News & Media http://www.law.uchicago.edu/feeds/newsandmedia.rss en Nancy Lieberman, ’79, One of the National Law Journal’s Outstanding Women Lawyers http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements/nancy-lieberman-%E2%80%9979-one-national-law-journal%E2%80%99s-outstanding-women-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.</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.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202723557771/?slreturn=20150317152653#.VS_zasm1OBU.mailto" title="http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202723557771/?slreturn=20150317152653#.VS_zasm1OBU.mailto">http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202723557771/?slreturn=20150317152...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today. These women, selected from hundreds of nominations, represent excellence in private practice, corporate counsel work, public interest representation, legal education and the judiciary.</p> <p>In making our selections, NLJ editors evaluated nominations submitted from around the country by law firms, corporations, nonprofit organizations and law schools. As we pared down the list, NLJ reporters and contributors investigated further to help make the final choices. The task was difficult, given the success, skill and achievements of the nominees.</p> <ul> <li><strong>NANCY LIEBERMAN,&nbsp;</strong>Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &amp; Flom</li> </ul> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:31:33 +0000 willcanderson 27106 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation And Inequality http://www.law.uchicago.edu/audio/federalist-society-student-symposium-innovation-and-inequality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-auedio-new-soundcloud"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/201282678&amp;color=800000&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>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. This panel will address the dangers of innovation to employment and equality and what, if anything, the government should do about it.</p> <ul> <li>Prof. Richard Epstein, NYU School of Law &amp; University of Chicago Law School</li> <li>Ms. Beth Kregor, Director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School</li> <li>Prof. John McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law</li> <li>Moderator: Hon. Frank Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit &amp; University of Chicago Law School</li> </ul> <p>This program was presented on February 21, 2015, as part of the 2015 Federalist Society National Student Symposium.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-audio-new-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Related video:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/video/innovation-inequality">Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and Inequality</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:48:03 +0000 willcanderson 27104 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Federalist Society Student Symposium: Current Issues In Patent Law And Policy http://www.law.uchicago.edu/audio/federalist-society-student-symposium-current-issues-patent-law-and-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-auedio-new-soundcloud"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/201282177&amp;color=800000&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our patent system has historically been thought to be an engine of innovation, but it is much criticized today. Is a one-size-fits all model for patent duration appropriate in today's technological environment or does it simply incentivize unnecessary litigation? For instance, the rapid pace of technological change in some areas may obviate the need of lengthy patents in some areas. Should certain innovation—such as business processes be patentable? Should the patent office be reorganized or split up to better assess patents. What other types of incentives, including those provided by copyright or prizes, provide alternatives to patents?</p> <ul> <li>Ms. Phyllis Turner-Brim, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Intellectual Ventures</li> <li>Prof. Doug Melamed, Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School</li> <li>Prof. Michael Meurer, Boston University School of Law</li> <li>Mr. Adam Mortara, Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar &amp; Scott LLP</li> <li>Moderator: Hon. Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit</li> </ul> <p>This program was presented on February 21, 2015, as part of the 2015 Federalist Society National Student Symposium.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-audio-new-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Related video:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/video/current-issues-patent-law-policy">Federalist Society Student Symposium: Current Issues in Patent Law and Policy</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:46:50 +0000 willcanderson 27103 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation And Health Care http://www.law.uchicago.edu/audio/federalist-society-student-symposium-innovation-and-health-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-auedio-new-soundcloud"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/201281407&amp;color=800000&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>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. But government-imposed price controls and other policies can reduce the incentives for devising new treatments, resulting in preventable death and illness. 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?</p> <ul> <li>Mr. Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute</li> <li>Ms. Lindsay Kelly, Special Counsel, Irell &amp; Manella LLP</li> <li>Mr. Gerald Masoudi, Partner, Covington &amp; Burling LLP; former Chief Counsel, Food and Drug Administration</li> <li>Moderator: Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit</li> </ul> <p>This program was presented on February 21, 2015, as part of the 2015 Federalist Society National Student Symposium.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-audio-new-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Related video:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/video/innovation-health-care">Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and Health Care</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:45:18 +0000 willcanderson 27102 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation And The Administrative State http://www.law.uchicago.edu/audio/federalist-society-student-symposium-innovation-and-administrative-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-auedio-new-soundcloud"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/201151483&amp;color=800000&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is creating many new opportunities as well as potential dangers. Can the administrative state itself innovate to promote beneficial innovation? Topics to be considered here will be the nature and scope of cost-benefit analysis, the use of experiments to guide regulation and prizes as an alternative to top-down regulation.</p> <ul> <li>Prof. William Baude, University of Chicago Law School</li> <li>Mr. Jon Dudas, Senior Associate to the President, University of Arizona and former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office</li> <li>Mr. Steve Lehotsky, Deputy Chief Counsel for Litigation, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center</li> <li>Prof. Jennifer Nou, University of Chicago Law School</li> <li>Moderator: Hon. Stephen Markman, Michigan Supreme Court</li> </ul> <p>This program was presented on February 20, 2015, as part of the 2015 Federalist Society National Student Symposium.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-audio-new-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Related video:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/video/innovation-administrative-state">Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and the Administrative State</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:44:00 +0000 willcanderson 27101 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and Health Care http://www.law.uchicago.edu/video/innovation-health-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dzOUFY-EicE?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>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. But government-imposed price controls and other policies can reduce the incentives for devising new treatments, resulting in preventable death and illness. 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?</p> <ul> <li>Mr. Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute</li> <li>Ms. Lindsay Kelly, Special Counsel, Irell &amp; Manella LLP</li> <li>Mr. Gerald Masoudi, Partner, Covington &amp; Burling LLP; former Chief Counsel, Food and Drug Administration</li> <li>Moderator: Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit</li> </ul> <p>This program was presented on February 21, 2015, as part of the 2015 Federalist Society National Student Symposium.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sidebar-position"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Right </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:39:32 +0000 willcanderson 27100 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and Inequality http://www.law.uchicago.edu/video/innovation-inequality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Does the fast pace of innovation pose a threat to social stability?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/l5eUyvmFo2c?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>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. This panel will address the dangers of innovation to employment and equality and what, if anything, the government should do about it.</p> <ul> <li>Prof. Richard Epstein, NYU School of Law &amp; University of Chicago Law School</li> <li>Ms. Beth Kregor, Director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School</li> <li>Prof. John McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law</li> <li>Moderator: Hon. Frank Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit &amp; University of Chicago Law School</li> </ul> <p>This program was presented on February 21, 2015, as part of the 2015 Federalist Society National Student Symposium.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sidebar-position"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Right </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:37:17 +0000 willcanderson 27099 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Federalist Society Student Symposium: Current Issues in Patent Law and Policy http://www.law.uchicago.edu/video/current-issues-patent-law-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our patent system has historically been thought to be an engine of innovation, but it is much criticized today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6dT0SnFe4j8?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Our patent system has historically been thought to be an engine of innovation, but it is much criticized today. Is a one-size-fits all model for patent duration appropriate in today's technological environment or does it simply incentivize unnecessary litigation? For instance, the rapid pace of technological change in some areas may obviate the need of lengthy patents in some areas. Should certain innovation—such as business processes be patentable? Should the patent office be reorganized or split up to better assess patents. What other types of incentives, including those provided by copyright or prizes, provide alternatives to patents?</p> <ul> <li>Ms. Phyllis Turner-Brim, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Intellectual Ventures</li> <li>Prof. Doug Melamed, Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School</li> <li>Prof. Michael Meurer, Boston University School of Law</li> <li>Mr. Adam Mortara, Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar &amp; Scott LLP</li> <li>Moderator: Hon. Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit</li> </ul> <p>This program was presented on February 21, 2015, as part of the 2015 Federalist Society National Student Symposium.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sidebar-position"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Right </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:34:38 +0000 willcanderson 27098 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and the Administrative State http://www.law.uchicago.edu/video/innovation-administrative-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Topics to be considered here will be the nature and scope of cost-benefit analysis, the use of experiments to guide regulation and prizes as an alternative to top-down regulation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UYwNot7Ehi8?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is creating many new opportunities as well as potential dangers. Can the administrative state itself innovate to promote beneficial innovation? Topics to be considered here will be the nature and scope of cost-benefit analysis, the use of experiments to guide regulation and prizes as an alternative to top-down regulation.</p> <ul> <li>Prof. William Baude, University of Chicago Law School</li> <li>Mr. Jon Dudas, Senior Associate to the President, University of Arizona and former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office</li> <li>Mr. Steve Lehotsky, Deputy Chief Counsel for Litigation, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center</li> <li>Prof. Jennifer Nou, University of Chicago Law School</li> <li>Moderator: Hon. Stephen Markman, Michigan Supreme Court</li> </ul> <p>This program was presented on February 20, 2015, as part of the 2015 Federalist Society National Student Symposium.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sidebar-position"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd">