Join Marsha Hunter for a presentation on how to be an articulate attorney. Speak with confidence, look your listeners in the eye, and be what you must soon become: the always articulate attorney. Whether in professional conversation with partners, clients, and colleagues, or making presentations to any audience, this program helps you push your speaking skills to the next level. Learn how to listen, evaluate, and transform your professional speech to handle cold calls, interviews, class discussions and more. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students. Sponsored by Schiff Hardin LLP.- University of Chicago Law School email@example.com America/Chicago public
Join Erin Brechtelsbauer, Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Academic Advising for an introductory yoga session. 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. Sign up at https://www.law.uchicago.edu/form/yoga-for-lawyers-rsvp to attend.- University of Chicago Law School firstname.lastname@example.org America/Chicago public
Featuring Guy Emerson Mount, Kai Parker, and Caine Jordan.- University of Chicago Law School email@example.com America/Chicago public
Stout Luncheon with Laura May Grisolano, '98: "Landing in the Sweet Spot: How I Accidentally Created the Perfect Job"2/27
The Office of External Affairs invites you to the annual Stout Luncheon:
Landing in the Sweet Spot: How I Accidentally Created the Perfect Job featuring Laura May Grisolano, '98, Founder and President, Bridge Mediation & Leadership Solutions
Grisolano will share lessons learned on her winding path through politics, motherhood, Big Law, mediation and business consulting.
Lunch will be provided.
RSVP by Thursday, February 22.
Please contact Jamie Hillner with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura M. Grisolano is the Founder and President of Bridge Mediation & Leadership Solutions LLC, a Chicago-based firm providing an array of dispute resolution, conflict management, and leadership development services for businesses, non-profit organizations, families, and individual clients. In addition to her work as a mediator, Ms. Grisolano offers customized training and coaching programs, including a leadership program for women attorneys and an executive development series utilizing Hogan personality assessments. Breakthroughs in cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics inform and strengthen her coaching and management consulting projects.
Before launching Bridge Mediation, Ms. Grisolano practiced law with the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP, served as a law clerk for US District Court Judge James Moran in Chicago, and worked as a special assistant to then-Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt during and after his presidential campaign.
A higher education junkie, Ms. Grisolano recently served as an adjunct professor in the Leadership, Ethics, and Values program at North Central College (Naperville, IL), where she taught courses in Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and the Law of Higher Education. Ms. Grisolano has served on the Board of Trustees for her alma mater Claremont McKenna College since 2006 and now sits on the Executive Committee. She currently serves as a member of The Law School’s 20th Reunion committee for the class of 1998 (and needs to finish making her fundraising calls). She is also an Instructor for the Leadership Development Institute of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) and regularly serves as a judge for national law student competitions (in mediation, arbitration, and client counseling) sponsored by the American Bar Association. In 2014, she presented a workshop on The Incivility Epidemic for the Association for Conflict Resolution in Chicago, urging ADR professionals to play a larger part in the solution.
Ms. Grisolano earned a B.A. in American Studies from Claremont McKenna College in 1986 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1998, with two daughters in tow. She was honored to receive the inaugural Donald E. Egan, ’61, Scholarship at the Law School in 1997 and strives to live up to Mr. Egan’s model of integrity and commitment. Ms. Grisolano is one of twelve Law School alumnae building the new Women’s Leadership Network of Chicago.
This event is made possible through the Stout Family Fund for Women, Entrepreneurship, and the Law, which was established in 2000 by Jon Stout, '71, and Patricia Stout to support and advance women's entrepreneurship at the Law School.- University of Chicago Law School email@example.com America/Chicago public
Students interested in learning more about post graduate clerkships and how to start preparing now for the application process should attend this program. This program will cover what clerkships are, the benefits of clerking, what 1Ls can do to prepare, and FAQs. Although geared towards 1Ls, all students interested in clerkships are encouraged to attend. There will be time for questions.
RSVP in the Events Section of your Symplicity account.- University of Chicago Law School firstname.lastname@example.org America/Chicago public
Faculty Workshop (Room 203)