Video Archives

  • May 04, 2015
    • Dean Michael H. Schill, University of Chicago Law School
    • Craig B. Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Jamie Kalven, Invisible Institute

    This panel discussion was recorded at the Youth/Police Conference at the University of...

  • Apr 17, 2015

    Given that everyone is getting older and more prone to disease, medical innovation is one of the most important measures, if not the most important measure, of a successful health policy. Technological acceleration, including advances in genomics and stem cell research, suggest that we are on...

  • Apr 17, 2015

    We are in an age of accelerating technology but many fear we are also in an age of growing inequality. Does the fast pace of innovation pose a threat to social stability? Many fear that machines will take away jobs from the less skilled and extend the reach of superstars, thus deepening...

  • Apr 17, 2015

    Our patent system has historically been thought to be an engine of innovation, but it is much criticized today. Is a one-size-fits all model for patent duration appropriate in today's technological environment or does it simply incentivize unnecessary litigation? For instance, the rapid pace of...

  • Apr 17, 2015

    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is creating many new opportunities as well as potential...

  • Apr 06, 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...

  • Mar 19, 2015

    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege.

  • Mar 16, 2015

    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.

  • Mar 03, 2015

    Joseph Doyle, Eric Garner's Public Defender, speaks about his experience both with his client and as a New York public defender. He shares his thoughts on the systemic changes that would help when police officers are the subject of future investigations.

  • Mar 03, 2015

    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone.

    The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and cosponsored by ACS, APALSA, Criminal Law Society,...

  • Feb 11, 2015

    In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia.

    This event took place on February 2, 2015, at the University of Chicago Law School.

  • Feb 04, 2015

    A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani

    As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project."

  • Jan 29, 2015

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

  • Dec 02, 2014

    The Language of Leadership: How to Say the Right Thing at the Right Time to the Right Person

  • Nov 26, 2014

    Keynote speech for Legal Forum Symposium 2014: Does Election Law Serve the Electorate?

    Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School.

    This talk was recorded on November 7, 2014.

  • Nov 18, 2014

    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state behavior.