Public Service and Public Interest Law

Tom Miles' Post to SCOTUSblog Voting Rights Act Symposium

Online VRA symposium: Social science goes to court
Adam Cox and Thomas Miles
SCOTUSblog
September 13, 2012

The Constitution need not be read to require that Congress amass social scientific evidence before exercising its power to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment.  Surprisingly, however, lower courts confronting a slew of recent challenges to the Voting Rights Act have come close to imposing such a requirement.  If the Supreme Court holds Congress to that standard, the Act is in seriou

Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles

1L Summer Options: Public Service

Date: 
10.31.2012
Location: 
Room II

A 1L summer in public service can be tremendously rewarding.  Learn how to find a public service job and about funding options.

Pro Bono Pledge

Date: 
10.24.2012
Location: 
Green Lounge

To celebrate National Pro Bono Week, the University of Chicago Law School is holding its Student Pro Bono Program! 

University of Chicago Law School Postgraduate Public Interest Law Fellows

University of Chicago Law School 2015-2016 Postgraduate Public Interest Fellows

  • Emma Cone-Roddy – AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Evan Feinauer – Natural Resources Defense Council (Chicago, IL)
  • Monica Ghosh – Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Chicago, IL)
  • Sara Haley – Shelby County Public Defender/Gideon’s Pr

Michele Ruiz '94 and Diana White '81 Named to Screening Committee for Federal Judges in the Northern District

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

From Senator Durbin's press release:

Class year: 
1994
1981

Profile of Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Balmer '77

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

From BrieflyLegalPDX:

One would not necessarily expect to find the Oregon Supreme Court’s chief justice rocking out to the Decemberists or the Shins at the Crystal Ballroom … unless one knew Tom Balmer.

Class year: 
1977

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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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.

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

2012 Legal Legends Award Luncheon
ACSLaw.org
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.

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone
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