Student organization event

Race Discrimination in the Sharing Economy

Date: 
01.31.2017
Location: 
Room V

Recent research have found that racial discrimination is a major problem in the sharing economy. For example, a recent study in Seattle found a "pattern of racial discrimination" against passengers with African-American sounding names by Uber and Lyft.

Teaching Race

Date: 
01.30.2017
Location: 
Room I

Teaching Race seeks to serve as a forum for professors and students to think about the intersection of the law and race outside the context of the criminal law. The event specifically serves as a time to think about the role that legal education plays in Working to affirm or destroy legal systems of racial inequality and how Professors and students can approach these questions

A Conversation with Judge Edmond Chang (NDIL)

Date: 
01.30.2017
Location: 
Room V

Please join APALSA in celebrating Diversity Month and our Lunar New Year APALSA Week with a talk by Judge Edmond Chang of the Northern District of Illinois. Judge Chang was confirmed in December 2010 and was the youngest federal judge in the nation at the time.

Health Law in South Asia

Date: 
01.26.2017
Location: 
Room D

This talk is designed to provide an overview of the legal landscape in South Asia as related to health and its intersection with human rights and religious freedom. The talk will also touch on the differences across South Asia and between South Asia and the United States. Organized by SALSA.

Civil Rights in the Jewish and Muslim Community

Date: 
01.25.2017
Location: 
Room IV

JLSA and MLSA present a panel discussing civil rights, the forms in which discrimination and bigotry against Muslims and Jewish Americans intersect, and what civil rights lawyers are doing in light of the new political climate. Professor Lior Strahilevitz will moderate a discussion with civil rights attorneys Jonathan Lubin and Sufjan Sohel.

Title VII and Women in the Workplace

Date: 
01.25.2017
Location: 
Room III

Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace.

Say Her Name

Date: 
01.24.2017
Location: 
Room V

A panel discussion on violence against Transgender Women of Color in the United States, with special focus on violence against transgender women of color in the City of Chicago.  We will discuss violence against trans women of color, the legal landscape they face, and how law students can get involved in the fight for transgender equality under the new administration.

Diversity Month Program: Judge Diane P. Wood: Women in the Judiciary

Date: 
01.23.2017
Location: 
Room III

Join LWC and Judge Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, as she discusses her experiences as a woman in the judiciary and shares insight and advice for future female attorneys and judges.

Legal Aid to Veterans: Unique Challenges

Date: 
01.19.2017
Location: 
Room IV

The treatment of military veterans has greatly improved since the Vietnam War. The community has made strides in fighting homelessness, mental health issues, physical disabilities, unemployment, and more, but much remains to be done. Moreover, these problems cut across traditional demographic groups. What sort of legal issues affect military veterans in 2017?

Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: 
01.18.2017
Location: 
Room I

Our panel will discuss the cultural, social, economic, and legal factors that create barriers for immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; as well as the special immigration protections for abused immigrants in the Violence Against Women Act (e.g., self-petitions for permanent residency, cancellation of removal (deportation), 'U visas' for immigrant crime victims, and asylum b

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