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The University of Chicago Legal Forum Symposium: Law and the Disruptive Workplace

Date: 
11.04.2016 - 11.05.2016
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

yeldandi@uchicago.edu; jwenner@uchicago.edu

Recent technological advancements—accompanied by seminal developments in case law—make this an exciting time to evaluate the state of labor and employment law. This year’s Legal Forum Symposium explores the law’s attempts to keep pace with the rapid changes occurring in the modern American workplace. This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Faculty: 
Laura Weinrib
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Daniel Hemel

MIGRANTS and THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS - Few Remarks on the European Convention on Human Rights with Professor Lech Garlicki

Date: 
11.07.2016
Location: 
Room III
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen aican@uchicago.edu

Migrations give rise to a conflict between the traditional international law and the international law on human rights. While the former is based on the notion of state sovereignty (i.e. on the power of each State to control the entry, stay and removal on aliens), the latter requires that migrants be treated as human beings (i.e.

Faculty: 
Lech Garlicki
Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

A Hurricane without Water: Property Tax Foreclosure in Detroit, a talk with Bernadette Atuahene, Visiting Professor of Law

Date: 
11.14.2016
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

Ms. Curtrice Scott (curtrice@uchicago.edu)

Please join the Kreisman Initiave in conjunction with Law of the Land, PILS, and BLSA in a conversation with Professor Bernadette Atuahene about the legality of the property tax assessments in Detroit and how they contribute to the foreclosure crisis in the city.

Lunch will be provided.

Faculty: 
Lee Fennell
Faculty: 
Jeff Leslie
Faculty: 
Bernadette Atuahene

"Challenges to Access to Medicines in the Context of Intellectual Property Issues." with Anand Grover, former UN Rapporteur on the Right to Health

Date: 
10.05.2016
Location: 
Room II

While the Access to Medicines movement was able to successfully make medicines, especially Anti Retrovirals, accessible to the Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) given the availability of generics from India, now with TRIPS compliant laws in India coupled with new strategies of the Big Pharma in the US, EU and Japan, particularly the continued pressures to have TRIPS plus IP measures and Voluntary

Hamilton Lecture with Martha C. Nussbaum and William Baude

Date: 
10.13.2016
Location: 
Room I
Contact info (email or phone): 

773-702-2787

The Tony award winning production of Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.

Faculty: 
William Baude
Faculty: 
Martha C. Nussbaum

Martha C. Nussbaum - "Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice" - with Jonathan Masur

Date: 
05.31.2016
Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL
Contact info (email or phone): 

773.752.4381 // info@semcoop.com

About the book: Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular. Many people think it is impossible to care sufficiently for justice without anger at injustice. Many believe that it is impossible for individuals to vindicate their own self-respect or to move beyond an injury without anger. To not feel anger in those cases would be considered suspect.

Faculty: 
Martha C. Nussbaum
Faculty: 
Jonathan S. Masur

Law, Hierarchy, and Offensive Speech in Public and On Campus

Date: 
05.09.2016
Location: 
Room II
Contact info (email or phone): 

ewellin@uchicago.edu

Laura Beth Nielsen of Northwestern University and the American Bar Foundation

Part of the Dean’s series on Diversity, Inclusion and Free Expression

Bringing It All Back Home: Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law & Policy

Date: 
06.03.2016 - 06.04.2016
Location: 
Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL
Contact info (email or phone): 

Curtrice Scott at curtrice@uchicago.edu

Friday, June 3               

8:00 - 8:30am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:35am  – Welcome from Dean Daniel Diermeier, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Faculty: 
Lee Fennell
Faculty: 
Jeff Leslie

Are Trade Agreements in the Interest of The United States? A European Perspective by Mr. Demien Levie LL.M '94.

Date: 
04.06.2016
Location: 
Room E
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen aican@uchicago.edu

Various presidential candidates have heavily criticized the trade deals which the US has concluded: from NAFTA to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Mr. Damien Levie, LL.M 94, and currently heads the Trade and Agriculture Section of the European Union Delegation in Washington, DC.will share European views on this question.

"Guantanamo Then and Now" with Baher Azmy, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Date: 
04.05.2016
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

blondellm@uchicago.edu

Human Rights Law Society, American Civil Liberties Union of Chicago Law, American Constitutional Society, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights and the International Human Rights Clinic present "Guantanamo Then and Now: A 15 Year Struggle to End Indefinite Detention" with Baher Azmy, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores
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