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Café D'Angelo

10/18
Add to Calendar 2018-10-18 08:30:00 2018-10-18 11:00:00 Café D'Angelo

Every Thursday, D'Angelo Law Library Room 211A transforms into Café D'Angelo, where students can grab a cup of cold brew coffee and learn about library resources, research tips and upcoming events!

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Room 211A

Geoffrey R. Stone at Chicago Ideas Festival: "The Court of Popular Opinion: How the Supreme Court Rules"

10/18
Add to Calendar 2018-10-18 12:00:00 2018-10-18 13:15:00 Geoffrey R. Stone at Chicago Ideas Festival: "The Court of Popular Opinion: How the Supreme Court Rules"

At a time when every Supreme Court appointment feels like it has an outsize impact on everyday American life, who is being nominated and how they might rule are at the forefront our highly politicized national conversation.

Yet, some legal scholars maintain that public opinion has just as much of an impact on Supreme Court rulings as precedent or constitutional interpretation. In this Conversation, we'll examine what goes into justices’ decisions, what’s happened throughout history when an activist court is out of step with public opinion, and what we can expect from the Supreme Court in 2018 and beyond.

Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 United States

Hinton Moot Court Informational Meeting

10/18
Add to Calendar 2018-10-18 12:15:00 2018-10-18 13:20:00 Hinton Moot Court Informational Meeting - University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Room III

1L Summer Options: Law Firms & Corporations/Businesses

10/18
Add to Calendar 2018-10-18 12:15:00 2018-10-18 13:15:00 1L Summer Options: Law Firms & Corporations/Businesses - University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Room II

Drugs and the First Amendment

10/18
Add to Calendar 2018-10-18 12:15:00 2018-10-18 13:20:00 Drugs and the First Amendment

Please join the Food and Drug Law Society (FDLS) and Jack R. Bierig for a discussion about the current regulatory rules on approval and marketing of drugs in the United States and the tension between those rules and First Amendment considerations. The discussion will center on whether current First Amendment jurisprudence in the context of highly regulated industries is sound. 

Jack R. Bierig is a partner in the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP where he has headed the firm's health law practice. Mr. Bierig teaches courses in Health Law and Policy and in Food and Drug Law and Policy at the Law School and the Harris School of Public Policy. He is a founder and past president of the Center for Conflict Resolution and has been the chair of the Legal Section of the American Society of Association Executives and president of the Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys. He has written and lectured widely on health care, antitrust, and food and drug law issues.

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Room B

Mindfulness for Law Students

10/18
Add to Calendar 2018-10-18 14:45:00 2018-10-18 15:15:00 Mindfulness for Law Students

Each session of Mindfulness for Law Students will feature a key concept about the benefits of mindfulness, followed by a guided meditation. Led by Robin Ross, Executive Director of the Doctoroff Business and Leadership Program.

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Room A

Yoga for Lawyers

10/18
Add to Calendar 2018-10-18 16:00:00 2018-10-18 16:45:00 Yoga for Lawyers

Learn how the physical practice and breathing techniques of yoga can be assets during law school and in future legal careers.  All levels are welcome. Extra mats will be available. 

 

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Courtroom Corridor

Sex Ed Trivia Night at the Pub

10/18
Add to Calendar 2018-10-18 17:00:00 2018-10-18 19:00:00 Sex Ed Trivia Night at the Pub

Join If/When/How: Lawyers for Reproductive Justice on Thursday, October 18th at 5 PM for our annual Sex Education Trivia event. The event will be at the University of Chicago Pub, located in the basement Ida Noyes Hall. Food and beverages will be provided. All are welcome! Contact lrj@law.uchicago.edu with questions.

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Ida Noyes Hall 1212 E 59th St Chicago, IL 60637 United States

UChicago Law Admissions at Emory University Law Admission Networking Night

10/18
Add to Calendar 2018-10-18 19:00:00 2018-10-18 20:30:00 UChicago Law Admissions at Emory University Law Admission Networking Night

Join members of the UChicago Law Admissions Team at the Emory University Law Admissions Networking Night. 

 

 

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Emory University Cox Hall Ballroom Atlanta, GA 30322 United States

Upcoming

Bringing Basic Income to Chicago with Ameya Pawar

10/19
Add to Calendar 2018-10-19 12:15:00 2018-10-19 13:20:00 Bringing Basic Income to Chicago with Ameya Pawar

Please join the American Constitution Society on Friday, October 19 at 12:15pm in Room F for a conversation with Alderman Ameya Pawar and Professor Daniel Hemel.

Ameya Pawar is alderman for the 47th Ward of the City of Chicago and the first Asian-American member of the Chicago City Council. In 2018, Alderman Pawar introduced legislation to pilot Universal Basic Income in the City of Chicago. Alderman Pawar was named chair of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Resilient Families Task Force which will explore a universal basic income pilot, modernization of the earned income tax credit, and other policies. Alderman Pawar is one of eight University of Chicago Institute of Politics Pritzker Fellows for the Fall Quarter 2018.

Professor Daniel Hemel is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Law School. His research focuses on taxation, nonprofit organizations, administrative law, and federal courts. Professor Hemel served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Elena Kagan on the US Supreme Court, Judge Michael Boudin on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Judge Sri Srinivasan on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Professor Hemel also served as visiting counsel at the Joint Committee on Taxation.

With cosponsorship from the Human Rights Law Society.

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Room F

UChicago Law Admissions at LSAC Atlanta Forum

10/19
Add to Calendar 2018-10-19 13:00:00 2018-10-19 18:00:00 UChicago Law Admissions at LSAC Atlanta Forum

Join members of the UChicago Law Admissions Team at the LSAC Atlanta Forum.

Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta , GA 30303 United States

Wine Mess

10/19
Add to Calendar 2018-10-19 15:30:00 2018-10-19 17:00:00 Wine Mess

Voter Registration Wine Mess co-sponsored by Electoral Reform Society and ACS 

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North Green Lounge

Deadline to submit Autumn Quarter WP/SRP petitions to the Registrar’s Office

10/19
Add to Calendar 2018-10-19 17:00:00 2018-10-18 21:59:05 Deadline to submit Autumn Quarter WP/SRP petitions to the Registrar’s Office - University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Mindfulness for Law Students

10/22
Add to Calendar 2018-10-22 08:00:00 2018-10-22 08:30:00 Mindfulness for Law Students

Each session of Mindfulness for Law Students will feature a key concept about the benefits of mindfulness, followed by a guided meditation. Led by Robin Ross, Executive Director of the Doctoroff Business and Leadership Program.

- University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Room A

Autumn Break

10/22
Add to Calendar 2018-10-22 08:30:00 2018-10-23 17:00:00 Autumn Break - University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


UChicago Law Admissions at Vanderbilt University Law School Fair

10/22
Add to Calendar 2018-10-22 13:00:00 2018-10-22 16:00:00 UChicago Law Admissions at Vanderbilt University Law School Fair

Join members of the UChicago Law Admissions Team at the Vanderbilt University Law School Fair. 

Vanderbilt University Student Life Center Ballroom Nashville - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Vanderbilt University Student Life Center Ballroom Nashville, TN 37240 United States

UChicago Law Admissions at University of Utah

10/23
Add to Calendar 2018-10-23 10:00:00 2018-10-23 14:00:00 UChicago Law Admissions at University of Utah

Join members of the UChicago Law Admissions Team at the University of Utah. 

University of Utah Salt Lake City - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


University of Utah Center Ballroom, A. Ray Olpin University Union Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States

Faculty Masterclass in New York

10/23
Add to Calendar 2018-10-23 12:00:00 2018-10-23 14:00:00 Faculty Masterclass in New York

"Outsourcing the Board"
A Conversation with M. Todd Henderson, Michael J. Marks Professor of Law

Join Professor Henderson for a discussion of his recent book, Outsourcing the Board, with Stephen Bainbridge (UCLA). The book ventures to change the conversation about corporate governance by examining the origins, roles, and performance of boards with a simple question in mind: why does the law require governance to be delivered through individual board members? While tracing the development of boards from quasi-political bodies through the current "monitoring" role, the authors find the reasons for this requirement to be wanting. Instead, they propose that corporations be permitted to hire other business associationsknown as "Board Service Providers"to provide governance services. Just as corporations hire law, accounting, and consulting firms, so too should they be permitted to hire governance firms, a small change that could dramatically increase board accountability and enable governance to be delivered more efficiently.

12 p.m.: Registration and lunch
12:30 p.m.: Program and Q&A
1:30 p.m.: Networking

Please RSVP below by Monday, October 15.  
 
For special assistance or needs, please contact Andrew Epps.

Special thanks to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for its support of this event.

 

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 51 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019 United States

Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq at Sem Co-op: "How to Save a Constitutional Democracy"

10/23
Add to Calendar 2018-10-23 18:00:00 2018-10-23 19:00:00 Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq at Sem Co-op: "How to Save a Constitutional Democracy"

Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq discuss How to Save a Constitutional Democracy. They will be joined in conversation by William Howell. A Q&A and signing will follow the event.

About the book: Democracies are in danger. Around the world, a rising wave of populist leaders threatens to erode the core structures of democratic self rule. In the United States, the election of Donald Trump marked a decisive turning point for many. What kind of president calls the news media the “enemy of the American people,” or sees a moral equivalence between violent neo-Nazi protesters in paramilitary formation and residents of a college town defending the racial and ethnic diversity of their homes? Yet, whatever our concerns about the current president, we can be assured that the Constitution offers safeguards to protect against lasting damage—or can we?

How to Save a Constitutional Democracy mounts an urgent argument that we can no longer afford to be complacent. Drawing on a rich array of other countries’ experiences with democratic backsliding, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Huq show how constitutional rules can either hinder or hasten the decline of democratic institutions. The checks and balances of the federal government, a robust civil society and media, and individual rights—such as those enshrined in the First Amendment—do not necessarily succeed as bulwarks against democratic decline. Rather, Ginsburg and Huq contend, the sobering reality for the United States is that, to a much greater extent than is commonly realized, the Constitution’s design makes democratic erosion more, not less, likely. Its structural rigidity has had the unforeseen consequence of empowering the Supreme Court to fill in some details—often with doctrines that ultimately facilitate rather than inhibit the infringement of rights. Even the bright spots in the Constitution—the First Amendment, for example—may have perverse consequences in the hands of a deft communicator, who can degrade the public sphere by wielding hateful language that would be banned in many other democracies. But we—and the rest of the world—can do better. The authors conclude by laying out practical steps for how laws and constitutional design can play a more positive role in managing the risk of democratic decline.

The Seminary Co-op Bookstore Chicago - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


The Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 United States