Academic conference

Youth/Police Conference: Where Do We Go From Here?

The final panel, in which all panelists and the audience participated, was devoted to a discussion of next steps and prescriptive strategies for addressing the issues explored in the course of the conference.

The final panel, in which all panelists and the audience participated, was devoted to a discussion of next steps and prescriptive strategies for addressing the issues explored in the course of the conference.

Youth/Police Conference: They Have All the Power

How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police?

Youth/Police Conference: How it Makes Me Feel—Police

Every day we put police officers in what often feels like an impossible situation: Get gangs, guns, and drugs off our streets.

Youth/Police Conference: How it Makes Me Feel—Youth

How do these encounters, and the contexts in which they occur, shape the attitudes and identities of African-American youth—the way they see themselves and their place in the world?

Youth/Police Conference: Opening Remarks

Dean Michael H. Schill, Craig B. Futterman, Jamie Kalven

  • Dean Michael H. Schill, University of Chicago Law School
  • Craig B. Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Jamie Kalven, Invisible Institute

How Do Constitutions Succeed? Defining and Assessing Constitutional Performance

Date: 
04.24.2015 - 04.25.2015

Constitutional drafting is an increasingly central element of political reconstruction in both transitioning democracies and shattered states.  It is also increasingly a transnational activity, involving a plethora of international actors, both governmental and nongovernmental, that provide support and advice on process and substance.  Despite all this activity, we still lack theoreti

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum
Faculty: 
Jennifer Nou
Faculty: 
Alison LaCroix
Faculty: 
Adam Chilton

Youth/Police Conference

Date: 
04.24.2015 - 04.25.2015
Location: 
Room I
Contact info (email or phone): 

ewellin@uchicago.edu

The aim of the Youth/Police Conference is to deepen the discourse about issues arising from interactions between African-American youth and police in urban America. We began planning this occasion before events in Ferguson, New York, and Cleveland put these issues at the center of a national conversation.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open

Date: 
05.05.2015
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

citro@uchicago.edu

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, Environmental Law Society, the Law and Technology Society, and the Human Rights Law Society.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro
Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
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