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.

  • April 30, 2013

    Presented by IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship students Taimoor Aziz, Mike Fielkow, Dave Frankenfield, Chris Mortorff, and Jaime Willis, this panel was recorded at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship's "Recipe for Success" symposium on April 27, 2013.

  • April 25, 2013

    Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa discussed the Fourie case, gay rights, and the same-sex marriage decision in South Africa. This lecture was recorded on April 9, 2013.

  • April 18, 2013

    Robert M. Chesney is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

    This talk was recorded on February 21, 2013, and sponsored by the Federalist Society.

  • April 11, 2013

    Suitably organized, corporate groups mimic the capacities of individual persons and operate as agents with minds of their own. And in order to function in this agential manner, they have to be assigned legal rights that they can assert or transfer or waive in their dealings with others.

  • April 4, 2013

    The Exoneration Project presents "Convicting the Innocent: Addressing Wrongful Convictions in Cook County, Illinois"

  • March 28, 2013

    Geoffrey Stone (Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School) explores the history of laws against contraception, including discussion of those who struggled against those laws, how the tide turned, and what role the courts played in that process. This...

  • March 21, 2013

    Jeff Anderson is Associate Dean for Leadership Development at the Booth School of Business. This talk was recorded on February 12, 2013 and sponosored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

  • March 14, 2013

    Constitutional lawyers tend to study constitutions as sets of legal rules and judicial decisions. But written constitutions are also products, with different design features: they can be more or less detailed, innovative, or ambitious; they can be produced in a more or less...

  • March 7, 2013

    Professor Harvey Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University. He received his AB and his PhD from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard since 1962. Professor Mansfield is a preeminent scholar of political philosophy and government, having written...

  • February 28, 2013

    What limits should the government be allowed to impose on people who want to give money to a political campaign, or spend money in support of a campaign? The question is complex, difficult, and very important. Limits on the way money can be used to support candidates can undermine democracy...