Public Service and Public Interest Law

Youth/Police Conference: Opening Remarks

Dean Michael H. Schill, Craig B. Futterman, Jamie Kalven

  • Dean Michael H. Schill, University of Chicago Law School
  • Craig B. Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Jamie Kalven, Invisible Institute

This panel discussion was recorded at the Youth/Police Conference at the University of Chicago Law School in April 2015.

Geoffrey Stone, "Sexing the Constitution: Getting to Gay Marriage?"

In the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture, Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, explores historical attitudes to homosexuality, how laws discriminating against homosexuals first came to be seen as raising possible constitutional questions, and how the nation’s high court has come to the threshold of recognizing a constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry.

In the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture, Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H.

Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and Health Care

This panel will look at the effect of Obamacare, and the policies of the FDA on innovation. More generally, will the current regulatory processes and reimbursement policies equipped to manage the next generation of personalized medicine and diagnostic devices?

Given that everyone is getting older and more prone to disease, medical innovation is one of the most important measures, if not the most important measure, of a successful health policy. Technological acceleration, including advances in genomics and stem cell research, suggest that we are on the cusp of a golden age of medical innovation.

Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and Inequality

Does the fast pace of innovation pose a threat to social stability?

We are in an age of accelerating technology but many fear we are also in an age of growing inequality. Does the fast pace of innovation pose a threat to social stability? Many fear that machines will take away jobs from the less skilled and extend the reach of superstars, thus deepening inequality.

Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program and Summer Internships Information Session

Date: 
04.20.2015
Location: 
Room I

Trisha Fillbach, Assistant Director in the DOJ’s Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, will speak on the benefits of working for the DOJ and will provide information on DOJ's 2015 SLIP and Honors Program application process for 2016.

Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources for Public Interest Law

Date: 
04.15.2015
Location: 
Room E

Join members of the D’Angelo Law Library for a session on resources available to public interest lawyers with limited budgets.

Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

In this lecture, Professor Ben-Shahar explains why Access Justice law can unintentionally hurt weak groups in a variety of areas — access to courts, information, insurance, internet, and many more.

Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege.

Pro Bono Service Initiative Recognition Luncheon

Date: 
05.13.2015
Location: 
Room I

Featured speaker
Jonathan Baum, ’82, Director of Pro Bono Services, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

 Lunch will be served

In the Trenches: A Conversation with Eric Garner's Public Defender

Joseph Doyle, Eric Garner's Public Defender, speaks about his experience both with his client and as a New York public defender.

Joseph Doyle, Eric Garner's Public Defender, speaks about his experience both with his client and as a New York public defender. He shares his thoughts on the systemic changes that would help when police officers are the subject of future investigations.

Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association

Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone.

This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone.

The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and cosponsored by ACS, APALSA, Criminal Law Society, Defenders, Human Rights Law Society, LLSA, LSRJ, LWC, PILS, and SALSA.

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Black Law Students Association
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American Constitution Society
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Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
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Criminal Law Society
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Defenders
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Human Rights Law Society
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Law Women's Caucus
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Latino/a Law Students Association
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If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
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Public Interest Law Society
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South Asian Law Students Association
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