Academic conference

Contracting over Privacy

Date: 
10.16.2015 - 10.17.2015
Location: 
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Contact info (email or phone): 

Erin Wellin, 773-834-4326

Information privacy is rapidly emerging as one of the key areas of consumer protection in our era. This conference will examine the role of contract in policing information privacy. Are private contracts an efficient regulatory tool of data privacy? Should the law incorporate mandatory protections, not waivable by consumers?

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Lior Strahilevitz

How Do Constitutions Succeed?: Versteeg & Chilton & "Melkinsburg"

Chair: Michael Seidman, Georgetown University

Participating faculty: 
Adam Chilton
Participating faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Participating faculty: 
William H. J. Hubbard

How Do Constitutions Succeed?: Landemore & Lerner

Chair: Laura Weinrib, University of Chicago Law School

Helene Landemore, Yale University
"What is a good constitution? Comparing three draft proposals in the Icelandic experiment"
Comments by Amanda Greene, University of Chicago Law School

Hanna Lerner, Tel Aviv University
"Constitutional Incrementalism and Religious Freedom"

Participating faculty: 
Laura Weinrib
Participating faculty: 
Alison LaCroix

How Do Constitutions Succeed?: Shaprio & Gargarella

Chair: Alexandra Huneeus, University of Wisconsin

Introduction, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School

Martin Shapiro, UC Berkeley School of Law
"Political Parties and Constitutional Performance"
Comments by Nick Stephanopoulos, University of Chicago Law School

Roberto Gargarella, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina

Participating faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Participating faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Participating faculty: 
Nicholas Stephanopoulos

How Do Constitutions Succeed?: Huq & Dixon & Landau

Chair: Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago Law School

Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School
"The Costs and Benefits of Constitutions"
Comments by Jennifer Nou, University of Chicago Law School

Participating faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone
Participating faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Participating faculty: 
Jennifer Nou

How Do Constitutions Succeed?: Nussbaum & Gathii

Chair: Justin Driver, University of Chicago Law School

Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago Law School
"Ambedkar's Constitution: Caste, Religious Minorities, Gender, Sexual Orientation"
Comments by Madhav Khosla, Harvard University

James Gathii, Loyola University School of Law
"The Kenyan Constitution of 2010"

Participating faculty: 
Justin Driver
Participating faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

How Do Constitutions Succeed?: al-Ali & Varol

Chair: Sumit Bisarya, International IDEA

Zaid al-Ali, International IDEA Cairo
"The Arab Spring Constitutions"
Comments by Nathan Brown, George Washington University

Ozal Varol, Lewis and Clark Law School
"Constitutions that Transition from Military Rule"
Comments by Jose Cheibub, University of Illinois

Conference: National Security

Date: 
06.19.2015 - 06.20.2015
Location: 
V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu, 773-702-0220

National Security: The Impact of Technology on the Separation of Powers

Faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
John Rappaport
Faculty: 
Genevieve Lakier

Youth/Police Conference: Where Do We Go From Here?

The final panel, in which all panelists and the audience participated, was devoted to a discussion of next steps and prescriptive strategies for addressing the issues explored in the course of the conference.

Moderator: Emmitt House, Youth/Police Project

This panel discussion was recorded at the Youth/Police Conference at the University of Chicago Law School in April 2015.

Event listing: 
Youth/Police Conference

Youth/Police Conference: I Can't Imagine Anything Different

Many view strained relations between police and minority youth as difficult if not impossible to change. They see the status quo as intractable. What is the impact of such attitudes? Is there reason to believe that relations can improve? What do constructive youth/police relations look like? How can police and youth work together to build better relationships?

Event listing: 
Youth/Police Conference
Participating faculty: 
Jonathan Masur