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February, 2010

Upcoming Events

Alumni Reception with Dean Michael H. Schill - New York; Washington, DC

Join us at a reception to meet and welcome Michael H. Schill, the 14th Dean of The University of Chicago Law School.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - New York
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Four Times Square, 37th floor
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - Washington, DC
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 3
or to Elisha O'Shea at 773-702-5158

Professor Martha Nussbaum at Eckerd College - February 11, 2010 - Florida

Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, will speak at Eckerd College as part of the college's Presidential Events Speaker Series. The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.

Eckerd College
Fox Hall
4200 54th Avenue
North Gulfport, FL
7:30 p.m.

Click here for more information.

Schwartz Memorial Lecture: Gary Haugen '91, "A New Mandate for Human Rights" - February 18, 2010 - Chicago

The Law School welcomes Gary Haugen '91 for the 2010 Ulysses and Marguerite Schwartz Memorial Lecture. The Schwartz Lectureship is held by a distinguished lawyer or teacher whose experience is in the academic field or practice of public service. Haugen is President and CEO of International Justice Mission, a human rights organization with operations in 12 countries.

"A New Mandate for Human Rights: Why a Half Century of Human Rights Activism and International Development is Failing the Poor, and What Can Be Done about It," will probe why significant contributions by the international development and modern human rights movements have failed to establish a platform of basic rule of law in the developing world.

Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom
The University of Chicago Law School
1111 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL
4:00 p.m.

Support Spring Break of Service

Spring Break of Service participants assist the Mississippi Center for Justice in Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi, to provide legal support to individuals who lost property in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In 2009, many students also worked with low-income entrepreneurs as they attempted to start new businesses on the Gulf Coast. Students also surveyed local residents in an effort to assist the MCJ in its establishment of a new legal practice that will address behavioral and mental health problems that children have experienced after the storm. To lend support or for more information, please contact 2Ls Julia Forbess or Lindsay Calkins.

Join the LinkedIn University of Chicago Law School Career Connections subgroup!

Career Services has created a Career Connections subgroup for the University of Chicago Law School. To join, first create your LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com, then search to join the Law School group. Once you request to join the Law School group and are admitted, you can also join the Career Connections subgroup. Members of the Office of Career Services staff will post links to helpful job search articles, and we encourage all members to start their own discussions with each other and with students. If there are particular issues you would like to see addressed, please contact Leslie Hauser, Director of Career Services.

University Events

  • Law Networking Cocktail Hour - February 4, 2010 - New York
    Come and mingle with University alumni who work or are interested in working in the legal profession.

    $20 per person
    Kellari Parea Greek Bistro
    36 East 20th Street
    New York, NY
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Click here for additional details and to RSVP.

  • The University of Chicago College Alumni in Law Network Presents Judge James B. Zagel - February 10, 2010 - Chicago

    Join Judge James B. Zagel, AB'62, AM'62, District Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, speaking on "The College and My Career in Law and Writing."

    Custom House
    500 South Dearborn
    Chicago, IL
    6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    This event is sponsored by Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., and Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC.
    RSVP to Emily Dean.

In the News

  • Dean Michael Schill is interviewed by the International Law Journal. Click here to read the article. 
  • Judge Richard Posner and Professor Gary Becker discuss the Effects of the Financial Crisis on the "Chicago School" of Economics. Click here to read the article. 
  • Judge Richard Posner opines on "What our Spies Can Learn from Toyota." Click here to read the article. 
  • Professor Geoffrey Stone comments on the Conservative Case for Same-Sex Marriage. Click here to read the article.
  • Professor Richard Epstein argues to "Forget the Envy Principle." Click here to read the article.


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