Student organization event

Combatting Human Trafficking

Date: 
01.30.2017
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Vaishalee Yeldandi

yeldandi@uchicago.edu

773-469-6343

In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Federal Bar Association chapter presents a panel discussion on combatting human trafficking.  Panelists will share their expertise in investigating, prosecuting, and defending these cases.  We will be joined by U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Kendall, Assistant U.S.

Lunar New Year APALSA Week, Passing the Bar: A Comparison of the American and Japanese Bar Systems featuring Professor J. Mark Ramseyer

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

Hannah Loo, hloo1@uchicago.edu

Mark Ramseyer is the Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. He spent most of his childhood in provincial towns and cities in southern Japan. He attended Japanese schools for K-6, and returned to the U.S. for college. Before attending law school, he studied Japanese history in graduate school.

Lunar New Year APALSA Week, The Future of US-Singapore Relations: A Conversation with David Adelman, Former US Ambassador to Singapore (cosponsored by the International Programs and ACS)

Date: 
02.02.2017
Location: 
Room III
Contact info (email or phone): 

Hannah Loo, hloo1@uchicago.edu

David I. Adelman is an American lawyer, diplomat, and legislator. He was the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore from 2010 to 2013. Currently, he is a partner in the global law firm Reed Smith, working out of the firm's New York office and regularly traveling to the firm's offices in Asia.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

The Surprising Failure of Food Labeling

Date: 
01.24.2017
Location: 
Room III
Contact info (email or phone): 

krcummings@uchicago.edu

Food labeling is one of the least objectionable types of regulation bursting onto the scene in recent decades. It is also one of the least successful.

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.

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