Public Service and Public Interest Law

PILS Public Interest Networking Breakfast

Date: 
02.25.2016
Location: 
Room F

Talk to students and professors who are interested in public interest law in a casual setting. Food from Yolk will be provided. No RSVP required - drop by at any time.

Margaret Huang, "Human Rights at Home: Police Accountability, the Rights of Refugees and Mass Incarceration"

Margaret Huang, Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, will join students for a discussion about Amnesty International USA’s efforts to “bring human rights home.”

Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"

Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police

Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"

In the 2014-2015 Supreme Court Term, Mr. Hallward-Driemeier argued two cases, including the landmark Obergefell case.

"Standing Up for Marriage Equality: Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"

Saul Levmore, "What Do Lawmakers Do?"

In this lecture, the first of this year’s Chicago’s Best Ideas series, Professor Levmore examines some aspects of lawmaking that do not make their way into the law school curriculum.

Pro Bono: Log & Learn

Date: 
11.05.2015
Location: 
Room D

We know it's easy to forget to log your pro bono hours. That's why the Pro Bono Board is hosting the first regular "Log and Learn" on Thursday November 5th! Pro Bono Board members will kick off the event with a tutorial on how to log hours, and will be on hand to answer any questions related to pro bono work.

James B. Comey, '85: "Law Enforcement and the Communities We Serve: Bending the Lines Toward Safety and Justice"

James B. Comey, class of 1985, is the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

James B. Comey, class of 1985, is the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Recorded on October 23, 2015, at the University of Chicago Law School.

Mary Anne Case in Debate: "Be It Resolved: Conflicts Between Civil Rights and Religious Liberties Can Be Addressed By Adopting Viable Compromise Solutions That Protect Both Values"

Luke Goodrich, '04, and Mary Anne Case, the Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, debate.

Be it resolved: Conflicts between civil rights and religious liberties can be addressed by adopting viable compromise solutions that protect both values.

Suing the Government Is a Growth Industry: How to make the most from your law degree (and your life) with a career in public-interest law

Date: 
10.07.2015
Location: 
Classroom B (34)
Contact info (email or phone): 

For more information or to RSVP, contact Stacy Massey at smassey@ij.org.

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 7, Rob Johnson, an 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

Public Interest/Pro Bono Board Coffee Mess

Date: 
09.30.2015
Location: 
Green Lounge

Learn more about how you can participate in student organization pro bono projects and other community service activities.  Grab your morning coffee and pastry, meet public interest faculty members, student leaders from public interest law student organizations, and the Pro Bono Board, and sign the Pro Bono Pledge.

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