The Legal Implications of Blockchain and Bitcoin

Date(s) - 11/11/19
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

University of Chicago Law School

Hosted by
Federalist Society

The Legal Implications of Blockchain and Bitcoin

Chicago Student Chapter – Federalist Society

Nov 11 2019 Monday 12:15 p.m. CST

Prof. John O. McGinnis

George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of LaW

John O. McGinnis is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He also has an MA degree from Balliol College, Oxford, in philosophy and theology. Professor McGinnis clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. From 1987 to 1991, he was deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. He is the author of Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Government Through Technology (Princeton 2013) and Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard 2013) (with M. Rappaport). He is a past winner of the Paul Bator award given by the Federalist Society to an outstanding academic under 40. He has been listed by the United States on the roster of panelists who may be called upon to decide World Trade Organization Disputes.


Prof. Anup Malani

Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Professor Malani is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine. He is also a university scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington, a research associate at theNational Bureau of Economic Research in Boston, a senior Fellow at the Schaeffer Center at University of Southern California, an editor at the Journal of Law and Economics, and on the board of the University of Chicago Press. Malani has a PhD in economics and a JD, both from University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court. Malani conducts research in law and economics and health economics. His law and economics research focuses on models of judicial behavior measuring the welfare impact of laws. His health economics research focuses on the value of medical innovation and insurance, control of infectious diseases, and placebo effects. He is the principal investigator on the Indian Health Insurance Experiment, a 12,000 household study of health insurance in Karnataka, India.  Malani’s research has been published in journals from a number of different fields, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Political Economy, the Harvard Law Review, the Archives of Internal Medicine, and Theoretical Population Biology.  Malani teaches courses in commercial law and health law in the Law School and a PhD law and economics course in the Economics Department.  He is also the co-founder of the International Innovation Corps, a social service program that sends teams of University of Chicago and Indian university graduates to work on innovative development projects with government officials in India.