Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

National Security, Technology, and the Separation of Powers: Law Review Conference Drills Down on Tough Questions

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
June 30, 2015

Just weeks after President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law, and amid growing national debate over the role technology plays in the balance between national security and privacy, scholars gathered at the Law School for the annual Law Review symposium to examine issues ranging from cyber warfare and data surveillance to the separation of powers and the extraterritorial reach of US law.

Just weeks after President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law, and amid growing national debate over the role technology plays in the balance between national security and privacy, scholars gathered at the Law School to examine issues ranging from cyber warfare and data surveillance to the separation of powers and the extraterri

Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Aziz Huq

William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity”

At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and economics”? There is a tendency to see research on cognitive biases and bounded rationality (“behavioral economics”) as challenging or even overturning an approach using models of rational behavior (“neo-classical economics”).

Participating faculty: 
William H. J. Hubbard

William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity”

There is a tendency to see research on cognitive biases and bounded rationality (“behavioral economics”) as challenging or even overturning an approach using models of rational behavior (“neo-classical economics”).

Economic Analysis of Corporate Law

Economic Analysis of Corporate Law
M. Todd Henderson
July 13-10, 2015

July 13: Corporate Formation and Purpose
Subjects:
Types of business entities
Characteristics of the corporation
Corporate documents
Purpose of the corporation 

Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms

Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms
Randal C. Picker
July 6-10, 2015

Microsoft: The Desktop v. The Internet
Assignment:
United States v. Microsoft, 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001) (en banc)

Eric A. Posner: The Economics of Contract Law

The Economics of Contract Law
Eric A. Posner
July 13-17, 2015

July 13: The Traditional Economic Approach to Consumer Protection
Assignment:
Henningsen v. Bloomfield Motors, 161 A.2d 69 (NJ 1960)

Data and the New World of Empirical Scholarship

Author: 
Robin I. Mordfin

The rise of data-driven research has provided a dramatic new avenue of exploration for the prodigious research appetites of the University of Chicago Law School faculty.

The rise of data-driven research has provided a dramatic new avenue of exploration for the prodigious research appetites of the University of Chicago Law School faculty.

Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event, co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics.

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
Participating faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Conference: National Security

Date: 
06.19.2015 - 06.20.2015
Location: 
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Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu, 773-702-0220

National Security: The Impact of Technology on the Separation of Powers

Faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Zachary D. Clopton
Faculty: 
John Rappaport