Martha C. Nussbaum delivered the 2017 Jefferson Lecture, "Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame" in May at the Kennedy Center.

Sixteen Rubenstein Scholars from the Class of 2017 discuss the Law School—and the freedom their scholarships afforded them.

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Tom Ginsburg

Huq and Ginsburg in Vox: "How to Lose a Constitutional Democracy"

Scholars used to argue that democracy, once attained in a fairly wealthy state, would become a permanent fixture. As the late Juan Linz put it, democracy would become “the only game in town.” That ...

Daniel R. Fischel

Daniel R. Fischel on the 'Feel-Good Folly of Fossil-Fuel Divestment'

A new study that I and my colleagues at Compass Lexecon are releasing on Tuesday indicates that fossil-fuel divestment could significantly harm an investment portfolio.

Claudia M. Flores

View from the Ground: What Students in the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic Learn Abroad

In Tunisia over spring break, Vera Iwankiw, ’17, learned some of what the Internet couldn’t tell her about violent extremism and human rights. Iwankiw and other members of the Law School’s Internat...

Aziz Huq: "When Government Defames"

CHICAGO — Imagine that a senior government official takes to Twitter, makes a call to a national news outlet or goes on national television to disparage you.

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