Chicago's Best Ideas

Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

Suppose a court holds in the context of a habeas petition that a constitutional right is not yet “clearly established.”  Can we conclude from this that the right does not exist?  The answer, of course, is “no”—it would be error to treat this case as having held that there is no such right.

Participating faculty: 
Jonathan Masur

Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

Deference mistakes can propagate over time, leading to systematic shifts in legal doctrine.

M. Todd Henderson, "Abolish Securities Regulation (and Replace It With a Market)"

Our regulation of the stock market is based on an antiquated statute that does not fit well with the realities of modern securities practice. Corporations hoping to access public markets are required to disclose market-moving information without charge and to all investors simultaneously.

Participating faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson

M. Todd Henderson, "Abolish Securities Regulation (and Replace It With a Market)"

Our regulation of the stock market is based on an antiquated statute that does not fit well with the realities of modern securities practice.

Anup Malani, "Understanding Judicial Decision-making"

Anup Malani, “Understanding Judicial Decision-making: A review, recent results, and an agenda”

Participating faculty: 
Anup Malani

Anup Malani, "Understanding Judicial Decision-making"

Clearly judges cite prior cases, but do they really follow precedent or cherry pick cases that support their conclusions?

Anup Malani, “Understanding Judicial Decision-making: A review, recent results, and an agenda”

Saul Levmore, "What Do Lawmakers Do?"

Lawmakers respond to constituents, seek higher office, have lofty goals, and even learn from their mistakes. But do they actually make the world a better place? In this lecture, the first of this year’s Chicago’s Best Ideas series, Professor Levmore examines some aspects of lawmaking that do not make their way into the law school curriculum.

Participating faculty: 
Saul Levmore

Saul Levmore, "What Do Lawmakers Do?"

In this lecture, the first of this year’s Chicago’s Best Ideas series, Professor Levmore examines some aspects of lawmaking that do not make their way into the law school curriculum.

Chicago's Best Ideas: Mary Anne Case

Date: 
05.04.2016
Location: 
Classroom II
Faculty: 
Mary Anne Case

Chicago's Best Ideas: William Hubbard

Date: 
04.19.2016
Location: 
Classroom II
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