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.
From 1979 until 1984, Judge Castillo worked in private law practice in Chicago as an associate attorney for the law firm Jenner & Block. In 1984, he was named an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. He worked as an assistant U.S. Attorney until 1988, when he became a regional counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund.
Dan Kahan is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law at Yale Law School. In addition to risk perception, his areas of research include criminal law and evidence. Prior to coming to Yale in 1999, Professor Kahan was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School. He also served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S.