News & Media http://www.law.uchicago.edu/feeds/newsandmedia.rss en The D’Angelo Law Library welcomes new students http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2014/09/20/the-dangelo-law-library-welcomes-new-students-2/ The D’Angelo Law Library welcomes the JD class of 2017 and the LLM class of 2015. We hope you will take advantage of our vast resources and knowledgeable staff. <a href="http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2014/09/20/the-dangelo-law-library-welcomes-new-students-2/">Continue&#160;reading&#160;<span class="meta-nav">&#187;</span></a> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:55:12 +0000 D'Angelo Law http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/?p=25043 Kelsi Corkran, '05, Joins Orrick Following Supreme Court Clerkship http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements/kelsi-corkran-05-joins-orrick-following-supreme-court-clerkship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-aa-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Original source:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.nationallawjournal.com/supremecourtbrief/home/id=1202670334014/Orrick-Hires-Five-Former-Supreme-Court-Clerks?mcode=1202615432728&amp;curindex=2&amp;back=NLJ&amp;slreturn=20140818102600" title="http://www.nationallawjournal.com/supremecourtbrief/home/id=1202670334014/Orrick-Hires-Five-Former-Supreme-Court-Clerks?mcode=1202615432728&amp;curindex=2&amp;back=NLJ&amp;slreturn=20140818102600">http://www.nationallawjournal.com/supremecourtbrief/home/id=120267033401...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Orrick, Herrington &amp; Sutcliffe has lured three U.S. Supreme Court clerks fresh out of the marble palace and two more veteran high court clerks to a swiftly growing Supreme Court and appellate practice.</p> <p>From a single partner four years ago, the practice has expanded to five partners, 15 associates and three special counsel, partner Mark Davies said.</p> <p>"Rather than a single star partner, we have a constellation of first-chair partners who each can handle any appeal no matter the stakes," he said, adding that the practice's "highest priority" is "to recruit the most talented attorneys possible to come and join the fun."</p> <p>To that end, the firm recently announced that Kelsi Corkran, a former lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice's civil appellate staff, and most recently law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will join the practice as a partner in the Washington office.</p> <p>While at the Justice Department, Corkran, a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, served as lead counsel in more than 30 appeals and presented oral argument in 24 cases before 10 federal appellate courts. She also worked at the White House, where she assisted with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation. The National Law Journal recently named her to its list of 40 rising stars under age 40 in Washington.</p> <p>"We are delighted to add a lawyer with Kelsi's stellar reputation and impressive record to our fast-growing appellate team," said E. Joshua Rosenkranz, head of Orrick’s Supreme Court &amp; appellate practice. "She is a real catch."</p> <p>Corkran said she was attracted to Orrick because of its reputation for creativity and its ability "to rethink cases from the ground up." The group "has an extraordinary record in high-stakes cases, and I was immediately attracted by the breadth of talent on this team."</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:46:21 +0000 willcanderson 23413 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Summer quarter loans to UChicago students and staff will be automatically extended to January 9 http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2014/09/18/summer-quarter-loans-to-uchicago-students-and-staff-will-be-automatically-extended-to-january-9/ Items checked out by currently registered University of Chicago students and staff for summer quarter and due October 3 will be automatically renewed by the Library for autumn quarter. As of September 21, all such items will have a new &#8230; <a href="http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2014/09/18/summer-quarter-loans-to-uchicago-students-and-staff-will-be-automatically-extended-to-january-9/">Continue&#160;reading&#160;<span class="meta-nav">&#187;</span></a> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:11:05 +0000 The University of Chicago Library http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/?p=25076 Library improving Catalog and checkout response times http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2014/09/17/library-improving-catalog-and-checkout-response-times/ Library staff members are actively working to improve system response times as full implementation of the new Library Catalog and management system continues. The Library apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates your patience as we work to bring our new systems up to full speed. <a href="http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2014/09/17/library-improving-catalog-and-checkout-response-times/">Continue&#160;reading&#160;<span class="meta-nav">&#187;</span></a> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:39:30 +0000 The University of Chicago Library http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/?p=25055 Beth Kregor on Why Chicago Should Open its Sidewalks to Vendors http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/beth-kregor-why-chicago-should-open-its-sidewalks-vendors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When is a Street Vendor an &#039;Emerging Business&#039;? When Chicago Says It Is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beth Kregor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crain&#039;s Chicago Business </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 16, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Why has Chicago given&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/chi-eat-spots-converts-newsstands-to-food-kiosks-20140819-story.html">special permission</a></strong>&nbsp;to nonprofit E.A.T. Chicago to sell tofu scramble wraps on sidewalks downtown, calling the idea an innovative “emerging business,” while long-standing traditional vendors are arrested for selling tamales in Little Village?</p> <p>Chicago's vendors have been pleading for the city to legalize them for decades. Under current law,<strong><a href="http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/chicago-pushcart-vendors-make-renewed-push-become-legal/tue-05062014-354pm">vendors cannot get a license</a></strong>&nbsp;to sell food from a pushcart, even if they have taken the city's food safety classes and are eligible to manage restaurant kitchens. Sidewalk vendors live in fear of the police, who occasionally ticket them, throw away their inventory or arrest them. Other entrepreneurs who dream of starting a small food business by selling iced coffee or bagels or salads from a cart or bicycle trailer are denied licenses at City Hall, and their dreams (and businesses) never get off the ground.</p> <p>In contrast, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announced in August that E.A.T. had received the first<strong><a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2014/aug/city-of-chicago-issues-first-emerging-business-permit-to-e-a-t--.html">“emerging business license”</a></strong>&nbsp;from the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. The emerging business license was created in 2012 so that the city could grant a temporary license to an innovative business that the City Council had not previously considered, giving the business time to get started and the City Council time to write new laws.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-source-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Read more at:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140916/OPINION/140919907/when-is-a-street-vendor-an-emerging-business-when-chicago-says-it-is" title="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140916/OPINION/140919907/when-is-a-street-vendor-an-emerging-business-when-chicago-says-it-is">http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140916/OPINION/140919907/when-i...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-faculty-news"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/kregor">Elizabeth Kregor</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:03:14 +0000 willcanderson 23391 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Bixenstine, '81, and Buchenroth, '74, Included on 2015 "Best Lawyers in America" List http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements/bixenstine-81-and-buchenroth-74-included-2015-best-lawyers-america-l <p><strong>COLUMBUS, OH.</strong> -Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is proud to announce that two Vorys attorneys, who are University of Chicago Law School alumni, have been included on the 2015 <em>Best Lawyers in America</em> list. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. <em>Corporate Counsel</em> magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”</p> <p>The attorneys, their practice areas and the year they graduated are listed below.</p> <ul> <li>Barton Bixenstine ’81 –Employment Law Management, Labor and Employment Litigation</li> <li>Stephen Buchenroth ’74 – Franchise Law, Real Estate Law</li> </ul> <p>One-hundred and ten attorneys from Vorys were named to the 2015 <em>Best Lawyers in America</em> List.</p> <p><strong>About Vorys:</strong> Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown to be one of the largest Ohio-based law firms with nearly 375 attorneys in six offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Washington, DC; Houston, Texas; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.vorys.com/">www.vorys.com</a>.</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:29:17 +0000 willcanderson 23375 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Mary Anne Case: Ferguson is about Both Gender and Race http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/mary-anne-case-ferguson-about-both-gender-and-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Police Mistakes in Ferguson Involve Gender as Well as Race: The Forgotten Lessons of Los Angeles&#039; Christopher Commission </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mary Anne Case </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huffington Post </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Michael Brown doesn't want to be remembered for a riot," the Rev. Al Sharpton said at the shooting victim's funeral. "He wants to be remembered as the one who made America deal with how we police in the United States." Two decades ago Rodney King wanted to be remembered for the same thing. As the Justice Department and the Senate now launch investigations prompted by the tactics of the Ferguson, Missouri, police in Brown's shooting and its aftermath, we would do well to remember the lessons that the 1991 Christopher Commission drew from its investigation into the police practices that led to King's beating at the hands of the LAPD and the riots that followed. Indeed, if the nation had indeed applied the recommendations of the Christopher Commission, there might have been no need for the National Guard and Attorney General Eric Holder to go to Ferguson to quell another potential riot.</p> <p>Among the central findings of the Christopher Commission were that attitudes on gender as well as on race contributed to poor policing practices. <a href="http://www.parc.info/client_files/special%20reports/1%20-%20chistopher%20commision.pdf">According to the Commission</a>, "female LAPD officers are involved in excessive use of force at rates substantially below those of male officers." The Commission credited this to the female officers' perceived ability to be "more communicative, more skillful at deescalating potentially violent situations and less confrontational ... less personally challenged by defiant suspects and [showing] less need to deal with defiance with immediate force or confrontational language."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-source-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Read more at:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-anne-case/police-mistakes-in-fergus_b_5793494.html" title="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-anne-case/police-mistakes-in-fergus_b_5793494.html">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-anne-case/police-mistakes-in-fergus_b...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-faculty-news"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/case">Mary Anne Case</a> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:30:56 +0000 mferzige 23353 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu “Secure Communities”? Professors Evaluate Immigration Enforcement http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/%E2%80%9Csecure-communities%E2%80%9D-professors-evaluate-immigration-enforcement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Becky Beaupre Gillespie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Law School Office of Communications </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Immigration is one of the most contentious political issues, and a new study by Professor Thomas J. Miles and Professor Adam B. Cox of New York University School of Law questions whether the federal government’s leading immigration enforcement program has achieved its goals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Immigration is one of the most contentious political issues, and a new study by Professor Thomas J. Miles and Professor Adam B. Cox of New York University School of Law questions whether the federal government’s leading immigration enforcement program has achieved its goals.</p> <p>The program, called Secure Communities, enables the federal government to check the immigration status of every person arrested by local police. Since its establishment in 2008, the federal government has detained more than 250,000 people pursuant to it, most of whom will eventually be deported. The Department of Homeland Security explains the program in large degree as a crime-control effort, one that allows more ready identification and removal of immigrants who commit serious offenses, beyond any violation of immigration laws. Accordingly, the government argues that the program should make communities safer. In their study, Miles and Cox evaluated this claim and found that the program had no impact on rates of violent or property crime.</p> <p><em>The Journal of Law and Economics</em>&nbsp;will publish the study later this year, and it has already attracted significant media attention, including coverage in the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/us/deportations-dont-lower-crime-rates-study-says.html"><em>New York Times</em></a>. Several newspapers—including the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/06/opinion/the-secure-communities-illusion.html?_r=1"><em>New York Times</em></a>, the <a href="http://www.timesdispatch.com/opinion/our-opinion/editorial-oops/article_c63ef5f9-026e-5566-b63e-c71e174bd351.html"><em>Richmond Times-Dispatch</em></a>, and the <a href="http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/09/04/6093139/feds-deportation-program-may-not.html?rh=1"><em>Fort Worth Star-Telegram</em></a>—promptly editorialized about the study’s implications for immigration policy.</p> <p>In recent years, the criminal justice and immigration systems have become increasingly enmeshed, a phenomenon that some legal scholars have dubbed the “crimmigration system.” In Secure Communities, Miles – who is the Clifton R. Musser Professor of Law and Economics and the Walter Mander Research Scholar – and Cox spied the rare opportunity to study this system with large datasets and sophisticated econometric methods.</p> <p>The Secure Communities program was rolled out across 3,000 counties on a staggered basis over several years, and in this, Miles and Cox saw the chance to test whether the program affected crime rates. “From the perspective of a social scientist, that’s awesome,” Cox said. “It gives you this really unique ability to study a federal policy that you otherwise wouldn’t have the ability to study very well.”</p> <p>In addition, the professors obtained under the Freedom of Information Act tallies of the number of people detained and deported through the program in each county and month. “The data obtained through FOIA allowed us to measure directly the times and places where the program’s intervention was largest,” Miles said. “In a manner of speaking, we saw where the policy experiment’s ‘dosage’ was largest.” The data also helped understand why the program has not had an impact of crime rates – many of the people detained and deported under the program thus far were not the most serious offenders.</p> <p>The research topic was well matched to Miles’ and Cox’s expertise. Miles teaches criminal law and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University, as well as a J.D.&nbsp; Empirical studies of the criminal justice system are a core research activity for him. Cox teaches immigration law, and prior to joining NYU, he was a member of Law School’s faculty.&nbsp;</p> <p>The research on Secure Communities was not the duo’s first high-impact empirical collaboration. They previously wrote several articles on how judges decide voting rights cases. The study of judicial behavior is another specialty of Miles’, and Cox also teaches voting rights law. Briefs to the Supreme Court in the litigation over the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act two years ago repeatedly cited their work.&nbsp;</p> <p>Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended Secure Communities to the <em>New York Times</em>, noting that with a recidivism rate of just under 50 percent, the program likely prevented more than 100,000 people from committing another crime.</p> <p>But Miles noted that the risk of criminal victimization as measured by crime rates, not numbers of offenses, is the relevant outcome. He also argued that their study offers a more accurate assessment: “Rather than making that hypothetical calculation, we looked at what in fact happened to crime rates in places where the program was rolled out, and in those places where the most detentions and deportations occurred.”</p> <p>He hopes the research has an impact on policy. “Government policies should be based on facts and evidence rather than based on rhetoric,” he said.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Miles and Cox’s study of Secure Communities can be read in full here:</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/miles/securecommunities"><em>http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/miles/securecommunities</em></a><em>.&nbsp;</em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-faculty-news"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/miles">Thomas J. Miles</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/profiles/palantirprofile/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/image/lawschool_2008-09_2008-11-11_0043.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=363064">lawschool_2008-09_2008-11-11_0043.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:50:16 +0000 willcanderson 23332 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Martha Nussbaum Comments on ISIS and Intolerance in Greek Interview http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/martha-nussbaum-comments-isis-and-intolerance-greek-interview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is Wrong to Demonize All of Islam Because of ISIS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Palaiologos </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kathimerini </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 11, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Professor Nussbaum speaks on the folly of demonizing an entire religious group, whether Jews in the 1920s or Muslims today, in this wide-ranging Greek interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-source-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Read more at:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.kathimerini.gr/782768/article/proswpa/geyma-me-thn-k/m-noysmpaoym-einai-la8os-h-daimonopoihsh-oloy-toy-islam-logw-toy-isis" title="http://www.kathimerini.gr/782768/article/proswpa/geyma-me-thn-k/m-noysmpaoym-einai-la8os-h-daimonopoihsh-oloy-toy-islam-logw-toy-isis">http://www.kathimerini.gr/782768/article/proswpa/geyma-me-thn-k/m-noysmp...</a></p> </d