Student Events Podcast

Dan Kahan, "The Laws of Cultural Cognition and the Cultural Cognition of Law"

Dan Kahan is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law at Yale Law School.  Professor Kahan was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School from 1993 to 1999.  He also served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court (1990-91) and to Judge Harry Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C.

61:30 minutes (56.31 MB)

G. Stone, M. T. Henderson, & M. Redish, "Citizens United v Federal Election Commission: Campaign Finance & the First Amendment"

This debate was sponsored by ACS and the ACLU, and was recorded on 2/10/10. Geoffrey R. Stone is Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professorat the University of Chicago Law School.

58:32 minutes (53.59 MB)

Ilya Somin and Saul Levmore, "Eminent Domain: After Kelo"

This debate, moderated by Dean Michael Schill, was sponsored by The Federalist Society and was recorded February 4, 2010. Ilya Somin is Associate Professor at George Mason University School of Law. Saul Levmore is William B. Graham Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

60:11 minutes (55.1 MB)

Albie Sachs, "Does the Law Have a Sense of Humor? The 'Laugh It Off' Case'"

Justice Sachs was appointed by President Nelson Mandela to serve on the newly established Constitutional Court, from which he retired this fall. Justice Sachs' career in human rights activism started at the age of seventeen, when as a law student in Cape Town, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign.

61:13 minutes (56.06 MB)

Ganesh Natarajan and Teju Deshpande, "Legal Outsourcing in India"

Ganesh Natarajan is President & CEO of Mindcrest, the world's first legal outsourcing company; Teju Deshpande is Vice President for Client Services at Mindcrest. This talk was recorded January 10, 2010 and sponsored by the South Asian Law Students Association.

43:46 minutes (40.07 MB)

Harvey Silverglate, "Three Felonies a Day"

Harvey Silverglate is of counsel to the Boston law firm of Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt & Duncan LLP, and is a practicing lawyer who specializes in criminal defense, civil liberties, and academic freedom/student rights law.

53:01 minutes (48.54 MB)

Stewart Verdery, "The Democrats Take Control at Homeland Security: Continuity or Change?"

Stewart Verdery is the founder of Monument Policy Group, and served as the first Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This talk was recorded on November 9, 2009 and was sponsored by the Federalist Society.

64:53 minutes (59.41 MB)

Jeffrey Haas, "What Makes Lawyers Passionate About Their Work: A Radical Perspective"

Jeffrey Haas is a 1967 graduate of the Law School and was one of the founders of People's Law Office. He was introduced by Clinical Professor of Law Randolph Stone.

51:49 minutes (47.45 MB)

Tom Ginsburg, "What in the World is International Law?: Law Careers in the International Arena"

What does "international law" mean? Does it even exist? How can one become an international lawyer? What do international lawyers do? Tom Ginsburg holds a Ph.D. and J.D. from Berkeley, and is a world-renowned comparative constitutional law scholar.

49:42 minutes (45.51 MB)

Deanell Reece Tacha, "The Role of the Judge in Times of Economic and Cultural Turmoil"

Deanell Reece Tacha is a circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. This talk was recorded October 26, 2009 and sponsored by the University of Chicago Law School chapter of the Federalist Society.

64:51 minutes (59.37 MB)
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