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.

  • January 19, 2012

    This Diversity Month event, recorded on January 13, 2011, featured lawyers from ethnic minority groups who spoke to students about working in different areas of law. Lawyers from government, academia, public interest, traditional law firm, non-traditional law firms were invited. Speakers...

  • January 9, 2012

    Constitutions, it is conventionally believed, are institutions that define and limit the boundaries of government.  Yet the formal constitution is an institution adopted by virtually every modern political regime, including many that would appear to have no interest in codifying any...

  • January 9, 2012

    Constitutions, it is conventionally believed, are institutions that define and limit the boundaries of government.  Yet the formal constitution is an institution adopted by virtually every modern political regime, including many that would appear to have no interest in codifying any...

  • January 9, 2012

    Constitutions, it is conventionally believed, are institutions that define and limit the boundaries of government.  Yet the formal constitution is an institution adopted by virtually every modern political regime, including many that would appear to have no interest in codifying any...

  • January 3, 2012

    Constitutions, it is conventionally believed, are institutions that define and limit the boundaries of government.  Yet the formal constitution is an institution adopted by virtually every modern political regime, including many that would appear to have no interest in codifying any...

  • December 29, 2011

    As we near the end of the first term of our nation’s first African American President, does race still matter?  How have our perceptions of race changed?

  • December 22, 2011

    Charlotte Walker-Said is a Human Rights Lecturer at the University of Chicago and an African historian by training. Recently, her research has focused on gender, religion, governance, and economic expansion in West and Equatorial Africa.

  • December 15, 2011

    International Women’s Human Rights: Paradigms, Paradoxes, and Possibilities, a Sawyer Seminar organized by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, addresses contradictions within the concept and practice of women’s human rights.

  • December 8, 2011

    Illinois operates nine inpatient psychiatric facilities housing approximately 1300 persons.  Faced with a substantial budget deficit, on September 8, 2011, the State announced its intention to close three of these facilities.  The State has also announced that it does not...

  • December 1, 2011

    In November, the Supreme Court heard arguments in United States v. Jones, which will decide whether the Constitution allows police to put a tracking device on a car without either a warrant or the owner's permission.