Chicago's Best Ideas with Omri Ben-Shahar

11/29
Add to Calendar 2022-11-29 12:15:00 2022-11-29 13:20:00 Chicago's Best Ideas with Omri Ben-Shahar Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/chicagos-best-ideas-omri-ben-shahar - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom
1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Open to the Law School community

Lunch will be available for registered participants at the conclusion of the event.

Please kindly RSVP by November 17 for headcount and accommodation requests. 

PERSONALIZED LAW: Different Rules for Different People

Should uniformity of legal rules give way to personalized law? Should different people be bound by the own personally tailored law? The “reasonable person” standard would be replaced by a multitude of personalized “reasonable you” commands. Skilled doctors would be held to higher standards of care, vulnerable consumers would receive stronger protections, age licensing to engage in risky activity, like driving or the purchase of alcohol, would vary according to each person’s idiosyncratic risk, and criminal fines would increase with income. If personalized law could reduce societal risks and reallocate duties and protections where they are needed most, should we welcome it? Would it destroy equality under the law? Omri Ben-Shahar will present the ideas developed in his recent book with Ariel Porat, “Personalized Law.”