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Interdisciplinary Inquiry

UChicago's devotion to interdisciplinary inquiry is as old as the school itself. It grows out of our conviction that the law does not exist in a vacuum. We can understand the law and legal methods only if we understand both how the law affects the behavior of the society it governs and how the law reflects the values of that society.

International and Comparative Law: The University of Chicago Law School has a broad commitment to the study and practice of International Law.

Law and Economics: The centerpiece of the School's commitment the study of the law and economics is the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics.

Law and Philosophy: The Law School offers an extremely broad and deep program of interdisciplinary study in law and philosophy, with attention to both the major historical figures and contemporary problems.

Legal History: The Legal History Program at the University of Chicago draws upon the faculty in both the Law School and the History Department.

Three Recent Law School Graduates Secure Clerkships on the Supreme Court

Three recent Law School graduates, Krista Perry, ’16, Nick Harper, ’15, and Gilbert Dickey, ’12, have earned clerkships on the US Supreme Court beginning in October. Perry and Harper will clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and Dickey will clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas.

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