Martha C. Nussbaum Student Roundtables

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The Martha C. Nussbaum Student Roundtables support the University of Chicago’s longstanding commitment to free expression and open discourse. The roundtables were endowed by Professor Nussbaum in 2019 with the intent of bringing together students and faculty with diverse, and often disparate ideological viewpoints in a respectful discussion. Students are encouraged to engage and confront ideas that may be different from their own with a spirit of civil and vigorous debate. Space is limited, and RSVP is required.






Friday, October 18, 2019


William Hubbard, Professor of Law

David Weisbach, Walter J. Blum Professor of Law, Senior Fellow, the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Registration is closed.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Identity Politics

Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, Professor of Political Science

Claudia Flores, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director, International Human Rights Clinic

Registration is closed.

Friday, November 22, 2019 


Adam Chilton, Assistant Professor of Law, Walter Mander Research Scholar

Anup Malani, Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law

Registration is closed.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Drug Legalization

William Baude, Professor of Law, Aaron Director Research Scholar

Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics
Registration is closed.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Saul Levmore, William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Erica Zunkel, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Director of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Registration is closed.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020  Should Roe v. Wade be Overruled?

Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law 

Mary Anne Case, Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law 

Registration is closed.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Constitutions and COVID

Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, Professor of Political Science

Aziz Z. Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar

Registration is closed.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Supreme Court Reform

Daniel Hemel, Assistant Professor of Law, Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar

Sarah M. Konsky, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic

Registration is closed.