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Conference on Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes: Session I

Constitutions, it is conventionally believed, are institutions that define and limit the boundaries of government.  Yet the formal constitution is an institution adopted by virtually every modern political regime, including many that would appear to have no interest in codifying any form of limitation on government power.


87:28 minutes (80.09 MB)

Conference on Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes: Welcome

Constitutions, it is conventionally believed, are institutions that define and limit the boundaries of government.  Yet the formal constitution is an institution adopted by virtually every modern political regime, including many that would appear to have no interest in codifying any form of limitation on government power.


4:42 minutes (4.31 MB)

Becker Friedman Institute Presents "Fiscal Policy Under Fiscal Imbalance"

Date: 
11.18.2011 - 11.19.2011
Location: 
Glen A. Lloyd Auditorium and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

This conference, organized by 2011 Nobel Laureate Thomas J.

Conference on European Contract Law: A Law-and-Economics Perspective

Date: 
04.27.2012 - 04.28.2012
Location: 
V

The movement to harmonize European contract law generated various proposals for uniform statutes and optional instruments, culminating by the recent Draft Common European Sales Law. This ambitious reform envisions a uniform Sales Law for Europe with strong consumer protections, enacted by every member nation.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Conference on Climate Change Justice

Date: 
05.11.2012 - 05.12.2012
Location: 
Room F

In their recent book, Climate Change Justice, Eric Posner and David Weisbach argue for a relatively narrow climate treaty that would require nations to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that would not redistribute wealth, correct for past injustices, or address other

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Reaching International Cooperation on Climate Change Mitigation

Date: 
12.21.2011 - 12.23.2011
Location: 
Tel Aviv University

As the world's greatest collective action problem, climate change is a daunting challenge. This conference brings together experts on climate change from a  variety of academic disciplines and from the majority of the countries that are key to the global solution, including the U.S., China, India, Brazil, as well as Europe.

Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach

Legal Forum Symposium--Combating Corruption

Date: 
11.04.2011
Location: 
Panels--Room V; Keynote (Lunch)--Room III

Conference: Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes

Date: 
10.21.2011 - 10.22.2011
Location: 
University of Chicago Law School, Classroom V

Conference on Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes
University of Chicago Law School
Co-sponsored by the Chicago Initiative on Regime Practices
and the Center for Latin American Studies

October 21-22, 2011

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Gender, Law, and the British Novel: The Nature of Law

This panel was recorded May 15, 2010, as part of the conference "Gender, Law, and the British Novel," organized by Martha Nussbaum, Alison LaCroix, and Jane Dailey. Participants included:


136:14 minutes (124.72 MB)

Panel: "China, the WTO, and International Economic Law"

This panel was recorded April 6, 2011, as part of the China and International Law Symposium sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the University of Chicago Law School.


100:59 minutes (92.46 MB)
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