Chicago's Best Ideas

CBI: Omri Ben-Shahar, "One-Way Contracts"

Date: 
10.13.2009
Location: 
Room II

What if consumer contracts were legally enforceable only against the consumers, but not against the business? The idea of "one-way contracts," to which consumers are bound but the businesses are not, is offered as a basis to explore alternative, non-legal consumer protections.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

M. Todd Henderson, "The Nanny Corporation"

We are all familiar with the Nanny State: governments telling us what we can put in our bodies, to wear seatbelts, not to talk on our cell phones while driving, and so on. But governments are not the only institutions that act paternalistically—we are seeing the rise of the Nanny Corporation.


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M. Todd Henderson, "The Nanny Corporation"

We are all familiar with the Nanny State: governments telling us what we can put in our bodies, to wear seatbelts, not to talk on our cell phones while driving, and so on. But governments are not the only institutions that act paternalistically—we are seeing the rise of the Nanny Corporation.

Chicago's Best Ideas

Date: 
11.16.2006

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to present the Fifth Annual Chicago's Best Ideas series.

Chicago's Best Ideas

Date: 
10.17.2006

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to present the Fifth Annual Chicago's Best Ideas series. On Tuesday, October 17, 2006, Saul Levmore, Dean and William B. Graham Professor of Law, will speak on "One Law at a Time." The lecture will take place in Classroom II of the University of Chicago Law School at 12:15 pm.

Faculty: 
Saul Levmore

Chicago's Best Ideas

Date: 
10.03.2006

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to present the Fifth Annual Chicago's Best Ideas series. On Tuesday, October 3, 2006, Cass Sunstein, Karl N.

Chicago's Best Ideas

Date: 
05.10.2006

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to present the Fourth Annual Chicago's Best Ideas series. On Wednesday, May 10, 2006,Tracey Meares, Max Pam Professor of Law and Director, Center for Studies in Criminal Justice, will speak on gun crime reduction strategies.

Chicago's Best Ideas

Date: 
04.27.2006

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to present the Fourth Annual Chicago's Best Ideas series. On Thursday, April 27.

Chicago's Best Ideas

Date: 
04.05.2006

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to present the Fourth Annual Chicago's Best Ideas series.

Chicago's Best Ideas

Date: 
02.07.2006

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to present the Fourth Annual Chicago's Best Ideas series. On Tuesday, February 7, 2006, Douglas Baird, Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law, will give a talk and discussion on "Coase's Journey." The lecture will take place in Classroom II of the University of Chicago Law School at 12:15pm.

Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
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