Public Service and Public Interest Law

Richard Epstein and Andrew Koppelman, "The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act"

Todd Itami, rising third-year student in the University of Chicago Law School, moderates a debate on the constitutionality of President Obama's healthcare program at an event on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the University of Chicago Law School.

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Federalist Society

Geof Stone Presented with 2012 Legal Legends Award by American Constitution Society

2012 Legal Legends Award Luncheon
July 11, 2012

More than three hundred attendees packed Union League Club of Chicago for the Seventh Legal Legends Luncheon hosted by the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.  The Honorable Peter Flynn of the Circuit Court of Cook County served as the program's emcee.

Geoffrey R. Stone

Jennifer Nou's Op-Ed on Texas Voter Photo ID Law

Texas' poll tax in disguise
Bruce Ackerman and Jennifer Nou
The Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2012

In 1964, the American people enacted the 24th Amendment, to prevent the exclusion of the poor from the ballot box. In his speech last week at the NAACP convention, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.

Jennifer Nou

Inimai Chettiar '03 Joins NYU's Brennan Center as Director of Justice Program

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Susan Curry and Eileen Ho, '12, Honored for Their Service

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
June 13, 2012

Two members of the Law School community have been honored with university-wide awards for their commitment to community service. Susan Curry, the Director of Public Interest Law and Policy, and new graduate Eileen Ho, '12, were recognized at the 15th annual Volunteer Recognition Reception of the University Community Service Center.

Susan J. Curry

Nicholas Stephanopoulos

Assistant Professor of Law

Nicholas Stephanopoulos’s research and teaching interests include election law, constitutional law, legislation, administrative law, comparative law, and local government law.

Spring Break of Service 2012: Biloxi

University of Chicago Law School Students spent their spring break providing legal assistance in Biloxi, Mississippi. Read more about how Chicago Law students find ways to serve while they study.

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Spring Break of Service

Public Interest Law Week Celebrated with Awards, Advice

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
May 25, 2012

The University of Chicago Law School celebrated Public Interest Law Week with speakers, accolades, and inspiration. Students heard from lawyers active in pro bono and nonprofit work, and two students who already shine in public interest law were honored.

Susan J. Curry

Information Privacy: A Fireside Chat with FTC Commissioner Julie Brill

Julie Brill, a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, participated in a fireside chat with Professors Randal Picker and Lior Strahilevitz on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

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Lillian Kraemer '64 Endows Public Interest Professorship

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A bequest from Lillian Kraemer, ’64, will one day endow a tenured academic professorship at the Law School that will be focused on public interest law.

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