Spring 2011

Chief Cook and Bottlewasher: Deans of Students through the Generations

There may be no more complex—and rewarding—job in the law school than that of the Dean of Students.

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In Their Own Words: Admissions Essays That Worked

Meet six of our students in the way we first met them: through the personal statements they wrote for their law school applications.

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Student Scholars

Each year, the Law School awards prizes at graduation to students who have excelled in legal scholarship. Three students from the class of 2010 earned such prizes for their work.

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A Special Day with Justice Sotomayor

When Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited the Law School in January, students knew the rare opportunity that was at hand.

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Learning the Art of Contract Drafting Through the Lens of Experience

Joan Neal came to the Law School as a Lecturer in Law this fall with a mandate to teach contract drafting skills to upper-level students.

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The Evolution of the Bigelow Program

While the University of Chicago Law School provides its students with a remarkably wide range of legal classes, none is more important than the required first-year course in legal research and writing.

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The 2011 Coase Lecture: Economics and Judicial Behavior

Professor Thomas J. Miles told students that by applying the empirical methods used in law and economics, the academic community has uncovered patterns that explain some judicial behavior.

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The American Way of Excluding

Lior Strahilevitz, Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, has written a book that looks at how Americans practice and experience exclusion.

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The Maurice Walk Scholarship: A Legacy of Generosity

Walk Scholars receive a full-tuition stipend for all three years of their studies at the Law School.

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The Power of a Scholarship: Thanks from Students

Every year, students write notes of appreciation to alumni for gifts they have made to support student scholarships. We’d like you meet some of those students and hear about their gratitude.

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Students Take the Research Reins

The University of Chicago Law School has long been established as a leader in producing influential and breakthrough legal scholarship. But Chicago Law faculty members aren’t the only contributors.

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