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The Road Leading to Independent Trial in China by Professor Tong Zhiwei

Date: 
12.02.2015
Location: 
Room E
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen aican@uchicago.edu

The Chinese Constitution (Art. 126) prescribes: "The people's courts shall, in accordance with the law, exercise judicial power independently and are not subject to interference by administrative organs, public organizations or individuals."

Independent Directors in Singapore - Puzzling Compliance Requiring Explanation by Professor Dan Puchniak

Date: 
11.20.2015
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen

773-702-0184

Using hand-collected data from 245 codes of corporate governance from 87 jurisdictions, Professors Dan Puchniak and Luh Luh Lan of National University of Singapore Faculty of Law have found that Singapore’s supposedly conventional and successful legal transplant of American-style independent directors was highly unconventional.

"Recent Judicial Reforms in China: An Overview and Assessment" by Professor Xixin Wang, Judge of Supreme People's Court of China

Date: 
10.13.2015
Location: 
Room D
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen aican@uchicago.edu

In the past two year, sets of judicial reform inititives have been undertaken within the Chinese judicial system with aims of increasing judicial independance and curbing judicial corruption. Certainly, this ongoing reform will  have a huge impact on the role and functions that Chinese judicary will perform in the future.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Clemency for Combat Veterans--A New Advocacy Effort at the Law School

Date: 
10.02.2015
Location: 
Seminar Room D
Contact info (email or phone): 

Mark J. Heyrman

m-heyrman@uchicago.edu

The Law School's Mental Health Advocacy Project is beginning a new advocacy effort this Fall.  Students will represent six combat veterans who have been convicted of one or more homicides while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan.  All of these men were, at the time of their crimes sufferingg from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injuries.

"Same-sex Couples and the European Court of Human Rights: are we falling behind Obergefell and Windsor?" by Judge Lech Garlicki

Date: 
10.09.2015
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen aican@uchicago.edu

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court extended the reach of the U.S. Constitution to the area of same-sex marriages. Europe, seen as a whole, seems to fall behind. While, in some countries, a right to same-sex marriage is acknowledged at the statutory level, its constitutional status remains unclear. And in many other countries legislation is less open towards same-sex couples.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

1L Job Search Overview

Date: 
10.13.2015
Location: 
Auditorium

1Ls: This is where it all begins. Meet the career services staff, learn about the services the office provides, future programming, important dates, and find out where to begin in your career planning.

The Office of Career Services expects all Class of 2018 students to attend this program.

Our Interdisciplinary Legacy - A Lunch Panel Celebrating the University's 125th Anniversary

Date: 
10.02.2015
Location: 
Room II

This lunchtime panel will explore the Law School’s rich history of interdisciplinary study.

End of the Year BBQ

Date: 
05.15.2015
Location: 
North Green Lounge

Join your fellow classmates and celebrate your hard work this year with the End of the Year BBQ.  Sponsored by the Law Students' Association and the Office of the Dean of Students.

Big Sibling/Little Sibling & Transfer Buddy Food Truck

Date: 
11.10.2015
Location: 
Law School Parking Lot

Venture out to the Law School parking lot with your Big Sibling/Little Sibling or your Transfer Buddy and treat yourself to a free signature sandwich and side from Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

*Please note that in order to participate, you must come with your Big Sibling/Little Sibling or your Transfer Buddy

"Documented" Screening

Date: 
05.14.2015
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

hklazar@uchicago.edu

The Immigration Law Society and Law School Democrats invite you to view a portion of the film "Documented."  The film was produced and directed by Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who outed himself in 2011 as an undocumented individual living in the United States.

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