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.

 

Date

Topic

Hosts

Registration

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

COVID and our Constitution

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

Farah Peterson, Professor of Law

Registration is closed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Governmental Responses to COVID-19

Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law, Senior Lecturer

Lior J. Strahilevitz, Sidley Austin Professor of Law

Registration is closed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

After the 2020 Election

Bridget Fahey, Assistant Professor of Law

Jonathan S. Masur, John P. Wilson Professor of Law, David and Celia Hilliard Research Scholar, Director of the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Program in Behavioral Law, Finance and Economics

Registration is closed.
Friday, January 29, 2021 Corporate Purpose

Joshua C. Macey, Assistant Professor of Law 

Hajin Kim, Assistant Professor of Law

Registration is closed.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Social Media v. Democracy

Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law

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

Registration is closed.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 School Choice

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

Emily Underwood, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Bluhm-Helfand Director of the Innovation Clinic
Registration is closed. 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Police Violence and Police Reform

Richard McAdams, Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law

Sharon Fairly, Professor from Practice

John Rappaport, Professor of Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar

Registration is closed. 
Monday, May 10, 2021 Criminal Reform Priorities for the New Administration

Alison Siegler, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Sonja Starr, Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology

Registration is open. 

 

2019-2020 Nussbaum Roundtables

Date

Topic

Hosts

Friday, October 18, 2019

Inequality

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

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

Friday, November 22, 2019 

Immigration

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

Anup Malani, Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Project 
Prevention

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

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 

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

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2020  COVID and Our Constitution

Adam Chilton, Professor of Law, Walter Mander Research Scholar

Farah Peterson, Professor of Law