Lectures

Lunchtime Panel: Baird's Contracts

Date: 
10.23.2013
Location: 
Classroom II
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu

Reconstructing Contracts: The Contracts Scholarship of Douglas Baird

A panel of leading scholars discuss Douglas Baird's pathbreaking work on Contract Law published in his new book "Reconstructing Contracts."

Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar
Faculty: 
Ariel Porat

Cass R. Sunstein and "Simpler: The Future of Government"

As Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for three years under the Obama administration, Cass R. Sunstein oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America's regulatory state. He discusses his book "Simpler: The Future of Government," in which he pulls back the curtain to show what was done, how it works, and why government will never be the same again.

Rashida Manjoo, "Violence Against Women Around the World: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions"

Based on media reports, it appears that sexual violence against women is increasing around the world, particularly in India and Egypt. Are the rates increasing or just the reporting of the crimes?  Governments and advocates around the world have been working on eradicating gender-based violence, including domestic violence and violence in prisons, for decades.

"Restoring Justice: The Legacy of Edward Levi"

When President Gerald Ford nominated Edward Levi to be the Attorney General, Levi took over an office that had been marred by the corruption of the Watergate scandal. Levi's efforts to bring transparency, independence and integrity back to the Justice Department restored public confidence at a pivotal stage in U.S. history.


83:16 minutes (76.23 MB)

Justice Albie Sachs, "Same Sex Marriage Decision in South Africa"

Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa discussed the Fourie case, gay rights, and the same-sex marriage decision in South Africa. This lecture was recorded on April 9, 2013.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Geoffrey Stone, "Roe at 40"

This event was recorded on May 11, 2013 and was cosponsored by The University of Chicago Law School, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

Cass Sunstein and "Simpler: The Future of Government"

Date: 
05.14.2013
Location: 
University of Chicago Law School, Room II
Contact info (email or phone): 

Institute of Politics: politics@uchicago.edu

Cutting-edge research is having a growing influence on our understanding of more than just human incentives, but on the very structures of government, business and politics. Long at the forefront of that research, University of Chicago law professor Cass R.

Justice Albie Sachs, "Same Sex Marriage Decision in South Africa"

Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa discussed the Fourie case, gay rights, and the same-sex marriage decision in South Africa. This lecture was recorded on April 9, 2013.


68:30 minutes (62.72 MB)

Roe v. Wade at 40: A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Date: 
05.11.2013
Location: 
Glen A. Lloyd Auditorium, University of Chicago Law School
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marsha Nagorsky, m-ferziger@uchicago.edu

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit the University of Chicago Law School for an event entitled, "Roe v. Wade at 40: A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg." Justice Ginsburg will be joined by Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School.

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone
Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill

"Violence Against Women Around the World: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions" by Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Date: 
05.14.2013
Location: 
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom, University of Chicago Law School

Based on media reports, it appears that sexual violence against women is increasing around the world, particularly in India and Egypt.   Are the rates increasing or just the reporting of the crimes?  Governments and advocates around the world have been working on eradicating gender-based violence, including domestic violence and violence in prisons, for decades.  What are th

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum
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