Faculty Podcast

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

Panel Discussion: Easterbrook on Contracts and Copyright

This panel discussion was the first 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 Omri Ben-Shahar, Randy Picker, Eric Posner and Judge Easterbrook, was held on January 11, 2010.


85:19 minutes (78.12 MB)

Ronald Coase: "Markets, Firms and Property Rights"

This address by Ronald Coase (Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago Law School) to the conference "Markets, Firms and Property Rights: A Celebration of the Research of Ronald Coase" was recorded November 23, 2009.


26:03 minutes (23.85 MB)
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