Reasonably secure property rights are widely understood as important for economic growth, though it is also understood that interest groups and politicians can benefit from particular configurations of rights. What might change in a world where intellectual property dominates? How should we expect innovators to be motivated in the next century?
This talk was delivered On October 4, 2010, as part of the Law School's annual First Mondays lecture series for alumni. Geof Stone is Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and a 1971 graduate of the Law School.
Jonathan Masur is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. This talk was recorded June 19, 2010 as part of the Licensing of Intellectual Property Conference sponosred by the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics.
Gender inequality in a variety of forms exists in all religious traditions. Contemporary Muslims in order to solve this problem and reconcile their religious heritage with the modern world have proposed various solutions to this dilemma. This talk will examine these proposed solutions as well as assess the strengths and weakness of these approaches.
The University of Chicago Law School is proud to welcome Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at Penn Law School, for the 2010 Fulton Lecture in Legal History.
This panel, which featured a talk by Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski novels, and discussion by Nicola Lacey of the London School of Economics and Law School faculty Martha Nussbaum and Alison LaCroix, was part of a conference on Gender, Law, and the British Novel that was held at the University of Chicago Law School on May 14-15, 2010.
This lecture by famed legal scholar Karl Llewellyn, who joined the Chicago law faculty in 1951, was recorded on October 18, 1957, by Peter Clarke, AB '56, JD x'59. Picking up where he left off in his classic Bramble Bush lectures, Prof. Llewellyn provides an introduction to law school and the legal profession in the Class of 1959's first Elements of the Law class.
This conference, organized by James Heckman, Martha Nussbaum and Robert Pollak, examines a variety of conceptions of human capability, including the Human Development and Capabilities Approach in relation to the recent literature on the economics, neuroscience, and psychology of human development in order to enrich both fields.
Anup Malani is Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. This Chicago's Best Ideas talk was recorded May 1, 2010 at the Law School's annual Reunion celebration.
Our nation has undeniably made great progress toward fulfilling the promise of equal opportunity and equal justice. But our remarkable achievements are milestones along the path rather than the culmination of our journey. Discrimination and bigotry persist in blatant forms - burned crosses, burned churches, hate-fueled assaults - and in subtle, yet equally devastating, forms.&n