Civil Rights

Children’s Autonomy Rights Online
Clare Ryan
Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law

She thanks Esther Hong, Zalman Rothschild, and Lisa Washington, as well as the participants and organizers of the University of Chicago’s 2023 Law Review Symposium on Children and the Law.

Children’s lives are increasingly shaped by their online environment, quite apart from the physical geographies of home and school. How they make choices in that space, and how those choices are shaped by law and parental authority, warrants deeper discussion than the Restatement of Children and the Law was able to provide. The complex challenges of children’s engagement with social media, both as content creators and consumers, help illuminate some of the core tensions in this Part of the Restatement—namely, the tension between children’s autonomy, parental authority, and state regulation.

The Wrong Rights, or: The Inescapable Weaknesses of Modern Liberal Constitutionalism
Richard A. Epstein
Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; and Senior Lecturer, The University of Chicago Law School

My thanks to Julia Haines and Manuel Valle, The University of Chicago Law School, Class of 2017, and Kenneth Hersey and Jonathan Povilonis, NYU School of Law, Class of 2018, for their usual excellent research assistance.

Professors Tom Ginsburg, Aziz Huq, and Mila Versteeg (GHV) have written a mile-a-minute, and decidedly one-sided, account of the decline and fall of liberal constitutionalism throughout the world in the past generation.

Affirmative Action in Law School Admissions: What Do Racial Preferences Do?
Jesse Rothstein
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Albert H. Yoon
Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy),Northwestern University

We are thankful for comments from workshop participants at the American Bar Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and The University of Chicago; and from Douglas G. Baird, Richard Brooks, David Gerber, Lani Guinier, John Heinz, Bill Kidder, Richard Lempert, Tracey Meares, Randall Picker, Eric Posner, Max Schanzenbach, Stephen M. Shavell, David Weisbach, Justin Wolfers, and Robert Yalen. We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for financial support.We alone are responsible for the contents and for all remaining errors.

After Class: Aggregate Litigation in the Wake of AT&T Mobility v Concepcion
Myriam Gilles
Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Gary Friedman
Attorney, Friedman Law Group LLP

Sincere thanks to Ed Brunet, Arthur Bryant, Sergio Campos, Howard Erichson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Samuel Issacharoff, Margaret Lemos, David Marcus, Geoffrey Miller, Alexander Reinert, Judith Resnik, Charles Silver, Alex Stein, Stewart Sterk, Jean Sternlight, James Tierney, Stephen Ware, and Adam Zimmerman, as well as participants in the Cardozo Law School summer brown bag series, for thoughtful comments. All errors are our own.