Events

Clerkship Information Session with Professor Hutchinson

4/18
Add to Calendar 2018-04-18 12:15:00 2018-02-20 17:21:05 Clerkship Information Session with Professor Hutchinson

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. 

Please RSVP in the Events section of your Symplicity account.

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Room III
Participating faculty: Dennis J. Hutchinson

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, 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.

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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

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.  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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Room V
Participating faculty: Richard A. Epstein

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

4/20
Add to Calendar 2018-04-20 17:30:00 2018-04-22 13:00:00 Federal Criminal Justice Clinic 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

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.

FCJC News

ATF Sting Operation Accused of Using Racial Bias in Finding Targets—the Majority of Them Being Minorities, Chicago Tribune
Mar. 3, 2017

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Moves to Dismiss Cases because ATF Discriminated on the Basis of Race
September 24, 2016

ATF Drug Stings Targeted Minorities, Report Finds, USA Today
September 23, 2016

Siegler Honored for Work on Fake Stash House Cases
May 4, 2016

US Senator Dick Durbin Visits Law School, Engages Students in Lively and Thoughtful Discussions
April 20, 2015

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

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Various Chicago locations Chicago, IL 60601 United States
Participating faculty: Alison Siegler Erica Zunkel Judith P. Miller

The 2018 Jorde Symposium

4/23
Add to Calendar 2018-04-23 16:00:00 2018-04-23 17:15:00 The 2018 Jorde Symposium

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.

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Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom

The Public Law and Legal Theory Workshop - Richard Revesz (NYU)

4/24
Add to Calendar 2018-04-24 15:30:00 2018-04-24 16:45:00 The Public Law and Legal Theory Workshop - Richard Revesz (NYU) - University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public

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Faculty Workshop (Room 203)

Winter Quarter Papers Due (Graduating Students)

4/30
Add to Calendar 2018-04-30 17:00:00 2018-02-20 17:21:06 Winter Quarter Papers Due (Graduating Students) - University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Law and Economics Workshop - Louis Kaplow

5/1
Add to Calendar 2018-05-01 15:30:00 2018-05-01 17:00:00 Law and Economics Workshop - Louis Kaplow - University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public

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Room F
Participating faculty: Omri Ben-Shahar William H. J. Hubbard

Workshop on Judicial Behavior: Keren Weinshall on Judicial Workloads and Productivity

5/2
Add to Calendar 2018-05-02 16:00:00 2018-05-02 17:30:00 Workshop on Judicial Behavior: Keren Weinshall on Judicial Workloads and Productivity

Please contact Theresa Yuan with any additional questions.

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Room VI
Participating faculty: Frank H. Easterbrook Lee Epstein Dennis J. Hutchinson William M. Landes Richard A. Posner

Reunion Weekend 2018

5/4
Add to Calendar 2018-05-04 00:00:00 2018-05-06 00:00:00 Reunion Weekend 2018

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
773.834.5961
robynk@uchicago.edu

We look forward to seeing you next spring at the Law School!

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