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29 Jan 2015, 9:38 am by UChicagoLaw
Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill What role if any should forgiveness play in law and legal systems? [read post]
8 Jan 2015, 1:11 pm by UChicagoLaw
Although people sometimes violate the law, there is more legal compliance than we can explain by ordinary economic theory – that legal sanctions deter noncompliance. [read post]
18 Nov 2014, 2:54 pm by UChicagoLaw
While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state behavior. [read post]
7 Nov 2014, 9:18 am by UChicagoLaw
Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. [read post]
13 Oct 2014, 12:37 pm by UChicagoLaw
Supreme ​Court ​Preview: ​ Constitutional ​Interpretation ​at ​the ​Roberts ​Court Hear Professors ​Justin ​Driver, ​Jennifer ​Nou, ​and ​David ​Strauss​discuss ​what ​divides ​the ​current ​Court ​and ​what ​unites ​it. ​Their ​lecture ​will ​be ​followed ​by ​a ​lively ​Q&A ​session… [read post]
5 Jun 2014, 9:14 am by UChicagoLaw
Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. [read post]
3 Jun 2014, 9:27 am by UChicagoLaw
In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. [read post]
29 May 2014, 2:52 pm by UChicagoLaw
Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. [read post]
20 May 2014, 3:21 pm by UChicagoLaw
As part of the anti-abortion movement's legislative campaign, seven states have passed bans on sex-selective abortion and many more are pending, including in Congress. [read post]
15 May 2014, 11:48 am by UChicagoLaw
This talk was recorded on April 25, 2014, as the Law School's annual Loop Luncheon. [read post]
8 May 2014, 11:13 am by UChicagoLaw
Economics explains legal compliance via sanctions, particularly by the ability of legal sanctions to change the cost of behavior and deter noncompliance. [read post]
24 Apr 2014, 12:59 pm by UChicagoLaw
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. [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 2:47 pm by UChicagoLaw
Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care. [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 1:52 pm by UChicagoLaw
Meanwhile, Brian Leiter notes SCOTUS' denial of the petition for certiorari in Elane Photography, congratulates the UChicagoLaw alums and Bigelow Fellows who accepted tenure-track positions, and sees indications that the decline in law school applications "is about to bottom out. [read post]
27 Mar 2014, 12:30 pm by UChicagoLaw
Libertarians often assert that regulation is unnecessary because the market will meet any existing consumer demand. [read post]
13 Mar 2014, 11:32 am by UChicagoLaw
Over 100 years ago, Chicago led the way in establishing separate courts for young people who committed crimes. [read post]