May 2016

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2 May 2016 - 7:04am

"Barnette and the First Amendment Right to Privacy.” 

*This will be a lunchtime workshop. Lunch will be served.

2 May 2016 - 10:21am

More than 170 nations just committed to reduce their emissions in order to confront the climate threat. Now, the big question on the minds of national and global leaders is whether the U.S. will be able to meet its commitment as the nation's key climate strategy—The Clean Power Plan—faces serious legal challenges after the Supreme Court issued a "stay" on the rule earlier this year.

Join us for an insider's debate over the legal merits of the plan with lawyers representing opposite sides of the case: Sean Donahue (Law '92), Partner at Donahue and Goldberg, LLP & Thomas Lorenzen, Partner at Crowell and Moring, LLP.

Sean Donahue (Law ’92) served as law clerk to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and to Justice John Paul Stevens. After working at Jenner & Block’s Washington office and the Department of Justice’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division, he opened his own firm.  He has participated in several significant cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, including successfully briefing and arguing Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy Corp. for the petitioners, and serving as counsel of record for environmental and public-health organizations in major Clean Air Act cases in the Supreme Court’s 2013 and 2014 terms. 

Tom Lorenzen is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. He previously worked at the Department of Justice, where he oversaw many of the seminal environmental cases of the last decade. These include Massachusetts v. EPA, in which the Supreme Court affirmed EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. In the D.C. Circuit and the other federal courts of appeals, he oversaw the government’s defense in Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, in which the court upheld EPA’s first suite of greenhouse-gas regulations; and numerous cases challenging EPA regulations governing emissions of hazardous air pollutants. 

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

2 May 2016 - 11:12am


presents: Being "Out" on the Job Search and in the Legal Profession with Kirkland & Ellis attorneys Tim Pickert and Dan Hoppe, and Jenner & Block attorney Alexander Bandza

Blue Box provided. Generously sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis and Jenner & Block.

2 May 2016 - 11:51am

APALSA presents: A Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

"Careers in Public Service and Academia" featuring Professor Jennifer Nou

Co-sponsored by BLSA, the Human Rights Law Society, LELS, LLSA, and MLSA

*Lasagna lunch provided*

2 May 2016 - 1:45pm

A discussion in conjunction with THE LUMEN CHRISTI SOCIETY and THE ST. THOMAS MOORE SOCIETY  "Mercy and the Criminal Law" 

Prof. James Q. Whitman, Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Criminal Law, Yale Law School

Sit Down Cafe lunch provided.

This is a time when there is a widespread sense of crisis about the harshness of American criminal justice.  Many figures–not least among them President Obama–are calling for a practice of justice more attuned to the values of mercy.  In this talk, Professor Whitman, drawing on his book The Origins of Reasonable Doubt, will discuss the conception of mercy to be found in Augustinian theology, and plead for a shift in American attitudes.  The talk will also turn on the arguments he offers in his recent article “Presumption of Innocence or Presumption of Mercy?”

 Registration is encouraged.

2 May 2016 - 7:16pm

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health will screen No Más Bebés, a documentary about a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized without consent while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Set against a debate over the impact of Latino immigration and overpopulation, and the birth of a movement for Chicana rights and reproductive choice, No Más Bebés revisits a powerful story that still resonates today.

Introduced by Claudia Flores, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, formerly a United Nations legal advisor and attorney with the ACLU National's Women's Rights Project.

Consent, Choice, Agency
Documentary Film Series at the CSGS, Spring 2016

The series explores sex, violence and reproduction in contexts of law, medicine, culture and identity: the chipping away of abortion rights and the war on Planned Parenthood, sterilization abuse and sexual shaming which aim to control women’s sexuality, sexual pleasure, and reproduction and the possibilities embodied in making families and parenting across gender lines.

A law school group will leave from the VCA at 5:30.  Dinner will be served.

4 May 2016 - 10:07am

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

4 May 2016 - 1:31pm

The senior U.S. Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin, will be speaking about his efforts to promote comprehensive immigration reform and answering audience questions on the subject. Senator Durbin has long been a champion of immigration reform and is the originator of the DREAM Act.

The event is sponsored by the Immigration Law Society and Law School Democrats.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the event.

This event is open to the public.

5 May 2016 - 12:15pm

Clinics in Action:  International Human Rights Clinic. 

Students from the International Human Rights Clinic, along with Professor Claudia Flores and professor Brian Citro, will discuss the recent work of the IHR Clinic to promote social and economic justice globally, including in the United States.  This Clinic in Action will feature the work of two diverse projects led by students Kaitlin Beck (2L) and Cornelius Cornelssen (3L). Ms. Beck will present her work on Implementing Women’s Constitutional Rights in Zimbabwe, a project in coordination with the Zimbabwe Women’s Lawyers Association.  Mr. Cornelssen will discuss his work on Police Use of Force and Human Rights in the United States, a project with Amnesty International USA examining police department use of force policies against international human rights standards.

5 May 2016 - 2:48pm

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited and subject to registration. For special assistance  or for other questions about the event, please contact Ms. Curtrice Scott at


The symposium will bring together academics specializing in a variety of legal subjects to develop methodologies and best practices to guide legal research. This discussion will first consider whether legal scholarship has sufficiently rigorous standards for academic researchers to support claims about changes in legal doctrine. Given the strong case for the argument that legal scholarship lacks such rigorous standards, Symposium participants will also debate the proper methodological principles that should inform how scholars support arguments about constitutions, statutes, court decisions, and administrative regulations. This debate will aim to incorporate methodological insights from a variety of social sciences and to reach consensus with regard to the best practices for academic legal research, writing, and editing.

Confirmed participants include:

William Baude, University of Chicago Law School,
Adam Chilton, University of Chicago Law School
Anup Malani, University of Chicago Law School
Curtis Bradley, Duke University School of Law
Melissa Carlson, UC Berkeley School of Law
Katerina Linos, UC Berkeley
Frank Easterbrook, University of Chicago Law School
Richard Epstein, University of Chicago Law School
Richard Fallon, Jr., Harvard Law School
Nicholas Stephanopoulos, University of Chicago Law School
Abbe Gluck, Yale Law School
Richard Posner, University of Chicago Law School
Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law
Barbara Spellman, University of Virginia School of Law
Lawrence Solum, Georgetown University Law Center
Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School
Adrian Vermeule, Harvard Law School
Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Chicago Law School,
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler
, New York University School of Law


Organized by: Anup Malani, William Baude, Adam
Chilton, and The University of Chicago Law Review ______________________________________________________

Friday, May 6, 2016

8:30–9:00 a.m.                     Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:05 a.m.                     Welcome: Tom Miles & Manuel Valle

Panel I

9:05–9:45 a.m.
Will Baude, Adam Chilton, & Anup Malani (University of Chicago Law School)
Making Doctrinal Work More Rigorous: Lessons from Systematic Reviews

9:45–10:25 a.m.
Katerina Linos & Melissa Carlson (Berkeley School of Law)
Qualitative Methods for Law Review Writing

10:25–11:05 a.m.
Omri Ben-Shahar (University of Chicago Law School) & Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (NYU School of Law), Searching for the Common Law: An Empirical Approach

11:05–11:20 a.m. -- Break

Panel II

11:20–12:00 p.m.
Abbe Gluck (Yale Law School) 
The CBO Canon (Faint-Hearted Formalism and Why Courts Should Learn About How Congress Actually Works)

12:00–12:40 p.m.
Fred Schauer & Barbara Spellman (University of Virginia School of Law)
Analogy, Expertise, and Experience

12:40–1:20 p.m.
Frank Easterbrook (United States Court of Appeals & University of Chicago Law School)
The Absence of Method in Statutory Interpretation                                            

1:20–2:20 p.m. -- Lunch

Panel III 

2:20–3:00 p.m.
Richard Fallon (Harvard Law School)
Arguing in Good Faith about the Constitution: Ideology, Methodology, and Reflective Equilibrium

3:00–3:40 p.m.
Cass Sunstein & Adrian Vermeule (Harvard Law School)
The Unbearable Rightness of Auer

3:40–4:20 p.m.
Richard Epstein (NYU Law School, Hoover Institution, & Chicago Law School)
Concepts Before Precepts: The Central Place of Doctrine in Legal Scholarship         

Saturday, May 7, 2016

8:30–9:00 a.m -- Continental Breakfast

Panel IV

9:00–9:40 a.m.
Lawrence Solum (Georgetown University Law Center)
Originalist Methodology

9:40–10:20 a.m.
Curtis Bradley (Duke Law School)
Doing Gloss

10:20–10:35 a.m. -- Break

Panel V

10:35–11:15 a.m.
Nick Stephanopolous (University of Chicago Law School)
The Concepts of Law

11:15–11:55 a.m.
Richard Posner (United States Court of Appeals & University of Chicago Law School)
What Judges Need in the Way of Legal Research

12:00–1:00 p.m -- Lunch


6 May 2016 - 12:29pm

(students please arrive at 11.45am for brief introduction)

6 May 2016 - 12:29pm

The workshop is open to all faculty, fellows, and staff and to students taking the course for credit. Other students may be able to attend if they have a special interest in the paper being presented, but they should check with Mr. Strauss first, because space is limited.

6 May 2016 - 12:30pm

The workshop is open to all faculty, fellows, and staff and to students taking the course for credit. Other students may be able to attend if they have a special interest in the paper being presented, but they should check with Mr. Strauss first, because space is limited.

6 May 2016 - 12:30pm

The workshop is open to all faculty, fellows, and staff and to students taking the course for credit. Other students may be able to attend if they have a special interest in the paper being presented, but they should check with Mr. Strauss first, because space is limited.

6 May 2016 - 12:31pm

The workshop is open to all faculty, fellows, and staff and to students taking the course for credit. Other students may be able to attend if they have a special interest in the paper being presented, but they should check with Mr. Strauss first, because space is limited.

6 May 2016 - 12:31pm

The workshop is open to all faculty, fellows, and staff and to students taking the course for credit. Other students may be able to attend if they have a special interest in the paper being presented, but they should check with Mr. Strauss first, because space is limited.

6 May 2016 - 12:32pm

The workshop is open to all faculty, fellows, and staff and to students taking the course for credit. Other students may be able to attend if they have a special interest in the paper being presented, but they should check with Mr. Strauss first, because space is limited.

6 May 2016 - 12:33pm

The workshop is open to all faculty, fellows, and staff and to students taking the course for credit. Other students may be able to attend if they have a special interest in the paper being presented, but they should check with Mr. Strauss first, because space is limited.

6 May 2016 - 12:35pm

Adam Hosein, Law, The University of Chicago

6 May 2016 - 12:36pm

Alastair Norcross, Philosophy, University of Colorado

6 May 2016 - 12:36pm

Barbara Fried, Law, Stanford University

6 May 2016 - 12:36pm

Conference on Capabilities and Education, organized by James J. Heckman (Economics, University of Chicago), Martha Nussbaum, and Robert Pollak (Economics, Washington University, St. Louis).  Amartya Sen (Economics and Philosophy, Harvard) will be the keynote speaker, and all students are asked to attend the conference.

Conference website:

6 May 2016 - 12:38pm

David Weisbach, Law, University of Chicago

6 May 2016 - 12:38pm

Elizabeth Anderson, Philosophy and Law, University of Michigan: John Stuart Mill's reconciliation of utilitarianism with concerns of distributive justice and equality.  (Note, this is a Friday because of Anderson's schedule; the hour will be determined by participants' schedules)

6 May 2016 - 12:38pm

Eric Posner, Law, University of Chicago:  "Human Welfare, Not Human Rights"

6 May 2016 - 12:39pm

Attendance limited to enrolled students only.

6 May 2016 - 12:39pm

Attendance limited to enrolled students only.

6 May 2016 - 12:39pm

Attendance limited to enrolled students only.

6 May 2016 - 12:39pm

Attendance limited to enrolled students only.

6 May 2016 - 12:39pm

Attendance limited to enrolled students only.

6 May 2016 - 12:40pm

Attendance limited to enrolled students only.

6 May 2016 - 12:40pm

Attendance limited to enrolled students only.

6 May 2016 - 12:40pm

Attendance limited to enrolled students only.

6 May 2016 - 12:40pm

Jeff McMahan, Philosophy, Rutgers University:  Utilitarianism and the Law and Morality of War

6 May 2016 - 12:41pm

Jeremy Waldron (Law, NYU; Politics, Oxford): pp. 211-214, 221-231 and Chapters 12 and 13 of Law and Disagreement [Oxford, 1999]

6 May 2016 - 12:42pm

Martha Nussbaum, Philosophy and Law, University of Chicago

6 May 2016 - 12:42pm

Matthew Adler, Law, University of Pennsylvania, "Well-Being and Equity: A Framework for Policy Analysis"

6 May 2016 - 12:42pm

Organizational meeting with students (no more than 30 minutes); background readings for October 19 will be assigned and procedures for student questions at other meetings will be discussed.

6 May 2016 - 12:43pm

Richard Posner, Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Law, University of Chicago

6 May 2016 - 12:44pm

Meeting on basic texts and ideas of classical Utilitarianism: students only

6 May 2016 - 12:45pm


Don Herzog is working on a book on household politics in early modern England.  Despite the illusions of word-processing and his heroic ability to whip footnotes into shape, this draft remains quite rough.

6 May 2016 - 12:46pm

Note from Jeffrey Fagan: "Just in case someone asks, in Table 4, Model 2, yes, it's close but still not significant. But Model 3 dismisses any lingering doubts.  The differences models are conclusive."

6 May 2016 - 4:28pm

The Office of the Dean of Students is currently seeking 2Ls to serve as Academic Counselors for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Any students interested in applying are strongly encouraged to attend this information meeting.

Location: Room B

Time: 12:15pm – 1:20pm

6 May 2016 - 4:29pm

Venture out to the Law School parking lot with your Big Sibling/Little Sibling or your Transfer Buddy and treat yourself to an assortment of Pierogi from the Pierogi Wagon. Look for Candace and Courtney by the VCA desk to grab a coupon. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.


Date: Monday, May 9th

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Location: Law School Parking Lot

8 May 2016 - 4:04pm

The Entertainment and Sports Law Society, the Labor and Employment Law Society, and the Securities and Investment Law Society present a special event with Lou Raizin, the President of Broadway in Chicago. Ranked as one of the "100 Most Powerful Chicagoans" in Chicago magazine, Mr. Raizin oversees an operation that entertains more than 1.7 million guests, and contributes $750 million to the local economy each year. Marc Hershberg (J.D. '17) will lead the discussion.

9 May 2016 - 7:30am

Stephanie Toti and and Rupali Sharma, of the Center for Reproductive Rights, will speak about their paths to public interest litigation and reproductive justice work, as well as about the history of, preparation for, and process of arguing Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt before the Supreme Court this year. This event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be served. .

9 May 2016 - 1:02pm

The University of Chicago Moot Court Team is excited to be hosting the second annual National Invitational Tournament on behalf of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association. Teams from across the country will be coming to Chicago to compete in one of the highest-caliber undergraduate moot court competitions in the nation, and we want you to be a judge!

Case Preview: In 2006, Congress passed the Fair Education Act, which prohibits all public and private colleges and universities from admitting and educating undocumented persons.  Kedesh College is a private, religious, non-denominational college in the state of Olympus which has, as part of its founding mission, to educated refugees, undocumented students, and other disadvantaged persons.  Kedesh College contends that the Fair Education Act violates its right to free exercise of religion under the first amendment.  A.R.H. is an undocumented minor who has been living in the United States since she was an infant.  She applied for, and received, a scholarship for undocumented students to attend Kedesh College, but has now been prevented from enrolling.  She contends that the Fair Education Act violates her right to equal protection under the law, as applied to the Congress via the fifth amendment.  After a decision in favor of the United States in the Circuit Court, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari.

* * * * *

Who can volunteer? Any interested attorneys and law students.

Are there any assignments? No! Judges are requested to read the Bench Brief summarizing the issues and relevant cases before oral arguments, but there will also be a judge training before each session.


When is the competition? There will be three rounds of oral argument on Friday evening (4/29), beginning at 5pm, and elimination rounds beginning on Saturday morning (4/30) at 9am.  

Do I have to attend both days? No!  We only ask that judges sign up for as many (~1 hour) rounds as their schedule permits.

Is the number of volunteers limited? No!

Why should I volunteer? Judges will engage with bright and highly-competitive undergraduate (aspiring attorneys) students in rounds of simulated oral argument before the Supreme Court.  UChicago Law students will earn Keystone credit and Pro Bono hours for their service. Judges will also be provided with food, drink, and a token of our appreciation for judging.  

How do I sign up? Interested volunteers should indicate their availability here:


Please don't hesitate to contact Tyler Ross ( or Caroline Cordell ( with any questions about the tournament or registration.  

9 May 2016 - 1:04pm

Judged for two rounds of the competition.

9 May 2016 - 1:05pm

Judged for three rounds of the competition.

9 May 2016 - 1:06pm

Judged for four rounds of the competition.

9 May 2016 - 1:07pm

Judged for five rounds of the competition.

9 May 2016 - 1:08pm

Judged for six rounds of the competition.

9 May 2016 - 1:36pm

Judged competition for seven rounds.

9 May 2016 - 4:01pm

Introducing the Technology & Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Bootcamp, an exclusive one-day program designed for those in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture. Get practical information on the legal and business issues facing today’s entrepreneurs.

Presented by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Silicon Valley’s premier legal advisor, with the support and cooperation of the University of Chicago School of Law, Chicago Innovation Exchange, UChicagoTech Center for Technology Development & Ventures, Chicago Booth’s Polksy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Social Enterprise Initiative.

This event is part of the UChicago Innovation Fest, a three week long opportunity to discover and celebrate the increasing presence of innovation, exciting new research, and entrepreneurship across campus.  The UChicago Innovation Fest runs from May 12, 2016 to June 2, 2016.  More information can be found at

This event is free but space is limited. The deadline to register is May 13, 2016 at 3:00p.m.

Please register for the event here:


11:30 a.m.                           

Registration & Networking

12:00 p.m.                          

Overview/Trends and Forming and Organizing the Start-up & Founders Stock

Our presenter will provide an overview of the start-up process and financing trends of new entrepreneurial ventures. Then, we will explore (i) some of the early decisions related to formation of the start-up entity, including timing, documents, and choice of entity and (ii) strategies for allocation of founders’ stock and composition of the board of directors.      

1:00 p.m.                            

Networking Lunch          

1:45 p.m.                            

Intellectual Property (Patents and Licensing),  Guest Speaker: Margaret Fleetwood, Project Manager, UChicagoTech

The presenter will discuss the importance of developing an IP strategy that fits the business, and the relationship between IP protection and the commercialization objectives of your business.

3:15 p.m.                            

Business Plans, Fundraising, Valuation & Term Sheets

This session will include a discussion of how to organize the business plan as a critical planning tool and provide practical guidance for preparing an executive summary, including financial projections and budgets. We will also explore strategies for approaching the investment community and understanding alternative sources of funding. Then, we will examine the methods commonly used to determine a company’s valuation and address how investors utilize them to value early-stage companies and technology projects. The speaker will help you understand investor expectations, including board seats, liquidity, registration rights, and non-compete agreements, and discuss key provisions to include in term sheets and negotiation strategies for achieving the best-case investment scenario.

4:15 p.m.                              


4:30 p.m.                            

Case Studies  

The speaker will present case studies of 2 real-life start-ups as examples of lessons learned.

5:00 p.m.                           

Moderated Panel  

Listen to a panel of Chicago entrepreneurs and VCs as they talk about the journey from idea to innovation, all the way to realization.

6:00 p.m.                            

Networking Reception   

10 May 2016 - 10:54am


Jeff Leslie, University of Chicago Law School (moderator)
John Markowski from the Community Investment Corporation
Bill Eager, Vice President, Chicago Area, Preservation of Affordable Housing ("POAH")
Professor Jim Kelly, Notre Dame School of Law

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

11 May 2016 - 4:39pm

This conference will bring together leading legal academics, economists, philosophers, and political thinkers to consider the question "what is the future of classical-liberal thought in law and policy?" in a variety of legal and policy domains.


12 May 2016 - 2:36pm

Organized by Professor Mary Anne Case, this conference will be structured around two documentary films, Praying in her Own Voice and Paper Dolls (Bubyot Niyar), each centered on ways in which Israeli law and culture deal with individuals and groups who transcend the gender boundaries of Jewish law. The conference title is taken from Deuteronomy 10:22, which declares it to be an abomination for a woman to put on what pertains to a man and for a man to wear women’s clothing.

Please RSVP by email to Lorrie Wehrs at


9-9:10 (audio) Welcome and Introduction, Mary Anne Case, University of Chicago Law School

9:10- 11:15 The Women of The Wall

11:30-12:05 (audio) Assessing Damages: The Promise of Private Law Remedies for Agunot, Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and Law,  Brandeis University 

12:15-1:20   (audio)  Kosher Working Lunch: Transgender and Intersex in Jewish Law

  • A Category unto its Own: Ancient Rabbinic Taxonomy of Six Gender Identities and Challenges to Binary Gender Rules, Raquel S. Kosovske, Rabbi, Congregation Beit Ahavah, Northampton, Mass. and Jennifer Levi, Western New England College School of Law
  • Don't Judge a Book by its Cover? The Role of Genotype in Jewish Law on Intersexuality, Hillel Gray, Center for Ethics, Emory University

1:40- 2:15 (audio) The Cross-Dressing Women of the Military in Israel and the U.S, Pamela Laufer-Ukeles, University of Dayton School of Law

2:20- 4:50    Paper Dolls

  • 2:20- 3:40  Bubot Niyar (Paper Dolls) a documentary film directed by Tomer Heymann
  • 3:45- 4:50  (audio) "Thinking Is in the Grey Area" : Family, Home, Gender and Diaspora in the Paper Dolls, Aeyal Gross, Harvard Law School and University of Tel Aviv
    Commentary: Martin Manalansan IV, University of Illinois Dept. of Anthropology 

Speaker Bios

Prof. Aeyal Gross teaches in the Tel-Aviv University law school since 1996. He received his LL.B. in 1990 from TAU (magna cum laude) and his S.J.D. in Harvard Law School in 1996. In 1998 he was awarded the Diploma in Human Rights from the Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence. In 1995 he was intern with the European Commission on Human Rights in Strasbourg. Prof. Gross was member of the Board of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and member of the Academic Committee of the Minerva Center for Human Rights in Tel-Aviv University. He was a fellow with the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies in South Africa and is a board member of the Concord Center for the Interplay between International Norms and Israeli Law. In 2003-2006 he taught in the summer term in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

He also taught as a visitor in the University of Toronto Law School. From 2007-2009, he served as a research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and he is a visiting reader at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), both at the University of London. In 2009-2010 he is the Joseph Flom Global Health and Human Rights Fellow with the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program

His publications include: The Construction of a Wall between the Hague and Jerusalem: The Enforcement and Limits of Humanitarian Law and the Structure of Occupation (Leiden Journal of International Law, 2006),  "After the Falls: International Law between Postmodernity and Anti-Modernity" (in Helene Ruiz-Fabri, Emanuelle Jouannet & J.M. Sorel Regards D'Une Generation Sur Le Droit International  (Editions Pedone, 2008), and "Gender Outlaws Before the Law: The Courts of the Borderlands" (Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, 2009).  He is the co-editor of Exploring Social Rights (Hart, 2007), which includes his article "The Right to Health in an Era of Privatisation and Globalisation: National and International Perspectives."

Pnina Lahav is a professor of law at Boston University.  She is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and of the Yale Law School. Lahav has published extensively on Israeli law and culture, including the biography of Chief Justice Simon Agranat (a graduate of the University of Chicago)published by the University of California Press. Her most recent article discusses the similarities between Muslim and Jewish women seeking recognition in their respective religious legal systems. Presently she is working on a book titled Golda Meir: between war and peace.

Martin F. Manalansan IV is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2003) and is the editor of three collections of essays.  His research interests include: globalization and transnationalism, migration and diaspora, sexuality and gender, Filipino migration, Asian Americans, food and culinary cultures, ethnicity and race, embodiment and sensory experiences, affect and emotions, urban life and popular culture. He is the Social Science Review Editor for GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies. He is currently writing two books manuscripts. The first is about the cultural mainstreaming of US lesbian and gay politics and the second, examines Asian immigrant culinary cultures.



Assessing Damages: The Promise of Private Law Remedies for Agunot - Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Director, Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and Law, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University
Two recent developments at the intersection of civil law and Jewish law suggest that actions for contractual and tortious damages may be promising strategies for alleviating the plight of women whose husbands abuse their power under Jewish law to deny them a divorce.  In 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada found that a husband's agreement to appear before a beit din in order to grant his wife a get was a valid and enforceable provision under Canadian law.  Having breached this contract by failing to deliver a get for 15 years, the husband was ordered to pay the wife some $50,000 in damages for her lost ability to remarry and bear legitimate children in her faith.  Since 2004, the Centre for Women's Justice in Israel has brought a series of successful actions for tortious damages for get withholding.   Resort to both remedies has also resulted in delivery of the get by recalcitrant spouses. Critics, however, argue that these approaches are suspect under both constitutional law principles and halakhic norms.  This paper will evaluate the validity of these civil law approaches from both perspectives.

"Thinking Is in the Grey Area" : Family, Home, Gender and Diaspora in the Paper Dolls - Aeyal Gross
The stories of Philippine migrant workers in Israel who put on drag shows was documented in Tomer Heymann's film Paper Dolls. The diasporic-immigrant identity represented in the film blends elements of gender and sexuality configurations typical of the country of origin with those characteristic of Israel. The "Paper Dolls" are depicted in the movie as "gays", but since they not only appear in drag at the club at night but some actually live a full feminine gender identity, in many senses, they are more reminiscent of transgenders. My talk will look at the role of gender performance in the life of the immigrant worker, as a site that challenges his usual role in citizenship stratification in Israel: for the Paper Dolls, the gender boundary crossing in their shows is also a channel for performance of Israelism. When they perform Israeli songs, we see how the gender performance is also an avenue for the performance of nationalism­ nationalism that is not purified Israelism (just as gender is not purified) but is instead hybridic. This discussion raises also questions regarding what is home, what is family, and what is kinship: the Paper Dolls as a group constitutes for its members both family and home that exist outside the normative models of home and family. But this hybridity encounters a number of formidable regulatory mechanisms­on the sexuality and gender axis that does not fall under either the gay or transsexual models, on the family and home axis that does not fall under the patriarchal-heterosexual model of kinship, and on the nationalism axis that does not fall under the ethno-national model that is so strong in Israel. This queer hybridity runs up against the homonormative regulation of the Israeli gay community as well as the nationalistic regulation of the Israeli Immigration Police.


This conference is made possible with the help of the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies.

Principal sponsors are the University of Chicago Law School Workshop on Regulating Family, Sex and Gender and Chicago Center for Jewish Studies. Additional sponsors are the University of Chicago Center for Gender Studies and Human Rights Program.

12 May 2016 - 2:39pm


12 May 2016 - 2:39pm


12 May 2016 - 2:40pm


Alexandra Duckworth, Joshua Fischman & Daniel E. Ho. "The Myth of Policy Voting: What Amici Tell Us About Law"

12 May 2016 - 2:45pm


12 May 2016 - 2:46pm


  • "The Law and Policy of Judicial Retirement"
12 May 2016 - 2:47pm


Corey Rayburn Yung, "How Judges Decide: A Multidimensional Empirical Typology of Judicial Styles in the Federal Courts."

12 May 2016 - 5:32pm

This event is free and open to the public.

13 May 2016 - 9:05am

Please join the IOP for a debate on the Second Amendment. Getting to the heart of issue surrounding “the right to bear arms,” two debaters, Zachary Elkins and Clark Neily, will argue both sides of the motion, “The Second Amendment should be amended.” This event is a part of the FIRE Debates series, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE,

Zachary Elkins, an associate professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, will argue for the motion. Clark Neily, a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice (IJ), will argue against the motion.

Zachary Elkins focuses his research on issues of democracy, national identity, and institutional reform, with an emphasis on governments in Latin American countries. Elkins co-authored The Endurance of National Constitutions, which explores the factors that increase the endurance and survival of national constitutions. He is currently completing a book manuscript titled Designed by Diffusion: Constitutional Reform in Developing Democracies, which examines the origins of democratic institutions in the developing world.

In addition to serving as an attorney for IJ, Clark Neily privately represented the plaintiffs in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Supreme Court case that held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep a gun for self-defense. Neily serves as the director of IJ’s Center for Judicial Engagement, and is the author of Terms of Engagement: How Our Courts Should Enforce the Constitution’s Promise of Limited Government, which discusses how courts can maintain constitutionally limited government.

13 May 2016 - 9:10am

Students participated in writing an article about a visiting jurist on the University of Chicago Law School campus for the website.  Through their dedication and hard work, they attended, drafted, edited, and re-wrote their pieces so that the Law School community could learn about the visits through a student's voice.

13 May 2016 - 6:05pm

Join your fellow classmates and celebrate your hard work this year with the End of the Year Party. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Law Students’ Association. 

13 May 2016 - 6:14pm

All newly elected presidents are required to attend a mandatory New Student Org Leader Meeting.  Two meetings will be held, but new leaders are only required to attend one of them (they cover the same content).  Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

13 May 2016 - 6:15pm

All newly elected presidents are required to attend a mandatory New Student Org Leader Meeting.  Two meetings will be held, but new leaders are only required to attend one of them (they cover the same content).  Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

15 May 2016 - 1:43pm

The Public Interest Law Society and The Federalist Society are excited to welcome Donovan Borvan ('11), Gregg Nunziata ('01), and Darpana Sheth for a panel on "Public Interest Careers on the Right." Calling on their collective experience working in state government, all three branches of the federal government, and the public interest sector, our three speakers will share how and why they decided to pursue public interest careers and what positive impacts they have affected in the conservative movement and beyond.


Don Borvan, a 2011 University of Chicago Law School graduate, serves as Associate General Counsel to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. He is responsible for advising the Governor on litigation strategy and consent decrees involving state agencies and the Governor's Office. Donovan works closely with the Attorney General's office and most state agencies related to litigation. In addition, he is the legal liaison between the Governor's Office and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Illinois State Police, Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, Office of the Illinois Fire Marshal, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Donovan has also been the Acting General Counsel at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency since November. Prior to joining the Governor's Office, Donovan was an Associate at Sidley Austin LLP in the Litigation practice group. Donovan earned his J.D. at the Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee.


Gregg Nunziata, a 2001 University of Chicago Law School graduate, serves as General Counsel to Senator Marco Rubio. In that capacity, he is the primary legal counsel and a senior policy adviser to Senator Rubio, a member of the Commerce, Foreign Relations, Intelligence, and Small Business Committees. Before working for Senator Rubio, Mr. Nunziata obtained considerable experience in the public and private sectors. In the private sector, Mr. Nunziata most recently worked as a Senior Director at The Advisory Board Company, advising hospitals and health care companies on the strategic implications of health care reform and emerging market forces. He litigated at Dechert LLP, defending corporations in products liability, consumer fraud, government investigations, and securities fraud cases.

In the public sector, Mr. Nunziata previously served as Chief Nominations Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he played a leading role in the confirmation of President George W. Bush’s judicial nominees, including two Supreme Court Justices. Later, he worked at the Senate Republican Policy Committee under Senator John Thune, where he provided legal analysis and policy counsel on matters relating to the judiciary and legal policy, homeland security, and Senate rules. Mr. Nunziata holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University. He will receive his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2016.


Darpana Sheth is an attorney with the Institute for Justice. She joined the Institute in 2010 and litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases to protect economic liberty and property rights in federal court. Darpana is part of the trial team that won a federal court ruling striking down Louisiana’s government-imposed monopoly on the sale of caskets, a ruling that was upheld on appeal. Currently, Darpana represents medical providers in a constitutional challenge to Virginia’s requirement that medical providers receive government permission in the form of a certificate of need before purchasing medical-imaging devices. Darpana has testified before the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and the city council of the District of Columbia in favor of efforts to reform civil forfeiture laws.  Darpana testified before the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on proposed amendments to procedural rules used in federal courts. Her opinions and views on legal issues have been featured in outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Prior to joining the Institute for Justice, Darpana served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York and as law clerk to the Honorable Jerome A. Holmes of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She also worked in private practice as a litigation associate at the Manhattan law firm of Chadbourne & Parke, LLP.  Darpana graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, and attended the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and also attended the Washington College of Law’s Program in Law and Government at American University.


Soul Food is provided, and students can earn Keystone points (Managing and Building Your Career) for attending:

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

15 May 2016 - 5:03pm

Please read this short piece in preparation for the lunch talk, entitled "Why Some Men are Above the Law."

Professor Martha Nussbaum received her BA from NYU and her MA and PhD from Harvard. She has taught at Harvard University, Brown University, and Oxford University. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Law School and Philosophy Department. She has chaired the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on International Cooperation, the Committee on the Status of Women, and the Committee for Public Philosophy.She has received honorary degrees from fifty colleges and universities in the U.S and around the world. She received numerous awards, including the Prince of Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences. She has numerous publications and has written several books, including her most recent book Anger and Forgiveness. Medici Pizza Provided for lunch. This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited."

15 May 2016 - 11:13pm


ACLU of Chicago Law, Outlaw, and ACS present:
Transgender Bathroom Bills: Exploring the Legislative Landscape

Panelists: Maria Pahl and Michael Ziri
Moderator: Professor Craig Futterman

Lunch provided. 

Ms. Pahl is the TransLegal Director and Staff Attorney at the Chicago House and Social Service Agency, which serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity.

Mr. Ziri is the Director of Public Policy at Equality Illinois, which builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community.

16 May 2016 - 8:01am

Join LSRJ for a discussion with Dr. Lilja Stefansson, Dr. Brian Nguyen, and Dr. Sabrina Holmquist about how health care providers encounter and navigate the law. This event is open to the public. Blue Box Lunches will be provided.

16 May 2016 - 9:21am

The Hon. John Owens will present "The Clerk, The Thief, His Life As A Baker: Ashton Embry and the Supreme Court Leak Scandal of 1919" at this lunch talk. On December 16, 1919, Ashton Fox Embry, law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Joseph McKenna, abruptly resigned from the position he had held for almost nine years. His explanation? His fledgling bakery business required his undivided attention. Newspapers that morning hinted at a different reason:  Embry resigned because he had conspired with at least three individuals to use inside knowledge of upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions to profit on Wall Street.  A grand jury returned an indictment against Embry and his associates a few months later, and Embry’s argument that he had committed no crime ultimately reached the Supreme Court, the very institution he was accused of betraying. Despite the sensational headlines and fierce legal battle arising from his indictment, the United States Attorney quietly dismissed Embry’s case in 1929, almost ten years after the story had broken. Few Court scholars have ever heard of Embry, and the memory of Embry, much like the case against him, has disappeared with time. Judge Owens will unravel the “Supreme Court Leak Case” by reconstructing what happened almost eighty years ago.

Judge Owens is a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The seat was the nation’s longest-existing judicial vacancy, dating back to Judge Stephen S. Trott who took senior status in 2004.  Owens was nominated by President Obama in August 2013 and took his seat soon after confirmation. He is one of the youngest serving federal appellate court judges in the nation. Owens was awarded the American Bar Association’s highest rating of “unanimously well qualified to serve” on the federal appellate bench.

A highly regarded federal prosecutor with more than 11 years of service, Owens has prosecuted a broad range of criminal cases. In 2001, he became an Assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California.  He transferred to the Southern District of California in 2004 and became the chief of its criminal division in 2010.  As a prosecutor, Owens focused on white-collar prosecutions, and his extensive trial and appellate experience earned him awards from the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, and other federal law enforcement agencies.  He left the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2012 to become a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, focusing on complex business and Supreme Court litigation.  He has appeared in two episodes of CNBC's American Greed.

After graduating first in his class from Stanford Law School, Owens served as a law clerk first to Judge J. Clifford Wallace on the Ninth Circuit and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

His chambers are in San Diego, California.

16 May 2016 - 3:15pm

5:30-6:00 p.m.:  Check In/Registration
6:00-7:00 p.m.:  Panel Discussion
7:00-8:00 p.m.:  Networking Reception

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. There is no charge for this event. Kindly RSVP here by Friday, June 17.

Panelists include:

Salen Churi '11 is Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and the Bluhm-Helfand Director and founder of the Innovation Clinic. Prior to founding the Innovation Clinic, Salen served as Associate Director of the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School. Previously, he practiced corporate law at Sidley Austin and Kirkland & Ellis, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and technology transactions. He received a BA cum laude from Miami University and a JD with honors from the University of Chicago Law School.

Steve Ducommun is a partner with Perkins Coie's Corporate practice.  He concentrates his practice in corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, commercial contracting and financings. He regularly represents companies in a number of industries, including health care, biotechnology, food and procurement, cleantech, pharmaceutical, medical devices, agribusiness, metals and information technology.

John Flavin, MBA is the Executive Director of the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) at the University of Chicago. An entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the life sciences field focused on finance and operations, Flavin has co-founded and built several companies, raised over $220 million in private and public capital, and led 2 successful NASDAQ IPOs. John is Managing Director at Flavin Ventures, LLC, a venture creation and management firm, as well as a board member at the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, and he sits on the World Business Chicago ChicagoNEXT CleanTech committee and the City of Chicago's Small Business Advisory Committee.

16 May 2016 - 3:20pm

A panel on LGBT immigration and asylum issues with NIJC, the Rainbow Welcome Initiative, ALMA, and the Law Office of Michael R. Jarecki. This event is free and open to the public.

17 May 2016 - 12:31pm

Ms. Hirshman and Mr. Neas will engage in dialogue around Linda's New York Times bestselling book, Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World.

6:30-7:00 p.m.: Registration
7:00-7:45 p.m.: Program
7:45 p.m.: Networking reception & book signing

$20 per person. Registration fee includes copy of Sisters in Law book and hors d'oeuvres & beverages.

Kindly RSVP here by June 8.

17 May 2016 - 4:47pm

In the past two year, sets of judicial reform inititives have been undertaken within the Chinese judicial system with aims of increasing judicial independance and curbing judicial corruption. Certainly, this ongoing reform will  have a huge impact on the role and functions that Chinese judicary will perform in the future. But whether or not this reforms will lead to the expected goals remains very uncertain.

Xixin WANG is Vice-Dean and Professor of Law, and Founding Director of the Center for Public Participation Studies and Support, at Peking University Law School in Beijing, China.  Professor Wang received his Bachelor’s degree of law from the South Central Institute of Political Science and Law in 1990 and his LL.D from Peking University Law School in 1999.  From 1998-1999, he was a Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School, and since August 2003 has been a Fellow of the China Law Center at Yale Law School.  Professor Wang has been deeply involved in China’s administrative law reforms for many years.  Since 1999, he has served as a working member of the China Administrative Legislation Research Group - an academic team advising the National People’s Congress Standing Committee’s Legal Affairs Working Commission on administrative law reforms and since 2001 has focused especially on the drafting of an Administrative Procedure Act. Professor Wang was a Visiting Scholar of Yale Law School in 2001. He was a Bok International Visiting Professor at UPenn School of Law in 2013 and Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School in 2014. Professor Wang’s research fields cover constitutional review, local governance, administrative rulemaking, open government information, and public participation. Professor Wang is also recognized as a public intellectual, serving as a commentator for China Legal Daily since 2006 and for China Central Television (CCTV) since 2008.  He is the author of three well recognized books on administrative procedure, public participation, and open government information, and some 60 journal articles published in China and the United States.

In April 2015, Professor Wang was appointed by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee Associate Chief Judge of the Administrative Law Division of the Supreme People’s Court of China.

This event is sponsored by the University of Chicago Law School International Programs and China Law Society.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

19 May 2016 - 8:46am

Please note registration for this event is now closed. Please email Maureen McCarthy Horonzy at for more information.

Join us for an afternoon of delicious BBQ and great socializing! Bring your family, classmates, and friends to this casual gathering.

BBQ from Rocklands catering
vegetarian options available
Beer, wine, and soft drinks  

Parking: Driveway & street parking available

19 May 2016 - 10:39am

Professor Brian Leiter will be presenting at this conference in Girona, Spain. For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website.

This description is from the conference website:

Five years ago we began, with much enthusiasm, an editorial project with grand expectations for quality and modest ones concerning diffusion. Our aim was to start a book collection in the field of Philosophy of Law embracing both, translations of key books from other legal cultures, thus making them available to Spanish-speaking readers, as well as original works. Five years later the results have surpassed all diffusion forecasts and we honestly believe that they have played a part in the iusphilosophical debate.

Today, the collection is made up of more than thirty published volumes with eighteen more underway. Marcial Pons publishers in junction with the research groups in Philosophy of Law from the Universidad de Girona and the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (to whom the directors of the collection belong, Jordi Ferrer y José Juan Moreso)) are organizing an international conference commemorating the first fifty volumes which will take place the 20th , 21st and 22nd of May 2010 in the Spanish city of Girona.

Our aim is that the conference will be a meeting place for authors and readers of our books. For this reason twelve authors from the collection will be speakers at the event Dr. Robert Alexy, Dr. Juan C. Bayón, Dr. Brian Bix, Dr. Eugenio Bulygin, Dr. Bruno Celano, Dr. Jules L. Coleman, Dr. Riccardo Guastini, Dr. Brian Leiter, Dr. Jorge Luis Rodríguez, Dr. Frederick Schauer, Dr. Scott J. Shapiro, Dr. Wilfrid J. Waluchow. We have chosen the theme "neutrality and theory of Law" as the backbone of the speeches because it is one of the most frequently found, either directly or indirectly, in the books of the collection

Our objective is to offer an event of the utmost magnitude in the iusphilosophical debate that will gather the different legal traditions, addressed specifically toward the Hispanic-American community.

19 May 2016 - 11:52am

This training session will cover a variety of legal research tools beyond “the Big Three.” Students are encouraged to RSVP at:  

23 May 2016 - 2:11pm

An innovative tri-continental intellectual venture in which philosophers based at King's College London, University of Chicago and the National University of Singapore present and discuss work in progress in moral, political and legal philosophy.

23 May 2016 - 4:49pm

Friday, June 3               

8:00 - 8:30am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:35am  – Welcome from Dean Daniel Diermeier, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

8:45 - 10:15am    Panel One:  Housing and Land Use Controls

Moderator: Paul Shadle (DLA Piper)

William Fischel (Dartmouth),  The Rise of the Homevoters: How OPEC and Earth Day
Created Growth-Control Zoning that Derailed the Growth Machine

Discussant:  Vicki Been (NYC Housing Preservation and Development)

David Schleicher (Yale), How Land Use Law Impedes Transportation Innovation

Discussant:  Daniel Kay Hertz (City Observatory)

10:15 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 12:00pm  Panel Two:  Community Change and Affordability 

Moderator:  Daniel Biss (Illinois State Senate) 

Georgette Chapman Phillips (Lehigh), Losing My Religion: Church Condo Conversions and Neighborhood Change

Discussant:  Nicole Garnett (Notre Dame)

Richard Epstein (NYU), The Unassailable Case Against Affordable Housing Programs

Discussant:  Nestor Davidson (Fordham)

 12:15 - 1:15pm  Lunch Presentation 

Atif Mian (Princeton) and Amir Sufi (Chicago) Household Debt and Defaults from 2000 to 2010: The Credit Supply View

1:30 - 3:00pm  Panel Three:  History and Home 

Moderator: Jeff Leslie (Chicago)

Ingrid Gould Ellen (NYU) & Brian McCabe (Georgetown), Balancing the Costs and Benefits of Historic Preservation

Discussant:  John Mangin (NYC Dept. of City Planning) 

Lior Strahilevitz (Chicago), Historic Preservation and Its Even Less Authentic Alternative 

Discussant:  Eduardo Peñalver (Cornell) 

3:00 - 3:15pm  Break

3:15 - 4:45pm  Panel Four:  Housing and Savings 

Moderator: Geoff Smith (Institute for Housing Studies, DePaul)

Christopher Mayer (Columbia), Housing and Retirement

Discussant:  Luigi Zingales (Chicago)

Stephanie Stern (Chicago-Kent),  Behavioral Leasing: Lease-Based Housing Alternatives for Renters

Discussant: Damon Jones (Chicago) 

Saturday, June 4

8:00 - 8:30am  – Continental Breakfast 

8:35am – Welcome from Dean Thomas Miles, University of Chicago Law School 

8:45 - 10:15am  Panel Five:  Neighborhoods and Opportunities 

Moderator:  Janet Smith (UIC)

Matthew Desmond (Harvard), How Housing Dynamics Shape Neighborhood Perceptions

Discussant:  Kate Cagney (Chicago)

Ian Ayres (Yale), Gary Klein (Massachusetts AG’s Office), & Jeff West (Precision Economics), The Rise and (Potential) Fall of Disparate Impact Lending Litigation

Discussant:  William Hubbard (Chicago) 

10:15 - 10:30am  Break

10:30 - 12:00pm  Panel Six:  The Future of Housing Finance 

Moderator: David Dana (Northwestern)

Patricia McCoy (Boston College) & Susan Wachter (Penn), Mortgage Put-backs, Cyclicality, and Access To Credit  

Discussant: Karen Pence (Federal Reserve Board)

Raphael Bostic (USC) & Anthony Orlando (USC),  When the Invisible Hand Isn't a Firm Hand: Disciplining Markets That Won't Discipline Themselves

Discussant: Brian Brooks (Fannie Mae)


23 May 2016 - 5:11pm

Come and get your sugar fix with an assortment of cupcakes from Sprinkles.  Flavors include: banana, cinnamon sugar, key lime, lemon coconut, peanut butter chip, red velvet, vanilla, milk chocolate.  A few vegan, sugar free, and gluten free cupcakes will be available.

23 May 2016 - 5:12pm

Pop by the Green Lounge for a small snack with Wow Bao’s delicious baos.  Choose from teriyaki chicken, spicy kung pao chicken, spicy mongolian beef, whole wheat edamame, chocolate, and coconut custard.  Each student will get to pick two.