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Roe v. Wade at 40: A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Date: 
05.11.2013
Location: 
Glen A. Lloyd Auditorium, University of Chicago Law School
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marsha Nagorsky, m-ferziger@uchicago.edu

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit the University of Chicago Law School for an event entitled, "Roe v. Wade at 40: A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg." Justice Ginsburg will be joined by Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School.

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone
Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill

Women in Prison: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences Around the World (Panel Discussion and Report Launch)

Date: 
05.14.2013
Location: 
Room III
Contact info (email or phone): 

skalantry@uchicago.edu

There has been an increase in the rate of women’s imprisonment in many countries around the world.  Yet many countries fail to adequately address the unique issues raised when women are deprived of their liberty.  The panelists will discuss the causes of the increase in rates of imprisonment, including the global war on drugs and drug use.  They will also address the conditions o

"Violence Against Women Around the World: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions" by Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Date: 
05.14.2013
Location: 
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom, University of Chicago Law School

Based on media reports, it appears that sexual violence against women is increasing around the world, particularly in India and Egypt.   Are the rates increasing or just the reporting of the crimes?  Governments and advocates around the world have been working on eradicating gender-based violence, including domestic violence and violence in prisons, for decades.  What are th

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Restoring Justice: The Legacy of Edward Levi

Date: 
04.30.2013
Location: 
Logan Arts Center Performance Hall

When President Gerald Ford nominated renowned lawyer and legal scholar Edward Levi to be United States Attorney General, Levi took over an office that had been marred by the corruption of Watergate scandal. Levi's efforts to bring transparency, independence and integrity back to the Justice Department restored public confidence at a pivotal stage in U.S.

Faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone
Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill

"Universal Jurisdiction as a Tool for Law-Fare" by Irit Kohn, President, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Date: 
04.25.2013
Location: 
Room V

The concept of Universal Jurisdiction as evidenced during the mid-20th Century Nuremberg Trials (in which an International Military Tribunal prosecuted Nazi crimes against humanity), gained many advocates during the 1990's, starting with the Pinochet case.

Justice Albie Sachs, "Same Sex Marriage Decision in South Africa"

Date: 
04.09.2013
Location: 
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom, University of Chicago Law School

Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will discuss the Fourie case, gay rights, and the same-sex marriage decision in South Africa.

Omar S. Ashmawy, "Ethics in Practice: A Real World Perspective from Washington, DC to Guantanamo Bay"

Date: 
01.28.2013
Location: 
Room V

Omar Ashmawy is the Staff Director and Chief Counsel with the Office of Congressional Ethics (“OCE”).

Reflections on Diverse Careers in Law by Ted Ullyot ('94), General Counsel of Facebook

Date: 
11.26.2012
Location: 
Room II

Join the University of Chicago Law School in welcoming Facebook's Ted Ullyot '94 for a lunch talk.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this lunch talk from Ted Ullyot, General Counsel at Facebook.

William Brodsky, "The Multi-purpose JD: How my law degree helped me in my career in business"

Date: 
11.14.2012
Location: 
Room V

William J. Brodsky is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBOE Holdings, Inc. and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. As Chairman and CEO of CBOE since 1997, Brodsky has overseen a period of tremendous growth as well as product and technological innovation at the exchange. He serves as the options industry’s leading advocate in shaping market policy and regulation.

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