Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

Epstein on "Thomas Friedman's Fracking Fallacy"

Thomas Friedman's Fracking Fallacy
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
August 8, 2012

It is amazing how quickly the technological and political landscape can change over a period of only four years. At this point during the 2008 presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama was touting a promising future that featured scads of new jobs in the green energy business. The United States would be able to solve two problems with one bold stroke.

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Richard A. Epstein

UChicago Undergrad Law Review Coverage of Summer School in Law and Econ

Hard Questions and International Connections
Lauren Kelly-Jones
University of Chicago Undergraduate Law Review
August 1, 2012

Ning sat next to me at a packed classroom in the University of Chicago Law School. She introduced herself as a Professor from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing who had never been to the United States before. She sipped tea without taking her eyes off of the chalkboard behind Professor Saul Levmore. She was making small talk that remained polite, but small.

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Michael H. Schill
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Eric Posner
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Douglas G. Baird
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Saul Levmore
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Omri Ben-Shahar

Epstein Critiques Posner's Decision in Apple v. Motorola

Richard Posner Gets It Wrong
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
July 31, 2012

President Barack Obama has encountered a torrent of opposition for his use of what the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel shrewdly described as Four Little Words: “You didn’t build that.” The President used these words to show that

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Richard A. Epstein
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Richard A. Posner

Summer School in Law and Economics

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From China to Chicago
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Seventy-two scholars travel halfway around the world to study Law and Economics at the Law School.
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July 27, 2012

Seventy-two scholars traveled halfway around the world to study at the Law School during the inaugural Chicago Summer School in Law and Economics. Read more about the program.

Photographs by Lloyd DeGrane.

Chinese Scholars Come to Chicago to Study Law and Economics

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
July 27, 2012

Six dozen scholars from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong lined up on the steps behind the Law School, waiting eagerly to have their photograph taken with a man that many consider a personal hero. When Professor Ronald Coase appeared at the door, they erupted into applause.

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Omri Ben-Shahar
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Saul Levmore
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Douglas G. Baird
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Eric Posner
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Richard A. Epstein
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Martha Nussbaum
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Richard A. Posner
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William M. Landes
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Richard Sandor

Henderson and Judge Posner on Law, Economics, and Penn State

Law, economics and Penn State
Jim Warren
jimcwarren.com
July 25, 2012

The NCAA sanctions against Penn State, including a $60 million fine, are very much about law and economics. The law involves its transgressions, the economics involves the penalties. The aim is to utimately alter an institutional culture.

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Richard A. Posner
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M. Todd Henderson

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.

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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.

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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。

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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.

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Richard A. Posner