Academic conference

Understanding Education in the United States: Its Legal and Social Implications

Date: 
06.17.2011 - 06.18.2011
Location: 
University of Chicago Law School, Room V

This conference, organized by Jake Gersen and Richard Epstein, will deal generally with the legal, economic and social issues that surround education in the United States.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Conference: Rational Choice and Constitutional Law

Date: 
09.24.2010 - 09.25.2010
Location: 
University of Chicago Law School, Room V

Rational Choice and Constitutional Law

Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner
Faculty: 
Rosalind Dixon
Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles
Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe

Amartya Sen, Keynote Address at Conference on Creating Capabilities: Sources and Consequences for Law and Social Policy

This conference, organized by James Heckman, Martha Nussbaum and Robert Pollak, examines a variety of conceptions of human capability, including the Human Development and Capabilities Approach in relation to the recent literature on the economics, neuroscience, and psychology of human development in order to enrich both fields.


77:44 minutes (71.17 MB)

Industrial Structure of Production

Date: 
07.19.2010 - 07.23.2010
Location: 
Room F

2010 Chicago Workshop on the Industrial Structure of Production
July 19-23

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Amartya Sen, Keynote Address at Conference on Creating Capabilities: Sources and Consequences for Law and Social Policy

This conference, organized by James Heckman, Martha Nussbaum and Robert Pollak, examines a variety of conceptions of human capability, including the Human Development and Capabilities Approach in relation to the recent literature on the economics, neuroscience, and psychology of human development in order to enrich both fields.

Conference on Gender, Law, and the British Novel: Scenes from The Beaux' Stratagem and Mrs Warren's Profession

These scenes from George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs Warren's Profession" and George Farquhar's "The Beaux' Strategem" were part of a conference on Gender, Law, and the British Novel that was held at the University of Chicago Law School on May 14-15, 2010. The conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Gender Studies.

Panel on Academic Freedom feat. Richard Shweder and Adam Kissel

Richard Shweder is William Claude Reavis Distinguished Service Professor of Human Development at the University of Chicago. Adam Kissel, is Director, Individual Rights Defense Program at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.


64:36 minutes (59.14 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
American Civil Liberties Union
Student organization presenters: 
American Constitution Society
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

"Markets, Firms and Property Rights: A Celebration of the Research of Ronald Coase" (Panel 7)

This panel was recorded on December 5, 2009 as part of the conference "Markets, Firms and Property Rights: A Celebration of the Research of Ronald Coase." The conference brought together a group of scholars to honor the life and research of Ronald Coase. 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Coase’s seminal paper on the Federal Communications Commission.

"Markets, Firms and Property Rights: A Celebration of the Research of Ronald Coase" (Panel 6)

This panel was recorded on December 5, 2009 as part of the conference "Markets, Firms and Property Rights: A Celebration of the Research of Ronald Coase." The conference brought together a group of scholars to honor the life and research of Ronald Coase. 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Coase’s seminal paper on the Federal Communications Commission.

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