Projects & Initiatives

Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics

The goal of the Institute is to promote the understanding and dissemination of the economic approach to law. It supports research and learning by students, faculty and fellow, and organizes events and activities in Chicago and beyond.

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Interdisciplinary Academic Programs

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.

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Doctoroff Business Leadership Program

This groundbreaking program combines law and business courses to prepare the next generation of law graduates with the analytical skills to be leaders of businesses or key advisors to business. 

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Policy Initiatives

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.

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Professional Ethics Program

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.

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Pro Bono Service Initiative

Participants in the Pro Bono Service Initiative contribute to their legal education by gaining exposure to important legal issues, invaluable experiences, and a hands on opportunity to influence how law affects real people.

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Pro Bono Service Initiative

Participants in the Pro Bono Service Initiative contribute to their legal education by gaining exposure to important legal issues, invaluable experiences, and a hands on opportunity to influence how law affects real people.

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Public Service and Public Interest Law

Chicago is committed to training lawyers and scholars who are dedicated to the public good as well as to professional excellence.

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Research Centers

Cutting-edge legal research has long been a hallmark of the Law School. Our faculty have created or participate in numerous research centers and projects housed both in the Law School and throughout the University.

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