Public Service and Public Interest Law

Federal Appeals Judge Mary Schroeder, '65, Offers Insights on a Case's Journey to the Supreme Court

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
April 12, 2012

A federal judge who graduated from the University of Chicago Law School before going on to a historic career offered students a “judge’s eye view” of cases that make their way to the Supreme Court.

Geof Stone, "Understanding Supreme Court Confirmations"

How has the Supreme Court confirmation process changed over the years? Are members of the Senate more prone to oppose nominees today than they were in the past? If so, to what extent is this due to the controversy over the Bork nomination?


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Charles and Cerise Jacobs Give Students the Gift of Opportunity in Human Rights Work

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
March 28, 2012

Students at the University of Chicago Law School will have new opportunities to do human rights work around the globe, thanks to the newly created Charles M. Jacobs Fund for Human Rights and Social Engagement.

The fund is made possible because of a $2 million gift from the Charles and Cerise Jacobs Charitable Foundation, split evenly between the Law School and the College.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill

Geof Stone, "Understanding Supreme Court Confirmations"

How has the Supreme Court confirmation process changed over the years? Are members of the Senate more prone to oppose nominees today than they were in the past? If so, to what extent is this due to the controversy over the Bork nomination?

Craig Futterman, "Race in the Obama Era"

As we near the end of the first term of our nation’s first African American President, does race still matter? How have our perceptions of race changed?

John M. Mejia '03 Named Legal Director of the ACLU of Utah

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

John M. Mejia, '03, will take over as legal director of the ACLU of Utah.

Mejia has previously worked at Chicago-based Sidley Austin, in the firm’s insurance and financial services group. His specialties there included insurance class action defense, reinsurance litigation, and complex litigation.

Class year: 
2003

Chicago Magazine Interviews David Hoffman '95

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

From Chicago Magazine:

Class year: 
1995

Erica Zunkel

Clinical Instructor and Acting Associate Director of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Erica Zunkel is a Clinical Instructor in the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic. Prior to joining the Law School, Zunkel was a trial attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. for over six years.

Supreme Court Review Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Influential Law School journal critiques Court
Sarah Galer
University of Chicago News Office
January 30, 2012

In 1959, University of Chicago law professor Philip Kurland approached his dean about starting a new faculty-run legal journal, the first of its kind, meant to be a “sustained, disinterested, and competent criticism” of the United States Supreme Court.

Faculty: 
David A. Strauss
Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Skadden Fellowship Information Program

Date: 
04.04.2012
Location: 
Room V

Susan Plum of the Skadden Foundation will speak to students about the Skadden Public Interest Fellowship Program.

Lunch provided with RSVP - http://www.law.uchicago.edu/SkaddenProgram

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