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October 2009

Upcoming Events

First Monday Chicago

The Law School tradition marking the opening of the Supreme Court's October term continues. Professor Jonathan Masur presents "The Assertive Supreme Court: Patent Law and the Future of Economic Regulation."

The Standard Club
320 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL
Buffet Luncheon: 12 noon
Program: 12:30 p.m.

The luncheon cost is $30. Please RSVP to events@law.uchicago.edu. For more information or special assistance, please contact Lucienne Goodman, at (773) 702-0877.

University Events

  • Harper Lecture with Professor Omri Ben-Shahar – Cleveland – October 6
    Professor Omri Ben-Shahar explains his view that the consumer protection movement is largely misguided. He questions whether individuals actually read disclosures, need access to courts, or benefit from legal remedies. He argues that these protections can sometimes backfire and hurt consumers more than help them. Click here for more information or to register.

  • University of Chicago’s 500th Convocation – Chicago - October 9
    The University will celebrate its 500th Convocation at a special ceremony in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Each unit will have lectures scheduled for alumni.

    The Law School welcomes Judge Michael W. McConnell, ′79, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (until August 31, 2009), Director (as of September 1, 2009), Stanford Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School as its speaker.

    Click here for more information or to register.

  • Volunteer Caucus – Chicago – October 10
    Alumni, friends, students, and staff from across campus join forces for a day devoted to expanding and enhancing the University of Chicago volunteer network. Click here for more information or to register.
  • Save the Date: The Changing Court: The 2009-10 Supreme Court Term - Chicago - November 20
    A panel of legal scholars and practitioners will discuss key cases from the 2009-10 docket and the impact, if any, of the Court's new composition. Moderated by Barry Sullivan, '74. Panelists include M. Todd Henderson,'98, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School; Jeffrey W. Sarles, AM'71, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP; and Alison Siegler, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School.
    Click here for more information.

In the News

  • Michael H. Schill appointed New Dean of University of Chicago Law School. Click here to read the article. 
  • Professor Richard Epstein discusses Health Care Reform and H.R. 3200. Click here to read the article. 
  • Professor Randy Picker testifies before House Judiciary Committee hearing on digital books. Click here to read the article. 
  • Professor Bernard Harcourt discusses gang violence prevention at White House conference. Click here to read the article.


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