Faculty Podcast

Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule, "Tyrannophobia"

This talk was presented on October 16, 2009 at the Conference on Comparative Constitutional Design at the University of Chicago Law School. Eric Posner is Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, and Adrian Vermeule is John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

54:09 minutes (49.57 MB)

Martha Nussbaum, "Personal Laws and Equality: The Case of India"

This talk was recorded on October 17, 2009 as part of the Conference Comparative Constitutional Design held at the Unversity of Chicago Law School. Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Rajmohan Gandhi (University of Illinois) provides commentary.

57:06 minutes (52.28 MB)

Saul Levmore, "What’s the Right Drinking Age? and Other Problems of the Slippery Slope"

Legal scholars praise "incrementalism" and "minimalism" in law, which is to say the idea that law should progress in small steps and lawmakers should intervene less rather than more. But the acclaim for these approaches ignores the role of interest groups in our legal system.

62:16 minutes (57.01 MB)

Bernard Harcourt, "Neoliberal Penality: A Genealogy of Excess"

What work do the categories "the free market" and "regulation" do for us? Why do we incarcerate one out of every one hundred adults? These seemingly unrelated questions, it turns out, are deeply interconnected. The categories of free and regulated markets emerged as an effort to make sense of irreducibly individual phenomena—unique forms of social organization.

66:03 minutes (60.47 MB)

Shakespeare and the Law: Keynote Discussion featuring Justice Stephen Breyer, Richard Posner, Martha Nussbaum, & Richard Strier

The University of Chicago Law School's "Shakespeare and the Law" conference brought together thinkers from law, literature, and philosophy to investigate the legal dimensions of Shakespeare's plays.

74:21 minutes (68.07 MB)

Jonathan Masur, "The Assertive Supreme Court: Patent Law and the Future of Economic Regulation"

Jonathan Masur is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded October 5, 2009 as part of the Law School's annual First Monday Lecture Series.

34:52 minutes (31.93 MB)

Douglas Baird, "Eero Saarinen's Law School"

This Chicago's Best Ideas lecture was recorded May 2, 2009, as part of the Law School's annual reunion festivities. Douglas Baird is Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

62:14 minutes (56.98 MB)
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