Prof. Hutchinson, Chair of the Clerkship Committee, will conduct a meeting for all JD students interested in a judicial clerkship at any point after graduation. Strategies for obtaining a clerkship as well as procedural requirements will be discussed. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
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Participating faculty: Dennis J. Hutchinson
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, Assistant 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.Harris School of Public Policy Chicago - US University of Chicago Law School email@example.com America/Chicago public
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.
The conference will be held at the University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th Street.
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.
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. Please click here to submit your thoughts. The deadline to submit and be included in the booklet is February 8, 2018.
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Participating faculty: Richard A. Epstein
Schedule of Events
Friday, April 20
Welcome Cocktail Party & Update on the FCJC’s Current Cases
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Special thanks to Jason Feld ’13, Josh Mahoney ’13, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP for their support of this event.
Informal Gathering in River North
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, April 21
Panel Discussion and Cocktail Party
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sidley Austin LLP
Special thanks to Sarah Losh Bakker ’14 and Sidley Austin LLP for their support of this event.
FCJC Alumni Dinner Celebration in Downtown Chicago
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, April 22
Farewell Brunch in Hyde Park at Alison’s or Erica’s home
11:00am - 1:00pm
Registration information will be available soon.
All events are being hosted by Professors Alison Siegler, Clinical Professor of Law and Founder and Director of the FCJC, Erica Zunkel, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director of the FCJC, and Judith Miller, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law.
Questions? Please contact FCJC Assistant Kyla Norcross.
The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic zealously represents indigent defendants charged with federal crimes and gives students a unique opportunity to practice in federal court. The FCJC is the only legal clinic in the country that exclusively represents indigent clients charged with federal felonies. We enter our federal district court cases at the time of arrest, take them to trial or guilty plea and sentencing, and then carry them through appeal and beyond. As part of our broader mission to promote fairness in the criminal justice system, we also take Seventh Circuit appeals and write amicus briefs and petitions for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.
FCJC Photo Album
View photos of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic over the years here.
ATF Sting Operation Accused of Using Racial Bias in Finding Targets—the Majority of Them Being Minorities, Chicago Tribune
Mar. 3, 2017
ATF Drug Stings Targeted Minorities, Report Finds, USA Today
September 23, 2016
Erica Zunkel: Dissecting Adnan Syed’s Case on Serial
February 13, 2015
Prosecutor Drops Toughest Charges in Chicago Stings That Used Fake Drugs, N.Y. Times
Jan. 30, 2015
For the 2018 Jorde Symposium, Professor Owen Fiss of Yale Law School will discuss “Equality In a Fragmented Society,” focusing on the disparate impact principle of Griggs v. Duke Power Co.
The Brennan Center Jorde Symposium, an annual event, was created in 1996 to sponsor top scholarly discourse and writing from a variety of perspectives on issues that were central to the legacy of William J. Brennan, Jr.
The Brennan Center named the Symposium in honor of its major benefactor Thomas M. Jorde, former Brennan clerk and Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School. A unique feature of the Symposium is that, each year, the honored lecturer presents the same lecture at two different sites, one in the fall, and another in the spring, with a different pair of prominent commentators at each site. The fall lecture is typically held at Berkeley Law School, where Tom Jorde taught for many years. The spring lecture is at a different law school every year. Both lectures and the four commentaries are published annually in the California Law Review.- University of Chicago Law School email@example.com America/Chicago public
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom
Faculty Workshop (Room 203)
Please contact Theresa Yuan with any additional questions.- University of Chicago Law School firstname.lastname@example.org America/Chicago public
We look forward to welcoming you back to Chicago next spring for a weekend full of social, intellectual, and celebratory events!
More information will be available this fall, including a schedule of events, accommodations, and other logistical information.
In the meantime, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Robyn E. Drummond
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
The University of Chicago Law School
We look forward to seeing you next spring at the Law School!- University of Chicago Law School email@example.com America/Chicago public