Events https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events en Clinics In Action: Immigrant Children, International Law and Evolving U.S. Standards https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/clinics-action-immigrant-children-international-law-and-evolving-us-standards <span>Clinics In Action: Immigrant Children, International Law and Evolving U.S. Standards</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/815" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">jleslie</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/04/2017 - 14:40</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/clinics-action-immigrant-children-international-law-and-evolving-us-standards" rel="tag" title="Clinics In Action: Immigrant Children, International Law and Evolving U.S. Standards" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Clinics In Action: Immigrant Children, International Law and Evolving U.S. Standards</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/129" hreflang="en">Other event</a> <p>Professor Maria Woltjen and students from the Young Center Immigrant Child Advocacy Clinic will lead a discussion of the clinic’s work to incorporate a best-interests-of-the-child standard, drawn from international norms, into U.S. immigration law.</p><p>Mexican food lunch will be provided.</p> <time datetime="2017-01-10T18:15:00Z">Tuesday, January 10, 2017 @ 12:15pm</time> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:40:38 +0000 jleslie 1880 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu Conference: Democracy and Gender Equality in the Muslim World https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/conference-democracy-and-gender-equality-muslim-world <span>Conference: Democracy and Gender Equality in the Muslim World</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/9" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">arester</span></span> <span>Wed, 06/03/2009 - 11:41</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/conference-democracy-and-gender-equality-muslim-world" rel="tag" title="Conference: Democracy and Gender Equality in the Muslim World" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Conference: Democracy and Gender Equality in the Muslim World</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/124" hreflang="en">Academic conference</a> <p>This conference will bring together intellectuals, activists, and dissidents from the front lines who are working for a conception of democracy that includes a strong commitment to gender equality. The conference will consider the relationship between democracy and women's rights and will debate which theories and strategies, both secular and religious, best promote these values on the ground. Participants will discuss factors thwarting the realization of democracy and women's rights, from the legacy of colonialism, to weak civil society institutions, political challenges from parties favoring unlimited foreign investment and from parties seeking to exacerbate ethnic and religious hostilities, to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p><p>Participants from the University of Chicago Law School will include Emily Buss, Mary Anne Case, Rosalind Dixon, Tom Ginsburg, Aziz Huq, Brian Leiter, Martha Nussbaum, Laura Rosenbury, and Madhavi Sunder.</p><p><strong>Public Schedule</strong></p><p><em><strong>Friday, May 8, 2009</strong> </em></p> <p>10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks (<a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/audio/intro-sunder050809">audio</a>)</p><ul><li> Madhavi Sunder, Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Law School </li></ul><p>10:15am-12:15pm: Islam and Gender Equality: Historical Reflections (<a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/audio/islamgenderequality050809">audio</a>)</p><ul><li>Moderator: Aziz Huq, Assistant Professor of Law-Designate, University of Chicago</li><li>Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Global Law Faculty, NYU School of Law</li><li>Martha Nussbaum, Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago</li><li>A. Holly Shissler, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago</li><li>Kristen Stilt, Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern  </li></ul><p>12:15 p.m-1:30 p.m. Lunch break</p><p>1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Family Law Reform: Global Dimensions (<a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/audio/familylawpanel050809">audio</a>)</p><ul><li>Moderator: Emily Buss, Fried Professor of Law, University of Chicago</li><li>Zainah Anwar, Project Director for the Global Movement for Justice and Equality in the Muslim Family</li><li>Janet Halley, Royall Professor of Law, Harvard Law School</li><li>Havva Guney Ruebenacker, Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate</li><li>Sylvia Vatuk, Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago</li></ul><p>3:00-3:30 p.m.:   Coffee Break</p> <p>3:30-5:00 p.m.:   The Relationship Between Democracy and Women’s Rights (<a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/audio/democracywomensrights050809">audio</a>)</p><ul><li>Moderator: Tom Ginsburg, Professor of Law, University of Chicago</li><li>Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder and President, Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace</li><li>Professor Yakin Ertürk, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women</li><li>Yasmeen Hassan, Deputy Director of Programs, Equality Now</li><li>Suad Joseph, Professor, University of California, Davis </li></ul><p>5:30 p.m.  Keynote delivered in the Weymouth Kirkland Court Room by Iranian Journalist and Dissident, Akbar Ganji; introduction by Martha Nussbaum, Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago. (<a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/audio/ganji050809">audio</a> | <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/video/ganji050809">video</a>)</p><p>Title: "Solutions to the Problem of Gender Discrimination in Islam"<br />Summary:  Gender inequality in a variety of forms exists in all religious traditions. Contemporary Muslims in order to solve this problem and reconcile their religious heritage with the modern world have proposed various solutions to this dilemma. This talk will examine these proposed solutions as well as assess the strengths and weakness of these approaches.</p> <p>6:30 p.m.      Reception </p><p>For further information contact Professor Martha Nussbaum, <a href="mailto:martha_nussbaum@law.uchicago.edu">martha_nussbaum@law.uchicago.edu</a>, or Professor Madhavi Sunder, <a href="mailto:msunder@uchicago.edu">msunder@uchicago.edu</a>.</p> <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/nussbaum" hreflang="und">Martha C. Nussbaum</a> <time datetime="2009-05-08T15:00:00Z">Friday, May 8, 2009 @ 10:00am</time> Wed, 03 Jun 2009 16:41:07 +0000 arester 1881 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu Professor Anu Bradford in Zurich https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/professor-anu-bradford-zurich <span>Professor Anu Bradford in Zurich</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/13" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">mferzige</span></span> <span>Wed, 06/17/2009 - 20:18</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/professor-anu-bradford-zurich" rel="tag" title="Professor Anu Bradford in Zurich" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Professor Anu Bradford in Zurich</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/122" hreflang="en">Alumni event</a> <p>Swiss Friends of the University of Chicago Law School presents <br />Professor Anu Bradford – June 23 – Zurich</p><p>Professor Bradford will discuss the rise of China, India and other emerging economies, and analyze their impact on regulation of the global economies.</p><p>11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.<br />Zunfthaus zur Meisen<br />Münsterhof 20, 8001 Zurich</p><p>RSVP to <a href="mailto:uchicago@homburger.ch">uchicago@homburger.ch</a> by June 12, 2009.</p> <time datetime="2009-06-23T09:30:00Z">Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 4:30am</time> Thu, 18 Jun 2009 01:18:30 +0000 mferzige 1882 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu Law & Philosophy Workshop: Introduction (Students Only) https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/law-philosophy-workshop-introduction-students-only <span>Law & Philosophy Workshop: Introduction (Students Only)</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/9" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">arester</span></span> <span>Mon, 08/31/2009 - 14:08</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/law-philosophy-workshop-introduction-students-only" rel="tag" title="Law & Philosophy Workshop: Introduction (Students Only)" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Law & Philosophy Workshop: Introduction (Students Only)</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/126" hreflang="en">Workshop</a> <p>Meeting on basic texts and ideas of classical Utilitarianism: students only</p> <time datetime="2009-10-19T21:00:00Z">Monday, October 19, 2009 @ 4:00pm</time> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:08:19 +0000 arester 1883 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu CBI: Omri Ben-Shahar, "One-Way Contracts" https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/cbi-omri-ben-shahar-one-way-contracts <span>CBI: Omri Ben-Shahar, "One-Way Contracts"</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/9" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">arester</span></span> <span>Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:36</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/cbi-omri-ben-shahar-one-way-contracts" rel="tag" title="CBI: Omri Ben-Shahar, "One-Way Contracts"" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about CBI: Omri Ben-Shahar, "One-Way Contracts"</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/125" hreflang="en">Chicago's Best Ideas</a> <p>What if consumer contracts were legally enforceable only against the consumers, but not against the business? The idea of "one-way contracts," to which consumers are bound but the businesses are not, is offered as a basis to explore alternative, non-legal consumer protections. Despite weakening legal protections of consumers, the one-way contracts regime has the potential to improve consumers' well being. In fact, in many area consumer contracts are already disguised "one-way contracts." The conclusion is that the focus among consumer protection advocates on enhancing access to, and the scope of, legal remedies may be misguided.</p> <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/ben-shahar" hreflang="und">Omri Ben-Shahar</a> <time datetime="2009-10-13T17:15:00Z">Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 12:15pm</time> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:36:16 +0000 arester 1884 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu Law & Philosophy Workshop: Organizational Meeting https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/law-philosophy-workshop-organizational-meeting <span>Law & Philosophy Workshop: Organizational Meeting</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/9" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">arester</span></span> <span>Mon, 08/31/2009 - 14:04</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/law-philosophy-workshop-organizational-meeting" rel="tag" title="Law & Philosophy Workshop: Organizational Meeting" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Law & Philosophy Workshop: Organizational Meeting</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/126" hreflang="en">Workshop</a> <p>Organizational meeting with students (no more than 30 minutes); background readings for October 19 will be assigned and procedures for student questions at other meetings will be discussed.</p> <time datetime="2009-10-05T21:00:00Z">Monday, October 5, 2009 @ 4:00pm</time> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:04:54 +0000 arester 1885 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu Claire Priest, Northwestern Law School - "The End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the American Revolutionary Period" https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/claire-priest-northwestern-law-school-end-entail-information-institutions-and-slavery <span>Claire Priest, Northwestern Law School - "The End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the American Revolutionary Period"</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/9" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">arester</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/07/2009 - 15:33</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/claire-priest-northwestern-law-school-end-entail-information-institutions-and-slavery" rel="tag" title="Claire Priest, Northwestern Law School - "The End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the American Revolutionary Period"" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Claire Priest, Northwestern Law School - "The End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the American Revolutionary Period"</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/126" hreflang="en">Workshop</a> <time datetime="2009-05-21T22:30:00Z">Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 5:30pm</time> Tue, 07 Apr 2009 20:33:24 +0000 arester 1886 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu Chicago’s Best Ideas: "A Different Kind of Supreme Court? Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India" with William Hubbard https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/chicagos-best-ideas-different-kind-supreme-court-empirical-study-supreme-court-india-william <span>Chicago’s Best Ideas: "A Different Kind of Supreme Court? Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India" with William Hubbard</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/3631" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">fpelzer</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:44</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/chicagos-best-ideas-different-kind-supreme-court-empirical-study-supreme-court-india-william" rel="tag" title="Chicago’s Best Ideas: "A Different Kind of Supreme Court? Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India" with William Hubbard" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Chicago’s Best Ideas: "A Different Kind of Supreme Court? Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India" with William Hubbard</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/130" hreflang="en">Dean of Students Office event</a> <p>Part of Chicago's intellectual tradition is a willingness to take nothing for granted. Comparative study of legal institutions often reveals to us exactly how much we take for granted in the design of our legal institutions. Take the US Supreme Court: Why nine justices? Why does the president, and not the current justices, appoint new justices? Why do they sit en banc in every case, rather than sitting in panels of, say, two justices? Why do they decide 80 cases per year--why not 800, or 8,000? Why do the justices wait for cases raising important issues, rather than just filing their own cases?</p><p>In this talk, I'll describe current empirical work on the Supreme Court of India, considered by many to be the most powerful court in the world. I'll present data on how the Court operates, which cases it decides, and how it decides them. This leads to two lines of inquiry: First, what does an apex court so radically unlike our own teach us about the possibilities for institutional design for courts? And second, how can empirical study of one court (such as the Supreme Court of India) inform our understanding of judicial behavior in very different courts (such as our own)?</p> <time datetime="2017-01-17T18:15:00Z">Tuesday, January 17, 2017 @ 12:15pm</time> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:44:38 +0000 fpelzer 1887 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu Webcast: Geoffrey R. Stone's Aims of Education Address https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/webcast-geoffrey-r-stones-aims-education-address <span>Webcast: Geoffrey R. Stone's Aims of Education Address</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/2176" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">willcanderson</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:11</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/webcast-geoffrey-r-stones-aims-education-address" rel="tag" title="Webcast: Geoffrey R. Stone's Aims of Education Address" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Webcast: Geoffrey R. Stone's Aims of Education Address</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/114" hreflang="en">Faculty at external event</a> <p><span>John W. Boyer, Dean of the College, will introduce the speaker, Geof Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law. The Aims of Education Address is a celebrated tradition where a faculty member addresses the entering class on the unique aims of liberal education at the University.</span></p><p><strong><a href="https://news.uchicago.edu/webcast/live-webcast-aims-education-630-pm-sept-22">View the webcast</a></strong></p> <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/stone-g" hreflang="und">Geoffrey R. Stone</a> <time datetime="2016-09-22T23:30:00Z">Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 6:30pm</time> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:11:05 +0000 willcanderson 1888 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu Big Data for Eminent Domain: The Future of Just Compensation with Professor Yun-chien Chang https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/big-data-eminent-domain-future-just-compensation-professor-yun-chien-chang <span>Big Data for Eminent Domain: The Future of Just Compensation with Professor Yun-chien Chang</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/user/3036" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">curtrice</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/20/2016 - 15:03</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/big-data-eminent-domain-future-just-compensation-professor-yun-chien-chang" rel="tag" title="Big Data for Eminent Domain: The Future of Just Compensation with Professor Yun-chien Chang" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Big Data for Eminent Domain: The Future of Just Compensation with Professor Yun-chien Chang</span></a></li></ul> Off Open to the public <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/taxonomy/term/123" hreflang="en">Student organization event</a> <p>How should the value of a condemned home be assessed for purposes of just compensation? Real estate appraisal was long an art, because science was not an alternative. In the era of big data, property values can be much more objectively and accurately assessed—with hedonic regression models that account for real estate characteristics. Yet appraisals by human beings are still used to assess residential property values. (Surprised? Think <em>Moneyball</em>....).  In this talk, I will introduce the basic idea of hedonic regression and show how statistical analysis of big data can increase the accuracy of property value assessments of houses (little, pink, or otherwise). And it can remove the subjectivity that has led many condemnees to<br />believe they were undercompensated. Using hedonic regression models to replace human appraisers in eminent domain practice admittedly has its pros and cons; thus, I will engage the normative debate of this radical policy proposal. </p><p><br /><br /></p><p>This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Lunch provided.</p> <a href="https://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/fennell" hreflang="und">Lee Fennell</a> <time datetime="2016-02-04T18:15:00Z">Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 12:15pm</time> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:03:56 +0000 curtrice 1889 at https://www.law.uchicago.edu