Faculty Podcast

David Weisbach, "Climate Change: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?"

David Weisbach is Walter J. Blum Professor of Law and Kearney Director of the Program in Law and Economics. This talk was recorded April 22, 2009 and was sponsored by the Environmental Law Society.


48:49 minutes (44.69 MB)

"Law Enforcement and Fairness in Shakespeare" feat. D. Wood, F. Easterbrook, D. Bevington, R. McAdams, and R. Strier

This panel was recorded on May 16, 2009 as part of the University of Chicago Law School's "Shakespeare and the Law" Conference. The papers presented included "Equity in Measure for Measure" (David Bevington), "Law, Disobedience, Justification and Mercy" (Diane Wood), "Criminal Responsibility in Shakespeare" (Richard McAdams) and “Shakespeare's Problems with Law” (Richard Strier).


142:01 minutes (130.02 MB)

Jeremy Epstein, "Problems of Litigating WWII Art Restitution Claims"

Jeremy Epstein is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago where he teaches a seminar about litigating title disputes in art law. He is a partner in the Litigation Group of Shearman & Sterling and, from 1995-2000, served as head of the Litigation Department.


48:14 minutes (44.16 MB)

Geoffrey Stone, "Obama's Supreme Court"

What will the election of Barack Obama mean for the Supreme Court of the United States? To answer this question, it is necessary to understand the current make-up of the Court and its direction. What are the predispositions of the current Justices? What do we mean today by the terms "liberal" and "conservative"?


52:35 minutes (48.15 MB)

Adam Cox and Rosalind Dixon: "Immigration and Human Rights: Prospects and Perils"

This discussion, the inaugural event of the International Human Rights Society, explored the role rights discourse can and should play in advocacy for renewed efforts towards immigration reform under the Obama administration. Adam Cox and Rosalind Dixon are Assistant Professors of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.


53:29 minutes (48.97 MB)

"The First Fifty Years are the Hardest: Defining Future Models of Clinical Legal Education"

This panel, which discussed new clinical strategies and methods, featured Craig Futterman (Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School), Stephen Wizner (William O. Douglas Clinical Professor, Yale Law School), Marc Kadish (Director of Pro Bono Activities, Mayer Brown), and Michael Pinard (Professor of Law, University of Maryland Law School).


87:23 minutes (80.01 MB)

Conference Panel: "Reputation and Cyberspace"

This conference panel, recorded November 22, 2008 at the Law School's "Speech, Privacy, and the Internet: The University and Beyond" conference, features Visting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School Anupam Chander (“Youthful Indiscretion in an Internet Age”), Professor of Law and Walter Mander Teaching Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School Lior Strahilevitz, ("Reha


114:57 minutes (105.24 MB)

Omri Ben-Shahar, "Myths of Consumer Protection: Information, Litigation, and Access"

Omri Ben-Shahar is Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded February 17, 2009 as the annual Ronald H. Coase Lecture in Law and Economics.


67:34 minutes (61.87 MB)

Martha Nussbaum and Diane Wood, "Constitutions and Capabilities"

In this talk, subtitled "A Dialogue about Political Philosophy and the Judge's Role," Professor Nussbaum discussed her "capabilities approach," a normative approach to basic political principles that has implications for how constitutions should be both written and interpreted.


63:24 minutes (58.05 MB)

Richard Epstein, "The Coming Meltdown in Labor Relations"

Labor relations consists of two broad areas—unions and employment discrimination. Both areas have been stable for some time. The last major labor law reform was in 1959. The employment discrimination law dates back to 1991. The new Obama administration is, however, ramping up tough legislation in both these areas.


62:32 minutes (57.25 MB)
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