Student organization event

Litigating the Black Lives Matter Movement with Nekima Levy-Pounds

Date: 
01.12.2017
Location: 
Room III

The Black Lives Matter movement has gone nationwide, sitting right at the intersection of issues involving race, policing, and the criminal justice system. Dr.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: 
01.11.2017
Location: 
Room III

Did you know that Deaf individuals are 1.5x more likely to be victims of relationship violence—including sexual harassment, sexual assault, psychological abuse, and physical abuse—than the general population?

Faith and the Practice of Law

Date: 
01.10.2017
Location: 
Room II

The event will feature a panel of practicing lawyers from various religious and faith traditions. They will discuss the ways that their faith affects the way they each approach the practice of law.

LGBTQ Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: 
01.05.2017
Location: 
Room IV

LGBTQ people face higher rates of poverty, stigma, marginalization, and hate-motivated violence, which put the community at greater risk for sexual assault. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals; and a staggering 64% of transgender people have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime.

Ted Frank, "Class Action Fairness"

With commentary by Professor Anthony Casey

Participating faculty: 
Anthony J. Casey
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"

Jim Zirin graduated from Princeton University with honors and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. For three years, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and served in the criminal division under Robert M. Morgenthau.

Participating faculty: 
William Baude
Student organization presenters: 
American Constitution Society
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

Investigating and Litigating Chicago's Burge Torture Scandal

Date: 
01.05.2017
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

hgelbort@uchicago.edu

The Public Interest Law Society, the Human Rights Law Society, ACLU and the American Constitution Society present: "Investigating and Litigating Chicago's Burge Torture Scandal." Journalist John Conroy of the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center and attorney G.

Michael Newton, "Investigating ISIS - The Ins and Outs of Transitional Justice in Iraq"

With commentary by Professor Adam Chilton.

Professor Michael Newton of Vanderbilt Law discusses his work over the last year to help set up the domestic tribunal to prosecute ISIS in Iraq.

Presented on November 17, 2016, by the Federalist Society and Law School Veterans.

Participating faculty: 
Adam Chilton
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

With commentary by Professor William Hubbard.

Participating faculty: 
William H. J. Hubbard
Student organization presenters: 
Christian Legal Society
Student organization presenters: 
St. Thomas More Society
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society

Helen Alvaré & Emily Buss, "The Constitutionalizing of Sexual Expression and Children's Well-Being"

Helen Alvaré is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She publishes on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, and the First Amendment religion clauses.

Participating faculty: 
Emily Buss
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society
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