Student organization event

Panel: "The Local Battle Against Climate Change"

On April 9, 2013, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society presented a panel on local efforts to combat climate change: What can be done uniquely on a local level? What roles do the government, advocacy groups, and private corporations play? How do local efforts interact with state, federal, and global initiatives?

Student organization presenters: 
American Constitution Society
Student organization presenters: 
Environmental Law Society

Judge D. Brooks Smith, "An Independent Judiciary: If You Can Keep It"

Judge D. Brooks Smith sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, to which he was nominated in September of 2001. He previously served on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1988 until his confirmation in 2002, serving as the Chief Judge from 2001 until his elevation to the Third Circuit.

James R. Kearl, "Private Giving vs. Government Programs"

Professor James Kearl is the A.O. Smoot Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. He received his PhD in economics from MIT and completed post-doctoral work at Harvard Law School. Professor Kearl was named a White House Fellow in 1983 and served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.

Student organization presenters: 
Dallin H. Oaks Society
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

End of Year BBQ

Date: 
05.16.2014
Location: 
North Green Lounge

Join us for a barbeque celebrating the end of the school year. Sponsored by the Law Students' Association.

The Labor and Employment Society Presents "What Does the Future Hold for Pension Benefits in the Private Sector?"

Date: 
05.09.2013
Location: 
Room B

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was enacted 39 years ago to protect the pension benefits of American workers in the private sector.  Yet today, only half of the active workforce actually has employer-provided retirement benefits and only 20% are accruing benefits under defined benefit pension plans.  Moreover, some of those pension plans are in danger of insolvency

St. Thomas More Society presents Justice Anne Burke, "How the Priest Abuse Crisis Strengthened My Faith"

Date: 
05.08.2013
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Brett Swearingen: brett.swearingen@gmail.com

Laura LaPlante: laural@uchicago.edu

The St. Thomas More Society, along with Law Women's Caucus, Christian Legal Society, and Criminal Law Society present

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke

"How the Priest Abuse Crisis Strengthened My Faith"

Wednesday, May 8th, 12:15 pm

Law School Classroom V

Lunch from Medici Provided

Joel Rogers, "ALICE and Why Progressives Should Take Back Statehouses"

For nearly forty years, conservative-backed ALEC has secretively disseminated model laws to its network of more than 2,000 state legislators -- resulting in a weakened democracy and increased big-business dominance in American public life.

Student organization presenters: 
American Constitution Society

Law Students for Reproductive Justice and SALSA present: Reproductive Justice Controversies in India and the United States: A Panel Discussion

Date: 
05.13.2013
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

lsrj@law.uchicago.edu

After the internationally publicized gang rape of Jyoti Singh in December, Indian citizens protested across the country. The government of India responded and created a comprehensive ordinance on sexual assault and human trafficking. The ordinance is controversial within India and has been criticized by feminist scholars as well as sex workers.

The American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society present "Lunch with the Moot Court Judges: A View from the Bench"

Date: 
04.29.2013
Location: 
Room V

The American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society present

 

"Lunch with the Moot Court Judges: A View from the Bench" 

featuring 

Judge James B. Loken of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Law Women’s Caucus presents Judge Diane Wood and Judge Virginia Kendall, "Women in the Judiciary"

Date: 
04.24.2013
Location: 
Room V

Z&H will be provided!

Co-sponsored by American Constitution Society, Law School Republicans, Criminal Law Society, Neighbors, and the Domestic Violence Project

Faculty: 
Diane P. Wood
Faculty: 
Virginia Kendall
Faculty: 
Emily Buss
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