Chicago’s Best Ideas began in the 2002-2003 academic year in honor of the University of Chicago Law School’s Centennial. This lecture series highlights the wide-ranging intellectual interests and innovations of the Law School faculty.”

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Submissions from 2007

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Why the Legal Standard for Involuntary Commitment to Mental Hospitals Doesn't Matter (Much), Mark J. Heyrman

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Valuing Laws as Local Amenities, Anup Malani

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Government Secrecy v. Freedom of the Press, Geoffrey R. Stone

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How's My Driving? For Everything and Everyone, Lior Jacob Strahilevitz

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The Second Amendment: the Constitution's Most Mysterious Right, Cass R. Sunstein

Submissions from 2006

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Coase's Journey, Douglas G. Baird

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Against Prediction: Punishing in an Actuarial Age, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Language of the Gun: A Semiotic for Law & Social Science, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Attention Felons: Reducing Gun Crime in Chicago, Tracey L. Meares

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The Roots of Respect: Roger Williams and Religious Fairness, Martha Craven Nussbaum

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Sexing the Constitution, Geoffrey R. Stone

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Nudge: The Gentle Power of Libertarian Paternalism, Cass R. Sunstein

Submissions from 2005

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Turning Best Ideas into Practice, Chicago's Policy Initiative on Foster Care, Emily Buss

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The Wisdom of Groups and the Use of Experts, Saul Levmore