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 2, 2008

    At a time when so many different religious fundamentalisms are coming to the fore and demanding legal recognition, this talk will seek to vindicate feminist fundamentalism, defined as an uncompromising commitment to the equality of the sexes as intense and at least as worthy of respect as, for...

  • May 2, 2008

    The Christian Legal Society presents Professor Charles Emmerich, professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Trinity Christian College. This talk was recorded April 22, 2008.

  • April 19, 2008

    Robert Fogel is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and Nobel laureate in economics. This talk was recorded on April 15, 2008 and sponsored by the Christian Legal Society and Text in Truth.

  • April 15, 2008

    Why have we taken so few precautions in the face of threatening climate change? This CBI talk focuses, first, on the difficulty of dealing with a long-off threat in our political system. The question is how voters and their politicians can be encouraged to care about problems that can be...

  • April 14, 2008

    Paul Rosenzweig is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security and a 1986 graduate of the Law School. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Recorded April 14, 2008.

  • April 2, 2008

    Greenhouse gas reductions would cost some nations much more than others, and benefit some nations far less than others. Significant reductions would impose especially large costs on the United States, and recent projections suggest that the U.S. has relatively less to lose from climate change....

  • March 1, 2008

    This panel was recorded March 1, 2008 as part of the conference "Torture, Law and War."

    What can we learn from history about the function and impact of the use of coercive interrogation techniques?...

  • March 1, 2008

    This panel was recorded on March 1, 2008, as apart of the conference "Torture, Law, and War." How do U.S. and international law regulate torture and coercive interrogation? Are changes needed in these laws? How well do U.S. practices and...

  • March 1, 2008

    Should the law absolutely ban coercive interrogation? And can and should it really mean it?

    Chair: Andrew Koppelman, Law, Northwestern University

  • March 1, 2008

    This panel was recorded March 1, 2008 at the conference "Torture, Law, and War."

    How is torture portrayed in media and social discourse? How do social norms affect the willingness to use torture, and vice-versa?