Academic conference

Quadratic Voting and the Public Good

Date: 
04.07.2016 - 04.08.2016
Location: 
University of Chicago Quadrangle Club

Quadratic Voting (QV) aims to bring the efficiency of markets to collective decision making by pricing rather than rationing votes. The proposal has attracted substantial interest and controversy in economics, law, philosophy and beyond. The goal of this conference was to evaluate the promise of Quadratic Voting and to stimulate research on QV from a broad range of perspectives.

Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner

Tax Conference

Date: 
11.11.2016 - 11.12.2016
Location: 
University of Chicago Gleacher Center

Guest Worker Conference

Date: 
10.07.2016 - 10.08.2016
Location: 
TBD
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton
Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner

Workshop on Topics in Moral, Political & Legal Philosophy

Date: 
05.27.2016 - 05.28.2016
Location: 
Room 203 (Faculty Workshop)
Contact info (email or phone): 

ewellin@uchicago.edu

An innovative tri-continental intellectual venture in which philosophers based at King's College London, University of Chicago and the National University of Singapore present and discuss work in progress in moral, political and legal philosophy.

Faculty: 
Brian Leiter

Symposium on Richard Posner’s Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary

Date: 
05.03.2016
Location: 
Room III
Contact info (email or phone): 

ewellin@uchicago.edu

Richard Posner’s new book argues that judges and legal academics are speaking past each other, to the extent they are speaking at all.  Judges often denigrate academic work as irrelevant and obscure, while academics criticize judges for being insufficiently theoretical and rigorous.  Divergent Paths takes on the causes and consequences of the growing gap between these two crucial bran

Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Bringing It All Back Home: Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law & Policy

Date: 
06.03.2016 - 06.04.2016
Location: 
Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL
Contact info (email or phone): 

Curtrice Scott at curtrice@uchicago.edu

Friday, June 3               

8:00 - 8:30am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:35am  – Welcome from Dean Daniel Diermeier, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Faculty: 
Lee Fennell
Faculty: 
Jeff Leslie
Faculty: 
Lior Strahilevitz

Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis, Law Review Volume 84 Symposium

Date: 
05.06.2016 - 05.07.2016
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Ms.Curtrice Scott at curtrice@uchicago.edu.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited and subject to registration. For special assistance  or for other questions about the event, please contact Ms. Curtrice Scott at curtrice@uchicago.edu.

 

Faculty: 
William Baude
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton
Faculty: 
Anup Malani
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

The Future of Classical Liberalism

Date: 
05.13.2016 - 05.14.2016
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Curtrice Scott (curtrice@uchicago.edu)

This conference will bring together leading legal academics, economists, philosophers, and political thinkers to consider the question "what is the future of classical-liberal thought in law and policy?" in a variety of legal and policy domains.

Faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Money in Law and Literature: The Golden Age and the Great Depression II

Chaired by John Rappaport, University of Chicago

  • “The Grapes of Wrath and the Role of Luck in Economic Outcomes” - Richard McAdams, University of Chicago
  • “The Second New Deal and the Fourth Courtroom Wall: Law, Labor, and Liberty in The Cradle Will Rock” - Laura Weinrib, University of Chicago
Participating faculty: 
John Rappaport
Participating faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams
Participating faculty: 
Laura Weinrib
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