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.

  • October 4, 2012

    Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor and former dean (’93–’02) at the University of Chicago Law School, discusses the role of freedom and education in America today. Stone is one of the world’s foremost scholars of the Constitution.

  • September 20, 2012

    Schools teach patriotism all the time, but many people think that this is a bad idea. Patriotic rituals may convey misplaced and hierarchical values; they may coerce conscience; and they may promote a dangerous type of uncritical homogeneity. On the other hand, it seems difficult to motivate...

  • September 6, 2012

    A popular type of consumer transaction is called "No Contract." Businesses lure consumers with the "no contract" assurance - a promise that consumer can walk away anytime, without any commitment. This scheme is increasingly common in cable and phone services, health clubs, security services...

  • August 23, 2012

    On April 3, 2012, the Law School hosted a timely discussion with Sam Zell, one of the world’s leading investors, on "The Economy, Law and Entrepreneurialism." Zell, whose investment interests span real estate, energy, logistics, transportation, media, and health care, was joined in...

  • August 9, 2012

    This introduction to the Law School clinical programs was recorded on May 18, 2012. It included representatives from the following clinics:

  • July 26, 2012

    The 2011-12 Dewey Lecture in Law and Philosophy, recorded on February 29, 2012, was presented by Elizabeth Anderson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan.

  • July 19, 2012

    Todd Itami, rising third-year student in the University of Chicago Law School, moderates a debate on the constitutionality of President Obama's healthcare program at an event on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the University of Chicago Law School.

  • July 12, 2012

    This introduction to the Law School clinical programs was recorded on May 17, 2012. It included representatives from the following clinics:

  • June 25, 2012

    Session VII of this conference, organized by Tom Ginsburg, was recorded on April 21, 2012. It included: 

  • June 25, 2012

    Session VI of this conference, organized by Tom Ginsburg, was recorded on April 21, 2012. It included: