Each year, the Law School fields intramural teams in a number of sports, including soccer, football, softball, basketball, Frisbee, and more.  In addition, the Law School was the University’s Phoenix Cup Champion for the 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-15 academic years.  The Phoenix Cup is awarded annually to the graduate program earning the most points in sanctioned University intramural activities throughout the academic year (by way of participation and place). 

Information about intramural sign-ups usually will be circulated on the LawAnnounce listserv in advance of the season. Students interested in learning about the full range of intramural options or in starting up a new team, or with questions about entry due dates can get information at  

Teams are encouraged to share news of their championship games on LawAnnounce so classmates may attend.


The University’s athletic facilities include the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center and the Henry Crown Field House.

The Ratner Athletics Center is named for Gerald Ratner, A.B.’35, J.D.’37, and the 50-meter swimming pool is named for Helen Myers McLoraine. Located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Ellis Avenue and 55th Street, the Ratner Center includes, among other things: a 50-meter x 25-yard swimming pool with a moveable bulkhead, a multilevel fitness facility with cardiovascular exercise equipment, a multipurpose dance studio, a competition gymnasium and a smaller auxiliary gymnasium, classroom and meeting room space, permanent and day lockers and locker rooms, the University of Chicago Athletics Hall of Fame, and athletic department offices.

In addition to the Ratner Center, the Henry Crown Field House includes: four multipurpose courts, an indoor running track, racquetball and squash courts, cardiovascular fitness equipment, weight training equipment, a multipurpose room, permanent and day lockers and locker rooms, and classroom and meeting room space.

The University of Chicago’s recreational facilities are open to students, faculty, full-time employees, alumni, and their spouses/registered partners. To use the University’s athletic facilities, students must present a valid University identification card. The cost of an athletic facilities pass is included in each student’s tuition and fees. The fee-schedule for non-students is available at

More details about the University’s athletic facilities can be found at