Briefly 2.8 – Solving the Privacy Paradox

This is Briefly, a production of the University of Chicago Law Review. Today we’re discussing some legal concerns related to the collection and use, or misuse, of personal data. Today’s podcast features interviews with Professor Lior Strahilevitz and Professor Omri Ben-Shahar, from the University of Chicago Law School. This episode was produced by Yosef Schaffel.… Continue reading Briefly 2.8 – Solving the Privacy Paradox


Briefly 2.7 – Bureaucratic Resistance

https://soundcloud.com/uchilrev/bureaucratic-resistance Bureaucratic resistance occurs when civil servants disobey the orders of elected officials and political appointees. Some kind of bureaucratic shirking is inevitable in modern government, but bureaucratic resistance has been uniquely public during the first two years of the Trump administration. Today we're joined today by Jennifer Nou, Professor of Law at the University… Continue reading Briefly 2.7 – Bureaucratic Resistance


How Probable is “Plausible”? by Daniel A. Epstein

See Mr. Epstein's article in the Online Journal here The federal pleading threshold is probably the most confronted, least understood, threshold in American law. We know that to survive a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in the post-Twombly and -Iqbal world, a pleading must state a claim to relief that is “plausible” on its face.… Continue reading How Probable is “Plausible”? by Daniel A. Epstein


Briefly 2.6 – #MeToo and Corporate Law

https://soundcloud.com/uchilrev/metoo-and-corporate-law Today on Briefly we’re discussing the increasingly important intersection of the #MeToo movement and corporate law. What do corporations do in response to sexual assault allegations? Do corporate actions downplay the victim's struggle, or do they play an important role in shaping society when politics doesn't work? We spoke to two scholars, Daniel Hemel, a professor… Continue reading Briefly 2.6 – #MeToo and Corporate Law


Briefly 2.5 – 911 Nuisances and Victims of Domestic Violence

https://soundcloud.com/uchilrev/25-911-nuisances-and-victims-of-domestic-violence Traditional nuisance ordinances are environmental regulations that prohibit things like piling trash in a yard or making loud noises at night. But some ordinances prohibit frequent 911 calls and allow the city to fine the property owner when 911 is called too many times to a certain property. These laws have dire consequences for… Continue reading Briefly 2.5 – 911 Nuisances and Victims of Domestic Violence


Briefly 2.4 – Qualified Immunity

https://soundcloud.com/uchilrev/24-qualified-immunity   Today on Briefly we explore the controversial doctrine of "qualified immunity," a constitutional law doctrine that prevents executive officials like police from being brought into court for alleged constitutional violations, including acts of violence. Where does the immunity come from? Why does it exist? Is it to protect government officers from their deeds?… Continue reading Briefly 2.4 – Qualified Immunity