Public Service and Public Interest Law

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

Diverse Attorneys Career Panel

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.


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Chicago Law Foundation presents: New Kids on the BlAuction

Date: 
01.19.2012
Location: 
Green Lounge

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.

Chicago's Best Ideas: Geof Stone, "Understanding Supreme Court Confirmations"

Date: 
01.26.2012
Location: 
Room II

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?

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone

Ambassador James C. Hormel, '58, "Breaking the Pink Ceiling"

Date: 
01.25.2012
Location: 
Room II

Scheming Washington insiders, Congressional power plays, and allegations of pedophilia were not enough to keep James C. Hormel, Class of 1958, from becoming America’s first openly gay ambassador.

LegalNews.com Profiles DHS Attorney and MSU Prof Stephanie Blum '99

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

Stephanie Blum, '99, was recently profiled by LegalNews.com. An excerpt of the article is below:

Class year: 
1999

Public Defender Brownbag Lunch Series Kick-Off

Date: 
01.05.2012
Location: 
University of Chicago Law School, Classroom V

The Criminal Law Society and its faculty advisor, Professor Siegler, invite interested students to attend the first lunch in the new Public Defender Brownbag Lunch Series, which will be co-sponsored by OCS.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

Summer Opportunities in the Kane Center Clinics

Date: 
01.12.2012
Location: 
Room III

This summer, the Kane Center University of Chicago Clinics plan to hire a number of law students to work in their various Clinics and Projects. The Clinics seek energetic, dedicated and motivated students for these positions. Students selected for the summer program will be assigned to one Clinic/Project for the summer and will work on a variety of cases and other matters.

Faculty: 
Jeff Leslie

Mark N. Templeton

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Abrams Environmental Law Clinic

Mark N. Templeton is Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School.

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