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3 Aug 2015 - 11:25pm
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Please join an Admissions Officer for our online webinar and learn more about our academic community and what you can expect as a student at the University of Chicago Law School. Participants will be able to submit their questions in real time and prior to the event.  Read more about our Online Admissions Webinars.

To register for our Online Admissions Webinar, please complete the Webinar Registration Form.

3 Aug 2015 - 11:26pm
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Please join an Admissions Officer for our online webinar and learn more about our academic community and what you can expect as a student at the University of Chicago Law School. Participants will be able to submit their questions in real time and prior to the event.  Read more about our Online Admissions Webinars.

To register for our Online Admissions Webinar, please complete the Webinar Registration Form.

3 Aug 2015 - 11:30pm
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Please join an Admissions Officer for our online webinar and learn more about our academic community and what you can expect as a student at the University of Chicago Law School. Participants will be able to submit their questions in real time and prior to the event.  Read more about our Online Admissions Webinars.

To register for our Online Admissions Webinar, please complete the Webinar Registration Form.

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7 Aug 2015 - 11:57am
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Join Deans of Admissions from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania law schools for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.

Panelists will discuss what works and what doesn't in the competitive law school admissions process.

 

7 Aug 2015 - 12:12pm
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Join Deans of Admission from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania law schools for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.

Panelists will discuss what works and what doesn't in the competitive law school admissions process.

7 Aug 2015 - 12:16pm
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Join Deans of Admission from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania law schools for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.

Panelists will discuss what works and what doesn't in the competitive law school admissions process.

7 Aug 2015 - 12:23pm
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Join Deans of Admission from The University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania law schools for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.

Panelists will discuss what works and what doesn't in the competitive law school admissions process.

7 Aug 2015 - 4:23pm
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To be presented by Lisa Bernstein, Wilson-Dickinson Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar, University of Chicago Law School

More information will be posted soon.

Reception to follow.

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

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10 Aug 2015 - 2:20pm
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Join us for this annual luncheon with a presentation by Professor Laura Weinrib. Please register here.

10 Aug 2015 - 2:21pm
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Join us for this annual luncheon with a presentation by Professor Laura Weinrib. Please register here.

10 Aug 2015 - 2:23pm
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Join us for this annual luncheon with a presentation by Professor Laura Weinrib. Please register here.

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11 Aug 2015 - 8:36am
11 Aug 2015 - 9:13am
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Clark Atlanta University

Student Center - Multipurpose Room

11 Aug 2015 - 2:11pm
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Yesha Yadav, Associate Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School

11 Aug 2015 - 2:11pm
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Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy in the School of Social Service Administration and Chicago Harris; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab, Unviersity of Chicago

11 Aug 2015 - 2:12pm
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John Morley, Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School

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12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join Associate Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid Ann Perry and special guest Bigelow Fellow Vincent Buccola for a three mile loop around the Midway. Students wanting a shorter run can return to the Law School at any time.  Healthy snacks provided.  Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

**This program qualifies for 10 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program points in the Well-Rounded Lawyer category.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Please join Jeff Anderson, Associate Dean for Leadership Development at the Booth School of Business, for a lunch talk.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

**This event qualifies for 10 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program points in the Managing and Building Your Career category.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join a panel of alums, including Professor Veronica Root, '08, Tal Chaiken, '12, Associate at Schiff Hardin, and Patrick Castle, '12, Associate at Grippo & Elden, moderated by 3L Liz White, as they discuss how their participation in journals, moot court, and clinics expanded their opportunities during their careers. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students. Sponsored by Simpson Thacher, Outlaw, Women's Mentoring Program, Law Women's Caucus, and APALSA.

**This program qualifies for 10 Keystone Professionalism and Leadership Program points in the Managing and Building Your Career category.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a barbeque celebrating the end of the school year. Sponsored by the Law Students' Association.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join Shannon Bartlett, Associate Director of Student Affairs, for a conversation on managing law school and staying healthy. A healthy lunch will be provided. Organized and sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

 **This program qualifies for 10 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program points in the Well-Rounded Lawyer category.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Take a break from studying and join us for a tour of the Ratner Athletics Center. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

**This program qualifies for 10 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program points in the Well-Rounded Lawyer category.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join the Office of the Dean of Students for the Law School Wellness Fair. Participants include Student Health and Counseling Service, Office of Spiritual Life, Department of Physical Education & Athletics, Argo Tea, UCPD, RSVP (Sexual Violence Prevention), Office of Sustainability, UChicago Bookstore, Ratner Athletics Center, ScooterVersity, ARAMARK/UChicago Dining, 53rd Street Bike Center, Working Well Massage, Hyde Park Produce Market, and Lawyers' Assistance Program.  

Complete a wellness quiz to receive a free lunch bag and be entered into a drawing for other fun prizes.

Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join Kara Schmidt from Chaturanga Holistic Fitness for a 45-minute yoga class at the Law School. Organized and sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

**This program qualifies for 10 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program points in the Well-Rounded Lawyer category.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join Professor Anthony Casey for a three mile loop around the Midway. Students wanting a shorter run can return to the Law School at any time. Organized and sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

**This program qualifies for 10 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program points in the Well-Rounded Lawyer category.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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This program earned rave reviews when we offered it in the past. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students and the D'Angelo Law Library, this Microsoft Office Training is meant to address what students will see in practice – new attorneys are expected to be able to do anything computer-related because they are generally the youngest person on the team, yet are at the bottom of the pecking order in terms of getting secretarial support. It’s really hard to teach yourself Power Point at 3 in the morning when the partner wants slides edited and the support staff have long ago gone home for the night. This program will give you the basic Microsoft Office skills you will need during the school year, in summer employment, and as an attorney.

There is no charge for the program; you can attend the morning, afternoon, or both; lunch will be provided; you must bring your own laptop; and the program will be applicable for both Mac and PC users. The program will be held Sunday, October 6 with Word training from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Excel & PowerPoint from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Credit toward Keystone Program completion will be offered. Students must register in advance for this  program at: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/microsofttrainingRSVP. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students & the D'Angelo Law Library.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join the Office of the Dean of Students for a welcome back barbeque and student organization fair.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for HaLAWeen in the Green Lounge from 1:00-2:00 pm. Stop by for an Affy Tapple, Halloween candy, and even get a jump on your costume by getting your face painted. Guess the number of candy pumpkins filling the Phoenix Cup to be eligible for great prizes.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join Robin Carnahan for a discussion on her career as a lawyer and public official, why she decided to run for public office, and the importance of public service. Co-sponsored by the Law School Democrats and the Law Women's Caucus.

***This program qualifies for 10 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership points in the Learning from Leaders in the Profession category.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join Leslie Richards-Yellen for a lunch talk on working with diverse people. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association.

***This program qualifies for 10 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership points in the Well-Rounded Lawyer category.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join the Academic Counselors for advice and recommendations on outlining. The counselors will go over approximate time periods for starting and completing course outlines and the various methods used to create an outline.

Lunch will be provided.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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The Law School and Chicago Booth's Leadership Development Office are hosting an information session for 2L students on becoming a facilitator for the Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative, a program that brings together students from both schools to develop and deliver leadership content to the incoming Class of 2018.

Join us to learn about the program and its successful inaugural year with the current class of 1Ls, to learn about what being a facilitator entails and what you will deliver, as well as what is required for participation in the selection process. You'll hear from administrators from both the Law School and Chicago Booth, and also from current 3L students who served as facilitators during the program's first year.

Facilitator applications will be available after the information session. Lunch from the Sit Down Café will be provided.

 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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The Law School and Chicago Booth's Leadership Development Office are hosting an information session for 2L students on becoming a facilitator for the Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative, a program that brings together students from both schools to develop and deliver leadership content to the incoming Class of 2018.

Join us to learn about the program and its successful inaugural year with the current class of 1Ls, to learn about what being a facilitator entails and what you will deliver, as well as what is required for participation in the selection process. You'll hear from administrators from both the Law School and Chicago Booth, and also from current 3L students who served as facilitators during the program's first year.

Facilitator applications will be available after the information session. Lunch from the Sit Down Café will be provided.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a Q&A session with Dean Gardner and an academic counselor.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a Q&A session with Dean Gardner and an academic counselor.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a Q&A session with Dean Gardner and an academic counselor.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a Q&A session with Dean Gardner and an academic counselor.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a Q&A session with Dean Gardner and an academic counselor.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Traditional holiday pies will be served during lunch in the Green Lounge by some of your favorite administrators. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join the Law School's IT Office for an information session on using ExamSoft. A representative from the Office of the Registrar will also be available for administrative questions. All students are encouraged to attend.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join the Law School's IT Office for an information session on using ExamSoft. A representative from the Office of the Registrar will also be available for administrative questions. All students are encouraged to attend.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join the Law School's IT Office for an information session on using ExamSoft. A representative from the Office of the Registrar will also be available for administrative questions. All students are encouraged to attend.

 

 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join the Public Interest Law Society for a lunch program featuring a panel of students who were in public interest jobs last summer, some of whom are interested in pursuing work in public interest upon graduation. Students participating on the panel include:

Lindsay Short (Cato Institute - Washington, D.C.)

Joyce Yoon (Mental Disability Advocacy Centre - Budapest, Hungary)

Nick Dufau (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Chicago)

Caroline Henry (Legal Resource Center - Grahamstown, South Africa)

Kara Ingelhart (Lambda Legal - Chicago)

LT Edwards (U.S. Attorney's Office, S.D.N.Y. - New York City)

 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join Defenders for a lunch program featuring a panel of students who worked in indigent defense jobs last summer. 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a discussion of the value of clinical education in the workplace. Panelists include:

  • Federal District Court Judge Matthew F. Kennelly (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois)
  • Kenneth L. Schmetterer (DLA Piper hiring partner)
  • Sean M. Carney '02 (Sidley Austin LLP partner)
  • Kelly Albinak Kribs '12 (Sidley Austin LLP associate and alumna of the Young Center's Immigrant Child Advocacy Clinic)

The panel will be moderated by Professor Lior Strahilevitz.

 

 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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The academic counselors will host a session with Professor Buss and Professor Hubbard to address any questions related to outlining, exams, Civ Pro in general, etc. Please follow the link below to submit your questions. The form will close on Monday, 11/25 at 12:00 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LrPhzMdWV0qBooucZzB9KsChVsvMe3kQgP2SGJijYOc/viewform

 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a discussion on healthy eating habits featuring a dietician from UChicago Dining. Healthy lunch and snacks will be provided.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join faculty members and administrators for pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, and orange juice in the Green Lounge. Faculty members and administrators will serve. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Back again by popular demand, mini Jamba Juices will be served in the Green Lounge, courtesy of the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Take a break from studying and grab a snack in the Green Lounge. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join the Women's Mentoring Program for a discussion with practitioners in various transactional practices moderated by Beth Flaming '00, Sidley Austin LLP, Corporate & Securities. Panelists include:

  • Diane Bell '03, Katten Munchin, M&A, Private Equity
  • Kate Casale MacNally '08, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, Real Estate
  • Erin Casey '02, Lecturer in Law, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights and Commercial Finance
  • Carshae Dahl '07, Latham & Watkins, Tax - Benefits and Compensation
  • Karen Schweickart '03, Citadel, Corporate Counsel, IP
12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join a panel of students for a discussion on how they incorporate wellness into their busy lives as law students.  A healthy lunch will be provided and we'll be giving away free reusable lunch bags. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Winter Wellness Wednesday programming. Sponsored by Themis Bar Review.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a salsa dancing class led by third year student Alex Kiles and receive a free water bottle. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join Joshua Liberman, a financial advisor from Northwestern Mutual for a presentation on how to become financially fit as a student and young professional. Lunch will be provided.  Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join Dr. Alex Lickerman, Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago, for a discussion on resiliency and overcoming adversity. A healthy lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Meet us at the Law School Receptionist's desk at 4:00 p.m. to walk to the Midway Skating Rink for ice skating with Professor Helmholz and the Bigelow Fellows. Ice skating is free and skate rental will be provided. Family members, significant others, and friends are welcome. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a special Coffee Mess showcasing diversity within the Law School community. Sponsored by Black Law Students Association and Law Women's Caucus.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:58pm
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Join us for a special Coffee Mess showcasing diversity within the Law School community. Sponsored by American Constitution Society and Federalist Society.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join us for a special Coffee Mess showcasing diversity within the Law School community. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This Diversity Month program gives students an opportunity to hear from a panel of "diversity experts" about how the legal field defines diversity in the work place and the facts and myths of diversity fatigue. The panelists will include Sally Olson from Sidley Austin, Robert Nelson the Director of the American Bar Foundation, Leslie Richards-Yellin from Hinshaw Culbertson, Audra Wilson the District Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Robin Kelly, and Kevin Morris from Kirkland & Ellis. Organized by Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Law Women's Caucus, Latino/a Law Students Association, Outlaw, and South Asian Law Students Association. Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This Diversity Month program features a panel of criminal defense attorneys of color and explores what it means to be a criminal defense attorney of color in the age of mass incarceration, specifically the mass incarceration of non-whites. Panelists will discuss the benefits and difficulties of being a person of color working in the criminal justice system. Organized by Black Law Students Association, Defenders, and South Asian Law Students Association. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Awareness of Chinese business and legal culture is increasingly important as clients continue to "pivot east." This Diversity Month, China Law Society, the Law & Economics Society, and Law, Inc. present a panel discussion on overcoming the transpacific cultural divide and building successful client and business relationships. This panel aims to facilitate a conversation about what new lawyers should know, drawing on the wealth of experience of our Chinese LLMs. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This Diversity Month program features a panel of partners discussing their different career paths at law firms. Organized by Asian Pacific Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Jewish Law Students Association, Latino/a Law Students Association, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Law Women's Caucus, and Outlaw. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This Diversity Month program will give students the opportunity to listen to judges who are diverse in their race, gender, and/or background talk about their different journeys to the bench and whether they agree or disagree with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's statement that the lack of diversity on the bench is a "huge danger." Organized by Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Latino/a Law Students Association, Law Women's Caucus, Outlaw, and South Asian Law Students Association. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This Diversity Month program features a panel of alumni discussing how their religious beliefs influence and affect their work in the law. Organized by Christian Legal Society, Dallin H. Oaks Society, Jewish Law Students Association, and St. Thomas More Society. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This Diversity Month program offers an opportunity for students to hear about a few of the alternative career paths available to those who earn a J.D. Organized by Asian Pacific Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Latino/a Law Students Association, Law Women's Caucus, Outlaw, and South Asian Law Students Association. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This Diversity Month program features a panel of minority attorneys discussing their work in public interest and the reasons less minority student pursue work in public interest fields. Organized by Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Latino/a Law Students Association, Public Interest Law Society, and South Asian Law Students Association. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.  

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join the academic counselors for a discussion on what the grading system means, the significance of first quarter grades, how to discuss 1L grades during interviews and how to approach professors on an ongoing basis. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This Diversity Month program features a panel discussion on balancing work and family life. Hear from both moms and dads about how they make it work. Panelists include, Adam Docks, Partner, Perkins Coie, Brian Dougherty, Associate, Jenner & Block, Kimberly Smith, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings, and Kevin Morris, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis. Moderated by Carolyn Aberman, Legal Recruiting Director, Plnate Moran. Organized by Law Women's Caucus. Sponsored by Paul Hastings.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join CLF for our Annual Public Interest Auction! The auction will take place at 4:30pm in the Green Lounge.

Auction item highlights include a Caribbean cruise; gift certificates to dozens of restaurants, bars, and spas; an Aspen vacation home rental; tickets to the NBA All-Star Game; Cubs tickets; Bulls tickets (including a box); and various outings with all your favorite professors.

As usual, we'll provide food and drinks, and admission is free. The theme this year is sports, so come dressed in your favorite athlete's jersey or other athletic apparel.

All proceeds will be used to provide stipends for students with summer public interest internships and bar grants for students pursuing public interest work upon graduation.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This Diversity Month program features Jadine Chou, the Chief Safety and Security Officer for Chicago Public Schools speaking on the destructive results that come from the school-to-prison pipeline and what CPS is doing to combat it. The system disproportionately effects black males who are kicked out of school for misbehavior and end up engaging in criminal behavior. Organized by the American Constitution Society. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Enjoy a free back rub to help you relax and de-stress.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Learn about major resources for locating sample contracts and other resources for drafting contracts, including Practical Law Company, Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and WestlawNext. For LLM students and others interested in business and transactional law.

 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Learn about the major resources for business and industry research, including sec.goc, Bloomberg Law and WestlawNext, Thomson One Banker, Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, and other databases commonly used in transitional practice. For LLM students and others interested in business and transactional law.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join Jeff Anderson, Associate Dean for Leadership Development at the Booth School of Business, for a lunch talk on the hallmarks of effective leadership. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join Professor Geoffrey Stone for a lunch talk on his involvement in the President's NSA Surveillance Review Committee. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join Marsha Hunter for a presentation on how to be an articulate attorney. Speak with confidence, look your listeners in the eye, and be what you must soon become: the always articulate attorney. Whether in professional conversation with partners, clients, and colleagues, or making presentations to any audience, this lecture helps you push your speaking skills to the next level. Learn how to listen, evaluate, and transform your professional speech. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students. Sponsored by Schiff Hardin LLP. 

 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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A former State Representative and Elmhurst Alderman, Chris Nybo is currently a candidate for the Illinois Senate. While in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2011-2013, Nybo successfully led efforts expanding the availability of live-saving allergy medicine for school children (known as the Epi-Pen Law), prohibiting politicians from putting their names and faces on taxpayer funded signs (known as the Blagojevich Billboard Ban) and reforming workers' compensation so that it's easier to do business in Illinois.

Born in Elmhurst, Chris is a lifelong resident of the western suburbs. He graduated from Fenwick High School, Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude) and University of Chicago Law School. He is an active supporter of the Ray Graham Association for People With Disabilities, the York Senior Center, Elmhurst Youth Baseball, and Immaculate Conception Parish. His honors include selection as a Harry S. Truman Scholar by the United States Government.

In his legal work, Chris assists small and large businesses on a variety of employment matters, and he has been honored on the 2011 and 2010 Illinois Rising Stars list featuring outstanding young lawyers in the State of Illinois. He currently lives in Elmhurst with his wife Faye and their three children.

Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students. Co-sponsored by the Law School Republicans and Democrats.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Whether your primary camera is your smartphone or a DSLR, Ralph’s talk will help you learn the importance of using a Shot List for creating a cultural portrait of any destination. He’ll define what a shot list is and explain how to effectively create and use one in order to bring back a more interesting and well-rounded set of images from your travels. Ralph will also discuss photographic storytelling as well as reveal his number one photo tip that is guaranteed to bring your photography to another level, and he’ll be using images from his recent trips to Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Cuba, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Cambodia, Europe and more to visually demonstrate these simple-to-understand and easy-to-implement concepts of which a photographer, of any level, can take advantage.

Ralph Velasco is a photography instructor and international tour guide who has photographed in over 50 countries on 6 continents. He's the author of "Ralph Velasco on Travel Photography: 101 Tips for Developing Your Photographic Eye & More" as well as the create of the My Shots Lists For Travel app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. His newest eBook is called "Essence of a Place: A Travel Photographer's Guide to Using a Shot List for Capturing Any Destination." Ralph was selected "Open Photographer of the Year" for two years in a row by the Professional Photographers of Orange County. He's also the founder of The Photography Boot Camp, and consumer advocate and National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott selected this blog as one of the "11 Best New Travel Blogs of 2011." RalphVelasco.com was also selected as one of the "Best Travel Blogs of 2012" by Washington Flyer.

 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join Vincent Warther for a lunch talk about working with expert witnesses and the challenges that expert testimony poses for attorneys and courts. Professor Warther has a Ph.D. in financial economics and has worked as an expert witness for many years on a wide range of cases requiring expert testimony on financial and economic issues. He'll talk about expert testimony from the perspective of the attorneys involved in the litigation and will focus on the challenges that attorneys encounter due to the technical nature of expert testimony. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join attorneys from Shearman & Sterling and K&L Gates to learn about what it means to work for an international law firm. Organized by the Black Law Students Association. Generously sponsored by Shearman & Sterling and K&L Gates.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Law and Technology Society is hosting Michael Brody (Vice-Chair, IP Practice, Winston & Strawn and UC alumnus), Laura Beth Miller (Shareholder, Brinks, Gilson & Lione), Antony McShane (Partner, Neal Gerber Eisenberg), and Matthew Lovell (Partner, Kirkland & Ellis).The panelists (a patent litigator, an ITC litigator, an Internet, domain, and trademarks litigator, and patent licensing attorney) will cover their experiences, difficulties and how they overcame them, advice they have for students, and how their practices have evolved over time. The panel will be moderated by Bigelow Fellow Greg Reilly, a former patent litigator at Morrison & Foerster.

Lunch will be provided.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join the academic counselors for a discussion on how to choose your 1L elective.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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The Ford Foundation and HBO Documentary Films presents GIDEON’S ARMY, which follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point. Backed by mentor Jonathan “Rap” Rapping, who heads Gideon’s Promise, they struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads so common that even the most committed often give up in their first year. Nearly 50 years since the landmark Supreme Court ruling Gideon vs. Wainwright that established the right to counsel, can these courageous lawyers revolutionize the way America thinks about indigent defense and make “justice for all” a reality?

Cosponsored by Defenders, Spring Break of Service, and Criminal Law Society. Snacks will be provided.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Jonathan Rapping is the President and Founder of Gideon’s Promise. Jon is the Director of the Honors Program in Criminal Justice at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where he also teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. He is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where he helps to run its prestigious Trial Advocacy Workshop.  He is the former Training Director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), an office nationally known for its training program.  Following his tenure at PDS, in 2004 Jon became the first Training Director of Georgia’s new state-wide public defender system. In that capacity he was responsible for designing training programs for both legal and non-legal staff statewide. Jon then became the Director of Training and Recruitment for the Orleans Public Defenders, where he was integral in the efforts to rebuild the public defender system in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Less than two months ago, The University of Chicago Law School announced that it is joining forces with the Gideon’s Promise Law School Partnership Project (LSPP) to help strengthen under-resourced public defender offices across the South. As part of this alliance, the Law School will begin funding post-graduate fellowships for placement among the nine Gideon’s Promise partner offices dedicated to indigent defense reform. The Law School will provide funding for a post-graduate fellowship with one of the public defender offices working with Gideon’s Promise, and the office will guarantee the student a full time job after completion of the fellowship.

Cosponsored by Defenders, Spring Break of Service, and Criminal Law Society. Lunch will be provided.

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Never before has the role of non-profit board members been so important. With many non-profits stretched beyond the capacity trying to meet serious community needs with constricting financial resources, board members must provide both strategic leadership and steady stewardship, with a focus on financial sustainability. This panel discussion will address why it is important for lawyers to be engaged in the community through non-profit board service and how to get involved.

Moderator: 

Richard L. Sevcik ’85, is a partner at K&L Gates.  He concentrates his practice in exempt organizations and health care law.  His board service includes Board of Trustees and Planned
Giving Advisory Council for the Ravinia Festival Association; Board of Trustees and Chair of the Planned Giving Advisory Council for the Lincoln Park Zoological Society; Member of the Northwestern Memorial Foundation Professional Council for Philanthropy; Secretary of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; and Member of Board of Advisors, Strategic Planning Committee, and Children, Youth and Family Services Committee for the Catholic Charities of the
Archdiocese of Chicago. 

Panelists:

Thomas A. Cole ‘75 is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office, where he focuses his practice on public company mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. For 15 years ended in April
2013, he served as Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee, the committee that exercises general authority over the affairs of the firm.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago; Chairman – Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare; Director of World Sport Chicago; and member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Commercial Club of Chicago and its Civic Committee, and the Law Club of Chicago.  He is the former Chair of Northwestern University’s Garrett Corporate and Securities Law Institute and former co-chair of the Tulane Corporate Law Institute.  During the Spring Quarter, he will again teach a seminar in Corporate Governance at the Law School. 

Jesse Ruiz ’95, is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group at Drinker Biddle, where he also serves as the firm’s Marketing Partner.  In addition to serving as a member of the board of directors of Commonwealth Edison, an Exelon Company, he is Vice President of the Chicago Board of Education, a Commissioner on the U.S. Department of Education Equity and Excellence Committee, Chairman of the Council on Re-enrolling Students Who Dropped Out of School, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Community Trust.  He is past chairman or president of the Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, and the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois Board of Trustees.  He serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Bar Foundation, Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc., Illinois Association of School Boards, Metropolitan Planning Council, Museum of Science and Industry, National Museum of Mexican Art, and Rush University Medical Center. 

Courtney VanLonkhuyzen is Lead Procurement Counsel of Motorola Mobility and Executive Director of the Motorola Mobility Foundation.  She was a member of the Board of Directors of the former Eleanor Foundation and is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Foundation for Women, a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the lives of women and girls through expanding economic security, ensuring freedom from violence, and enhancing access to health services and information.  She was recently named a member of the Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2013.

Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students.

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Whether your primary camera is your smartphone or a DSLR, Ralph’s talk will help you learn the importance of using a Shot List for creating a cultural portrait of any destination. He’ll define what a shot list is and explain how to effectively create and use one in order to bring back a more interesting and well-rounded set of images from your travels. Ralph will also discuss photographic storytelling as well as reveal his number one photo tip that is guaranteed to bring your photography to another level, and he’ll be using images from his recent trips to Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Cuba, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Cambodia, Europe and more to visually demonstrate these simple-to-understand and easy-to-implement concepts of which a photographer, of any level, can take advantage.

Ralph Velasco is a photography instructor and international tour guide who has photographed in over 50 countries on 6 continents. He's the author of "Ralph Velasco on Travel Photography: 101 Tips for Developing Your Photographic Eye & More" as well as the create of the My Shots Lists For Travel app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. His newest eBook is called "Essence of a Place: A Travel Photographer's Guide to Using a Shot List for Capturing Any Destination." Ralph was selected "Open Photographer of the Year" for two years in a row by the Professional Photographers of Orange County. He's also the founder of The Photography Boot Camp, and consumer advocate and National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott selected this blog as one of the "11 Best New Travel Blogs of 2011." RalphVelasco.com was also selected as one of the "Best Travel Blogs of 2012" by Washington Flyer.

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How did a lawyer originally from Kentucky end up as an Executive Director in Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services – Financial Services Group?  What should you know if you’re interested in tax law and/or building a career in London?  This program will answer those and other questions.  Katherine Eldred graduated from the Law School in 2002 and clerked on the 9th Circuit for Judge John T. Noonan before joining Sullivan & Cromwell’s Tax Group in New York.  She moved to London to join Debevoise & Plimpton in 2005 and has been in London ever since.  At Ernst & Young she is the senior member of the US tax group in London and specializes in financial services (banking and capital markets).  Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students.

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Thank you for serving as a member of the Dean of Students Advisory Board!

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The question presented is whether Aereo "publicly performs" copyrighted television programs when it remotely transmits over-the-air broadcast television signals to its subscribers via the internet. The semi-finals competition is judged by Professors Lee Fennell, Edward Morrison, and Eduardo Penalver. Reception to follow.

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The Environmental Law Society is hosting an environmental law career panel with four panelists from a variety of backgrounds, including NGO, government, traditional law firm and an energy company. If you are interested in a career in sustainability, energy, the environment, environmental justice, administrative law, natural resources, human health, land use, animal protection and government, you may want to consider environmental law. Come learn from our panelists about the realities of practicing environmental law and the diversity that exists in the field.

Panelists:

  • Ann Alexander, Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Kathryn Pamenter, Assistant Attorney General, IL Environmental Bureau
  • Gary Rovener, Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Yesenia Villasenor, Exelon Legal

The lunch talk is generously supported by Student Government Finance Committee and Environmental Law Society. Lunch from Chipotle will be served.

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Join the Office of the Dean of Students for a study break featuring cupcakes from the Chicago Cupcake truck. Look for Dean Gardner or Katie Burns at the reception desk for a coupon to redeem for a sweet treat.

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Join students, staff, faculty and their families for Family Day at the Law School. Friends, significant others, partners, spouses, family members, and children are all welcome to join in the festivities. There will be plenty of food, refreshments, and family-friendly activities, including balloon animals, face-painting, a musical session with the Wiggleworms, and much more. Please RSVP by 5:00 on Wednesday, April 2nd at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/RSVPFamilyDay. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students & Amicus. 

**Unfortunately, four-legged family members may not attend.

Time:

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.      Lunch and general activities (games, crafts, balloon animals, and more!)

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.      Balloon artist

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.      Face painter

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.      Wiggleworms interactive musical session (for information on the Wiggleworms, please visit http://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/kids/wiggleworms/)

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A lot of lawyers seem to forget that the briefs they write will be read by an actual person. They're too long. They're too dry. And they often fail to fulfill their core function: telling a persuasive story.

In this lunch talk, Patrick Barry, who co-taught a course on brief-writing in the University of Michigan Child Welfare Clinic last semester, will help you avoid some of these mistakes and many others. He will also show you what some of the best brief-writers around do in their briefs, so that you can start doing the same - to the delight of your clients (and Bigelows)! Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students.

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Join Second City's Director of Outreach & Diversity, Dionna Griffin-Irons for a 2 hour dose of improv, leadership tools, and creative communication strategies for your career and the courtroom. Dionna shares her best kept tools that every law  student should have in their back pocket. Sponsored by Schiff Hardin as part of their Summer Preparation Series and the Office of the Dean of Students.

Dionna Griffin-Irons is a Second City Detroit alumnus. In her 10+ years working with the legendary Second City, she has performed with Improv All Stars, Theatre on the Lake, Chicago resident stages and produced numerous shows for the company's corporate division. Her Outreach and Diversity work has taken her abroad to Norway and Latvia  where she facilitated workshops for the United States Embassy to teach improv in the regions. Her background includes stage performance, talent  identification, teaching and producing. Read her blog for career tips, free ticket offers and fun ways to improvise your life at http://outreachdi.tumblr.com/.

Participating students are required to have completed a previous Second City training during 1L Orientation or in the 2012-2013 school year. Preference will be given to 1L and LLM students who have logged points for the 2013-2014 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program and 2L and 3L students who completed the 2012-2013 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program.

RSVPs are required by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25th. To sign up for the  program, please go to http://www.law.uchicago.edu/SecondCity

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Prepare for professional events (including Firmwise) by attending this program (modeled after a program from the Booth School of Business) designed to help students learn to navigate the perils and pitfalls of a cocktail reception. Students will leave the program feeling comfortable in what can be an uncomfortable format and will get a feel for handling a reception and for how to make a good first impression. Attorneys, including representatives from Skadden New York and Chicago, Schiff Hardin, Kirkland & Ellis, Winston & Strawn, and in clerkships, will provide feedback to students on their interactions throughout the program. Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Sponsored by Skadden New York and the Office of the Dean of Students.

Preference will be given to those students who: (1) completed the 2012-2013 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program and/or (2) have logged  points for the 2013-2014 Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program.

Some advance preparation is required (review of materials).

RSVPs are required by 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 31st. To sign up, please visit http://www.law.uchicago.edu/Mocktail.

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Need some tips on how to choose the right suits and outfits to wear to interviews and work that complete your professional persona? Macy's personal shoppers will explain the DOs and DON'TS of office and interview attire with the help from Law School student models. Students will also have an opportunity to browse the store with a personal shopper. Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Law School will provide transportation to and from Macy's. Buses will depart from the Law School at 4:15 p.m. They will return to Hyde Park making stops at Regents, Windermere House, Ida Noyes, and the Law School.

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Venture out to the Law School parking lot and treat yourself to a free empanada or two to kick off the Spring Quarter. Look for Dean Gardner or Katie Burns at the reception desk to receive a coupon. Sponsored by Regents Park and organized by the Office of the Dean of Students.

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Join a panel of recent graduates as they discuss what they wish they had known when they were starting their careers, including how to handle your first court appearance, what to take to a client meeting, and how to handle Friday night assignments, etc. Panelists include Andrea Alvarez, Community Lawyer at Citizen Advocacy Center, Patrick Castle, Associate at Grippo & Elden, Tal Chaiken, Associate at Schiff Hardin, and Teresa Sullivan, Associate at Edwards Wildman. Boxed lunches from Blue Plate will be served. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

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Join Dr. David Albert, Director, Student Counseling Service, for a discussion on stress management and self care and knowing when to seek help. Information on Student Counseling Service resources will also be provided. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

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Join us for lunch, cartoons, and a chance to relax as the school year winds down. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

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Join Professor Casey for a along the Midway. Students, faculty, and staff of all paces are welcome to join, and those wanting a shorter run can return to the Law School at any time. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

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Join us for a panel discussion on writing samples featuring Lisa Brown, Professional Development Partner at Schiff Hardin and Renato Mariotti, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. The program will also include a presentation by Schiff Hardin’s legal writing coach, Julie Schrager. Sponsored by Schiff Hardin as part of their Summer Preparation Series.

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Join Associate Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid Ann Perry for a three mile loop around the Midway. Students wanting a shorter run can return to the Law School at any time. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of its Wellness Wednesday programming.

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Join associates from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Sidley Austin for a lunch talk about their transition from law school to law firm corporate work. 1Ls will learn about what it means to work in a transactional practice and tips for how to market their interest during OCI. 2Ls will hear from associates about what to expect this summer during their corporate rotations or assignments. 3Ls will find out what to expect when they start their jobs in the fall.

Lunch from Snail will be served.

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Join us for the final round of the Edward W. Hinton Moot Court Competition. The case is Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, No. 10-1469. Questions presented:

1) Is the constitutionality of targeted killings under the Fifth Amendment by the United States Govenmernt a nonjusticiable political question?

2) Is the targeted killing of an American citizen by the United States Government a violation of the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause?

Petitioners include MaryAnn Almeida and David Palay. Respondents include Dan Epstein and Kate Walling. The final round will be judged by three federal judges, including Judge Debra Ann Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge Adalberto J. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Judge Amul R. Thapar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Reception to follow.

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Join the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society for a panel discussion featuring Judge Debra Ann Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge Adalberto J. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Judge Amul R. Thapar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Professor Dennis Hutchinson will serve as the moderator for the panel. Boxed lunches will be served.

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All graduating students (3Ls and LLMs) are required to attend this meeting, which discusses the logistics related to the Law School's Diploma and Hooding Ceremony and University Convocation. 

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Join the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Career Services, and the D'Angelo Law Library for a program designed to get you ready to succeed this summer.  Our panelists will include a partner from Sidley, an associate from Pattishall McAuliffe, an administrative assistant from Jenner, and a reference librarian from DLA Piper.  The panelists will address issues such as: working successfully with non-attorney professionals; how to complete projects without racking up a six figure legal research bill; juggling multiple projects, summer associate activities and still trying to have a life; and how to avoid the most common summer associate pitfalls that can keep you from receiving an offer for permanent employment.  This program was very highly rated in previous years by students who had attended the program in preparation for their summer positions. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Sidley Austin.

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Earlier this year, nationally-recognized public speaking coach Marsha Hunter, in partnership with Schiff Hardin, presented a lecture on general communication skills titled, “The Always Articulate Attorney: Mastering Professional Speaking Skills.” Marsha returns to Chicago on Friday, May 8th for part two of Schiff Hardin’s oral communication series where she will conduct 90 minute, small group oral advocacy workshops geared towards 1Ls. Participants will have the chance to practice a portion of their Bigelow oral argument and receive substantial individual feedback regarding their presentation and speaking styles from Marsha. The program is non-evaluative – it is solely a professional growth opportunity. RSVP's are required at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/OralAdvocacyWorkshop. Sponsored by Schiff Hardin.

 

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Join the Office of the Dean of Students for program designed to prepare you for the evaluation and feedback process. Our panelists will include representatives from several law firms, including Latham & Watkins, Schiff Hardin, Sidley Austin, and Skadden who will address issues such as: what to expect from a formal evaluation; what to expect from an informal evaluation; how to request feedback; and how to act on feedback you receive.  Sponsored by Schiff Hardin as part of their Summer Preparation Series.    

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Join the D'Angelo Law Library and representatives from Lexis and Westlaw for a boot camp to help you be an efficient and effective legal researcher this summer. We will cover a variety of legal research tools, strategies, and best practices to give you the legal research skills that law firms are looking for from new associates. RSVP (to tito@uchicago.edu) is encouraged, but not required.

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Join us for an information meeting if you are interested in participating in the Journals Writing Competition.

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With Remarks by Dean Michael H. Schill and Charles F. Smith '87

Business Casual Attire

RSVPs are required

Lunch generously provided by Skadden.

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At Chicago, we believe that members of the legal community have a professional obligation to provide quality legal services to the under-represented.  The Pro Bono Service Initiative puts these beliefs into action by supporting Chicago’s law students to complete at least 50 pro bono hours before they graduate. Participants in the Pro Bono Service Initiative contribute to their legal education by gaining exposure to important legal issues, invaluable experiences, and a hands on opportunity to influence how law affects real people.

We would like to encourage all students to participate in pro bono service during law school.  Legal organizations that offer pro bono opportunities often require volunteers to receive training prior to participating in projects.  As part of Fall Orientation, we are offering you the opportunity to receive training on a variety of different topics and legal issues so you can put your service in action. These trainings will take place at the Law School.

The training opportunities available are as follows:

Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) http://www.cdelaw.org/

Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO)  http://www.illinoislegalaidonline.org/

Instituto Del Progreso Latino (IDPL) http://www.idpl.org/

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law  http://www.povertylaw.org/ 

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A program presented by Marguerite Fletcher, Senior Consultant, Verna Myers Consulting Group.

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A program moderated by Jeffrey J. Anderson, Associate Dean of Leadership Development, Booth School of Business, and featuring the following panelists:

Veronica Gomez, '94, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Exelon Corporation

Martha M. Pacold, '02, Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Robert H. Riley, '78, Chairman, Schiff Hardin LLP

David J. Tanury, '11, Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Region V

Diana C. White, '81, Executive Director, LAF

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Panel on success as a diverse law student and attorney followed by a welcome reception hosted by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Latino/a Law Students Association, Law Women's Caucus, OutLaw, and the South Asian Law Students Association.

September 23, 2014
5:15 pm-7:15 pm

Sidley Austin LLP
One South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603

 

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Join us for a discussion with Schiff Hardin's legal writing coach Julie Schrager, '89, on strategies to help you tackle a new assignment, including identifying the issues, organizing your thinking, and outlining your response.

In addition to having worked in government and in private practice, Julie has also worked as a legal research and writing professor at several Chicago area law schools.

Blue Plate boxed lunches will be provided.

Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students and sponsored by Schiff Hardin as part of their Schiff Hardin Writing Workshop Series.

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This three-part workshop, which will meet again in the Winter and Spring Quarters, is designed to help you write like you - only better. The organizing theme is the language of leadership, but you certainly don't need to be an aspiring managing partner to attend. All you need is to want to become a better writer.

Patrick Barry, '12, won the Wayne C. Booth Prize for Teaching Excellence at the Law School, and during graduate school, bounced around between two clinics at the University of Michigan Law School, including the Human Trafficking Clinic and the Child Welfare Appellate Clinic. He now clerks for Judge Jennifer Dorsey and Judge Andrew Gordon, both of the federal district of Nevada.

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Please Join BLSA for a talk on advocacy efforts to combat obstacles that obstruct the successful return of people with criminal records to their communities featuring Anthony Lowery, Director, Policy & Advocacy, Safer Foundation. The international campaign to persuade employers to remove from their hiring applications the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record is one example of effective advocacy to reduce recidivism. In Illinois, the Safer Foundation formed the Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism (CARRE) and has emerged as a powerful ally for those seeking a second chance upon returning from prison.

Safer Foundation’s overarching advocacy goals are: 1) to increase community awareness of the barriers faced by people with criminal records, 2) to build a broad based coalition to work towards eliminating or reducing these barriers, and 3) to provide a voice and a vehicle for participation by the people most impacted by these policies.

 

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A solid first impression is the key to making a lasting impression. Being an outstanding student is key to getting a foot in the door, but presenting yourself as a professional, well-mannered associate is how you will get a key to the door. Join us for an interactive discussion with Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, National Director of Professional Development at Foley & Lardner, on what to do and say during your call back interviews, when networking, and while dining with others. Learn how to make a lasting positive impression.

Lunch from Giordano's, including pasta, salad, and cannoli's, will be provided.

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Experts say that four generations are now working together in the workplace, and the legal workplace is no different. Intergenerational  differences, including differences in communication preferences and work styles, can dramatically impact the workplace, leading to friction  and misunderstandings. Drop by to hear a presentation by Jeffrey  Parsons, a consultant with The Executive Edge, on how intergenerational  differences play out in the workplace and for tips on how to navigate those differences in an effective manner.

Lunch from Chipotle will be served.

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Jenner & Block and the Office of the Dean of Students invite members of the Class of 2017 to attend a networking reception with an interactive session on navigating networking events. Advance registration is required.

Sponsored by Jenner & Block.

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This program focuses on effective international human rights research. Lyonette 'Lyo' Louis-Jacques will provide a quick overview of the United Nations human rights system, as well as the European, Inter-American, African, and other regional systems for the protection of human rights. She will highlight major sources for locating treaties, jurisprudence, and other human rights-related documents, as well as important IGOs, NGOs, and social media sources. She will especially emphasize tools for international human rights lawyering, advocacy, and litigation.

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This program focuses on effective international human rights research. Lyonette 'Lyo' Louis-Jacques will provide a quick overview of the United Nations human rights system, as well as the European, Inter-American, African, and other regional systems for the protection of human rights. She will highlight major sources for locating treaties, jurisprudence, and other human rights-related documents, as well as important IGOs, NGOs, and social media sources. She will especially emphasize tools for international human rights lawyering, advocacy, and litigation.

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Networking is one of the most important skills you can utilize in your legal job search. Find out what networking with legal professionals really looks like, what kinds of networking opportunities you can expect during your 1L year and beyond, and how to build relationships to expand your network. 

The Office of Career Services expects all Class of 2017 students to attend this program. 

Click here to RSVP.

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No matter which summer option you plan to pursue, make sure you’re prepared for the interview.  Even if you are experienced at interviewing, legal interviews can be challenging.  What are lawyers looking for in summer candidates?  What questions are they likely to ask? Learn about legal interviewing from the employer’s point of view.

The Office of Career Services expects all Class of 2017 students to attend this program. 

Click here to RSVP.

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Volunteer activity for Paul Crane's Legal Research and Writing class at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.

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Join us for this important program with Andrea S. Kramer, Partner in McDermott Will & Emery LLP, on how understanding gender stereotypes allows law students and lawyers to find effective ways to work around stereotypes, eliminate bias and improve gender diversity in the legal profession.  Andie will discuss how students and lawyers can benefit from learning the “rules” of the gender communications game to substantially improve their professional status. She identifies the differences between the gender communication styles of many men and women, offering tips for eliminating bias and leveling the playing field using common relevant business scenarios. 

Andrea is the author of several articles published in the WBAI’s Newsletters in 2011 and 2014, including “Professional Advancement and Gender Stereotypes:  The ‘Rules’ for Better Gender Communicationsand “Taking Control:  Women, Gender Stereotypes and Impression Management.”  She is also a co-author of the ABA’s Presidential Task Force on Gender Equity’s guide on “What You Need to Know About Negotiating Compensation.” 

Boxed lunches from Blue Plate will be provided.

Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students. Co-sponsored by Law Women's Caucus and Women's Mentoring Program.

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The Law Women's Caucus is pleased to host several female transactional lawyers from Chicago-area firms and companies to discuss their career paths. These leaders in their field will give students an inside view into the life and work of a transactional lawyer, share insight into the unique challenges faced and skills required of a transactional lawyer, and provide advice to law students of all genders who are considering a similar career path.

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Join the Environmental Law Society for a panel talk to learn about various types of practices within the realm of environmental law. The panel will feature attorneys from Foley and Lardner, the Illinois Attorney General's Office, the National Resources Defense Council, and Exelon (parent company of ComEd).

Lunch will be provided. 

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November's meeting features a presentation on the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact with Dean Schill and Annina Fabbioli, Associate Dean for External Affairs. Discussion with Dean Schill will follow.

This is a closed meeting for members of the Dean of Students' Advisory Board.

Lunch will be provided.

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The Law Women's Caucus is pleased to welcome two of Chicago Law's most esteemed alumnae, Amy Manning and Mary Wilson, back to the law school. These highly accomplished attorneys are leaders in their fields, having risen to the top management position in their respective firms' Chicago locations. Ms. Manning and Ms. Wilson will give students an inside view into the daily responsibilities of a managing partner, comment on their own unique career paths, as well as share with students insight into the challenges facing large firms as they try to keep women and minorities on board and in leadership positions.

Lunch from Cedars provided.

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The Securities and Investment Law Society, in conjunction with Law, Inc., is proud to host Deborah Monson, a Partner from Ropes & Gray in Chicago, to speak on Hot Topics in Asset Management. Robert Verigan, Managing Director & Associate General Counsel from BDT Capital Partners in Chicago, will be joining Ms. Monson to lend an industry-perspective to the discussion. Both speakers will be able to field questions from the audience following their presentation. 

Lunch will be provided and all University students, faculty, and affiliates are welcome. 

This event was made possible in part through generous support from the Law School Office of Career Services. For more information, please Contact Michael Conners, at mconners@uchicago.edu, or by phone at 919-698-3588

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Several faculty members who served as judicial clerks will discuss their experiences, as well as how to succeed in a clerkship, how to prepare for the application process and clerking, and other tips for making the most out of the clerkship experience. This program is primarily intended for 2Ls and 3Ls thinking about applying to clerkships this season to learn more about what being a clerk entails.  There will be time for student Q&A. Students applying for clerkships should also complete the online Clerkship Questionnaire.

Lunch provided with RSVP by Tuesday, November 11th. RSVP here: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clerkshipprograms.

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Join Defenders for a conversation with Cook County Public Defender Jonathan Bedi on why he chose the career of public defense, how he became a public defender, and to learn more about his current practice in the Cook County public defenders office.

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Heather O'Donnell, VP of Public Policy and Advocacy at Thresholds, Barry Taylor, Vice President of the Civil Rights Team at Equip for Equality, Alan Mills, Legal Director of the Uptown People's Law Center, and Marca Bristo, President and CEO of Access Living, will discuss their careers, as well as the rewards, challenges, and more of working in Chicago's Disability Rights Community. The nature of the panel will mostly be educational.

Organized by Disability Law Society and Public Interest Law Society. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of Diversity Month.

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This three-part workshop is designed to help you write like you - only better. The organizing theme is the language of leadership, but you certainly don't need to be an aspiring managing partner to attend. All you need is to want to become a better writer. Visit http://www.law.uchicago.edu/video/barry-language-of-leadership to watch a video of the Patrick's Autumn Quarter workshop.

Patrick Barry, '12, won the Wayne C. Booth Prize for Teaching Excellence at the Law School, and during graduate school, bounced around between two clinics at the University of Michigan Law School, including the Human Trafficking Clinic and the Child Welfare Appellate Clinic. He now clerks for Judge Jennifer Dorsey and Judge Andrew Gordon, both of the federal district of Nevada.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join us for a discussion with Schiff Hardin's legal writing coach Julie Schrager, '89, to learn how to review your work so that your final draft demonstrates that you are smart, careful, and precise.

In addition to having worked in government and in private practice, Julie has also worked as a legal research and writing professor at several Chicago area law schools.

Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students and sponsored by Schiff Hardin as part of their Schiff Hardin Writing Workshop Series.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join us for a discussion with JoAnn Buss on litigation docketing. JoAnn is the Director of Docket and Court Services at Sidley Austin with over 35 years of legal experience. She is also a founding member and former president of the Chicago Area Docket Association.

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Senator Don Harmon and his family have deep roots in the 39th Legislative District. Harmon was born and raised in Oak Park. With the help of family and scholarships, Harmon graduated from St. Ignatius High School on Chicago’s west side, and Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Harmon worked his way through the University of Chicago, where he received both a law degree and an MBA. After law school, Harmon served in Springfield on the House legal staff. When he returned home, he based his law practice on creating public-private partnerships to bring billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to the Chicago area.

First elected in the fall of 2002, Harmon has promoted a progressive agenda in the Illinois Senate, advocating for better opportunities for children, greater access to affordable healthcare, improved government oversight and ethics reform, strengthened civil rights, substantive environmental protections, and economic opportunity for all.

Senator Harmon is currently serving his third term in the Illinois Senate. In January of 2009, incoming Senate President John Cullerton appointed Harmon Assistant Majority Leader, and in 2011 Senate President Cullerton appointed Harmon President Pro Tempore. Senator Harmon serves as Chair of the Executive Committee, Co-Chair of the Procurement Committee, Vice-Chair of the Assignments Committee, and on the Judiciary Committee and Redistricting Committee.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join us for a discussion with David Mendelsohn, Managing Partner of DLA Piper's Chicago office, on how to ensure your success in the legal profession.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join us for a presentation by Marsha Hunter on how to be an articulate attorney. Speak with confidence, look your listeners in the eye, and be what you must soon become: the always articulate attorney. Whether in professional conversation with partners, clients, and colleagues, or making presentations to any audience, this lecture helps you push your speaking skills to the next level. Learn how to listen, evaluate, and transform your professional speech. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students. Sponsored by Schiff Hardin LLP. 

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join the Office of the Dean of Students for a panel discussion that will focus on how young attorneys begin building a book of business both within and outside of the firm. Panelists include:

Nicholas Anaclerio, Shareholder, VedderPrice (http://www.vedderprice.com/Nicholas-Anaclerio/),

Matthew C. Crowl, Partner, Schiff Hardin (http://www.schiffhardin.com/attorneys/attorney-search/crowl-matthew-c), and

Stephanie S. McCann, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery (http://www.mwe.com/Stephanie-S-McCann/).

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Join us for a presentation by John Michael Schert, Visiting Artist and Social Entrepreneur at Chicago Booth, on the practical applications of body language for lawyers. Attendees will learn to apply a personal practice of physical evaluation in order to better understand how they are perceived and recognize non verbal behaviors.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Mark Heyrman is Clinical Professor of Law and directs the Mental Health Advocacy Clinic, which represents plaintiffs in civil litigation involving the Illinois mental health system and advocates for legislative changes in that system.   An experienced litigator, lobbyist and clinical teacher, Heyrman has been described as "the leading mental health attorney in Illinois, . . . unmatched in his encyclopedic knowledge of mental health law."  Michelle Geller has been the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic's social worker since 1996, where she works collaboratively with clinic attorneys and law students as well as supervising students from the School of Social Service Administration.  In this program, Heyrman will demonstrate and lead a discussion on cross examination of an expert witness, played by Geller.

Lunch will be provided.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Jon Loevy is the founder of the civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy and is a Lecturer in Law with The Exoneration Project Clinic.  An accomplished trial lawyer, Loevy has won more than $100 million in jury verdicts for his clients, all in cases involving challenging fact patterns and difficult to prove allegations.  Drawing on Loevy’s extensive litigation practice, this program will cover the skills and strategies for conducting pretrial discovery in civil cases.

Lunch will be provided.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This panel will provide an overview of the different challenges and career paths in technology-related fields. Alumnae from a variety of fields, including businesswomen and practicing lawyers, will discuss working in a male-dominated environment (and with clients known for their male-dominated environments) and strategies they have developed to success. In the age of Melissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg, how these women have leaned in to new industries should provide a fascinating insight into a fast-moving field.

Lunch will be provided.

Organized by Law & Technology Society, Law Women's Caucus, and Intellectual Property Law Society. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of Diversity Month.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Students and faculty will discuss volunteer opportunities, views on activism, and ways to engage in dialogue in the wake of recent legal decision, including the Brown and Garner grand jury decisions. This event will include questions put to a student and faculty panel followed by an open conversation.

Organized by Defenders, Pro Bono Board, and BLSA. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of Diversity Month.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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In the past year alone, there have been a number of contentious debates about the responses of majority groups to newsworthy events such as the Ferguson protests, Bill Maher's recent comments about Islam, and post-Windsor litigation. Join us for a discussion on how those who wish to be allies of a particular movement can effectively offer their support, what that support looks like, and address what happens when people get it wrong.

Organized by BLSA, APALSA, LLSA, Outlaw, and SALSA. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of Diversity Month.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This panel of associates from Chicago-area firms (and possibly other markets) will discuss what it means to be a diverse associate and how that impacts their interactions, work life, and career prospects. The panel is targeted at explaining what and why diversity initiatives exist, whether they actually help or hurt, and comparing the effect of diversity in big versus small firms.

Organized by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Student as part of Diversity Month.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This panel will discuss how the dynamics of practicing law in China have been shifting in recent years. The panel will include diverse practitioners who have experience practicing in China, and attorneys who have studied law in China.

Organized by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and Law, Inc. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of Diversity Month.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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A panel of clerks (both past and present) will talk about their experiences and how diversity contributed to their work in a meaningful way. There will also be time set apart to explain to explain how diversity helped these clerks acquire clerkships as some judges have been known to look for specific types of candidates when hiring clerks. The panel will also take questions from the audience.

Organized by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of Diversity Month.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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This program is part of a series highlighting the different career paths of women in the legal field. The goal is for women in the Law School to see the range of opportunities available to them.

Organized by Law Women's Caucus. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of Diversity Month.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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The Honorable Staci Yandle, confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in June 2014, will speak. She is the first African American to serve on her court and the second openly lesbian African-American woman to be confirmed in 20 years.

Organized by Outlaw and the Black Law Students Association. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of Diversity Month.

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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The Law School encourages students to consider careers in law teaching and provides a range of resources and services designed for the individual interested in the academic marketplace. The Faculty Committee on Law Teaching invites all interested students for an information session on careers in law teaching.

Students are expected to review the on-line information in advance of the program:  http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/careerservices/academicjobsearch

12 Aug 2015 - 2:59pm
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Michael K. Fridkin, Senior Staff Atty for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, will be speaking about clerkship opportunities with the Staff Attys’ Office. The Office of Staff Attorneys handles about half of all the cases in the 7th Circuit and about a fourth of all cases subject to oral argument. Appendix A of the Clerkship Manual has a list of alumni that have worked in the Office of Staff Attorneys at the Seventh Circuit.

Lunch provided with RSVP by Tuesday, December 30th.

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Please join OCS to hear alumni speak about their clerkship experiences. Topics will include a clerk’s typical day, what surprised them about being a clerk, favorite aspects of clerking, interviewing for clerkships, making the most of Law School to position yourself for a clerkship, and the application process. There will be time for student Q&A.

Lunch provided with RSVP by Thursday, January 15th.

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1Ls interested in learning more about post graduate clerkships? This program will cover what clerkships are, the benefits of clerking, what 1Ls can do to prepare, and FAQs. There will be time for questions.

RSVP at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clerkshipprograms

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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Reception and light fare hosted by the University of Chicago's JD/MBA Student Group. Business casual attire recommended.

Kindly RSVP at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1140810

 

This special event is brought to you by the University of Chicago Law School and Chicago Booth.

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"The 2012 Election and the Future of the Supreme Court"

Presented by Professor Geoffrey Stone

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Foley & Lardner Website
111 Huntington Avenue, 25th Floor
Boston, MA 02199

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The outcomes of the upcoming presidential and congressional elections are expected to be very close. Given the ideological divide between the candidates and their vastly different visions, much is at stake in these elections. However, since Supreme Court appointments outlast presidencies and congressional terms, the November election results will reverberate long after the winner is declared.

Please join the University of Chicago Committee on Legal Nought for a lecture from Geoffrey Stone, JD'71, on "The 2012 Election and the Future of the Supreme Court". A University of Chicago faculty member since 1973, Stone is the Edward H. Levi distinguished service professor, former dean of the Law School, and former provost of the University. We hope to see you at the event. This event is free, but registration is required; registration details will be announced soon. Light refreshments will be served.

The University of Chicago Committee on Legal Nought is a group dedicated to extending the fun of intellectual inquiry inculcated by the University into their life in the law. The group is open to alumni of any part of the University who currently practice or are interested in the practice of law. We gratefully recognize the strong support of the University of Chicago Law School in presenting this event.

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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Join the University of Chicago Law School in welcoming Facebook's Ted Ullyot '94 for a lunch talk.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this lunch talk from Ted Ullyot, General Counsel at Facebook.

Ted Ullyot is Vice President and General Counsel at Facebook, where he leads the company’s legal team. Ted was formerly a litigation partner in the Washington, DC office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Before his time with Kirkland, Ted was EVP and General Counsel of ESL Investments, Inc., a private investment firm. Earlier, he was SVP and General Counsel of AOL Time Warner Europe. Ted has also held a number of appointed positions in the Federal government, including serving in the White House as a Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush, and at the Justice Department as Chief of Staff. He began his career as a law clerk for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S, Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Ted holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

For more information or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby,
(773) 834-4095 or melmarakby@uchicago.edu.

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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Meet and mingle with Washington, D.C. area young alumni and admitted students. This is a great opportunity for prospective members of our Class of 2016 to meet alumni and ask questions about the Chicago Law School experience.

Event Information:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Zengo Restaurant
781 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
This event is free of charge.

Kindly RSVP by Friday, March 15, 2013. For more information or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4095.

Interested in serving as a volunteer with our Alumni Admissions Network? Learn more here!

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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Meet and mingle with New York City area young alumni and admitted students. This is a great opportunity for prospective members of our Class of 2016 to meet alumni and ask questions about the Chicago Law School experience.

Event Information:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Lambs Club
132 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
This event is free of charge.

Kindly RSVP by Friday, March 15, 2013. For more information or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at (773) 834-4095 or melmarakby@uchicago.edu.

Interested in serving as a volunteer with our Alumni Admissions Network? Learn more here!

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Meet and mingle with Los Angeles area alumni and admitted students. This is a great opportunity for prospective members of our Class of 2016 to meet alumni and ask questions about the Chicago Law School experience.

Event Information:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
11355 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
This event is free of charge.

Kindly RSVP by Friday, March 15, 2013. For more information or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4095.

The Law School would like to thank Chad Hummel '88, Bill Quicksilver '78, and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP for hosting this event.

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Meet and mingle with San Francisco area alumni and admitted students. This is a great opportunity for prospective members of our Class of 2016 to meet alumni and ask questions about the Chicago Law School experience.

Event Information:

Thursday, March 21, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Paul Hastings LLP
55 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
This event is free of charge.

Kindly RSVP by Friday, March 15, 2013. For more information or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4095.

The Law School would like to thank Tom Brown '95, Kevin Poloncarz '98, and Paul Hastings LLP for hosting this event.

Parking Information:

Paul Hastings is located between Market Street and Mission Street, one block away from the Montgomery BART or MUNI station. If arriving by car, parking is available in the building until 8:00 p.m., or until 9:00 p.m. through Priority Parking at 85 2nd Street (enter on Mission).

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Alumni are invited to attend the Law School's annual Loop Luncheon, held in conjunction with Reunion Weekend.

M. Todd Henderson, '98, Professor of Law and Aaron Director Teaching Scholar will be presenting:

"The Law & Economics of Self-Regulation"

Event Details:

Friday, May 3, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Standard Club
320 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois

The luncheon cost is $35.00 per person. Register here, and please select "All Other Class Years" from the class year listings.

Kindly register by April 26, 2013.

Please contact Maggie Elmarakby at (773) 834-4095 or melmarakby@uchicago.edu with any questions or for special arrangements.

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Please join fellow alumni for the Annual Alumni Wine Mess at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute! This annual event is a great time to catch up and mingle with Law School alumni.

Event Details:

Friday, May 3, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
159 East Monroe Street

There is no charge for this event.

Kindly register here by April 26, 2013. Please select "All Other Class Years" from the class year listings.

Please contact Maggie Elmarakby at (773) 834-4095 or melmarakby@uchicago.edu for questions or special assistance.

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Join University of Chicago Law School alumni and staff at this informal Phoenix happy hour. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
MercBar
2525 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
This event is free of charge.

Kindly RSVP by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at (773) 834-4095 or melmarakby@uchicago.edu.

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Meet and mingle with University of Chicago Law School alumni in Houston, and hear from Dean Michael Schill about recent developments and achievements at Chicago.

Event Details:

Thursday, May 23, 2013
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Fulbright Tower
1301 McKinney
Fulbright Conference Center
Floor 48

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
This event is free of charge.

Parking Information: Please park in the Houston Center One Garage so that we may validate your parking ticket. The entrance to the garage is on Walker Street between Austin and Caroline.

The Law School would like to thank Anne Rodgers '90 and Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. for hosting this event.

Kindly RSVP by Thursday, May 16. Please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4095 with questions or for special assistance.

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Meet and mingle with Law School alumni in the Denver area, and hear from Dean Michael H. Schill about recent developments in Chicago.

Event Details:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
1899 Wynkoop Street
Suite 800
Denver, Colorado

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
Free of charge.

Kindly RSVP by Thursday, May 16.

The Law School would like to thank Lindley Brenza, '87, and Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP for hosting this event.

For questions or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4095.

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Join University of Chicago Law School alumni and staff for this informal happy hour in San Diego. This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other alumni and learn about recent developments at Chicago Law.

Law School Alumni Happy Hour

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Prepkitchen Little Italy
1660 India Street
San Diego, California

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
This event is free of charge.

Kindly RSVP by Monday, June 3.

For questions or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at (773) 834-4095 or melmarakby@uchicago.edu.

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Meet and mingle with Minneapolis-area alumni and current students at this informal Happy Hour. Take this opportunity to connect with other Chicago Law alumni in the area!

Event Information:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Union Restaurant rooftop
731 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Light hors d'oeurves and drinks will be served.
Free of charge.

Please RSVP here.

The Law School would like to thank Greene Espel for hosting this event.

For more information or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at (773) 834-4095 or melmarakby@uchicago.edu.

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Please join us for an alumni talk and networking reception featuring:

Matthew Prince, JD '00
Co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare

CloudFlare: The Legal, Ethical, and Moral Challenges of Powering 4% of the Web

Event Information:

Thursday, September 12, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

CloudFlare
Suite 207
665 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-1926

To join us, please register here.

There is a $10 charge for this event.

Please contact Maureen McCarthy with any questions at mmccarthy@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4411.

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Please join Dean Michael Schill and University of Chicago Law School alumni at the annual First Monday Luncheon to discuss issues currently facing the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos will present:

"The South After Shelby County"

Professor Stephanopoulos will discuss the aftermath of the Supreme Court's recent Voting Rights Act decision, Shelby County v. Holder. His lecture will be followed by a lively Q&A session with alumni and guests in attendance.

Event Information:

Monday, September 9, 2013

Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Buffet Luncheon: 12 noon
Program: 12:30 p.m.

Business attire. The luncheon cost is $25. Recent graduates from the classes of 2004-2013 receive a discounted rate of $15.

Please register online at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/firstmondays. For more information or special assistance, please contact the Office of External Affairs at (773) 834-4095.

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Please join Dean Michael Schill and University of Chicago Law School alumni at the annual First Monday Luncheon to discuss issues currently facing the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos will present:

"The South After Shelby County"

Professor Stephanopoulos will discuss the aftermath of the Supreme Court's recent Voting Rights Act decision, Shelby County v. Holder. His lecture will be followed by a lively Q&A session with alumni and guests in attendance.

Event Information:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019

Buffet Luncheon: 12 noon
Program: 12:30 p.m.

Business attire. The luncheon cost is $25. Recent graduates from the classes of 2004-2013 receive a discounted rate of $15.

Please register online at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/firstmondays. For more information or special assistance, please contact the Office of External Affairs at (773) 834-4095.

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Please join Dean Michael Schill and University of Chicago Law School alumni at the annual First Monday Luncheon to discuss issues currently facing the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos will present:

"The South After Shelby County"

Professor Stephanopoulos will discuss the aftermath of the Supreme Court's recent Voting Rights Act decision, Shelby County v. Holder. His lecture will be followed by a lively Q&A session with alumni and guests in attendance.

Event Information:

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Standard Club
320 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Buffet Luncheon: 12 noon
Program: 12:30 p.m.

Business attire. The luncheon cost is $25. Recent graduates from the classes of 2004-2013 receive a discounted rate of $15.

Please register online at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/firstmondays. For more information or special assistance, please contact the Office of External Affairs at (773) 834-4095.

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Please join fellow University of Chicago Law School alumni for this upcoming faculty speaker event.

Law and Economic Development: The China Puzzle

Presented by Professor Tom Ginsburg

A lively Q&A with Law School graduates will follow.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Buffet Luncheon: 12 noon
Program: 12:30 pm

Morrison & Foerster
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-248

To register, please click here.

For questions or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4095.

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Please join fellow University of Chicago Law School alumni for this upcoming faculty speaker event.

Law and Economic Development: The China Puzzle

Presented by Professor Tom Ginsburg

A lively Q&A with attendees will follow.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Buffet Luncheon: 12 noon
Program: 12:30 pm

Irell & Manella LLP
1800 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90067

To register, please click here.

For questions or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4095.

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Phoenixphest brings together young alumni from the College and all professional schools and divisions to welcome the newest class of alumni to the community. The celebration takes place in 27 cities around the world.

To find details about the event closest to you, please visit the Phoenixphest website.

Reconnect with UChicago friends and meet new Maroons in your area!

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Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Boston invites Law School graduates to attend this pioneering program.

Refinance/Consolidate Your Student Loans
October 22, 2013: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Darien/Rowayton Bank has a targeted lending program for Graduate Degree alumni from the nation's top universities.  This pioneering program will be presented for discussion by Syd Ally, SVP Consumer Lending at the bank.  U. of Chicago alumni with loans as well as parents of graduate students with loans should attend this informative 1.5 hour session.

Register here by October 22, 2013.


Where
Langham Hotel
250 Franklin Street

 
Boston, Massachusetts

Speaker Profiles
Syd Ally (Speaker)
Senior Vice President, Darien Rowayton Bank
http://drbank.com/student_loan_information.html

Questions
Greg Fontana, '89
 Treasurer of Boston Alumni Club
617-548-3939

Event Details

We've been able to bring this banker to Boston after learning of a successful initial program with Wharton alumni in the NYC area. DRB Refinance/Consolidation Loan offers alumni of MBA, Law, Medical/Dental (post-residency), and Engineering graduate programs the opportunity to refinance and/or consolidate student loan debt at low rates.

 

No waiting lists, funds immediately available
Low interest rates
Easy application process
Receive loan decision in 1 business day
No origination fee
No prepayment penalty
Both Federal and Private student loans are eligible

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Alumni from across the University of Chicago are invited to attend this UChicago Association of Black Alumni Happy Hour.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Rockit Bar & Grill
22 West Hubbard Street

To RSVP or for questions, please email Chase Weldon at cweldon@uchicago.edu.

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Please join other University of Chicago alumni and faculty at this Wine Mess held in conjunction with the Association of American Law School's annual conference. Take this opportunity to meet and mingle with New York area alumni and alumni working as Law School faculty from around the country.

Thursday, January 2, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

New York Hilton Midtown
Madison Room
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

Please register here.

For more information or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4095.

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Please join fellow University of Chicago alumni and staff for this special presentation.

"Dodd-Frank: The Uncertain Path to Regulatory Reform"

Presented by Richard Epstein

Richard Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Professor Epstein will share his perspective on the ongoing debate over financial regulations, followed by a lively Q&A session. All attendees are invited to join us for a cocktail reception upon the program's conclusion.

6:30 p.m.     Registration
7:00 p.m.     Program
7:45 p.m.     Reception

Please note:

-The entrance is located at the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street. All attendees will enter through a white security tent.
-Please bring a government-issued photo ID for security purposes.
-The program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. We hope all attendees will participate in the networking reception immediately following the talk.

Update: Advanced registration for this event was required, and registration has now closed. We look forward to seeing you at future events in New York.

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Please save the date to join other UChicago Law alumni for a great conversation and a meeting of the NYC Book Group. We would love to see you there!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The offices of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Chrysler Center
666 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017

We will discuss Thomas Healy's The Great Dissent. For more information about the book, click here. More information about registration to follow.

The Law School would like to thank John Delehanty '69 for hosting this event.

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Graduating Students Casino & Game Night

When:
Thursday, February 13, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Where:
South Green Lounge

The Graduating Students Class Gift Committee invites 3Ls and LLMs to join them for free food, drinks, and fun! Come play blackjack and poker with faculty dealers or play board games with friends!

There will be door prizes!

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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Meet and mingle with local alumni and admitted students. This is a great opportunity for prospective members of our Class of 2017 to meet alumni and ask questions about the Chicago Law experience.

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. This event is free of charge.

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

The Law School would like to thank O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Richard Goetz, '84, and Dan Shallman, '95, for hosting this event.

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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Meet and mingle with local alumni and admitted students. This is a great opportunity for prospective members of our Class of 2017 to meet alumni and ask questions about the Chicago Law experience.

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. There is no charge for this event.

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

The Law School would like to thank Hanson Bridgett and Fred Weil, '67, for hosting this event.

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Alumni are invited to a networking happy hour with UCABA volunteers, Jakina Dortch, AB '12, Chase Weldon, AB '12, and Wardell Campbell, AB '04. Join us to learn more about the group, volunteer opportunities, and participating in future events.

For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.uchicagoaba.org/article.html?aid=119

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Alumni are invited to join UCABA for brunch during Alumni Weekend! Enjoy good food and even better company. Reconnect with black alumni from UChicago. Hear from UCABA volunteers and take this opportunity to thank them for planning and executing programming nationally.

Date:
Sunday, June 8, 2014

Venue:
Public House
400 N. State St
Chicago, IL 60654

Time:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost:
$25 per person

Food and Beverages:

ENTREES - Doughnut Fried French Toast, Biscuits & Gravy or Chicken & Waffles
SIDES - Seasonal Fruit & Scrambled Eggs
BEVERAGES - Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks

For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.uchicagoaba.org/article.html?aid=121

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Please join fellow University of Chicago Law School alumni for this special presentation:

The Troubled but Inevitable Marriage of Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property

Presented by Professor Anthony Casey, '02

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Program

Amazon.com
Van Vorst Building Living Room
426 Terry Avenue North
Seattle, Washington

Registration information to follow.

The Law School would like to thank Mark Warnick '02, Heath Dixon '01, Steve Seem '05, and Amazon.com for hosting this event.

For more information or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or 773.834.4095.

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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Please join fellow alumni for a conversation and reception featuring distinguished alumnus Barry Zubrow, JD/MBA '79.

"The Conundrum of 'Too Big to Fail' and other thoughts from the Financial Crisis"

Hors d'oeurvres and drinks will be served.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

6:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Program and Networking Reception

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Please register here by Thursday, June 12.

The Law School would like to thank Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for hosting this event.

Please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or 773.834.4095 for questions or special requests.

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The Alumni Law Society is hosting a cocktail hour. We invite all UChicago alumni who work as lawyers to join us. Registration includes substantial appetizers from 6 PM to 8 PM; cash bar at the lounge at Chuck's.

Come to build your network, meet fellow alumni and learn more about the Law Society initiatives and events. If you are interested in getting involved but cannot make the event, please email Mary Kostopoulos - Alumni Law Society - (mkostopoulos@momlaw.com) or Lucie Sandel - Alumni Association (lsandel@uchicago.edu).

If you have any issues with the registration form, please do not hesitate to contact Lucie at lsandel@uchicago.edu so that she may assist you.

For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.uchicagolawsociety.org/article.html?aid=129

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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Please join Dean Michael Schill and fellow alumni in the Cleveland area for a cocktail reception and hear updates from Chicago Law! This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow alumni.

Monday, June 16, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

At the home of Kim '82 and Bart '81 Bixenstine

To register, please click here.

For questions or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or 773.834.4095.

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Please join fellow University of Chicago Law School alumni for this special presentation.

"Our Not-So-New Culture of Cheating and What the Law Can (and Should?) Do About It"

Featuring Professor Anthony Casey, '02

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
1899 Wynkoop Street
Denver, Colorado

For questions or special assistance, please contact Maggie Elmarakby at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or 773.834.4095.

Please register here by Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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The Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York invites Law School graduates to attend this special event:

Hedge Fund Strategies: The New Normal

In this fourth annual Hedge Fund panel organized by the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York, we bring together risk and investing professionals from established hedge funds.

Where

Pulse Restaurant 
3rd Floor
45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York

Event Details

6:00 pm - 7:00pm: Registration

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm: Panel and Q & A

8:15 pm - 9:00 p: Networking

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/alumni/events/showEvent?eventId=5467

 

 

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The University of Chicago Law School Federalist Society Alumni cordially invite you to a special event:

"Boggs and Bourbon"

A Bourbon Tasting Featuring Judge Danny Boggs, JD '68, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Thursday, July 17, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Morton's Steakhouse
1050 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20036

Please RSVP to Caroline Moore for this event at caroline.moore@fed-soc.org or 202-822-8138 by Monday, July 14.

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Join the Alumni Law Society for a networking cocktail reception and presentation by Ron Bell, General Counsel at Yahoo!, Javier Martell, General Counsel at BOKU, and Sharon Zezima, General Counsel at GoPro.

This distinguished alumni panel will be addressing the issues they commonly face as in-house counsel at their leading technology companies and how they deal with them. Hear what they have to say about the path to becoming general counsel, how to work with outside counsel, the changing business focus of in-house counsel, and more! The event is being held at and sponsored by the Silicon Valley office of McDermott Will & Emery in Menlo Park.

For more details or to register, please visit: http://www.uchicagolawsociety.org/article.html?aid=142.

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"The Failure of Mandated Disclosure"

A distinguished professor lecture by Omri Ben-Shahar.

Monday, September 15, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The University of Chicago Center in Paris
6 rue Thomas Mann
Paris, Ile de France 75013
France

Omri Ben-Shahar
is the Leo & Eileen Herzel Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, and the Kearny Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics. Ben-Shahar writes and teaches in the areas of contract law, consumer law, insurance law, and law-and-economics.

To register, please visit: http://alumniandfriends.uchicago.edu/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=mjJXJ7MLIsE&b=6525927&ct=14150817&notoc=1

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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The Chicago Economics Society presents a distinguished faculty lecture with Professor Omri Ben-Shahar.

"Disclosed to Death: The Failure of Disclosure Laws"

Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar discusses free market principles, using his book More Than You Wanted to Know, which examines the most common form of regulation in the United States, disclosure laws. He argues their failure to produce the benefits lawmakers hoped they would and the harm they do. Join us for a night of economics and law.

Cost: $35/person; includes an open bar 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Click here for more information and to register.

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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The Chicago Economics Society presents a discussion by leading law and economics scholar Richard Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Epstein will discuss the U.S. Constitution, shedding light on contemporary disputes in economic policy and regulation.

Cost: $35/person; includes an open bar from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Click here for more information or to register.

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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The UChicago fall season marks the return of Phoenixphest. From October 2 through 10, the whole University of Chicago alumni community—graduates of the College, the professional schools, and the divisions, in cities across the United States and around the world—will gather for a global celebration.  Make new connections, engage in enriching, conversation, and welcome UChicago's newest alumni into the local and global alumni community at a Phoenixphest near you.

12 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
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Think globally, celebrate locally.

From October 2 through 10, the whole University of Chicago alumni community—graduates of the College, the professional schools, and the divisions, in cities across the United States and around the world—will gather for a global celebration.  Make new connections, engage in enriching, conversation, and welcome UChicago's newest alumni into the local and global alumni community at a Phoenixphest 2014 in Chicago. Plan to join your fellow alumni at this annual celebration.

Cost:
$15/person in advance
$20/person at the door
Free for 2014 graduates

For more information or to register, click here.

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As a member of the University of Chicago community, you are likely to be interested in admissions at our nation's top universities. We invite you to a conversation with the deans of admissions from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the College, and the Law School. Open exclusively to University of Chicago alumni, parents, and friends, the program will explore the highly selective admissions processes and allow you to connect with others in the UChicago community.

The evening will include insights from the following:

  • Kurt Ahlm, MBA'09, Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Admissions at Chicago Booth
  • Ann Killian Perry, Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at the Law School
  • Jim Nondorf, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement and Dean of College Admissions and Financial Aid

Business casual attire: collared shirts and slacks for men and no denim, T-shirts, tennis shoes, or flip-flops.

As space is limited, this invitation is intended only for for recipients and their families. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Abner J. Mikva '51, the 2014 recipient of the University of Chicago's Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service, will present:

"Why You Don't Like Your Goverment"

Monday, November 17, 2014
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

The University of Chicago Law School
Glen A. Lloyd Auditorium
1111 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois

Seating is first-come, first-served.

Reception to follow.

Please click here to RSVP. For more information or to request special assistance, please contact the Office of University Events and Ceremonies at 773.702.9626 or univ-events@uchicago.edu.

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14 Aug 2015 - 10:02am
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A Look At How Corporations, Law Firms, and Governments Aim To Better Manage the Dissemination of e-Discovery Information and Navigate Legal Discovery Hurdles Both Domestically and Abroad

Program Agenda:
11:30pm -12:00pm (Registration/Check-In)
12:00pm -1:00pm (Panel Discussion)
1:00pm -2:00pm (Networking)

Kindly RSVP here.

The increased growth of the global e-discovery market is fast becoming a common challenge for law firms and businesses alike. Conflicting data privacy and protection laws – particularly between the United States and global business centers such as the European Union – highlight the need for increased legal clarity in e-discovery operations.  More than ever, companies that transact globally – particularly if they are the target of pending legal or compliance investigations, litigation, or arbitration – need to successfully navigate the complexities of global discovery efforts.

E-discovery – the process of identifying, collecting, processing, and preserving stored information – enables data in the form of text, emails, databases, animations, audio files, websites, spreadsheets, and computer programs to be preserved and presented as evidence in civil and criminal court cases.

E-discovery solutions, including kCura’s Relativity, are being increasingly used by global law firms, governments and regulatory agencies, and by numerous corporate enterprises of all sizes to enhance the internal investigation process, reduce internal risks, and to control organizational privacy and spoliation of data records.

Please join The University of Chicago’s Alumni Law Society (ALS), and leading technical and legal experts in e-discovery litigation, for a timely discussion on e-discovery preservation and production techniques. The panel will discuss current practices for e-discovery in domestic and international proceedings, and will highlight current trends in cross border e-discovery and international disputes.

Moderator:
Tom Lidbury, AB '89, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith [BIO]

Panelists:
Thomas Matarelli, MBA '03
, Consultant, kCura [BIO]

Charles E. Harris, II
, Partner, Mayer Brown [BIO]
Sarah Reynolds, JD '05, Litigation Associate, Mayer Brown [BIO]

 

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17 Aug 2015 - 2:07pm
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Corporate Personhood and Corporate Social Responsibility

 

In 2014, the five largest American corporations had revenues of $1.46 trillion, equal to the economic output of Canada. Corporations produce and sell almost everything we buy or interact with and increasingly mediate our social lives—yet the rules that govern them remain opaque and misunderstood. The debate about corporations considered as people under the law has real-world consequences for corporate governance, high-stakes corporate litigation, executive compensation, and securities regulation. What are corporations? Who runs them? And for what purpose? And how should they best be regulated? Todd Henderson, JD’98, will consider these issues in an attempt to better understand the nature of the corporation.

 

Event Details

 

2:00p.m. Registration and networking

2:30p.m. Presentation and discussion

3:30p.m. Reception

 

$20/person

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)

Free for Class of 2015 UChicago alumni

Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership Societies

 

Kindly register here.

 

Featured Faculty

 

Todd Henderson, JD’98, is the Michael J. Marks Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Research Scholar at the University of Chicago. He was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, has clerked in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, has practiced appellate litigation, and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in Boston, where he specialized in counseling telecommunications and high-tech clients on business and regulatory strategy. His research interests include corporations, securities regulation, bankruptcy, law and economics, and intellectual property. To learn more, read “Replacing the Board” in the Economist and Henderson’s article on rethinking corporate boards.

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19 Aug 2015 - 10:56am
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Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure-requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the doctor's consent form you sign, the pile of papers you get with your mortgage. Reading the terms, the form, and the papers is supposed to equip you to choose your purchase, your treatment, and your loan well. In his co-authored book More Than You Wanted to Know, Omri Ben-Shahar surveys the evidence and finds that mandated disclosure rarely works. But how could it? Who reads these disclosures? Who understands them? Who uses them to make better choices? Professor Ben-Shahar's lecture will discuss the form of regulation we encounter daily and asks why we must encounter it at all.

Kindly RSVP here by September 8th.

The Law School would like to thank Bert Krueger '74 and Mayer Brown LLP for supporting this event.

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Please join us for a lunch and exciting conversation with Eric Hattler '93, Managing Director and General Counsel for The Gores Group.

Mr. Hattler is responsible for the legal aspects of the negotiation and execution of certain transactions. Prior to joining Gores, Mr. Hattler was an associate at Riordan & McKinzie (now part of Bingham McCutchen), a Los Angeles-based law firm specializing in complex corporate transactions, where he represented a number of private equity groups and emerging growth companies. From 1988 to 1989, Mr. Hattler served as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney, focusing on operational issues. Mr. Hattler earned a B.A. from Amherst College, and earned J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Chicago.

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21 Aug 2015 - 7:55am
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This lunchtime panel will explore the Law School’s rich history of interdisciplinary study. Join a panel of renowned professors from the Law faculty–law and economics scholar Omri Ben-Shahar, legal historian Alison LaCroix, and philosopher Martha Nussbaum–for a discussion of how the Law School has pioneered research and teaching that link law with the allied fields of economics, history, and philosophy.

Space for this event is limited.

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26 Aug 2015 - 11:15am
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Corporate Personhood and Corporate Social Responsibility

In 2014, the five largest American corporations had revenues of $1.46 trillion, equal to the economic output of Canada. Corporations produce and sell almost everything we buy or interact with and increasingly mediate our social lives—yet the rules that govern them remain opaque and misunderstood.

The debate about corporations considered as people under the law has real-world consequences for corporate governance, high-stakes corporate litigation, executive compensation, and securities regulation. What are corporations? Who runs them? And for what purpose? And how should they best be regulated? Todd Henderson, JD’98, will consider these issues in an attempt to better understand the nature of the corporation.

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28 Aug 2015 - 11:29am
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1Ls: This is where it all begins. Meet the career services staff, learn about the services the office provides, future programming, important dates, and find out where to begin in your career planning.

The Office of Career Services expects all Class of 2018 students to attend this program.

Click here to RSVP.

28 Aug 2015 - 11:32am
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You have many employment options for your 1L summer. Join us for the first in a two part series to learn about the application process for positions in public interest, and law school clinics.

The Office of Career Services expects all Class of 2018 students to attend this program.

Click here to RSVP.

28 Aug 2015 - 11:39am
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You have many employment options for your 1L summer. Join us for the first in a two part series to learn about the application process for positions in research assistant positions and judicial internships.

The Office of Career Services expects all Class of 2018 students to attend this program.

Click here to RSVP.

28 Aug 2015 - 11:54am
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You have many employment options for your 1L summer. Join us for the first in a two part series to learn about the application process for positions in law firms and corporations/businesses.

The Office of Career Services expects all Class of 2018 students to attend this program.

Click here to RSVP.

28 Aug 2015 - 2:29pm
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How does today’s challenging legal market affect what employers really look for in a student resume and cover letter? Join us for candid advice and practical tips on crafting an effective resume and persuasive cover letter.

*Please bring a copy of your resume with you to this workshop.

The Office of Career Services expects all Class of 2018 students to attend this program. 

Click here to RSVP.

28 Aug 2015 - 2:41pm
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Several faculty members who served as judicial clerks will discuss their experiences, as well as how to succeed in a clerkship, how to prepare for the application process and clerking, and other tips for making the most out of the clerkship experience. This program is primarily intended for 2Ls and 3Ls thinking about applying to clerkships this season to learn more about what being a clerk entails.  There will be time for student Q&A. Students applying for clerkships should also complete the online Clerkship Questionnaire.

Lunch provided with RSVP by Wednesday, September 30. RSVP here: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clerkshipprograms.

28 Aug 2015 - 2:43pm
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This is an informational meeting for 3Ls with Professor Hutchinson and the Office of Career Services for potential Supreme Court clerkship applicants. If you are a 3L student interested in clerking on the Supreme Court, please attend this meeting.

Lunch provided with RSVP before October 12th.

28 Aug 2015 - 3:12pm
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"Short-Term, Long-Term, and Continuing Contracts"
Oliver Hart, Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University

28 Aug 2015 - 3:13pm
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"Shareholder Value Thinking and the Systems Alternative in Corporate Law"
Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate & Business Law, Cornell Law School

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