Public Service and Public Interest Law

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.

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

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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.

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Chicago Magazine Interviews David Hoffman '95

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Erica Zunkel

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Erica Zunkel is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and the Associate Director of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic. Prior to joining the Law School, Ms. 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.

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

Skadden Fellowship Information Program

Room V

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

Lunch provided with RSVP -

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.

Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association
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Latino/a Law Students Association
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South Asian Law Students Association

Chicago Law Foundation presents: New Kids on the BlAuction

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.

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