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Lecture: Prof. Ian Ayres, Cincinnati Project on Law & Business

September 11, 2017 12:10pm - September 11, 2017 1:10pm
UC College of Law, Room 114

Speaker: Professor Ian Ayres, William K. Townsend Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Professor Ian Ayres, the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will present "Government as a Platform" as his keynote address.

About the Lecture:

People often conceive of government as the mandator or prohibitor in chief.  But technological advances allow for government to create platforms where individuals can come together in new ways to make common cause.  In this lecture, Professor Ayres will, among other things, explore how a no guns registry and a voluntary taxation referendum could make progress on important and difficult social issues.

 This lecture addresses the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and whether individuals can voluntarily waive those rights.  It discusses the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which allows individuals to opt to restrain themselves from future gun ownership.  The talk will explore how Second Amendment interests and First Amendment association interests can enhance the liberty of individuals.


CLE is being applied for.  This program is part of the Cincinnati Project on Law and Business at UC Law.