Student Events Podcast

Todd Henderson, "An Introduction to the Federalist Society"

Professor Henderson is a Professor of Law and Aaron Center Teaching Scholar at the Law School. He graduated from Princeton University cum laude and from the Law School with High Honors in 1998, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an Editor on the University of Chicago Law Review.

55:34 minutes (50.88 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

Panel: The Evaluation Process and Receiving Feedback

Join the Office of the Dean of Students for a program designed to prepare you for the evaluation and feedback process.  Our panelists will include: Ron Safer, Managing Partner at Schiff Hardin, Ann Cohen, Attorney Development and Recruiting Manager at Skadden, Rene de Vera, '08, Associate at Latham & Watkins, and Kristen Seeger, '02, Partner at Sidley Austin.  The panelists

67:20 minutes (61.65 MB)

Jeffrey Parsons, "Intergenerational Differences in the Workplace"

Experts anticipate that four generations are now working together in the workplace, and the legal workplace is no different.  Intergenerational differences, including differences in communication preferences and workstyles, can dramatically impact the workplace, leading to friction and misunderstandings.  Drop by to hear a short presentation by Jeffrey Parsons, a consultant with

57:24 minutes (52.56 MB)

Panel: "The Local Battle Against Climate Change"

On April 9, 2013, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society presented a panel on local efforts to combat climate change: What can be done uniquely on a local level? What roles do the government, advocacy groups, and private corporations play? How do local efforts interact with state, federal, and global initiatives?

68:17 minutes (62.51 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
American Constitution Society
Student organization presenters: 
Environmental Law Society

Judge D. Brooks Smith, "An Independent Judiciary: If You Can Keep It"

Judge D. Brooks Smith sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, to which he was nominated in September of 2001. He previously served on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1988 until his confirmation in 2002, serving as the Chief Judge from 2001 until his elevation to the Third Circuit.

50:12 minutes (45.96 MB)

Sheli Rosenberg, "What Every Woman Lawyer Should Know"

Sheli Z.Rosenberg, a member of Skadden’s Real Estate Group, joined the firm’s Chicago office in 2011. She has extensive, board-level corporate experience, in addition to her considerable knowledge of real estate law and the greater Chicago business community. She is listed as a leader in the real estate field in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

49:05 minutes (44.94 MB)

James R. Kearl, "Private Giving vs. Government Programs"

Professor James Kearl is the A.O. Smoot Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. He received his PhD in economics from MIT and completed post-doctoral work at Harvard Law School. Professor Kearl was named a White House Fellow in 1983 and served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.

60:17 minutes (55.2 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
Dallin H. Oaks Society
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

Joel Rogers, "ALICE and Why Progressives Should Take Back Statehouses"

For nearly forty years, conservative-backed ALEC has secretively disseminated model laws to its network of more than 2,000 state legislators -- resulting in a weakened democracy and increased big-business dominance in American public life.

63:04 minutes (57.74 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
American Constitution Society

Robert M. Chesney, "Beyond the Battlefield, Beyond Al Qaeda: The Destabilizing Legal Architecture of Counterterrorism"

Robert M. Chesney is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

This talk was recorded on February 21, 2013, and sponsored by the Federalist Society.

61:10 minutes (56 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

Clinics in Action: The Exoneration Project

The Exoneration Project presents "Convicting the Innocent: Addressing Wrongful Convictions in Cook County, Illinois"

61:40 minutes (56.46 MB)
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