U of C law students aiming to help the greater good can now expect a big payoff. Graduates entering the public service sector will have the opportunity to receive a free law school education, thanks to a new Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
Still looking for ways to earn pro bono hours? Staff from Illinois Legal Aid Online will be conducting a training session for students interested in volunteering for LiveHelp, a service that connects people looking for legal information on www.IllinoisLegalAid.org with a remotely located LiveHelp operator for assistance.
It is widely believed today that the free market is the best mechanism ever invented to efficiently allocate resources in society. Just as fundamental is the belief that government has a legitimate and competent role in policing and punishing. The result, in this country, has been an incendiary combination of laissez faire and mass incarceration.
Fresh from his oral argument before the Supreme Court in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association (a First Amendment challenge to California's ban on the sale of "violent" video games to minors and the topic for the moot court competition in the fall), Mr. Smith will survey cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act; Proposition 8; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; and more.
If you are like me, when you think of The University of Chicago Law School, you envision a learning environment characterized by intense intellectual and academic engagement. That intensity is what makes Chicago unique among the nation’s law schools and it’s often used as a descriptor for both our faculty and our students.
If you have secured interviews for MPILCC or will be attending the Table Talk portion of the conference, please join us for this informational program. Conference logistics and strategies for making the most of Table Talk will be discussed. All students are welcome. Students need not have registered for MPILCC to attend Table Talk.