Faculty Podcast

Richard Epstein, "Can the United States Survive Health Care Reform?"

The recent health care bill represents what is likely to turn out to be the most comprehensive health care reform ever, Medicare included. Yet many of its provisions were included in the last minute without serious discussion or debate. And those provisions that have been in all versions of the bill since the outset are likely to have profound, if unintended consequences.


61:08 minutes (55.97 MB)

Gary Haugen, "A New Mandate for Human Rights"

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to welcome Gary Haugen '91 for the 2010 Ulysses and Marguerite Schwartz Memorial Lecture. The Schwartz Lectureship is held by a distinguished lawyer or teacher whose experience is in the academic field or practice of public service.


59:26 minutes (54.42 MB)

Martha Nussbaum, "Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach"

International agencies used to measure the quality of life in a nation simply by looking at GDP per capita. Recently that approach has been challenged by an approach that focuses on people's "capabilities": what they are actually able to do and be, their substantial freedoms, in some central areas of life.


63:15 minutes (57.9 MB)

Rosalind Dixon, "Partial Constitutional Amendments"

Art. V of the Constitution makes the formal process of constitutional amendment extremely difficult - in fact far too difficult according to most constitutional scholars. But does it matter? And if so, what can we do about it?


63:40 minutes (58.29 MB)

Jacob Gersen, "Political Economy of Public Law"

The 2010 Coase Lecture in Law and Economics was presented by Assistant Professor of Law Jacob Gersen. Entitled "Political Economy of Public Law," the lecture focused on economic analysis of political institutions, mainly separation of powers problems and different strategies for allocating government power in constitutional theory. It was recorded on February 10, 2010.


72:53 minutes (66.74 MB)

Michael Walzer, "Trying Political Leaders"

The subject of this year's Dewey Lecture is the political morality and wisdom of putting political leaders on trial after we have endured their leadership (and other nations, perhaps, have endured their crimes). Political trials have a long history-and the judgments we make of their judgments are highly contested.


87:32 minutes (80.14 MB)

Emily Buss, “What the Law Should (and Should Not) Learn From Child Development Research”

The law has always treated children differently, and these differences in treatment are largely attributed to differences in capacity. Children lack the decision making ability and the self-control of adults, the cases and commentary explains, and therefore should be given less control over their own lives, and blamed less severely for their offenses.


65:58 minutes (60.4 MB)

Panel Discussion: Easterbrook on Statutes

This panel discussion was the second in a series of three events, initiated by the University of Chicago Law Review, celebrating Judge Frank Easterbrook's 25 years on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.


63:56 minutes (58.53 MB)

Panel Discussion: Easterbrook on the Constitution

This panel discussion was the second in a series of three events, initiated by the University of Chicago Law Review, celebrating Judge Frank Easterbrook's 25 years on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The panel, which featured professors Aziz Huq, Jonathan Masur, Geoffrey Stone, and Judge Easterbrook, was held on January 12, 2010.


68:58 minutes (63.14 MB)

Easterbrook 25th Anniversary Celebration: Easterbrook on Contracts and Copyright

Date: 
01.11.2010
Location: 
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom

Faculty Panelists: Omri Ben-Shahar, Randy Picker, Eric Posner

All panels will take place at the University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL  60637.

Reception to follow.

Cosponsored by the University of Chicago Law Review. This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Randal C. Picker
Faculty: 
Eric Posner
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