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The Becker-Posner Blog

The Becker-Posner Blog

A law and economics blog by University of Chicago Law School Professors Gary Becker and Senior Lecturer Judge Richard Posner

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/beckerposner/
  • Mar 14

    Sabbatical Notice

    Sabbatical Notice
    Starting this weekend, we will be taking a one-month sabbatical from blogging. We will resume at the end of that period.
  • Mar 3

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker
    The US embargo of Cuba began in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro turned this island toward communism. It was extended to food and medicines in 1962, the same year as the showdown with Russia over the installation of missiles there. The embargo…
  • Mar 3

    End the Cuban Embargo—Posner

    End the Cuban Embargo—Posner
    I agree with Becker that we should end the embargo. It was first imposed in 1960, two years after Castro took power, and strengthened after the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, and thereafter modified from time to time—and recently somewhat…
Rank this Week: 113

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 301

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 24

    Lior Strahilevitz, "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data"

    Lior Strahilevitz, "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data"
    The laws of intestacy are the same for men and women even though preferences for how one's estate should be divided differ by gender. Peanut-allergic octogenarian men and gluten-allergic pregnant women see the same warnings on consumer…
  • Apr 10

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"
    Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care. The point of orientation is the negligent event. In this talk I want to investigate a related moral duty, the…
  • Mar 27

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"
    Libertarians often assert that regulation is unnecessary because the market will meet any existing consumer demand. The issue of smoking in bars is a paradigmatic context in which this argument arises. Libertarians argue that bar patrons…
Rank this Week: 1284

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Apr 24

    Human Rights and Justice for Juvenile

    Human Rights and Justice for Juvenile
    Jonathan Todres writes about the the harsh impact of "Direct File" statutes and the continuing challenges of bringing the U.S. into line with international human rights law on treatment of juveniles. By Jonathan Todres In the past decade,…
  • Apr 23

    Teaching Human Rights in a Professional Responsibility Cla

    Teaching Human Rights in a Professional Responsibility Cla
    For the past few years, I’ve devoted a session of my Professional Responsibility course to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and their application to lawyers. It has been a hit with my students and, I think, helps...
  • Apr 22

    A Student's Perspective of Human Rights Advocacy

    A Student's Perspective of Human Rights Advocacy
    This post reminds us of the importance of the student experiences in human rights advocacy. Are we always keeping in mind the mentoring of the next generation of human rights researchers and advocates? Co-Editor Carrie Bettinger Lopez submits…
Rank this Week: 1547

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 4465

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    A Critique of Development as Freedom – Part I: Freedom as a Non-universal Value

    A Critique of Development as Freedom – Part I: Freedom as a Non-universal Value
    As I wait for another skewering from Professor Prado regarding my anti anti-corruption stance, I want to begin advancing another idea that Mariana asked me to develop for this blog, and that is my disagreement with Amartya Sen’s…
  • Apr 16

    Old habits in a new agenda: rethinking law and development

    Old habits in a new agenda: rethinking law and development
    A special contribution By Rafael Zanatta  Does it make sense to talk about “law and development” (L&D) after the June riots in Brazil? What is the meaning of the “law and development agenda” in times of…
  • Apr 14

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption
    I will respond later to Mariana’s rebuttal to my claim that one of the appeals of anti-corruption discourse among the law and development community may lie in its character as a “self-congratulatory and self-serving discourse of…
Rank this Week: 1527

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 21

    Eric Posner on Russia and US Bank Sanction

    Eric Posner on Russia and US Bank Sanction
    On his blog, Posner gets input from a colleague on whether Russia can oppose U.S. bank sanctions through the WTO.
  • Apr 18

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner discusses dignity as a value in cost-benefit analysis and recent Russian stock prices; Brian Leiter discusses a dispute over faculty pay at Oregon; and Will Baude has two posts on the credibility of law enforcement officials and…
  • Apr 15

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner posts on Russia's invocation of 'civil war' in Ukraine and shares a response to his post on social security overpayments; Will Baude looks at a recent case in which police were caught lying; and Richard Epstein discusses…
Rank this Week: 1879

The Electronic Projects Blog

The Electronic Projects Blog

From the University of Chicago Law School.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/electronicprojects/
  • Apr 14

    Law School website down

    Law School website down
    Due to power issues on campus, the Law School's website is currently down. Facilities and IT Services are working on rectifying the situation. Update, 9:14am: please see http://www.uchicago.edu/emergency/ for details. Update, 9:29am: The Law…
  • Feb 26

    Pressing Rewind on UChicagoLaw's Audio

    Pressing Rewind on UChicagoLaw's Audio
    This week we launched an overhaul of how audio is stored, presented, and discovered on the UChicagoLaw website. Chicago was a pioneer among law schools in terms of posting audio content, when it started posting recordings to the Faculty…
  • Jan 27

    A New Look for the Clinic Website

    A New Look for the Clinic Website
    The web presence for the Law School's clinical programs got an overhaul this week, as Clinic staff and the Office of Communications worked together to refine both the information architecture and the visual design of the site to better…
Rank this Week: 4316

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4381

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

Covers legal research.

http://lib.typepad.com/dangelo/
  • Mar 31

    The D’Angelo Law Library Blog has a New Home

    The D’Angelo Law Library Blog has a New Home
    We are pleased to announce that the D’Angelo Law Library blog now officially has a new home.  The University of Chicago Library has launched a News site that includes a dedicated section forLaw News.  Please visit it for the latest…
  • Mar 28

    New D'Angelo Law Library Blog Coming Soon!

    New D'Angelo Law Library Blog Coming Soon!
    We are excited to announce that later this week, we will be launching a new D'Angelo Law Library Blog, which will be a part of a new University Library-wide news site. The Blog will continue to feature the same mix of news and…
  • Mar 28

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student
    A full day of Microsoft Office training for Law Students will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, beginning at 9:00 AM in classroom V.  This program will give students the basic skills on MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) needed during…
Rank this Week: 4320

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

From the University of Chicago Admissions Office.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/adayinthelife/
  • Dec 10

    Time, and Technology, March On

    Time, and Technology, March On
    This post is to let our readers know that we’re “archiving” the Day in the Life blog. We’ve had a wonderful time writing it and have had great feedback from our applicants about it, but we think the time has come to communicate with…
  • Dec 10

    Time, and Technology, March On

    Time, and Technology, March On
    This post is to let our readers know that we’re “archiving” the Day in the Life blog. We’ve had a wonderful time writing it and have had great feedback from our applicants about it, but we think the time has...
  • Jul 23

    Podcast: Dean Perry on "Creating the Killer Law School Application"

    Podcast: Dean Perry on "Creating the Killer Law School Application"
    The Law School's own Assistant Dean for Admissions Ann Perry recently participated in the recording of a podcast called "Creating the Killer Law School Application." According to LawSchoolPodcaster.com, the podcast will
Rank this Week: 2794

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 1528