Lectures

William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"

At her confirmation hearing, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that "we are all originalists." Is that true, and what would it mean for it to be true? In Is Originalism Our Law?, I argue that there is an important sense in which Justice Kagan was right.

Participating faculty: 
William Baude

William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"

At her confirmation hearing, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that "we are all originalists." Is that true, and what would it mean for it to be true?

Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School,with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill.

Participating faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum
Participating faculty: 
Aziz Huq

Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill.

Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill.

Chicago's Best Ideas: Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"

Date: 
01.28.2015

The Supreme Court's federalism battleground has recently shifted from the Commerce Clause to two textually marginal but substantively important domains: the Necessary and Proper Clause and, to a lesser extent, the General Welfare Clause.  For nearly a decade, these quieter, more structurally ambiguous federal powers – the “shadow powers” – have steadily increased in prominence.

Faculty: 
Alison LaCroix

Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research.

Participating faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research.

Bettinger-López, "Reframing Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation"

Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States: Reframing Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation

Caroline Bettinger-López is a Visiting Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and Acting Director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

Participating faculty: 
Caroline Bettinger-López

A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. 

Participating faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson
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