Faculty Podcast

Abner Mikva and Jason Huber: "Against All Odds: Litigating Federal Criminal Appeals in the Seventh Circuit"

Judge Abner Mikva and Jason Huber of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic at the University of Chicago's Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic discuss the work and history of the Appellate Advocacy project.

14:36 minutes (13.37 MB)

Mary Anne Case: "Feminist Fundamentalism"

At a time when so many different religious fundamentalisms are coming to the fore and demanding legal recognition, this talk will seek to vindicate feminist fundamentalism, defined as an uncompromising commitment to the equality of the sexes as intense and at least as worthy of respect as, for example, a religiously or culturally based commitment to female subordination or fixed sex roles.

31:20 minutes (28.69 MB)

Saul Levmore: "Climate Change and the Battle of the Generations"

Why have we taken so few precautions in the face of threatening climate change? This CBI talk focuses, first, on the difficulty of dealing with a long-off threat in our political system. The question is how voters and their politicians can be encouraged to care about problems that can be deferred for consideration by a different electorate or set of taxpayers – but at much higher cost.

53:50 minutes (49.28 MB)

Eric Posner and Cass Sunstein: "Climate Change Justice"

Greenhouse gas reductions would cost some nations much more than others, and benefit some nations far less than others. Significant reductions would impose especially large costs on the United States, and recent projections suggest that the U.S. has relatively less to lose from climate change. In these circumstances, what does justice require the U.S. to do?

57:16 minutes (65.54 MB)

Richard Posner and David Lat: "Judges as Public Figures"

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

67:11 minutes (61.52 MB)

Richard Epstein on Two Recent SCOTUS Decisions

Richard Epstein is James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. This talk, which discusses Riegel v. Medtronic and Rowe v. New Hampshire, was recorded February 21, 2008 at the request of the Federalist Society.

9:36 minutes (8.79 MB)

Robert Goodin: "An Epistemic Case for Legal Moralism"

Robert E. Goodin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and of Social & Political Theory in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University. This talk was recorded January 16, 2008 as the 2007-2008 John Dewey Lecture on Jurisprudence. Ignorance of the law is no excuse, or so we are told. But why on earth not? The statute books run to hundreds of volumes.

74:15 minutes (67.99 MB)

Anup Malani: "On Corporate Philanthropy"

Anup Malani is Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded January 16, 2008 as part of the Chicago's Best Ideas Lecture Series. Much of current scholarship views corporate philanthropy managerial waste or profiteering. In this talk, Professor Malani argues that both views are correct, and incomplete.

64:15 minutes (58.83 MB)

Ela Bhatt: "Organizing Working Poor Women: The Sewa Experience"

Dr. Ela Bhatt, recipient of the University of Chicago's 2007 William Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service, presented a public lecture on November 27th in the Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom. Ela R. Bhatt is widely recognized as one of the world’s most remarkable pioneers and entrepreneurial forces in grassroots development.

34:28 minutes (31.55 MB)

Mark Heyrman: "Why the Legal Standard for Involuntary Commitment to Mental Hospitals Doesn't Matter (Much)"

Mark Heyrman is Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded on November 6, 2007 as part of the Chicago's Best Ideas Series. © 2007 The University of Chicago Law School. "In the 1970's most states tightened their standards for involuntary commitment.

56:11 minutes (51.45 MB)
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