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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
This Diversity Month event, recorded on January 13, 2011, featured lawyers from ethnic minority groups who spoke to students about working in different areas of law. Lawyers from government, academia, public interest, traditional law firm, non-traditional law firms were invited. Speakers included Harpreet Chahal, Glenn McKeon, and Oscar Alcantara.
Join us for the 15th annual Chicago Law Foundation Auction. Bid on great items, enjoy food and drink, and support public interest law! Bring your friends and your money. All proceeds benefit students dedicating their summers and their careers to public interest law.