Academic conference

Conference: Torture, Law, and War

Date: 
02.29.2008 - 03.01.2008

Torture, Law, and War:
What are the moral and legal boundaries on the use of coercion in interrogation?

a conference at
The University of Chicago Law School
February 29-March 1, 2008

Emotions and Institutions Conference

Date: 
05.09.2008 - 05.10.2008

The design of legal institutions is based on implicit and explicit assumptions about human behavior, for example assumptions about how people individually or collectively respond to new information, assess risks, or decide whom to trust or fear, about what motivates people to forgive or to seek vengeance, or about how to promote or discourage empathy.

Conference: Fault In Contract Law

Date: 
09.26.2008 - 09.27.2008

Organized by Omri Ben-Shahar, Frank and Bernice Greenberg Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, and Ariel Porat, Alain Poher Professor of Law, Tel-Aviv University.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Ariel Porat

Conference: "Speech, Privacy, and the Internet: The University and Beyond"

Date: 
11.21.2008 - 11.22.2008

Speech, Privacy, and the Internet:  The University and Beyond
November 21-22 (Fri & Sat)
Co-organizers:  Martha Nussbaum, Cass Sunstein

Keynote: Lawrence Lessig

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Conference: Slavery, Abolition, and Human Rights

Date: 
04.17.2009 - 04.18.2009

Please visit the conference website for further details.

Criminal Justice Roundtable

Date: 
05.01.2009 - 05.02.2009

Friday, May 1, 2009 


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Criminal Procedure, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams
Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles
Faculty: 
Jonathan Masur

Shakespeare and the Law: Scenes

Scenes from Hamlet, As You Like It and Measure for Measure, presented at The University of Chicago Law School's "Shakespeare and the Law" conference, recorded May 15, 2009.

Shakespeare and the Law: Keynote Conversation

The University of Chicago Law School's "Shakespeare and the Law" conference brought together thinkers from law, literature, and philosophy to investigate the legal dimensions of Shakespeare's plays.

Conference: Democracy and Gender Equality in the Muslim World

Date: 
05.08.2009 - 05.09.2009

This conference will bring together intellectuals, activists, and dissidents from the front lines who are working for a conception of democracy that includes a strong commitment to gender equality. The conference will consider the relationship between democracy and women's rights and will debate which theories and strategies, both secular and religious, best promote these values on the ground.

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum
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