Academic conference

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
Faculty: 
John Tasioulas

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. For special assistance  or for other questions about the event, please contact Ms. Curtrice Scott at curtrice@uchicago.edu.

 

Confirmed participants include:

Faculty: 
William Baude
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton
Faculty: 
Anup Malani

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

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

Chaired by Genevieve Lakier, University of Chicago

  • “Gatsby’s Greatness and Douglas’s Goodness” - Justin Driver, University of Chicago
  • “Regulating Greed: Biographical Markers in Dos Passos’ The Big Money” - Saul Levmore, University of Chicago
Participating faculty: 
Genevieve Lakier
Participating faculty: 
Justin Driver
Participating faculty: 
Saul Levmore

Money in Law and Literature: Nineteenth Century United States

Chaired by William Baude, University of Chicago

  • “Money and Art in Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward” - Douglas Baird, University of Chicago
  • “Counterfeiting Confidence: The Problem of Trust in the Age of Contract” - Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota
  • “Bartleby’s Consensual Dysphoria” - Robin West, Georgetown University
Participating faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Participating faculty: 
William Baude

Money in Law and Literature: Keynote by Lawrence H. Summers

“Melville, Manufacturing, Machinery and the Modern Economy”

Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University.

Money in Law and Literature: Dramatic Performance

Extracts from The Threepenny Opera and Act III of Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw

Part One: Music

Extracts from Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera (1928)
Music by Weill, lyrics by Brecht, English translation by Marc Blitzstein (1956)

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