Dr. Gerald N. Rosenberg (Associate Professor, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA) delivered a talk on ‘Whether courts can bring about social change?’ on July 8, 2014 (9:15pm–10:45pm). He teaches at the Department of Political Science and the Law School at his University. His talk and subsequent discussions were based on themes from his book ‘The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? (University of Chicago Press, 2nd ed. 2008; 1st ed. 1991). This talk was open to all students.