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“Varieties of Independent Directors in Asia: Diversity Revealed” with Professor Daniel Puchniak of National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Date: 
02.22.2017
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen aican@uchicago.edu

At first blush, the rise of the independent director in Asia appears to be a straightforward example of a significant legal transplant from the United States to Asia. A few decades ago, independent directors, which are an American legal invention, were virtually non-existent in Asia.  Today, they are ubiquitous throughout Asia. 

Trump's Executive Orders and What They Mean for Immigration

Date: 
02.03.2017
Location: 
Room II
Contact info (email or phone): 

blondellm@uchicago.edu

The Arthur Kane Center for Clinical Legal Education and The Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic Present "Trump's Executive Orders and What They Mean for Immigration"

Above the Law? Holding the UN Accountable for Cholera in Haiti

Date: 
02.01.2017
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

blondellm@uchicago.edu

In October 2010, UN peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti, sparking the worst cholera epidemic of modern time. Over 9,000 Haitians have died and 800,000 have fallen ill. Haitian victims have banded together with activists and lawyers to seek remedies from the UN, by filing claims with the UN’s legal office and bringing an unprecedented lawsuit against the UN in federal court in New York.

The Future of Regulatory Enforcement: Action From Data

Date: 
02.07.2017
Location: 
UChicago Law School, Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

 

Bethel Haile: bhaile@uchicago.edu

 

To ensure clean air and water, enforcing the environmental rules on the books should be a top priority for any administration in Washington. But with shrinking budgets and staff, regulators are forced to find innovation ways to improve compliance of the nation’s environmental laws.

"Punctuating International Law: Drafting Solutions in Climate Change and Other International Negotiations" with Susan Biniaz

Date: 
02.06.2017
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen aican@uchicago.edu

Drawing on her experience as the U.S. Government lawyer on numerous international negotiations, Ms. Biniaz will walk us through the use of commas, preambles, "constructive ambiguity," and other tools for resolving international disagreement.  

Susan Biniaz has been in the Legal Adviser’s Office at the State Department since 1984.

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
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