicago Law School

    Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago Law School
    "Ambedkar's Constitution: Caste, Religious Minorities, Gender, Sexual Orientation"
    Comments by Madhav Khosla, Harvard University

    James Gathii, Loyola University School...

  • May 14, 2015

    Chair: Sumit Bisarya, International IDEA

    Zaid al-Ali, International IDEA Cairo
    "The Arab Spring Constitutions"
    Comments by Nathan Brown, George Washington University

    Ozal Varol, Lewis and Clark Law School
    "Constitutions that Transition from Military Rule"

  • May 7, 2015

    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event, co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics.

  • May 5, 2015

    Helen Alvaré is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She publishes on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, and the First Amendment religion clauses.

  • May 5, 2015


    Robert Alt is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions.

  • May 4, 2015

    With commentary by Professor Ben-Shahar

  • May 4, 2015

    The final panel, in which all panelists and the audience participated, was devoted to a discussion of next steps and prescriptive strategies for addressing the issues explored in the course of the conference.

    Moderator: Emmitt House, Youth/Police Project

    This panel discussion was...