News & Media http://www.law.uchicago.edu/feeds/newsandmedia.rss en Cara B. Chomski, '13, Joins Outten & Golden LLP http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements/cara-b-chomski-13-joins-outten-golden-llp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A 2013 graduate of the&nbsp;<span class="xn-org">University of Chicago</span>&nbsp;Law School, Ms. Chomski served as a member of the Employment Discrimination Project at the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, and was the Topic Access Editor and Comment Editor of the&nbsp;<span class="xn-org">University of Chicago</span>&nbsp;Legal Forum.</p> </div> </div> </div> <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.prnewswire.com/news-releases/attorneys-lisa-m-skruck-and-cara-b-chomski-join-outten--golden-llp-300120935.html" title="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/attorneys-lisa-m-skruck-and-cara-b-chomski-join-outten--golden-llp-300120935.html">http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/attorneys-lisa-m-skruck-and-cara...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Outten &amp; Golden LLP, a top-tier employment law firm, welcomes two new attorneys to its<span class="xn-location">New York</span>&nbsp;office.&nbsp; The attorneys join an expanding practice representing workers in all areas of employee-side employment law, including individual, class action, and WARN Act claims.</p> <p>[...]</p> <p>Cara B. Chomski:&nbsp;&nbsp;Before joining Outten &amp; Golden LLP, Ms. Chomski was an associate at Liddle &amp; Robinson, L.L.P., representing plaintiffs in a variety of employment matters. A 2013 graduate of the&nbsp;<span class="xn-org">University of Chicago</span>&nbsp;Law School, Ms. Chomski served as a member of the Employment Discrimination Project at the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, and was the Topic Access Editor and Comment Editor of the&nbsp;<span class="xn-org">University of Chicago</span>&nbsp;Legal Forum. Ms. Chomski joins the&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.outtengolden.com/practice-groups/class-collective-action" target="_blank">Class Action Practice Group</a>.</p> <p>"We are thrilled to welcome Lisa and Cara to our growing firm," said the firm's managing partner&nbsp;Wayne N. Outten. "Both attorneys possess great talent and a strong desire to advocate for the fair treatment of employees in the workplace.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:46:00 +0000 willcanderson 29084 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Bethany Lampland, '03, Profiled in Forbes: "Doing Good is Great For Business" http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements/bethany-lampland-03-profiled-forbes-doing-good-great-business <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bethany Lampland &nbsp;is taking action to prove that doing good is great for business.</p> </div> </div> </div> <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.forbes.com/sites/deniserestauri/2015/07/28/this-go-getter-knows-that-doing-good-is-great-for-business/" title="http://www.forbes.com/sites/deniserestauri/2015/07/28/this-go-getter-knows-that-doing-good-is-great-for-business/">http://www.forbes.com/sites/deniserestauri/2015/07/28/this-go-getter-kno...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote><p>Bethany Lampland &nbsp;is taking action to prove that doing good is great for business. “I’ve seen the magic that happens when human altruism and corporate America’s ambitions fit together, when the tension between maximizing profits and doing good are resolved because doing good is good for business,” says Bethany.</p> <p>Bethany is the 37-year-old Chief Operating Office of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nyfoundling.org/">The New York Foundling</a>, a non-profit with a 146-year legacy of providing services to empower disadvantaged children and families — from an abused child in need of a foster home, to a young mother who lacks the skills to care for her child, or a young person lost in the juvenile justice system. Each year, The Foundling’s 1,800 employees provide services to over 7,000 families, 250 adults with developmental disabilities and 20,000 children through its child abuse prevention program.</p> <p>Bethany has first hand experience in connecting profits to doing good. One example is the partnership between the Foundling and COFFEED, a New York based chain of coffee shops and cafes. COFFEED could not afford a Manhattan location. The Foundling headquarters occupies highly coveted real estate in Manhattan (Chelsea). The partnership: The Foundling rents part of its prime Manhattan real estate to COFFEED at a reduced rate (approximately 50% of market value). In return, COFFEED directs a percentage of its revenues to The Foundling that will soon exceed the rental income The Foundling gave up. But this partnership is bigger than just revenue. COFFEED sets aside a quarter of its interior space for marketing the Foundling’s work and the issues of poverty and inequality. And the café employs The Foundling clients, namely teenaged foster children.</p> </blockquote> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:59:25 +0000 willcanderson 29023 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Sustainable Investing and Environmental Markets: Richard Sandor Discusses New Book with International Scholars http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/sustainable-investing-and-environmental-markets-richard-sandor-discusses-new-book-international <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 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">July 29, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking to an engaged audience of nearly seven dozen international lawyers and scholars attending the fourth annual <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/lawecon/summerinstitute">Summer Institute in Law and Economics</a>, financial innovator Dr. Richard L. Sandor, the Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics at the&nbsp; Law School &nbsp;and the principal supporter of the <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/coase-sandor">Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics</a>, delivered a powerful lecture arguing that markets can play an important role in tackling difficult environmental issues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Speaking to an engaged audience of nearly seven dozen international lawyers and scholars attending the fourth annual <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/summer-institute-highlights-growing-impact-law-and-economics">Summer Institute in Law and Economics</a>, financial innovator Dr. Richard L. Sandor, the Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics at the Law School and the principal supporter of the <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/coase-sandor">Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics</a>, delivered a powerful lecture arguing that markets can play an important role in tackling difficult environmental issues.</p> <p>Dr. Sandor, the co-author of a new book on the topic, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sustainable-Investing-Environmental-Markets-Opportunities/dp/981461243X"><em>Sustainable Investing and Environmental Markets: Opportunities for a New Asset Class</em></a>, focused his remarks on the commoditization of air, water, and renewable energy. "Environmental asset classes such as air and water markets are not a hope for tomorrow but a reality today. This new asset category promises to grow dramatically in the 21st century as financial analysts, investors, and corporations around the world try to find ways to profit or reduce costs while promoting environmental social benefits," he said.</p> <p>"Clear property rights and well-designed markets can be used to ensure that you can reduce pollution at the lowest possible cost to society. It has already worked in the US with the acid rain cap-and-trade program,” Dr. Sandor said. “It is working well in Europe and California with carbon. China is embracing markets for environmental improvement. The applications to water quality and quantity are also very promising,”</p> <p>Sandor and his wife, Ellen, are the principal donors to an endowment in law and economics at the Law School. The Sandors made the gift in honor of Dr. Sandor’s mentor, the late Nobel Laureate in Economics Ronald Coase.</p> <p>As he introduced Dr. Sandor, Omri Ben-Shahar, the Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law and Kearney Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, recalled his own reaction to the Sandors’ gift.</p> <p>“I couldn’t have been happier, and not just because of the resources that would make events like this possible, but because I could not have dreamed of a better partner to come and be part of what we do,” Ben-Shahar said. “Dr. Sandor’s innovations are deeply relevant to what we study, and having our center named the Coase-Sandor Institute is a tribute to the fact that we have these two inspirations, one coming from the academic world and the other from the implementation side, joining forces and enriching our academic mission.”</p> <p>Dr. Sandor, whom Time magazine called the “father of carbon trading” after he designed and launched the <a href="https://www.theice.com/ccx">Chicago Climate Exchange</a> in 2003, is the Chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products, which specializes in inventing, designing, and developing new financial markets.&nbsp;EFP was established in 1998 and was the predecessor company and incubator to the Chicago Climate Exchange, as well as the European Climate Exchange and the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange. Sandor’s first book, <em>Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation</em>, was published in April 2012 and translated into Chinese by People’s Press.</p> <p>“One of the things we pride ourselves on at UChicago is that we treat ideas very intensely,” said Deputy Dean Tom Ginsburg, the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, before Sandor spoke. “We revere them, but we also challenge them. We also think ideas have tremendous power to change the world. And Dr. Sandor is someone whose ideas really have transformed the world. He’s been able to take ideas and bring them to bear on pressing real-world problems.”</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/sandor">Richard Sandor</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/ben-shahar">Omri Ben-Shahar</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/ginsburg-t">Tom Ginsburg</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/sandor.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=2306676">sandor.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:13:00 +0000 beckygillespie 28951 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Summer Institute Highlights Growing Impact of Law and Economics http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/summer-institute-highlights-growing-impact-law-and-economics <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 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">July 29, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A leap in global representation at the Law School's Summer Institute for Law and Economics speaks to the discipline’s, and the Law School’s, rising influence and impact. In three years, the Summer Institute has gone from serving only Chinese scholars to drawing participants from 26 countries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since it began in 2012, the annual <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/lawecon/summerinstitute">Summer Institute for Law and Economics</a> has been working to transform legal systems around the world by sharing the Law School’s signature interdisciplinary <img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/20150705_summerinst_7419_web.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="233" />analysis with international legal scholars. And this year the burgeoning success of that mission was evident as nearly seven dozen participants from five continents—the widest global representation in the program’s short history—gathered at the Law School, their voices laden with the transformative possibility of law and economics.</p> <p>The CEO of a government investment corporation in Reykjavik said economic theory could help officials maneuver the inherent tensions between Icelandic antitrust law and market efficiency, and a Brazilian judge pointed to the discipline’s potential impact on judicial decision making and other aspects of litigation in her country. A Ukrainian environmental lawyer shared her hope that public officials in Kiev would embrace law and economics as they undertake ambitious economic and government reform, and an Indian economics professor described her dedication to sharing law and economics in her country, where it could provide valuable analyses of emerging policies.</p> <p>“Law and economics gives you answers,” said Ranita Nagar, Professor of Economics at Gujarat National Law University in India. “Economics takes you to a concluding point. It will tell you empirically that these are the outcomes, and this is what the law should be. It is about accuracy. It is insightful, and it makes you think.”</p> <p><img style="float: left; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/dsc_8009_omri_web.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="233" />This enthusiasm isn’t new—participants often arrive with a reverence for UChicago law-and-economics giants like Richard Posner and the late Ronald Coase—but the remarkable leap in global representation speaks to the discipline’s, and the Law School’s, rising influence and impact. In three years, the Summer Institute has gone from serving only Chinese scholars to drawing participants from 26 countries, including Argentina, South Africa, France, Japan, Ghana, Spain, Thailand, Colombia, and South Korea. The program still draws a significant number from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, but this year they accounted for less than half of the class.</p> <p>Law and economics, a University of Chicago hallmark that was born here in the 1930s, is still in its infancy in much of the world, despite the impressive potential to improve policymaking, market efficiency, and even judicial decision making, especially in countries undergoing rapid economic growth. But the Law School’s <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/coase-sandor">Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics</a>, which runs the summer school, is helping change that. Like many of the Summer Institute’s more than 300 alumni, this year’s 79 participants said they hoped to share what they had learned in ways that could help bring the rational analysis of economic theory to bear on national issues that might otherwise be driven by public opinion or interest groups.</p> <p>“Our summer program gives scholars new tools in teaching law, and they depart Chicago energized and eager to implement the approach,<strong>” </strong>said Omri Ben-Shahar, the Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law and Kearney Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics. “Many of the participants are key figures in law reform in their respective countries, and some of the program’s alumni have alrea<img style="float: left; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/20150705_summerinst_7464_web.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="233" />dy shared with us ideas and initiatives for legal change.”</p> <p><strong></strong>Ruoying Chen, ’05 LLM ’10 JSD, Associate Professor of Law from Peking University Law School who has worked with Ben-Shahar on the program since it began, said that “legal academia, together with political scientists and economists outside of the US, need to be—and can be—convinced of the positive and normative power of law and economics. What scholars have learned from and discussed about the Summer Institute is vivid proof.”</p> <p>The two-week program included four intensive courses and a variety of lectures, as well as opportunities to share ideas, socialize, and see Chicago. Participants studied the economics of property rights with Professor Lee Fennell and learned about the law and economics of media platforms from Professor Randal C. Picker, whose massive open online course, or MOOC, on this topic <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/internetgiants">went live</a> on July 13. They also dug into the economic analysis of contract law with Professor Eric Posner and the economic analysis of corporate law with Professor Todd Henderson, as well as attending lectures by several other professors, including Ben-Shahar, Martha Nussbaum, Saul Levmore, Tom Ginsburg, and Senior Lecturer Richard A. Posner, a judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.</p> <p>At a dinner at the Quadrangle Club, the program scholars also heard from Richard L. Sandor, the Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics and the Chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products, who <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/sustainable-investing-and-environmental-markets-richard-sandor-discusses-new-book-international">spoke</a> about the important role markets can play in tackling environmental issues.</p> <p><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/dsc_9197_web.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="233" />“Dr. Sandor’s address was inspirational for many of the participants, and it was equally delightful to see that some of them have the experience in environmental policy that can enrich Dr. Sandor’s own thinking on these issues,<strong>” </strong>Ben-Shahar said.</p> <p>In addition, the participants had the opportunity to submit papers for a UChicago-style critique; those selected were reviewed by panels of fellow participants, each led by a Law School faculty member.</p> <p>“It is a dream for many participants to be able to present their work to a Chicago faculty, not to mention getting feedback from such top scholars,” Chen said. “I believe participants also learned a lot about collegiality and healthy academic discourse from this exercise.”</p> <p><strong>A GROWING GLOBAL IMPACT</strong></p> <p>Several of this year’s participants have already been involved in helping expand the use of law and economics in their home countries, where interest is typically highest among students and younger scholars or lawyers. Many said they see huge potential in a variety of areas.</p> <p>“It’s a very important subject—it’s got a force of its own, and an analysis of its own,” said Nagar, who has begun teaching law and economics at her university and was involved in a March conference that <img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/20150705_summerinst_7441_web.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="233" />explored a variety of areas within law and economics. “In India, there are very important emerging laws—for example, land acquisition and environmental law—that could benefit from the expertise and empirical studies of law and economics.”</p> <p>Jón Gunnar Jónsson, the CEO of Icelandic State Financial Investments, is currently writing a paper for an Icelandic student law review explaining concepts like the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coase_theorem">Coase Theorem</a>. He also co-developed a class on law and economics at the University of Iceland, which he began teaching last spring. It was the first law and economics course at a major university in Iceland, he said, and it was tremendously well received.</p> <p>The potential applications in Iceland “are absolutely enormous,” he said<strong>. </strong>A deeper economic analysis of tort rules, for instance, could help explain why there is strict liability in some cases and negligence rules in others. It could also help resolve a classic tension in antitrust law—the desire to protect consumers and enhance competition by discouraging concentration, even though concentration could potentially reduce costs.</p> <p>“Iceland is a small country—and the markets are small, which means they need to concentrate and merge in order to produce efficiencies,” Jónsson said. “But the Competition Authority [Iceland’s chief antitrust agency] is always putting the brakes on and preventing companies from merging because they don’t take into account these potential efficiencies. Law and economics could offer valuable insight.”</p> <p><img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" src="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/dsc_5421-2_web.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="233" />Claudia Cristina Cristofani, a federal appellate judge in Brazil who earned a master’s degree in Law and Economics from the University of Lisbon and wrote her dissertation on the economic aspects of accuracy in judicial decision making, said law and economics is gaining wider attention in Brazil, including in the court system. The official national school of judges, Escola Nacional de Formação e Aperfeiçoamento, organizes seminars involving the economic impacts of decisions, and in June Cristofani helped organize a five-day course for judges in the school of the Fourth Federal Court of Appeal, which has been promoting such conferences for judges for about six years.</p> <p>“I find the economic analysis of litigation particularly important,” she said. “Judges have to overcome informational asymmetries they have with the parties in order to decide—and economists are well trained to deal with all the key facts involving the resolution of disputes. Many insights from economics—like the decision-making process, institutional design, incentives to the parties and agents, information and disclosure in the due process, administrative and cognitive constraints, coordination, deterrence, social costs and benefits—are crucial to reflect on the litigation, especially in Brazil.”<img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/dsc_4469_web.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="233" /></p> <p>In China, law and economics can help interpret what the country has done right and what might need to be fixed, Chen said.</p> <p>“Economic growth and improvement in social and individual welfare have been the core goals in law making and policy making in China for the past four decades or so and will remain so for the next generation,” she said. “In the economic transition from a planned economy toward a more market-oriented market, the drive and actions of various players in the transition are best understood through the lens of the rational-choice model. Meanwhile, as a developing country with the world’s largest population, China needs to substantially improve the efficiency and efficacy of laws and public policy, for which law and economics provides so far the most powerful measures and suggestions in the United States.”</p> <p><img style="float: left; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/dsc_9056_web.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="233" />Tetyana Rabczak, LLM ’16, an environmental lawyer from Ukraine who will start in the Law School’s LLM program in the fall, is particularly interested in how law and economics can be applied to the reform efforts taking place in the wake of Ukraine’s recent economic upheaval, civil unrest, and conflict with Russia.</p> <p>“The time is especially ripe to introduce a law and economics focus,” said Rabczak, whose interest in the discipline began when she was interning at the <a href="https://www.theice.com/ccx">Chicago Climate Exchange</a>, which was a greenhouse gas reduction and emissions trading system founded by Sandor. “In Ukraine right now we have a lot of new public officials. They are actually interested in learning, and many have strong professional backgrounds—though often it is in either in law or economics. Not many have both. There are a lot of lawyers who are trying to reform the economic system in Ukraine who have no background in economics.”</p> <p>This was an idea echoed by a number of the participants: the time has simply come in their countries to bring law and economics together.</p> <p>“You put the pieces of a puzzle together, and you see the whole picture more than you would if you looked at an issue from just a legal side or just an economic side,” Rabczak said. “Lawyers take one side; their starting point is, ‘Who are we trying to benefit?’ But for economists, the question is, ‘How can we benefit the most people? This is what’s missing.”</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/ben-shahar">Omri Ben-Shahar</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/fennell">Lee Fennell</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/picker">Randal C. Picker</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/posner-e">Eric Posner</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/henderson">M. Todd Henderson</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/sandor">Richard Sandor</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/nussbaum">Martha Nussbaum</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/levmore">Saul Levmore</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/ginsburg-t">Tom Ginsburg</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/posner-r">Richard A. Posner</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/summer_institute_2015.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1759867">summer_institute_2015.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:59:16 +0000 beckygillespie 28993 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Holly Kulka, '91, Named Global Chief Compliance Officer for Standard & Poor's Ratings Services http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements/holly-kulka-91-named-global-chief-compliance-officer-standard-poors- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Based in New York, Ms. Kulka will report to Neeraj Sahai, President of Standard &amp; Poor's Ratings Services, and Robert Easton, Senior Vice President &amp; Chief Compliance Officer of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and will be a member of Standard &amp; Poor's Ratings Services' Executive Committee.</p> </div> </div> </div> <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.marketwatch.com/story/standard-poors-ratings-services-names-holly-kulka-global-chief-compliance-officer-2015-07-27" title="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/standard-poors-ratings-services-names-holly-kulka-global-chief-compliance-officer-2015-07-27">http://www.marketwatch.com/story/standard-poors-ratings-services-names-h...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Standard &amp; Poor's Ratings Services announced today the appointment of Holly Kulka as Global Chief Compliance Officer.&nbsp; Based in New York, Ms. Kulka will report to Neeraj Sahai, President of Standard &amp; Poor's Ratings Services, and Robert Easton, Senior Vice President &amp; Chief Compliance Officer of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and will be a member of Standard &amp; Poor's Ratings Services' Executive Committee.</p> <p>In this role, Ms. Kulka will work with senior leadership to uphold the highest standards with regard to all relevant laws and regulations, as well as with internal policies and industry best practices.</p> <p>"As we continue to enhance S&amp;P Ratings' risk management and compliance environment, Holly brings deep experience in her field," said Neeraj Sahai, President, Standard &amp; Poor's Ratings Services.&nbsp; "I look forward to working with her as we enhance our compliance function in an ever-changing legal landscape."</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:18:40 +0000 willcanderson 29007 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Redesigned research guides are easier to use and navigate http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2015/07/27/redesigned-research-guides-are-easier-to-use-and-navigate/ <a href='http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2015/07/27/redesigned-research-guides-are-easier-to-use-and-navigate/'><img width="114" height="120" src="http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/LibGuidesMobile-114x120.jpg" class="attachment-post-thumbnail-image-thmb" alt="Mobile view of a Library Guide" /></a>This weekend, the University of Chicago&#8217;s Library Guides were migrated to a new platform that features a number of improvements. Most notably, use of responsive design greatly improves the user&#8217;s experience on mobile devices and assistive technology, such as screen readers. The new platform also uses &hellip; <a href="http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2015/07/27/redesigned-research-guides-are-easier-to-use-and-navigate/">Continue&nbsp;reading&nbsp;<span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:30:27 +0000 The University of Chicago Library http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/?p=27365 Gidon Gottlieb, Leo Spitz Professor Emeritus of International Law and Diplomacy, 1932 – 2015 http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/gidon-gottlieb-leo-spitz-professor-emeritus-international-law-and-diplomacy-1932-%E2%80%93-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Law School 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">July 27, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gidon Gottlieb, the Law School’s Leo Spitz Professor Emeritus of International Law and Diplomacy, died July 5 in Zürich, Switzerland, after a long illness. Prof. Gottlieb, who served on the Law School’s faculty between 1976 and 2003, taught courses in international law, jurisprudence, human rights, and negotiations. He introduced the course “The Lawyer as Negotiator” in 1985.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gidon Gottlieb, the Law School’s Leo Spitz Professor Emeritus of International Law and Diplomacy, died July 5 in Zürich, Switzerland, after a long illness. Prof. Gottlieb, who served on the Law School’s faculty between 1976 and 2003, taught courses in international law, jurisprudence, human rights, and negotiations. He introduced the course “The Lawyer as Negotiator” in 1985.</p> <p>"When Gidon joined our faculty, he added an international perspective that had been lacking since the retirement some years earlier of Max Rheinstein,” said Interim Dean Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law. “In his teaching, writing, and collaboration with colleagues, Gidon brought to bear a sharp intellect, a deep curiosity, a wonderful sense of humor. His presence added immeasurably to our intellectual community."</p> <p>Added Douglas G. Baird, the Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law and the Law School’s Dean between 1994 and 1999: “He was very much a man of the world, as illustrated by his standing instructions to the dean: ‘If you need to find me, all you must do is place an ad in the <em>International Herald Tribune</em>.’ ”</p> <p>Prof. Gottlieb was born in Paris and was educated at the London School of Economics and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a senior exhibitioner, before attending Harvard Law School, where he earned an SJD degree. During his doctoral studies, he taught in the Government Department of Dartmouth College.</p> <p>After graduation, he joined the law firm of Shearman and Sterling, as well as the faculty of the New York University School of Law, where he directed the Peace Studies Program. He served as United Nations representative of Amnesty International from 1966 to 1972, as personal adviser to President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, and was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. As a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Professor Gottlieb carried out an unofficial, pre-diplomatic Middle East peace initiative during the late 1990s under the auspices of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz.</p> <p>“Gidon Gottlieb was always a cautious pessimist in matters of international affairs,” said Senior Lecturer Richard A. Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law and an Interim Dean between February and June 2001. “He could see that solutions were hard to come by in so many long-standing disputes but never gave up on the prospect that a long shot could come home. His <a href="https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/israel/1989-09-01/israel-and-palestinians">1989 article</a> in <em>Foreign Affairs</em> about the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian dispute predicted in broad outline the erratic course of negotiations until today.”</p> <p>Prof. Gottlieb is the author of <em>The Logic of Choice: Concepts of Rule and Rationality</em>, and <em>Nation against State: Ethnic Conflicts and the Decline of Sovereignty</em>, as well as numerous essays on international law, diplomacy, political theory, and jurisprudence.</p> <p>He is survived by his wife, Antoinette Marie-Genevieve Rozoy Gottlieb.</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/gottlieb">Gidon Gottlieb</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/gottlieb_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=5837">gottlieb.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:44:42 +0000 beckygillespie 28992 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Have an international relations research topic? Check the Chatham House Online Archive http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2015/07/24/have-an-international-relations-research-topic-check-the-chatham-house-online-archive/ <a href='http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2015/07/24/have-an-international-relations-research-topic-check-the-chatham-house-online-archive/'><img width="120" height="67" src="http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ChathamHouse-120x67.jpg" class="attachment-post-thumbnail-image-thmb" alt="Chatham House logo two" /></a>The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) was founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference. University of Chicago researchers now have access to its archives. The  Chatham House Online Archive &#8220;provides a searchable, browsable research environment that enables users &hellip; <a href="http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2015/07/24/have-an-international-relations-research-topic-check-the-chatham-house-online-archive/">Continue&nbsp;reading&nbsp;<span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span></a> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:01:25 +0000 Lyonette Louis-Jacques http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/?p=27349 Futterman on the Difficult Process of Removing Police Officers from Their Jobs http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/futterman-difficult-process-removing-police-officers-their-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Officials Consider Appeal In Ruling That A Boston Officer Get His Job Back </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deborah Becker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WBUR </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">July 24, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>City officials in Boston are considering whether to appeal a judge’s decision upholding an arbitrator’s ruling that a Boston police officer must get his job back.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>City officials in Boston are considering whether to appeal a judge’s decision upholding <a href="http://www.wbur.org/2013/06/21/boston-officer-given-job-back">an arbitrator’s ruling</a> that a Boston police officer must get his job back.</p> <p>Officer David Williams was fired in 2012 amid allegations of lying and using excessive force in the arrest of former Middlesex County correction officer Michael O’Brien.</p> <p>Professor Craig Futterman joined WBUR's Deborah Becker to talk about the difficulty of removing police officers from their jobs.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="124" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://embed.wbur.org/player/news/2015/07/24/officials-consider-appeal-police-officer"></iframe></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.wbur.org/2015/07/24/officials-consider-appeal-police-officer" title="http://www.wbur.org/2015/07/24/officials-consider-appeal-police-officer">http://www.wbur.org/2015/07/24/officials-consider-appeal-police-officer</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/futterman">Craig B. Futterman</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:34:18 +0000 willcanderson 28966 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Tom Huyck, 77 http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements/tom-huyck-77 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Long-time Hyde Park resident and lawyer, William Thomas “Tom” Huyck passed away peacefully in his sleep July 10 after a long illness. He was 77.</p> </div> </div> </div> <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://hpherald.com/2015/07/22/tom-huyck-77/" title="http://hpherald.com/2015/07/22/tom-huyck-77/">http://hpherald.com/2015/07/22/tom-huyck-77/</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote><p>Long-time Hyde Park resident and lawyer, William Thomas “Tom” Huyck passed away peacefully in his sleep July 10 after a long illness. He was 77.</p> <p>Huyck was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and attended Dartmouth College before becoming a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He practiced law in Chicago for almost 50 years, in both public and private sectors. Huyck was a prosecutor for both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U