Faculty Podcast

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)

Posner Answers the Feminists: A Debate on Sex Discrimination

This debate between Richard Posner (Senior Lecturer in Law and Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) and Martha Nussbaum (Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics) and Mary Anne Case (Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law) was moderated by Geoffrey Stone (Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor).

88:37 minutes (81.14 MB)

Richard Posner: "Let Us Never Blame a Contract Breaker"

Richard Posner is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School and Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

61:31 minutes (56.33 MB)

Richard McAdams, "The Fourth Amendment in Transition?"

Richard McAdams is Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded October 6, 2008 as part of the Law School's annual First Monday series of lectures.

42:56 minutes (39.31 MB)

Lee Fennell, "Risk Reversals"

Law often allocates risk, as through tort doctrines. Should people be able to undo or "reverse" such risk allocations by, for example, selling their rights to any claims that may later develop? Scholars have interestingly examined this question, as well as many other innovative ideas for rearranging risk outside of traditional insurance markets.

55:17 minutes (50.62 MB)
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