Public Service and Public Interest Law

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.

CLF Swag Sale

Date: 
03.03.2016
Location: 
The Green Lounge
Contact info (email or phone): 

Margaret O'Connor, margaretoc@uchicago.edu

CLF will be selling clothing and other swag in the Green Lounge on Thursday from 12:15 PM–1:30 PM. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase your UChicago Law swag before spring break!

PILS Public Interest Networking Breakfast

Date: 
05.12.2016
Location: 
Room D

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.”

Margaret Huang, Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, joined students for a discussion about Amnesty International USA’s efforts to “bring human rights home,” highlighting current campaigns on police accountability, refugee rights and mass incarceration.

Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society
Student organization presenters: 
Immigration Law Society

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"

Student organization presenters: 
OutLaw

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.

Lawmakers respond to constituents, seek higher office, have lofty goals, and even learn from their mistakes. But do they actually make the world a better place? 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.

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