Schedule for 2008 - 2009
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October 1st, 2008
Ted Cruz
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (former Solicitor General of Texas)
Mike Scodro
Solicitor General of Illinois
Co-sponsored with the American Constitution Society
Review of the Previous Supreme Court Term.
Podcast

October 2nd, 2008
Ilya Shapiro
Cato Institute
Commentary by Professor Thomas Ginsburg
University of Chicago Law School
Co-sponsored with the University of Chicago Patino Fellows
How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Rule of Law in Iraq
Podcast

October 6th, 2008
Allyson Ho
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! A Preview of the Supreme Court Term
Podcast

October 9th, 2008
Professor Douglas Baird
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor M. Todd Henderson
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Rosalind Dixon
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Anupam Chander
UC Davis School of Law (visiting at The University of Chicago Law School)
A Faculty Panel on the Bailout Plan
Podcast

October 14th, 2008
Jason Torchinsky
Holtzman Vogel, PLLC, and Outside Counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee
The Challenge of Challenging Election Laws: The 2008 Elections
Podcast

October 16th, 2008
Ted Frank
American Enterprise Institute
Grand Theft Auto: Problems in Class Action Settlements
(Part of the Templeton Series on the Rule of Law and Wealth Creation)
Podcast

October 29th, 2008
Professor M. Todd Henderson
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Lior Strahilevitz
The University of Chicago Law School
Adam Mortara
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott (and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School)
Did Justice Scalia have a point? A Faculty Discussion on Ideological Diversity at the Law School
(Part of the University of Chicago Law School Diversity Week)

November 11th, 2008
Clark Neily
The Institute for Justice
The Battle Over School Choice
Podcast

November 18th, 2008
Professor M. Todd Henderson
The University of Chicago Law School
A Viewing of "Other People's Money", Followed by Commentary
Co-sponsored with the Law School Film Festival

November 21st, 2008
Professor Adam Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Reforming Securities Class Actions
(Part of the Templeton Series on the Rule of Law and Wealth Creation)
Podcast

December 2nd, 2008
Robert A. Levy
Cato Institute
The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom
Podcast

January 13th, 2009
Alan Gura
Gura & Possessky, PLLC
Heller and the Future of Gun Rights
Podcast

January 26th, 2009
Judge Richard Posner
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Martha Nussbaum
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Mary Anne Case
The University of Chicago Law School
Moderated by Professor Geoffrey Stone
The University of Chicago Law School
Posner Answers the Feminists
Co-sponsored with the the American Constitution Society, Outlaw, and the Law Womens Caucus

January 28th, 2009
M. Edward Whelan III
President, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Obama and Judges
Podcast

February 5th, 2009
Professor Randy Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Was Locher Right? Natural Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment
Podcast

February 10th, 2009
Professor Orin Kerr
The George Washington University Law School
The Fourth Amendment and the Internet
Podcast

February 10th, 2009
Adam Mortara
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott (and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School)
A Viewing of "Starship Troopers", Followed by Commentary
Co-sponsored with the Law School Film Festival

February 12th, 2009
Professor Richard Epstein
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Daniel Crane
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (and visiting at The University of Chicago Law School)
The International Harmonization of Competition Policy
Co-sponsored with the International Law Society and the Chicago Journal of International Law

February 25th, 2009
Kathryn Wheelbarger
Former Counsel to Vice President Dick Cheney
From Ethics Laws to National Security: Life as Counsel to Vice President Cheney

April 8th, 2009
Judge Jeffrey Sutton
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
State Constitutions in (Academic) Exile

April 9th, 2009
Professor Eugene Volokh
UCLA School of Law
Professor Richard Epstein
The University of Chicago Law School
Mechanisms of the Slippery Slope

April 16th, 2009
Professor Jonathan Adler
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Fable of Federal Environmental Regulation: Reconsidering the State Role in Environmental Protection

April 20th, 2009
Noel Francisco
Jones Day (Former Associate White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant AG in the Office of Legal Counsel)
Executive Power: First Principles and Modern Applications

April 23rd, 2009
Professor Christopher Wolfe
Marquette University Law School
Commentary by Professor Gerald Rosenberg
The University of Chicago Law School
The Supreme Court and Changing Social Mores

April 29th, 2009
Judge Thomas Griffith
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Was Bork Right? Can Federal Judges be Neutral?
Co-sponsored with the Dallin Oaks Society

April 29th, 2009
Father Sirico
The Acton Institute
Commentary by Professor Richard Epstein
The University of Chicago Law School
Faith & Freedom: What Role Does Religion Play in Creating and Preserving a Free Society?
Co-sponsored with the Christian Legal Society
Podcast

April 30th, 2009
Judge Guido Calabresi
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Judge Robert Katzmann
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Judge Milan D. Smith
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Moderated by Professor Dennis Hutchinson
The University of Chicago Law School
Life on the Bench
Co-sponsored with the American Constitution Society and the Hinton Moot Court Competition

May 1st, 2009
James C. Ho
Solicitor General of Texas
Anthony Johnstone
Solicitor General of Montana
Jane Notz
Deputy Solicitor General of Illinois
From Schools to Strip Clubs: Litigation by State Solicitors General

May 6th, 2009
Professor Richard Epstein
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Douglas Baird
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor M. Todd Henderson
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Sean Safford
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Can (Should?) Detroit be Saved? The Future of the Auto Industry

May 12th, 2009
Professor David Stras
University of Minnesota Law School
A Critical Examination of the Changes in the Federal Judicial Appointments Process

May 14th, 2009
A Student Panel on Judicial Clerkships

May 18th, 2009
Professor Adam Mossoff
George Mason School of Law
Commentary by Professor Madhavi Sunder
UC Davis School of Law (visiting at The University of Chicago Law School)
IP Piracy

May 19th, 2009
Professor Geoffrey Stone
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Richard Helmholz
The University of Chicago Law School
Professor Mary Anne Case
The University of Chicago Law School
Open Minds and Scholarly Rigor: Celebrating Chicago's Intellectual Tradition

May 20th, 2009
Gerald Masoudi
Former General Counsel of the Food and Drug Administration
Wyeth v Levine, and the Future of Pharmaceutical Litigation


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