Faculty Podcast

Information Privacy: A Fireside Chat with FTC Commissioner Julie Brill

Julie Brill, a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, participated in a fireside chat with Professors Randal Picker and Lior Strahilevitz on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

75:39 minutes (69.26 MB)

Ambassador James C. Hormel, '58, "Breaking the Pink Ceiling"

Scheming Washington insiders, Congressional power plays, and allegations of pedophilia were not enough to keep James C. Hormel, Class of 1958, from becoming America’s first openly gay ambassador.

58:15 minutes (53.34 MB)

Geof Stone, "Understanding Supreme Court Confirmations"

How has the Supreme Court confirmation process changed over the years? Are members of the Senate more prone to oppose nominees today than they were in the past? If so, to what extent is this due to the controversy over the Bork nomination?

64:39 minutes (59.19 MB)

Anup Malani, "Contract Law, Transactions Costs and the Boundary of the Firm"

In 1937, Ronald Coase asked a profound question: if markets are so efficient at allocating resources, why are so many resources allocated within firms?  Coase’s answer was that market allocation entailed transactions costs and, when these were very high, transactions will take place within firms.

63:50 minutes (58.44 MB)

Anu Bradford, "The Brussels Effect: The Rise of a Regulatory Superstate in Europe"

It is common to hear Europe described today as the power of the past. Europe is perceived to be weak militarily. Its relative economic power is declining as Asia’s is rising.  Its common currency may be on the verge of disintegrating.

53:06 minutes (48.62 MB)

Craig Futterman, "Race in the Obama Era"

As we near the end of the first term of our nation’s first African American President, does race still matter?  How have our perceptions of race changed?

70:12 minutes (64.27 MB)

Catharine MacKinnon, "Trafficking, Prostitution, and Inequality"

International Women’s Human Rights: Paradigms, Paradoxes, and Possibilities, a Sawyer Seminar organized by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, addresses contradictions within the concept and practice of women’s human rights.

88:09 minutes (80.7 MB)

Futterman, McAdams, and Strahilevitz on "United States v. Jones"

In November, the Supreme Court heard arguments in United States v. Jones, which will decide whether the Constitution allows police to put a tracking device on a car without either a warrant or the owner's permission.

12:44 minutes (11.66 MB)

Lior Strahilevitz, “Exclusion and Exclusivity: Past, Present & Future”

This lecture was recorded October 27, 2011, at the celebration of Deputy Dean Lior Strahilevitz's appointment as the Law School's inaugural Sidley Austin Professor of Law.

88:32 minutes (81.06 MB)
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