President Obama used his "pen & phone" to transform the immigration laws. President Trump declared an emergency to fund his border wall. Presidential power seems ascendant—or is it? John Yoo and Sai Prakash join host Miriam George to discuss presidential power, its limits, and its future. Guests: Profs. John Yoo (UC Berkeley Law) & Sai Prakash (U. Virginia Law)
Critical race theory and law and economics: A clash of titans, or an emergent alliance? Hosts Adam Hassanein and Deb Malamud ask experts in the field how different these legal frameworks really are—and what they have in common. Guests: William H.J. Hubbard (U. Chicago Law) & Jonathan Feingold (Boston U. Law).
Do you enjoy a reasonable expectation of privacy for pocket dials? The answer might surprise you. Host Deb Malamud chats with several privacy law experts to explore this complex legal question and its implications for how we interact in a tech-centered world. Guests: Lior Strahilevitz (U. Chicago), Margaret Hu (Penn State), and Julian Sanchez (The Cato Institute).
Amid a national conversation about race, affirmative action in universities has become a key issue of contention, with California set to revisit its affirmative action ban this November. Host Taiyee Chien leads a spirited discussion with Adam Mortara and Professor Geoffrey Stone about affirmative action and its future.
Matt Levine of Money Stuff fame joins Briefly to discuss insider trading, stock buybacks, the Fed's extraordinary market interventions, and how everything is securities fraud.
To kick off our fourth season, we dig deep into COVID-19's effect on the courts. Guests: Chief Judge Diane Wood and Judge Michael Scudder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
This is Briefly, a production of the University of Chicago Law Review. Today we’re discussing suing state sponsors of terrorism with Stuart Newberger, a partner at Crowell Moring. This is the last episode of our third season, and we at the University of Chicago Law Review want to thank you all for tuning in, as … Continue reading Briefly 3.15 – Suing State Sponsors of Terrorism
This is Briefly, a production of the University of Chicago Law Review. Today we’re discussing the SEC whistleblower program. Here to help us understand this topic is Jordan Thomas, who was one of the principal architects of that program when he served as an Assistant Director at the SEC. Mr Thomas is now a partner … Continue reading Briefly 3.14 – The SEC Whistleblower Program
This is Briefly, a production of the University of Chicago Law Review. Today we’re discussing Corpus Linguistics, which is a sub-field of linguistics that employs database searches to study language usage. Through this linguistic method, jurists, lawyers, and legal academics can add empirical rigor to textualist assumptions regarding the legal meaning of words, based on … Continue reading Briefly 3.13 – Interpreting the Law through Corpus Linguistics
This is Briefly, a production of the University of Chicago Law Review. Today we’re discussing Experimental Jurisprudence, which is an emerging field that uses empirical methods, particularly from the cognitive sciences, to clarify important concepts in the law. For example, scholars in this field conduct experiments to understand what ordinary people make of legal concepts, … Continue reading Briefly 3.12 – Experimental Jurisprudence