Chicago's Best Ideas

Craig Futterman, "Race in the Obama Era"

As we near the end of the first term of our nation’s first African American President, does race still matter? How have our perceptions of race changed?

Anu Bradford, "The Brussels Effect: The Rise of a Regulatory Superstate in Europe"

It is common to hear Europe described today as the power of the past. Europe is perceived to be weak militarily. Its relative economic power is declining as Asia’s is rising.  Its common currency may be on the verge of disintegrating.


53:06 minutes (48.62 MB)

CBI: Omri Ben-Shahar, "No Contract"

Date: 
03.27.2012
Location: 
Room II

A popular type of consumer transaction is called "No Contract."  Businesses lure consumers with the "no contract" assurance - a promise that consumer can walk away anytime, without any commitment. This scheme is increasingly common in cable and phone services, health clubs, security services, and other transactions that used to require minimum duration.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Chicago's Best Ideas with Professor Aziz Huq: Forum Choice for Terrorist Suspects

Date: 
02.07.2012
Location: 
Room II

What forum should be employed to adjudicate the status of persons suspected of involvement in terrorism? Recent clashes between Congress and the President as to whether the status of terrorism suspects should be determined via Article III criminal process or military commissions have revived debate on this venue question.

Faculty: 
Aziz Huq

Chicago's Best Ideas: Geof Stone, "Understanding Supreme Court Confirmations"

Date: 
01.26.2012
Location: 
Room II

How has the Supreme Court confirmation process changed over the years? Are members of the Senate more prone to oppose nominees today than they were in the past? If so, to what extent is this due to the controversy over the Bork nomination?

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone

Chicago's Best Ideas: Anu Bradford, "The Brussels Effect: The Rise of a Regulatory Superstate in Europe"

Date: 
01.18.2012
Location: 
Room II

It is common to hear Europe described today as the power of the past. Europe is perceived to be weak militarily. Its relative economic power is declining as Asia’s is rising.  Its common currency may be on the verge of disintegrating.

Craig Futterman, "Race in the Obama Era"

As we near the end of the first term of our nation’s first African American President, does race still matter?  How have our perceptions of race changed?


70:12 minutes (64.27 MB)

Saul Levmore, "Ponzi Schemes and Law's Domain"

Ponzi schemes come in many sizes. The colossal fraud engineered by Bernard Madoff is an occasion to rethink the legal rules and remedies associated with such episodes. But then there are smaller Ponzi-like schemes, such as fraud in law school admissions, and the question of whether law does or should play any role.

Saul Levmore, "Ponzi Schemes and Law's Domain"

Ponzi schemes come in many sizes. The colossal fraud engineered by Bernard Madoff is an occasion to rethink the legal rules and remedies associated with such episodes. But then there are smaller Ponzi-like schemes, such as fraud in law school admissions, and the question of whether law does or should play any role.


59:53 minutes (54.82 MB)

Chicago's Best Ideas with Professor Craig Futterman, "Race in the Obama Era: Observations from Eight Square Blocks of Chicago's South Side"

Date: 
11.17.2011
Location: 
Room II

As we near the end of the first term of our nation’s first African American President, does race still matter?  How have our perceptions of race changed?

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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