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September 2016

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1 Sep 2016 - 3:50pm
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Take in views of the capitol from the rooftop and mingle with fellow alumni and our newest graduates in the Class of 2016! Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and beer/wine/soda, which are all included.    

$15 for Alumni & Guests
Free of charge for our newest graduates in the Class of 2016

Please click here to register.

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6 Sep 2016 - 12:45pm
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7 Sep 2016 - 10:58am
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Please RSVP here and find more information about this event series here.

7 Sep 2016 - 11:01am
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Please RSVP here and find more information about this event series here.

Please be advised of The University Club's Policies:
Dress code: Male guests are required to wear jackets and ties. Female guests are required to
wear clothing of equivalent formality. Jeans, sneakers and shorts are not permitted.
Cellular phone and PDA usage is prohibited on club property except in designated phone booths.

7 Sep 2016 - 11:03am
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Please RSVP here and find more information about this event series here.

7 Sep 2016 - 1:42pm
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DEFENDERS WELCOME MEETING: Wednesday, October 5th, at 12:15pm. This event is open to all who are interested in joining Defenders for the 2016-2017 academic year! Please join us in room C for a meeting. Lunch is not provided at the meeting, so feel free to bring your own. However, it will be a short meeting, allowing for time to get food before afternoon classes commence. We hope to see you there!

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12 Sep 2016 - 11:41am
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In the early twentieth century, when class war shook the nation’s institutions, labor radicals within the American Civil Liberties Union claimed a right to agitate through organized economic pressure: a right of workers to picket, boycott, and strike. Over time, they hitched those controversial commitments to a conservative constitutional tradition that valorized individual rights. Their modern vision of civil liberties attracted adherents across the political spectrum. At the height of the New Deal, an unlikely coalition of activists and corporate lawyers redeployed the First Amendment to shield business interests from the intrusive reach of the state. On the new understanding, a powerful Bill of Rights protected conservatives as well as radicals, industry as well as labor.

Legal historian Laura Weinrib will explore how that forgotten constitutional bargain has shaped the battle over the meaning and limits of civil liberties and state power today.

2:00 p.m.  Registration and networking
2:30 p.m.  Presentation and discussion
3:30 p.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 2016 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies

Please RSVP here.

12 Sep 2016 - 2:40pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

12 Sep 2016 - 4:30pm
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Meet and welcome newly appointed Dean Thomas Miles and join him in conversation about the future of the Law School.

Kindly reply here by Thursday, September 22.

Parking will be validated at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. For special assistance or needs, please contact Maggie Mahoney at mjmahoney@uchicago.edu

The Law School would like to thank Alfredo Perez, ’80 and Kathleen Kopp, ’81 for supporting this event.

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13 Sep 2016 - 9:14am
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Meet and welcome newly appointed Dean Thomas Miles and join him in conversation about the future of the Law School.

Kindly reply here by Friday, October 21.

Parking is available in the Boston Common Garage.

The Law School would like to thank Molly Diggans and Mark Duggan for generously hosting this event.

For special assistance or needs, please contact Maggie Mahoney at mjmahoney@uchicago.edu

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14 Sep 2016 - 9:38am
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Bigelow Sections A, B, & C

Join the D’Angelo Law Library for a training. Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw passwords will be distributed.

14 Sep 2016 - 9:42am
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Bigelow Sections D, E, & F

Join the D’Angelo Law Library for a training. Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw passwords will be distributed.

14 Sep 2016 - 10:10am
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Monday, September 19: Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative Retreat

You will receive your schedule for the retreat when you arrive for check in on Monday, September 19.

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Arrival and Check in by Bigelow Section – Various

Bigelow Section A [Mink] (Bigelow Fellow: Feinstein): Room I

Bigelow Section B [Breckinridge] (Bigelow Fellow: Grunwald): Room III

Bigelow Section C [Hall] (Bigelow Fellow: Shapiro): Room IV 

Bigelow Section D [Currie] (Bigelow Fellow: Pollack): Room V

Bigelow Section E [Director] (Bigelow Fellow: Zambrano): Room D

Bigelow Section F [Lafontant] (Bigelow Fellow: Hafiz): Room F

Tuesday, September 20 - Friday, September 23: Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative Retreat

You will receive your schedule for this week when you check in on Monday morning.  You should plan on being occupied from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on these dates.

 


 

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14 Sep 2016 - 11:10am
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Join the law school admissions deans from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.  Panelists and student participants will debate the merits of actual law school applications to select the best.  You'll learn what works, and what doesn't, in the competitive law school admissions process.

14 Sep 2016 - 11:12am
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Join the law school admissions deans from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.  Panelists and student participants will debate the merits of actual law school applications to select the best.  You'll learn what works, and what doesn't, in the competitive law school admissions process.

14 Sep 2016 - 11:13am
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Join the law school admissions deans from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.  Panelists and student participants will debate the merits of actual law school applications to select the best.  You'll learn what works, and what doesn't, in the competitive law school admissions process.

14 Sep 2016 - 11:14am
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Join the law school admissions deans from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.  Panelists and student participants will debate the merits of actual law school applications to select the best.  You'll learn what works, and what doesn't, in the competitive law school admissions process.

14 Sep 2016 - 11:16am
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Join the law school admissions deans from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.  Panelists and student participants will debate the merits of actual law school applications to select the best.  You'll learn what works, and what doesn't, in the competitive law school admissions process.

14 Sep 2016 - 11:21am
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Join the law school admissions deans from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.  Panelists and student participants will debate the merits of actual law school applications to select the best.  You'll learn what works, and what doesn't, in the competitive law school admissions process.

14 Sep 2016 - 11:22am
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Join the law school admissions deans from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.  Panelists and student participants will debate the merits of actual law school applications to select the best.  You'll learn what works, and what doesn't, in the competitive law school admissions process.

14 Sep 2016 - 11:24am
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Join the law school admissions deans from the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania for a realistic look at how applications are reviewed.  Panelists and student participants will debate the merits of actual law school applications to select the best.  You'll learn what works, and what doesn't, in the competitive law school admissions process.

14 Sep 2016 - 8:04pm
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Thursday, September 15: Orientation Day 1

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Welcome Breakfast North Green Lounge

 Be sure to pick up your nametag, class t-shirt, and welcome bag.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Welcomes and Introductions Auditorium

Ann K. Perry, Associate Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

Thomas J. Miles, Dean, Clifton R. Musser Professor of Law and Economics, and Walter Mander Research Scholar

Shannon P. Bartlett, Dean of Students                         

Richard Badger, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Address on Professionalism Auditorium

Justice Mary L. Mikva, Illinois Appellate Court, First District

Introduction by Jonathan S. Masur, John P. Wilson Professor of Law, David and Celia Hilliard Research Scholar, and Director of the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Program in Behavioral Law, Finance and Economics

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Law School 101: What You Need to Know Auditorium

Shannon P. Bartlett, Dean of Students

Abbie F. Willard Associate Dean of Career Services and Policy

Sky Emison, Rising 3L and Law Students Association President

11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Addressing Gender-based Violence in Our Community – Auditorium 

Shea Wolfe, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Introduction to Public Interest and Pro Bono Green Lounge

Susan J. Curry, Director of Public Interest Law and Policy

Aican Nguyen, Director of International Programs                 

Nura Maznavi, Pro Bono Service Initiative Project Director

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Faculty Perspectives on the Law School Classroom  Auditorium

William Baude, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law

Emily Buss, Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law

Herschella G. Conyers, Clinical Professor of Law

William H.J. Hubbard, Professor of Law and Ronald H. Coase Teaching Scholar

Moderated by Shannon P. Bartlett, Dean of Students

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Break

Find your lockers

2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pro Bono Project Training Various rooms 

Your service assignment was sent to you via email.

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Class of 2019 Photo South Side of the Fountain

4:00 p.m.

Optional Law School ToursMeet at the “VCA” desk

Join rising 2Ls and 3Ls for a tour of the Law School.

Friday, September 16: Orientation Day 2

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Coffee MessNorth Green Lounge

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

The Secrets to Law School Success Auditorium 

Elizabeth Kieff, MD

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Academic Counselors Present: What to Expect During Your First Class &Utilizing Campus Resources for a Successful 1L Year Auditorium

Michaela Kabat, ‘17

Matt Klomparens, ‘17

Shelby Klose, ‘17

Amanda Mayo, ‘17

12:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch & Student Life Panel – North Green Lounge  

Amelia Garza-Mattia, ‘18

Hannah Gelbort, ‘18

Kathrine Gutierrez, ‘18

Amanda Johnson, ‘18

Sean Planchard, ‘18

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Optional Introduction to Law School Financial Aid Courtroom

Kevin Petty, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

This session is optional and will be of most benefit to students who did not attend a financial aid presentation at ASW.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Optional Computer & Library TrainingRoom III 

David Blood, Manager of User Services

Margaret Schilt, Associate Law Librarian for User Services

Todd Ito, Coordinator of Instruction and Outreach

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Optional Campus Tours – Meet at the “VCA” (Law School reception desk)

Join rising 2Ls and 3Ls for a tour of campus dining options, the book store, and popular study spaces outside the Law School.

 

Optional Chicago Law Foundation T-shirt Sale – North Green Lounge

Purchase UChicago law gear with proceeds going to students working in public interest. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted, although credit card transactions incur a small fee.

 

Optional GreenBooks Sale GreenBooks Room under the Auditorium 

 

Optional U-SHIP (The University of Chicago Student Health Insurance Plan) Presentation – Room V

 This session is optional and is intended for students with questions about U-SHIP.


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16 Sep 2016 - 3:07pm
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The Tony award winning production of Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.  This event is brought to by the ArtsPass Program, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Center for Leadership and Involvement and the Center of Race Politics and Culture.  

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STUDENTS: By attending this lecture, you will be entered to win the chance to purchase one $25 ticket to attend the Hamilton ArtsPass Exclusive trip on Thursday, October 20, with transportation included. Only with valid UCID.  For more information on these lectures, visit artspass.uchicago.edu.

Reservations will be available starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 at NOON.  
Only one ticket per University of Chicago student. Students can only attend one lecture.   

All students who attend one of the ticketed lectures above will be eligible for a $25 ticket to Hamilton. A lottery from those eligible for Hamilton Tickets will take place on Monday, October 17. Selected students will have one day to purchase their $25 ticket (includes transportation) to the Thursday, October 20 production of Hamilton.  We have a limited number of subsidized tickets available for students who have demonstrated significant financial need. Please contact logancenter@uchicago.edu if you would like to explore this option.

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16 Sep 2016 - 3:08pm
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The Tony award winning production of Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.  This event is brought to by the ArtsPass Program, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Center for Leadership and Involvement and the Center of Race Politics and Culture.  

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STUDENTS: By attending this lecture, you will be entered to win the chance to purchase one $25 ticket to attend the Hamilton ArtsPass Exclusive trip on Thursday, October 20, with transportation included. Only with valid UCID.  For more information on these lectures, visit artspass.uchicago.edu.

Reservations will be available starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 at NOON.  
Only one ticket per University of Chicago student. Students can only attend one lecture.   

All students who attend one of the ticketed lectures above will be eligible for a $25 ticket to Hamilton. A lottery from those eligible for Hamilton Tickets will take place on Monday, October 17. Selected students will have one day to purchase their $25 ticket (includes transportation) to the Thursday, October 20 production of Hamilton.  We have a limited number of subsidized tickets available for students who have demonstrated significant financial need. Please contact logancenter@uchicago.edu if you would like to explore this option.

Details and RSVP

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19 Sep 2016 - 10:07am
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Michael K. Fridkin, Senior Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, will be speaking about clerkship opportunities. 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 who have worked in the Office of Staff Attorneys at the Seventh Circuit. Please RSVP at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clerkshipprograms.

19 Sep 2016 - 2:30pm
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Searching for Fair Housing with Guest: Lee Fennell, University of Chicago School of Law and Discussant: Bill Fischel, Dartmouth Economics

In this talk to begin the symposium, Professor Fennell will discuss an issue fundamental to fair housing, but rarely discussed in the legal literature: the racial biases of homeseekers as they search for a neighborhood. Cutting across the fields of law, urban planning, and political theory, Fennell will lay the ground work for the rest of the symposium by exploring the normative value of integration as a policy goal. Professor Fischel will respond with a discussion of how economics can help us explore these questions, particularly the dynamics of homeseekers.

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20 Sep 2016 - 9:27am
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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 2019 students to attend this program.

Click here to RSVP.

20 Sep 2016 - 9:29am
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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 2019 students to attend this program.

Click here to RSVP.

20 Sep 2016 - 9:34am
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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 2019 students to attend this program.

Click here to RSVP.

20 Sep 2016 - 9:57am
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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 2019 students to attend this program. 

Click here to RSVP.

20 Sep 2016 - 11:06am
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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 2019 students to attend this program.

20 Sep 2016 - 11:21am
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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 2019 students to attend this program. 

Click here to RSVP.

20 Sep 2016 - 2:49pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:05pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:05pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:06pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:07pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:08pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:08pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:09pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Reception to follow immediately after the lecture.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:09pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:10pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:10pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

20 Sep 2016 - 3:11pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

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21 Sep 2016 - 11:11am
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John W. Boyer, Dean of the College, will introduce the speaker, Geof Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law. The Aims of Education Address is a celebrated tradition where a faculty member addresses the entering class on the unique aims of liberal education at the University.

View the webcast

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23 Sep 2016 - 1:38pm
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For more information, please see http://www.blackprelawconference.org/#home

23 Sep 2016 - 7:03pm
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The Hon. Cheryl Ann Krause will present "The Role of Public Access and Outreach:  How Bench and Bar Build Trust in the Rule of Law" at her lunch talk.

Cheryl Ann Krause was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in July of 2014. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, and graduated from Stanford Law School with distinction. She then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, followed by a clerkship for the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.

Before entering private practice, Judge Krause served for five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and was a lecturer at Stanford and Columbia Law Schools. As a litigator at a large law firm in Philadelphia, she specialized in white collar criminal defense and government investigations, was a frequent author and speaker on topics pertaining to constitutional and criminal law, and lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she founded an appellate litigation externship.

Judge Krause has served many professional, civic, and charitable organizations in various capacities. In 2011, she founded the Philadelphia Project, a partnership between practicing lawyers and a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, to improve the quality of education for children with disabilities.

This event is free and open to Law School students, faculty, and staff.  Lunch will be provided.

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26 Sep 2016 - 8:44am
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This panel will feature faculty members involved in work in the public sector, including public interest work and pro bono work.  The panel will include Professor Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice Greenberg Professor of Law; Professor Alison Siegler, Clinical Professor of Law; and Professor David Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law.

26 Sep 2016 - 9:26am
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Freedom of speech protects speech that is, for example, offensive.  But having the right to offend does not give anyone a reason to offend others.   How we should speak is a matter for the norms that govern speaking, not the norms that govern responses to speaking.  It is a matter of what it is right to do, not a matter of what rights we have.  So: what norms should govern us in speaking?  Most Western traditions give little attention to this, apart from the prohibition on lying.  Classical Buddhist thought, in contrast, offers a well-developed doctrine of ‘right speech’.  In this Lecture, Professor Green will explore that doctrine, give it a partial defense, and suggest ways that right speech can and should be supported while remaining faithful to the principles of free speech.

26 Sep 2016 - 11:43am
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Sometimes law students are told they have two options:  a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty.  This isn’t true.  On October 5, Bob McNamara, a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his public-interest career and steps you can take to have a career at IJ.  The Institute for Justice, the nation’s leading libertarian public-interest law firm, offers the best of both worlds:  cutting-edge constitutional litigation on issues that actually matter to real people, combined with competitive pay.  Sound interesting?  Learn what steps you can take now to put yourself on a path to litigating the kind of cases you read about in the newspaper and your casebooks.
Chipotle will be served. Free and open to the public.
26 Sep 2016 - 1:38pm
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The Office of External Affairs Invites you to the Annual Stout Luncheon

to discuss Making an Impact: How Women Lawyers Can Drive Change

featuring Jeanne Cohn-Connor, ’84, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

12:15 p.m.–1:20 p.m.

Classroom V

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Cohn-Connor will discuss her experiences as a lawyer in Big Law, insights from her journey practicing law in varied settings, and highlights from her pro bono practice.

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Jeanne Cohn-Connor is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the environmental transactions group, where she has a sub-focus in environmental bankruptcy matters.  She has a versatile practice and represents a broad range of clients in restructuring cases, corporate transactions, environmental enforcement cases and compliance matters.

Most recently, Jeanne has served as lead environmental counsel for debtors in a number of high profile restructuring matters, including Energy Future Holdings and its affiliates, Sabine Oil & Gas Corp., Sherwin Alumina, and Edison Mission Energy and several of its subsidiaries.  Jeanne also spearheaded the global environmental settlement for Tronox Incorporated and its affiliates, which involved the resolution of extensive environmental liabilities, initially estimated in the billions of dollars.

In addition to her client work, Jeanne maintains an active pro bono practice.  She leads Kirkland’s Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) program which provides legal assistance to unaccompanied child immigrants.  In 2014, Jeanne accepted KIND’s Allegiance Award for Kirkland’s efforts in representing unaccompanied minors through the immigration process.

Jeanne has been recommended by The Legal 500 U.S. in 2014 and 2015 for Environment: Transactional and Regulatory and has been recognized by leading legal publications for her environmental work. The Deal Pipeline recognized Jeanne for her principal role in the global environmental settlement for Tronox Incorporated in its Chapter 11 proceedings. Law360 also recognized Jeanne for her leadership of Tronox’s environmental settlement negotiations, which helped earn Kirkland a spot among Law360’s Environmental Groups of 2010. In addition, Jeanne has served as a panelist on internationally-broadcast television on pro bono immigration matters and she has been interviewed by various media for her pro bono immigration work, including The American Lawyer, NBC News, Al Jazeera America and Bloomberg News.

Lunch will be provided.

R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 3 to Ann Fruland at afruland@uchicago.edu.

This event is made possible through the Stout Family Fund for Women, Entrepreneurship, and the Law, which was established in 2000 by Jon Stout ’71 and Patricia Stout to support and advance women’s entrepreneurship at the Law School. 

26 Sep 2016 - 1:45pm
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Join the Office of the Dean of Students and the Law Students Association for a barbeque celebrating the beginning of the school year! Be sure to stop by the many student organization tables, play some games, and hang with friends. The Wine Mess crew will also be there to celebrate the first Wine Mess of the school year. 

26 Sep 2016 - 4:29pm
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Student Organization Treasurers Information Session

26 Sep 2016 - 4:30pm
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Student Organization Treasurers Information Session

26 Sep 2016 - 4:31pm
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Student Organization Leaders Information Session

26 Sep 2016 - 4:35pm
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27 Sep 2016 - 9:33am
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Andre Geverola (’03), Brent Snyder and Jennifer Dixton, of the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, will address all classes of law students to explain in-depth about the work of the Antitrust Division. Lunch will be served.

27 Sep 2016 - 9:58am
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Come hear about this 2017 summer law & policy program which offers summer fellowships to law students interested in learning about City government and public policy. The program provides an in-depth view of how City government operates. This is an ideal opportunity for 1L or 2L summers. Speaker: Kathryn O’Connell. Lunch will be served.

Information about the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program

27 Sep 2016 - 9:59am
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Steve Patton, Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago, will host a lunchtime program to discuss careers and other opportunities with the City of Chicago Law Department. The Corporation Counsel will lead a panel comprised of UChicago Law and other members of the City of Chicago Law Department. This event is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls. Speaker: Stephen Patton. Lunch will be served.

27 Sep 2016 - 3:44pm
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This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

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28 Sep 2016 - 10:34am
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The University of Chicago Law School offers three international immersion trips for the 2016–2017 school year. The trips will take place during the Spring Break in March 2017 in Hong Kong and Singapore, in The Netherlands, and in Russia. The theme of the Hong Kong/Singapore Trip is Law and Economic Development, of The Netherlands Trip – International Law and International Organizations, and of the Russia Trip – Law, Economic Development, and Democratic Transition.

This IIP Information Session will provide students with details about the trip programs and logistics. Students will learn about the IIP application and selection process, fundraising guidlines and tips, and meet former IIP participants who will be discussing their experiences traveling on previous IIP trips and the impact such experiences have on their study and career decisions.

This event is open to all law students. Lunch will be provided.

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29 Sep 2016 - 12:16pm
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The aim of the Woodlawn Coffee and Law Walk is to physically encounter some historical and contemporary particularities of the Woodlawn neighborhood and the Law School's relationship with it. We'll start at the Law School with coffee and snacks as Professor Hubbard introduces Hansberry v. Lee, an early and successful challenge to racially restrictive housing covenants led by the Law School's first African-American graduate. Then, we'll walk to the site of the Hansberry house and continue on a 30-40 minute stroll through Woodlawn. Our guide will be long-time resident and public defender Professor Conyers. Finally, we'll arrive at Robust Coffee Lounge on 63rd for a catered brunch and discussion with community leaders and a local real estate developer. This event is cosponsored by Law of the Land, Black Law Students Association, and the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy. It is free for students.

29 Sep 2016 - 1:26pm
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While the Access to Medicines movement was able to successfully make medicines, especially Anti Retrovirals, accessible to the Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) given the availability of generics from India, now with TRIPS compliant laws in India coupled with new strategies of the Big Pharma in the US, EU and Japan, particularly the continued pressures to have TRIPS plus IP measures and Voluntary Licensing, access to medicines is becoming more and more difficult for most of the patients who need it both in the developing and the developed world. Anand Grover will discuss challenges and possible solutions.

Anand Grover is a leading human rights lawyer based in India and the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health (2008-2014). Grover is also a Senior Advocate on the Supreme Court of India and Co-Founder of the Lawyers Collective where he is Director of the HIV/AIDS Unit. The Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit uses litigation, legislative advocacy and commuity outreach to promote human rights related to HIV/AIDS, LGBT persons, access to medicines, sex workers, and drug users. Grover has won numerous high profile court cases in India relating to, among things, the repeal of the law criminalizing homosexuality, the patent status of antiretroviral and cancer drugs, and the death penalty. Grover was appointed Special Prosecuter by the Government of India and prevalied in the 2G government corrpution scandal case, the largest public corruption case in India’s history. As UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Grover worked closely wth governments, civil society, and community groups arouns the world promoting a human rights-based approach to health. He holds a BSc (Honours) from Surrey University, a PGCE from Chelsea College, London University and a LLB from Bombay University.

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

29 Sep 2016 - 2:12pm
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The Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab will kick off its Speaker Series on Monday, October 17th, with a lunchtime presentation from Barbara Kolsun on fashion law and licensing.  Ms. Kolsun, co-director of The Fame Center, is a leading fashion industry attorney, an adjunct professor of fashion law at Cardozo Law, and co-editor of the seminal text on the subject, Fashion Law – A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives and Attorneys.  This event is free and open to the public, and seating may be limited.

29 Sep 2016 - 2:52pm
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Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)

One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the authority to hit you with sticks, so they must usually begin with carrots, or positive inducements, unless law offers torts or other negative inducements in the background. But things quickly get more complicated. Rewards might draw people to an activity, and penalties might cause them to stay away, so that the carrots and sticks are not equivalent. How does law reflect these secondary effects? When is it a good idea to mix positive and negative rewards? Should we pay people not to commit crimes? Why didn’t any lawmakers try to pay people not to enter into same-sex marriages? Why not just impose higher taxes on people who do not engage in public service? This first lecture of the year in our Chicago’s Best Ideas series introduces some of these ideas and then takes them in surprising directions.

29 Sep 2016 - 3:23pm
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The Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab Speaker Series will feature a lunchtime presentation on Monday, October 31st, from white collar felon/government informant, Tom Hardin, who will provide a cautionary tale on insider trading.  This event is free and open to the public.

29 Sep 2016 - 4:03pm
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On November 8, Assistant US Attorney Bill Ridgway will speak to the Tuesday section of Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab about legal issues relating to computer crime.  All are welcome and seating may be limited; a reception will follow afterwards.