Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

WSJ: "Apple and Samsung Patent Suit Puts Judge Posner's Worldview on Trial"

Apple and Samsung Patent Suit Puts Judge Posner's Worldview on Trial
Joe Palazzolo and Ashby Jones
The Wall Street Journal
July 23, 2012

While technology companies continue to fight over smartphone patents, one judge has fought his way into the ring.

He is 73-year-old Richard Posner, among the most potent forces on the federal bench and an outspoken critic of the patent system.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Epstein: "How Unions Violate Free Speech"

How Unions Violate Free Speech
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
July 17, 2012

Money is what drives all major election campaigns. In the run up to the 2012 presidential election, sharp knives have already been drawn on the issue of corporate and union contributions. In addressing this issue, virtually all roads lead back to the much-contested Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Xinhua News Service Covers Chicago's Summer School in Law & Econ for Chinese Scholars (in Chinese)

70多名中国法学者参加芝大法律培训班
Yan Leung
Xinhua News Service
July 13, 2012

新华网芝加哥7月12日电(记者闫亮)来自中国的75名法学者日前来到美国芝加哥大学,参加法学院举办的2012年芝加哥“法律和经济学”财产权和私法暑期培训班,与美国法学教授和学者进行交流。

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Richard Posner Calls for Patent Reform

Why There Are Too Many Patents in America
Richard A. Posner
The Atlantic
July 12, 2012

Recently, while sitting as a trial judge, I dismissed a case in which Apple and Motorola had sued each other for alleged infringement of patents for components of smartphones. My decision undoubtedly will be appealed, and since the case is not yet over with it would be inappropriate for me to comment publicly on it.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Judge Posner Speaks to Chinese Scholars in Law and Econ Summer School

Richard Posner Bashes Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling
James Warren
The Daily Beast
July 14, 2012

The American political system is marked by legal corruption in which “wealthy people essentially bribe legislators” with campaign contributions, according to one of the nation’s most influential federal judges.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Reuters Article Profiles Judge Posner and His Dismissal of Apple Patent Suit

Judge Posner: U.S. patent system out of sync
Reuters
Chicago Tribune
July 5, 2012

The U.S. judge who tossed out one of the biggest court cases inApple Inc.'s smartphone technology battle is questioning whether patents should cover software or most other industries at all.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Eric Posner Reviews Edward Conard's "Unintended Consequences"

Capitalism Is Regulation
Eric A. Posner
The New Republic
July 5, 2012

The financial crisis of 2008 shook the faith of many people in free markets. It marked the end of a political consensus in favor of limited regulation and low taxes that began in the late 1970s.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

The Dynamics of Contract Evolution


Author: 
Eric Posner
with: 
Stephen J. Choi and G. Mitu Gulati

Contract scholarship has given little attention to the production process for contracts. The usual assumption is that the parties will construct the contract ex nihilo, choosing all the terms so that they will maximize the surplus from the contract.

National Law Journal on Chicago's Summer Program in Law and Economics

Chicago Law spreading the message to the Chinese
Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
July 2, 2012

The University of Chicago Law School is taking its teachings on the intersection of law and economics global with a new summer program for international scholars and policy makers.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner
Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore

Epstein: "A Taste of Government-Run Healthcare"

A Taste of Government-Run Healthcare
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
June 26, 2012

In his recent article in National Affairs, “Changing the FDA’s Culture,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb rightly takes the FDA to task for its retrograde attitudes on the approval of new drugs for sale in the United States market. But he is far too kind to the FDA.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
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