Academic conference

Has International Human Rights Law Failed?

Date: 
10.17.2014 - 10.18.2014
Location: 
Law School Classroom V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, coase-sandor@law.uchicago.edu, (773) 702-0220

Over the last decade, a growing body of empirical scholarship has emerged that tries to test whether international human rights treaties have helped to improve human rights practices.

Faculty: 
Eric A. Posner
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton
Faculty: 
Martha C. Nussbaum
Faculty: 
Daniel Abebe
Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Creditors and Corporate Governance: 2014

Date: 
09.11.2014 - 09.12.2014
Location: 
Becker-Friedman Institute, Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Contact info (email or phone): 

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

Researchers from law and finance will come together to discuss new perspectives on control that creditors exert on corporate governance, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Faculty: 
Anthony J. Casey

Law and Economics of Consumer Protection in China

Date: 
06.18.2014 - 06.19.2014
Location: 
University of Chicago Beijing Center
Contact info (email or phone): 

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

THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF CONSUMER PROTECTION IN CHINA
中国消费者保护中的法律经济学

Sponsored in partnership by
University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics
Zhejiang University Center for Law and Economics
University of Chicago Center in Beijing

主办方
芝加哥大学科斯·桑德尔法律经济学研究所
浙江大学法律与经济研究中心
芝加哥大学北京中心

Beijing, China

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Saul Levmore
Faculty: 
Jonathan S. Masur
Faculty: 
Jennifer Nou
Faculty: 
Ruoying Chen

Conference: Skepticism about Freedom and Responsibility

Date: 
04.11.2014 - 04.12.2014

Attendance at this conference is by invitation only. Program and papers listed below are password protected.  For additional information, contact Professor Brian Leiter at bleiter@uchicago.edu

India in the Global Legal Context: Courts, Culture, and Commerce

Date: 
04.04.2014 - 04.05.2014
Location: 
John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224)
Contact info (email or phone): 

Deepa Das Acevedo JD'16 (ndd@uchicago.edu)

This two day symposium explores Indian legal approaches to issues like urban displacement, patent law, access to justice, and gender discrimination. Faculty and graduate students from the Law School, Social Sciences, and Humanities will join visiting scholars from around the country.

Keynote speaker: Marc Galanter, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.

Faculty: 
Martha C. Nussbaum
Faculty: 
Anup Malani

Nina Perales, "Keynote, Legal Forum Symposium: The Civil Rights Act at 50"

Nina Perales is Vice-President of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. This talk was recorded November 18, 2013.


64:07 minutes (58.71 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
Legal Forum
Student organization presenters: 
Legal Forum

Crime in Law and Literature Conference Plenary Talk and Panel, featuring Scott Turow

Recorded on February 7, 2014, this session featured author Scott Turow as Plenary Speaker and Law School faculty Alison LaCroix, Judge Diane Wood, and Richard McAdams.


79:20 minutes (72.63 MB)

Crime in Law and Literature Conference Plenary Talk and Panel, featuring Scott Turow

Recorded on February 7, 2014, this session of the Conference on Crime in Law and Literature featured author Scott Turow as Plenary Speaker and Law School faculty Alison LaCroix, Judge Diane Wood, and Richard McAdams.

Conference: Criminal Procedure in the Spotlight

Date: 
05.30.2014 - 05.31.2014
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

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

Criminal Procedure in the Spotlight
Theoretical, Constitutional, and Administrative Developments

Organized by Richard Epstein, Richard McAdams, and Alison Siegler

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Law Review, the Coase-Sandor Instittue for Law and Economics, and the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams
Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

Asylums and Prisons: Deinstitutionalization and Decarceration

Date: 
05.03.2013
Location: 
Coulter Lounge at the International House

Since the early nineteenth century, carceral spaces such as asylums, prisons, and state schools have been central to U.S. governance. Yet in the twentieth century these institutions took drastically different paths, as institutions for developmental disabilities and mental health dramatically decreased and prisons became the dominant state‐run institutions.

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