Lectures

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.

Moshe Halbertal, "Three Concepts of Human Dignity"

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive. The lecture will explicate the value of Human Dignity through the exploration of three distinct ways in which dignity is violated.

Participating faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Moshe Halbertal, "Three Concepts of Human Dignity"

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive.

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.

Dewey Lecture: Three Concepts of Human Dignity - Moshe Halbertal

Date: 
11.11.2015
Location: 
Courtroom
Contact info (email or phone): 

ewellin@uchicago.edu

Human Dignity has become a central value in political and constitutional thought. Yet its meaning and scope, and its relation to other moral and political values such as autonomy and rights have been elusive. The lecture will explicate the value of Human Dignity through the exploration of three distinct ways in which dignity is violated.

Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides with the one he offered.

Participating faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum
Participating faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
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