Class of 2016 Explore the Chicago Legal Community Day (#UChiLaw16)

Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

This event is open only to students who have previously registered.

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Check in and Breakfast
    Schiff Hardin, The Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, 66th Floor
    Please enter on the Franklin Street or Wacker Drive sides of the building
  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Groups Travel to the Chicago Board of Trade, Circuit Court of Cook County, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, or U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (see your personal schedule) 
  • 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. Groups Participate in Two of the Following, Depending on Individual Schedules:
    • Tour the Chicago Board of Trade
    • Observe Proceedings in the Circuit Court of Cook County,
    • Observe Oral Arguments in the Seventh Circuit, or
    • Observe Proceedings in the Northern District
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All Groups Travel to Sidley, One South Dearborn (Dearborn between Madison & Monroe), 37th Floor
  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Panel at Sidley 
    • Judge Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Senior Lecturer in Law
    • Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
    • Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • Judge John J. Tharp, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • Moderated by Scott R. Lassar, Sidley Partner and Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Travel to Small Group Meetings 
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Small Group Visits to Legal Offices
    See your personal schedule to determine whether you will be visiting Accenture, Bartlit Beck, the City of Chicago Department of Law, Exelon, Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois, GE Capital, Hyatt, the Legal Assistance Foundation, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, or the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 3:10 – 3:30 p.m. All Groups Travel to Jenner & Block LLP, 353 North Clark Street (on North Clark just south of West Kinzie), 45th Floor
  • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Briefing on Managing Pr