Public Service and Public Interest Law

Youth/Police Conference: Opening Remarks

Dean Michael H. Schill, Craig B. Futterman, Jamie Kalven

  • Dean Michael H. Schill, University of Chicago Law School
  • Craig B. Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Jamie Kalven, Invisible Institute

Geoffrey Stone, "Sexing the Constitution: Getting to Gay Marriage?"

In the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture, Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, explores historical attitudes to homosexuality, how laws discriminating against homosexuals first came to be seen as raising possible constitutional questions, and how the nation’s high court has come to the threshold of recognizing a constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry.

Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and Health Care

This panel will look at the effect of Obamacare, and the policies of the FDA on innovation. More generally, will the current regulatory processes and reimbursement policies equipped to manage the next generation of personalized medicine and diagnostic devices?

U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program and Summer Internships Information Session

Room I

Trisha Fillbach, Assistant Director in the DOJ’s Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, will speak on the benefits of working for the DOJ and will provide information on DOJ's 2015 SLIP and Honors Program application process for 2016.

Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources for Public Interest Law

Room E

Join members of the D’Angelo Law Library for a session on resources available to public interest lawyers with limited budgets.

Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

In this lecture, Professor Ben-Shahar explains why Access Justice law can unintentionally hurt weak groups in a variety of areas — access to courts, information, insurance, internet, and many more.

Pro Bono Service Initiative Recognition Luncheon

Room I

Featured speaker
Jonathan Baum, ’82, Director of Pro Bono Services, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

 Lunch will be served

In the Trenches: A Conversation with Eric Garner's Public Defender

Joseph Doyle, Eric Garner's Public Defender, speaks about his experience both with his client and as a New York public defender.

Joseph Doyle, Eric Garner's Public Defender, speaks about his experience both with his client and as a New York public defender. He shares his thoughts on the systemic changes that would help when police officers are the subject of future investigations.

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