Human Rights Law Society

Human Trafficking: Global Problems, Global Solutions (Afternoon Lecture)

Date: 
04.18.2011
Location: 
Courtroom

Prof. Mohamed Mattar-- of the Georgetown Law Center and Johns Hopkins University's SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies) will present his research on the constitutional limitations and judicial application of various human trafficking statutes.  Prof.

Faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson

Human Trafficking: Global Problems, Global Solutions (Lunch Panel)

Date: 
04.18.2011
Location: 
Room III

Prof. Mohamed Mattar of the Georgetown Law Center and Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies) will discuss, along with Prof. Tom Ginsburg, this growing international human rights problem and the importance (and lack of) international state cooperation.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Human Rights Law Society Presents: The Genesis of the 2005 Iraqi Constitution

Date: 
04.14.2011
Location: 
Room IV

Human Rights Law Society presents a lunch talk with Zaid Al-Ali, a former legal adviser to the Iraqi Constitutional Committee, on contentious drafting and issues involving the implementation of the 2005 Iraqi Constitution. 

"Humans For Sale-- and Redemption" (Part of Human Trafficking Series)

Date: 
04.11.2011
Location: 
Room I, The University of Chicago Law School

Ms. Reena Bajowala, an associate at Jenner & Block, kicks off the Law School's weeklong series on Human Trafficking.  She will provide an introduction and overview of the topic-- definitions, statutes, impact, etc., as well as share her personal and professional experiences and involvement in pro bono work in this area.

Human Rights Law Society Presents: A Day at the Illinois Human Rights Commission

Date: 
02.15.2011
Location: 
Room D

Judge Evans from the Illinois Human Rights Commission is going to be talking about the work that the IL HRC does, and the specific challenges of state vs. federal laws in sexual harassment and disability cases.

Human Rights Law Society Student Panel: Human Rights Summer Opportunities Abroad

Date: 
01.19.2011
Location: 
Room C

Human Rights Law Society is presenting a student panel to answer your questions about the process of finding human rights summer internships abroad. Panelists will be talking about their experiences at their summer positions as well as the search and application process.

Informational meeting for Pro Bono Project - UN Right to Health Project

Date: 
01.18.2011
Location: 
Room A

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health - Global Health Rights Litigation Project - Spanish speaking volunteer opportunity! 

Human Rights Law Society presents "Living under the Gun: Reporting the Drug Trade in Mexico"

Date: 
11.15.2010
Location: 
Room V

The Human Rights Law Society proudly presents Mexican journalist Alma Guillermoprieto discussing her recent reporting on the drug wars in Mexico.  Ms.

Criminal Law Society presents "Innocent on Death Row" co-spsonsored by the ACLU, Human Rights Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, and Witness to Innocence

Date: 
11.04.2010
Location: 
Law School Room III

Randy Steidl was an average, hard-working guy from a small farming community in southern Illinois. When questioned about the 1986 murders of newlyweds Dyke and Karen Rhoads, Randy assumed the police were questioning many people in the area. He did not know either of the victims but cooperated with the police and gave a corroborated alibi for the night of the murders. It was a sho

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