Corporate Lab 2014-15 Academic Year-End Update

May 29, 2015

Naming Announcement

The Kirkland & Ellis Foundation, its partners, and Law School alumni have made a gift nearing $5.5 million to endow a fund to support the Law School’s Corporate Lab,* strengthening the Firm’s enduring ties with the Law School and underscoring a shared co

National Law Journal: "Chicago Students Police the Police"

Chicago Students Police the Police
Karen Sloan
The National Law Journal
May 18, 2015

Garrett and her clinic classmates last week tried a First Amendment case in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of a journalist arrested after taking photographs of an officer roughly arresting a woman in a predominately African-American neighborhood.

Tuition deposits were due soon, but incoming law student Ruby Garrett couldn't decide among the five schools on her short list in spring 2013. Then she met Craig Futterman, who founded the University of Chicago Law School's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project 15 years ago.

Craig B. Futterman

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Global efforts to limit carbon emissions are to date insufficient to prevent dangerous and rapid warming of the climate.

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
Participating faculty: 
David A. Weisbach

The Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab: Information Session

Room IV
Contact info (email or phone):

Transactional Practice and the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab

An Information Session

Lunch will be served.

Please join the Corporate Lab and the following panelists:

David Zarfes
Sean Z. Kramer
David Finkelstein
Maureen Mosh
Ellis A. Regenbogen

Randall D. Schmidt Receives Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service

Sixteenth Annual Awards for Excellentin Pro Bono and Public Interest Service
United States District Court
May 5, 2015

Awards for “Excellence in Public Interest Service” will be presented to ... Randall D. Schmidt, Professor of Law at the University of Chicago and Manager of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic.

CHICAGO – The United States District Court’s Fifteenth Annual Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2015, in the James Benton Parsons Memorial Courtroom (2525) of the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse at 219 South Dearborn Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Randall D. Schmidt

Herschella Conyers Honored as an FDLA 20 for 20

Herschella Conyers Honored as an FDLA 20 for 20
First Defense Legal Aid
May 1, 2015

Professor Herschella Conyers is a committed advocate fighting to protect the rights of juveniles.

Professor Herschella Conyers is a committed advocate fighting to protect the rights of juveniles. She was an early volunteer and trainer for FDLA. In 1993, Ms. Conyers was appointed to the University of Chicago’s Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic to help develop the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project.

Reuters on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Groups Seek U.S. SEC Probe of Shell Arctic Drilling Risk Disclosures
Timothy Gardner
April 28, 2015

Oceana, an international environmental group, and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago, said the action they filed on Monday is part of a longer effort to get Shell to disclose risks to investors of the costs of any catastrophic oil spill and other potential accidents.

An environmental group and a law clinic have petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Royal Dutch Shell has adequately disclosed to investors the risks of oil exploration in Arctic waters, the groups said on Tuesday.

Mark N. Templeton

Alaska Dispatch News on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Shell Financial Reports About Arctic Drilling Are Too 'Rosy,' Environmentalists Charge
Yereth Rosen
Alaska Dispatch News
April 28, 2015

The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School on Monday petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation into what the drilling critics call “material misstatements and omissions” in Shell’s financial filings.

Shell has understated the financial risks of exploring for oil in the Arctic Ocean and federal regulators should investigate possible misrepresentations to investors, critics of the drilling plan said Tuesday.

Mark N. Templeton

Youth/Police Conference: Where Do We Go From Here?

The final panel, in which all panelists and the audience participated, was devoted to a discussion of next steps and prescriptive strategies for addressing the issues explored in the course of the conference.

Moderator: Emmitt House, Youth/Police Project

This panel discussion was recorded at the Youth/Police Conference at the University of Chicago Law School in April 2015.

Event listing: 
Youth/Police Conference

Youth/Police Conference: I Can't Imagine Anything Different

Many view strained relations between police and minority youth as difficult if not impossible to change. They see the status quo as intractable. What is the impact of such attitudes? Is there reason to believe that relations can improve? What do constructive youth/police relations look like? How can police and youth work together to build better relationships?

Event listing: 
Youth/Police Conference
Participating faculty: 
Jonathan Masur
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