Events

Neighbors' 4th Annual Blood Drive!

4/19
Add to Calendar 2018-04-19 09:00:00 2018-04-19 16:00:00 Neighbors' 4th Annual Blood Drive!

The blood donations will help the University of Chicago Hospitals, an institution that works to treat patients from the University and the South Side of Chicago. It runs a constant blood shortage, which threatens its mission and the lives of countless patients, so please join us in donating! 

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South Green Lounge

Earth Week Event: Professor Amir Jina on Climate Change and Global Inequality

4/19
Add to Calendar 2018-04-19 12:12:00 2018-04-19 13:20:00 Earth Week Event: Professor Amir Jina on Climate Change and Global Inequality

Environmental Law Society, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Human Rights Law Society are pleased to welcome Professor Amir Jina from the Harris School of Public Policy.

Professor Jina will discuss current empirical bases in support of the contention that climate change significantly exacerbates global inequality. In particular, he will discuss this in the context of disaster recovery and wealth effects at the individual level. Professor Jina will also explore climate change policy-making predicated on a Social Cost of Carbon that uses best available science and modeling to monetize the marginal cost of GHG emissions.

 

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Room V

Property Taxes and Consumption Smoothing

4/19
Add to Calendar 2018-04-19 12:15:00 2018-04-19 13:15:00 Property Taxes and Consumption Smoothing

While no tax is likely to be widely celebrated, prior research suggests that property taxes are one of the more unpopular forms of taxation. A taxpayer’s experience with property taxes may vary depending on the form of payment. For households who escrow their property taxes, a constant monthly payment is made over the course of each year, and thus households are able to smooth their tax payments. For households who do not escrow their taxes, property taxes must be paid in a lump-sum manner each year. For the latter group, if households do not plan in advance, paying the tax bill may require costly adjustment of other consumption. In this study, we aim to compare spending patterns of households across the two groups to explore the relationship between large, predictable tax bills and other household spending and consumption patterns.

Presented by Damon Jones, Associate Professor at the Harris School for Public Policy.

The Harris School is located one block east of the law school on 60th Street.

Lunch will be provided.

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Harris School of Public Policy 1155 E. 60th Street, Room 298B Chicago, IL 60637 United States
Participating faculty: Lee Fennell Jeff Leslie

D'Angelo Law Library Student Advisory Board Meeting

4/19
Add to Calendar 2018-04-19 12:15:00 2018-04-19 13:15:00 D'Angelo Law Library Student Advisory Board Meeting

As we head into the final stretch of this year, we hope to hear from Law School students and prepare for the rest of this school year, summer, and beyond. Whether you use the library or not, we'd like to learn how we can make our library work more effectively for you. Attendance at previous meetings is not required!

Lunch will be provided. To ensure we have enough food, please RSVP at the link below.

If you have interest in the Student Advisory Board but are unable to attend the meeting on the 19th, please email Scott Vanderlin at svanderlin@uchicago.edu.

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Room B

D'Angelo Student Advisory Board Meeting

4/19
Add to Calendar 2018-04-19 12:15:00 2018-04-19 13:15:00 D'Angelo Student Advisory Board Meeting

The D'Angelo Law Library invites students to come discuss ways we can improve our services. This quarterly meeting is open to all students.  Food will be provided for those who register!

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Room B

Why Was Russia Lost: Are Institutions To Be Blamed? By Mr. Pavel Malyi, LL.M '95, Matrix Capital

4/19
Add to Calendar 2018-04-19 12:15:00 2018-04-19 13:20:00 Why Was Russia Lost: Are Institutions To Be Blamed? By Mr. Pavel Malyi, LL.M '95, Matrix Capital

Over a quarter of a century after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is again increasingly looking as an authoritarian state with a stagnating economy and an unfriendly political stance towards the West.

Several theories have been put forward to explain this trajectory, from its culture to geography, to the talents of individual politicians, to the mistakes made by the West, none of them seems entirely satisfactory.

Pavel Malyi (LL.M, 1995) will explore various hypotheses to get to the roots of Russia’s state of affairs. He will focus specifically on the institutional choices made in the early years of the post-Soviet reform - from private property to judiciary, from free press to anti-trust enforcement - and analyze their relevance to Russia’s development path.

He will also draw comparisons between Russia and other post-Socialist transitional countries to highlight the policy and institutional choices available to them and the different outcomes achieved.

Pavel Malyi is an accomplished corporate finance executive and corporate lawyer with extensive experiences in Russia and other Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries.  He has first-hand knowledge of banking, sovereign finance, debt capital markets, energy, petrochemicals and asset management.

Mr. Malyi is currently a principal at Matrix Capital, a Moscow-based financial boutique.  Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of SIBUR, Russia’s largest petrochemical company. He also led the UBS investment banking practice for Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.

Pavel Malyi is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) with a degree in jurisprudence. He also holds an LL.M degree from University of Chicago Law School and an MPA from Columbia School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA).

Lunch will be provided

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Room III
1111 E 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637 United States

Brief Formatting Class for 1L Students

4/19
Add to Calendar 2018-04-19 16:00:00 2018-04-19 17:30:00 Brief Formatting Class for 1L Students

First year Law School students are encouraged to attend one of two sessions on formatting for the Bigelow appellate brief assignment:

  • Wednesday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Classroom I
  • Thursday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m. in Classroom I

The training will focus on Microsoft Word for generating a table of contents and a table of authorities. The sessions are the same: students are welcome to attend either session. The sessions are scheduled till 5:30 p.m. each day and will allow ample time for questions.

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Room I

Conference Celebrating the Work of Richard A. Epstein

4/20
Add to Calendar 2018-04-20 08:00:00 2018-04-21 13:00:00 Conference Celebrating the Work of Richard A. Epstein

The University of Chicago Law School and New York University School of Law will co-sponsor a conference in honor of the fifty-year academic career and scholarship of Richard A. Epstein.  

Location

The conference will be held at the University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th Street.

Hotel Reservations

To take advantage of the University discount at the Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center, please make your reservations online. The hotel is located at 5225 S. Harper Avenue, Chicago, IL.  We recommend making your reservations as soon as possible.

Liber Amicorum

Whether you are able to attend this conference in honor of Professor Richard A. Epstein or not, we invite you to participate by sharing a few words about Professor Epstein, his career, and/or his scholarship. We will be collecting your words and printing a booklet – a liber amicorum – collecting your sentiments.  The deadline to submit and be included in the booklet is February 8, 2018. 

 

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Room V
Participating faculty: Richard A. Epstein

Challenging Mass Incarceration by Revolutionizing the Prosecutor's Role in the Criminal Justice System: A Q&A with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

4/20
Add to Calendar 2018-04-20 12:15:00 2018-04-20 13:15:00 Challenging Mass Incarceration by Revolutionizing the Prosecutor's Role in the Criminal Justice System: A Q&A with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

Larry Krasner is the District Attorney of Philadelphia, PA. Before being elected in November 2017, Mr. Krasner worked as a federal defender in Philadelphia, then worked in private practice as a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer in the city. As a civil rights attorney, Mr. Krasner frequently represented protestors, including members of the Black Lives Matter and Occupy Philadelphia movements. DA Krasner will speak about his work at the forefront of "progressive prosecution" and about the potential for enacting systemic criminal justice reform as a district attorney.
 

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Room I

Vegan Feast at Wine Mess

4/20
Add to Calendar 2018-04-20 15:30:00 2018-04-20 17:30:00 Vegan Feast at Wine Mess

Please join Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Environmental Law Society for a vegan feast during Wine Mess! We will provide a delicious feast of vegan options from Chicago Diner to enjoy with drinks and friends.

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North Green Lounge