Faculty Podcast

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)

Saul Levmore, "The Internet's Anonymity Problem"

There is the well known problem, or reality, of juvenile and destructive communication on the Internet, normally engaged in behind the protective cover of anonymity. Is this somehow a different problem on the Internet than it is elsewhere and, if so, are there solutions that are effective and justifiable?

62:16 minutes (57.02 MB)

Martha Nussbaum, "From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law"

Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded October 30, 2008 as part of the Law School's Diversity Week, and sponsored by Outlaw.

55:03 minutes (50.41 MB)

Karl Llewellyn: "Marriage and Family" Classroom Lecture

Karl Llewellyn taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1951 until his death in 1962. In this undated classroom recording, he takes an often light-hearted look at the implicit legal structures within what was at the time considered the "typical" American family.

102:39 minutes (93.98 MB)

Adam Samaha: "Muskets and Glocks: The Second Amendment Reborn?"

Adam Samaha is Assistant Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded as part of the Law School's annual Loop Luncheon series on May 5, 2008.

47:42 minutes (43.67 MB)

Gerhard Casper: "Forswearing Allegiance"

Gerhard Casper is President Emeritus, Stanford University, and former Dean of the University of Chicago Law School. This lecture, the 2008 Maurice and Muriel Fulton Lecture in Legal History, was recorded May 1, 2008. Prof. Casper was introduced by Dean Saul Levmore.

66:42 minutes (61.08 MB)

Cass Sunstein and Richard Epstein: "Should Conservatives Vote for Obama?"

This debate between University of Chicago Law School professors Cass Sunstein and Richard Epstein was recorded on March 3, 2008, and was cosponsored by the Federalist Society and the Black Law Students Association.

63:02 minutes (57.71 MB)

M. Todd Henderson: "Predicting Crime (without the Pre-Cogs)"

In the absence of pre-cognitive superbeings and Tom Cruise, how are police and policy makers supposed to allocate scarce crime-fighting resources? There is a vibrant academic literature on predicting crime, with models of various types offered as the best way of estimating future crime rates.

67:21 minutes (61.66 MB)
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