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.

  • September 12, 2013

    As Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for three years under the Obama administration, Cass R. Sunstein oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America's regulatory state.

  • August 15, 2013

    Based on media reports, it appears that sexual violence against women is increasing around the world, particularly in India and Egypt. Are the rates increasing or just the reporting of the crimes?  Governments and advocates around the world have been working on eradicating gender-based...

  • August 1, 2013

    There has been an increase in the rate of women’s imprisonment in many countries around the world.  Yet many countries fail to adequately address the unique issues raised when women are deprived of their liberty.  The panelists will discuss the causes of the increase in rates of...

  • July 25, 2013

    Join the Office of the Dean of Students for a program designed to prepare you for the evaluation and feedback process.  Our panelists will include: Ron Safer, Managing Partner at Schiff Hardin, Ann Cohen, Attorney Development and Recruiting Manager at Skadden, Rene de Vera, '08,...

  • July 18, 2013

    Civil war is like pornography--we think know it when we see it. Yet ideas of civil war have a long and contested history with multiple meanings and contested applications. This lecture offers a critical history of conceptions of civil war, with special attention to its legal definition since the...

  • July 11, 2013

    Experts anticipate that four generations are now working together in the workplace, and the legal workplace is no different.  Intergenerational differences, including differences in communication preferences and workstyles, can dramatically impact the workplace, leading to friction and...

  • July 8, 2013

    Constitutions are quintessentially national documents, expressing the fundamental values of a sovereign people. They are traditionally interpreted and enforced by local constitutional courts.

  • June 27, 2013

    On April 9, 2013, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society presented a panel on local efforts to combat climate change: What can be done uniquely on a local level? What roles do the government, advocacy groups, and private...

  • June 20, 2013

    When President Gerald Ford nominated Edward Levi to be the Attorney General, Levi took over an office that had been marred by the corruption of the Watergate scandal. Levi's efforts to bring transparency, independence and integrity back to the Justice Department restored public confidence...

  • June 14, 2013

    Judge D. Brooks Smith sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, to which he was nominated in September of 2001. He previously served on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1988 until his confirmation in 2002, serving as the...