Law School to Honor Judge Diane Wood

Add to Calendar 2021-01-13 12:15:00 2021-01-13 13:20:00 Law School to Honor Judge Diane Wood Event details: - University of Chicago Law School America/Chicago public
Online-Only Law School Event
1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Open to the Law School community

A Celebration of Wood’s Influence During Her Quarter Century on the Seventh Circuit

The University of Chicago Law School is honoring Senior Lecturer Diane P. Wood for her 25 years of service on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and will host faculty, students, and alumni at a virtual event on January 13 in which several of the contributors to a special volume of the University of Chicago Law Review will discuss Wood’s work and influence.

Wood, the court’s chief judge from 2013 to 2020 and a member of the Law School faculty since 1981, has played a major role in shaping Seventh Circuit law. She is known by her colleagues as a jurist who is particularly adept at linking statutes to common law, seeing patterns amid chaos, and recognizing the role that human complexity might play within the more familiar formalism approach.

All ten essays can be found in the special Law Review volume. The schedule for the January 13 Event is below:

Wednesday, January 13

12:15 – 12:20 p.m.
Dean Thomas J. Miles

12:20 – 12:22 p.m.
Brenna Darling

12:22 – 12:32 p.m.
Harassment and Capabilities: Discrimination and Liability in Wetzel v Glen St. Andrew Living Community, LLC

Martha C. Nussbaum

12:32 – 12:42 p.m.
Death as Divorce for the Abandoned Spouse: Davis v Combes and the Cautious and Gender-Sensitive Judiciary
Saul Levmore

12:42 – 12:52 p.m.
Common Law Judging in an Age of Statutes
Douglas G. Baird

12:52 – 1:02 p.m.
Migratory Birds and the Administrative State
David A. Strauss

1:02 – 1:20 p.m.
Comments by Diane Wood

To attend, please register on Zoom