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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 - 9:40am
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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.

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.

 


 

More orientation events

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.


More orientation events

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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.

Details and RSVP

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 - 1:32pm
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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.

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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