Thursday, January 28, 2016
Richard Allen Posner, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago, and most cited legal scholar of the 20th century, will discuss the influence of Greek philosophers, Aristotle in particular, on America’s founders, laws, and institutions.
Richard Allen Posner is an influential legal theorist, judge, author, and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He helped found the law and economics movement, which argues that the primary goal of law should be outcomes that are economically sensible and efficient rather than “just.” He was the founding editor of the “Journal of Legal Studies” and the “American Law and Economics Review,” and has written a number of books, including ones on the Clinton impeachment and Bush vs. Gore. Throughout his career, he has received honorary degrees from leading American and foreign universities, along with a number of awards, most recently the Ronald H. Coase Medal from the American Law and Economics Association.
The “Celebrating the Greeks” program series is made possible by a generous donation from Grecian Delight Foods and the Parthenis Families.
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