Two of the best things about U of C are its professors and its location. You all undoubtedly know that the Law School faculty is comprised of some of the most amazing legal minds in the country many of whom you could easily pass by along the sidewalks of Hyde Park, which leads us to another great things about U of C. Hyde Park, in addition to being just 10-15 minutes from downtown Chicago, has a wealth of great restaurants, coffee shops and bookstores. One of the best bookstores here, or anywhere, is 57th Street Books located at Dorchester Ave. and 57th Street. 57th Street Books resides in the lower level of the building and its offerings in everything from philosophy to picture books wind through its twisting hallways. In addition to its vast collection 57th Street also regularly hosts world-famous authors, including some of our very own faculty.
Today, October 16th at 7pm, Professor Cass Sunstein, will speak about his new book, Republic 2.0, which deals with the question of what happens to democracy and free speech if people use the Internet to self-select a forum for the "marketplace of ideas" limited to only a portion of society. Professor Geoffrey Stone ('71), a widely recognized expert on the First Amendment, will speak this Saturday, October 20th at 6 p.m. about his latest work, Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us In the Dark, which examines the tension between the government's need to keep information classified and freedom of expression protected by the First Amendment.