Projects & Initiatives
Chicago's devotion to interdisciplinary inquiry is as old as the school itself. It grows out of our conviction that the law does not exist in a vacuum; we can understand the law and legal methods only if we understand both how the law affects the behavior of the society it governs and how the law reflects the values of that society.
The Chicago Policy Initiatives, designed in the spirit of the Chicago Jury Project of the 1950’s, are one of the most ambitious of the recently expanded intellectual and practical programs underway at the Law School.
As classes began in 2008, we inaugurated our new Ethics Program. Our Associate Dean, David Zarfes, has worked with many experienced practitioners to develop a case-based Ethics seminar.
Chicago is committed to training lawyers and scholars who are dedicated to the public good as well as to professional excellence.