Public Service and Public Interest Law

A Broader Grasp of Environmental Law

Claire Stamler-Goody
Law School Communications
May 17, 2016

A panel on the Flint water crisis brought a recent graduate back to the Law School to discuss his work on the case.

A recent Law School panel on the Flint water crisis was so popular that even with extra chairs, some people still had to sit on the floor. It was a testament, perhaps, to the widespread concern over the public health emergency and failure of governance that has garnered extensive media coverage over the last year.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Geoffrey Stone Interviews Edward Snowden

Snowden broadcasted from Russia in this program hosted by the Institute of Politics.

Snowden broadcasted from Russia in this program hosted by the Institute of Politics.

Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?"

How do we move beyond another UN report into effective subjection of this dangerous state and its leadership to compulsory accountability before an international tribunal responding to the deep concerns of humanity?

Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate and constitutional Court. In 2013-14 he served as chair of the Commission of Inquiry of the UN Human Rights Council investigating crimes against humanity in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

Nicholas Stephanopoulos, "Quadratic Election Law"

Nicholas Stephanopoulos identifies the legal barriers to the adoption of quadratic voting, discusses modified versions that could pass muster, and shows how even a modified version would address many of the pathologies of the existing system.

Nicholas Stephanopoulos identifies the legal barriers to the adoption of quadratic voting, discusses modified versions that could pass muster, and shows how even a modified version would address many of the pathologies of the existing system.

Pro Bono Recognition Luncheon

Date: 
05.03.2016
Location: 
Room I
Contact info (email or phone): 

smansuri@uchicago.edu

Dean Thomas J. Miles invites you to attend the Pro Bono Service Recognition Luncheon

with featured speaker Kelly Albinak Kribs, ’11
Immigrant Child Rights Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Young Center

Lunch will be served

Please RSVP by April 27

Geoffrey R. Stone, "The Value of the First Amendment"

Geoffrey R. Stone, one of the nation’s leading authorities on constitutional law, is the guest at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi for a conversation with Charles Overby, chairman of the center, about such issues as the value and importance of the First Amendment.

Geoffrey R. Stone, one of the nation’s leading authorities on constitutional law, is the guest at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi for a conversation with Charles Overby, chairman of the center, about such issues as the value and importance of the First Amendment.

Careers with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of General Counsel

Date: 
05.11.2016
Location: 
Classroom E

Cissy Huang, of HUD's Region V office, will present a lunch talk for 1L and 2L students on careers with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of General Counsel.

Defending Online Free Speech Cases: Practical Issues for First Amendment Lawyers

Date: 
04.28.2016
Location: 
Classroom D

Paul Alan Levy ('76) of  Public Citizen Litigation Group will address students regarding the defense of online free speech cases.

ACLU of Anchorage - Career Info Session

Date: 
04.18.2016
Location: 
Classroom B

Joshua Decker, '06, ED of ACLU-Anchorage, will discuss his work and career path

Laura Weinrib, "Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken"

Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws. Professor Weinrib will discuss an early antecedent of this strategy: the campaign by the National Civil Liberties Bureau, the organizational precursor of the ACLU, to secure exemptions from military service for conscientious objectors during the First World War.

Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws.

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