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Pamela Trow Liddell, ’77, 1953-2024 | University of Chicago Law School 03/14/2024

Pamela Trow Liddell, ’77, 1953-2024.

Pamela Trow Liddell, ’77, 1953-2024 | University of Chicago Law School Pamela Trow Liddell, ’77, 1953-2024 Pamela Trow Liddell March 5, 2024 Legacy Pamela Trow Liddell, 70, of Conestoga, PA, passed away in Wellington, FL, on February 24, 2024, following a long and courageous battle with endometrial cancer. Pam was the wife of Kirk Liddell, with whom she celebrated 43...

Charles B. Wolf, ’75, Appointed to 2024 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans | University of Chicago Law School 03/13/2024

Charles B. Wolf, ’75, is appointed to 2024 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (ERISA Advisory Council).

Charles B. Wolf, ’75, Appointed to 2024 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans | University of Chicago Law School Charles B. Wolf, ’75, Appointed to 2024 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR APPOINTS NEW ERISA ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS March 5, 2024 U.S. Department of Labor The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the appointment of five members and leadersh...

The 2024 Parsons Dinner Honors Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman | University of Chicago Law School 03/13/2024

BLSA honored Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman of the Northern District of Illinois at the annual Parsons Legacy Dinner. Judge Coleman has served in this position since 2010.

The 2024 Parsons Dinner Honors Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman | University of Chicago Law School The University of Chicago Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) honored Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois at the annual James B. Parsons Legacy Dinner on Tuesday, February 27. Judge Coleman began her judicial career in 1996 as ...

U. of C. law professor weighs in on Trump eligibility after Supreme Court decision 03/12/2024

“The court's opinion at the very end suggests that they're partly motivated by the sheer scale of the constitutional question that they felt like they were considering,” Professor William Baude said about the SCOTUS decision in the Colorado ballot case.

U. of C. law professor weighs in on Trump eligibility after Supreme Court decision William Baude, a constitutional law professor at U. of C., wasn’t shocked when the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that former President Donald Trump is eligible for office,

Upstarts Challenge a Foundation of Modern Investing 03/12/2024

Bloomberg Markets (paywall) investigates a debate over the Fama-French factors in finance, noting Professor Adriana Robertson and colleagues’ research that these factors are ‘noisy.’ “[Y]ou need to understand what’s going on with your data,” she says.

Upstarts Challenge a Foundation of Modern Investing A Nobel laureate’s theory supports betting on cheaper stocks and sets a benchmark for money managers. But the numbers keep changing. How much does it matter?

A World Divided Over Artificial Intelligence 03/11/2024

“Rather than encouraging a collective effort to establish a clear legal framework to manage AI, states are already engaged in subtle, shadowy conflicts over AI’s material and intangible foundations. The resulting legal order will be characterized by fracture and distance, not entanglement,” writes Professor Aziz Huq in Foreign Affairs.

A World Divided Over Artificial Intelligence Geopolitics gets in the way of global regulation of a powerful technology.

Q&A: Professor Geoffrey Stone Discusses His New Book on Reproductive Rights | University of Chicago Law School 03/08/2024

Professor Geoffrey Stone, along with Lee Bollinger, edited ‘Roe v. Dobbs: The Past, Present, and Future of a Constitutional Right to Abortion.’ Stone says the main takeaways of the book are “the profound importance of the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy to the lives and freedom of women; the recognition that throughout almost all of human history, including at the time our Constitution was adopted, abortion was legal; and the sharp and (in my view) correct criticism of the current Court for its utterly unprincipled decision in Dobbs.”

He added that the essays “offer very different perspectives, ranging from history to philosophy to comparative international law to religion to health care to American constitutional tradition and theory.”

Q&A: Professor Geoffrey Stone Discusses His New Book on Reproductive Rights | University of Chicago Law School Geoffrey R. Stone, ’71, along with longtime collaborator Lee C. Bollinger, coedited a recently released book on reproductive rights titled, Roe v. Dobbs: The Past, Present, and Future of a Constitutional Right to Abortion. As the name implies, the book delves into the historic roots of the framewo...

Patrick N. Findlay, ’02, Named Assistant Director of the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs | University of Chicago Law School 03/08/2024

Patrick N. Findlay, ’02, is named assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs.

Patrick N. Findlay, ’02, Named Assistant Director of the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs | University of Chicago Law School Patrick N. Findlay, ’02, Named Assistant Director of the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs Patrick N. Findlay Named Assistant Director of the Office of Congressional Affairs February 21, 2024 FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Patrick N. Findlay as the assistant director of the FBI’s ...

Emily Sheffield, ’09, Appointed to California Board of Parole Hearings | University of Chicago Law School 03/07/2024

Emily Sheffield, ’09, is appointed to California Board of Parole Hearings.

Emily Sheffield, ’09, Appointed to California Board of Parole Hearings | University of Chicago Law School Emily Sheffield, ’09, Appointed to California Board of Parole Hearings Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 2.20.24 February 20, 2024 Office of Governor Gavin Newsome Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: >>>> Emily Sheffield, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the ...

Balkinization: Ida B. Wells: A Plea for Law and Society Canonization 03/06/2024

“Surely when it comes to marshalling data about gaps between law in action and law on the books, gathering evidence in the service of justice, we ought to start our teaching with [Ida B.] Wells as the forerunner of the Law and Society movement,” writes Professor Tom Ginsburg.

Balkinization: Ida B. Wells: A Plea for Law and Society Canonization A group blog on constitutional law, theory, and politics

Who Should Regulate Online Speech? | David Cole 03/06/2024

Professor Geoffrey Stone and Lee Bollinger’s ‘Social Media, Freedom of Speech and the Future of Our Democracy’ reviewed in the New York Review.

Who Should Regulate Online Speech? | David Cole A number of cases before the Supreme Court this term will determine the future of free speech on the Internet.

Mitch McConnell: Hero or Villain? 03/05/2024

“[A]s McConnell well understood, the American Constitution enables democratically elected senators to wield immense power, extended well beyond their terms of service, over public policy via judicial appointments,” writes Professor Aziz Huq.

Mitch McConnell: Hero or Villain? We asked congressional insiders, historians and political analysts to choose the longtime Senate GOP leader’s most consequential achievement as he prepares to step down.

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The Supreme Court's Confused Ruling on the Trump Ballot Case 03/05/2024

“Indeed, the Court showed it [can act with speed] even on hard constitutional questions. Its decision, however, only exacerbates questions about the Court’s reasons for acting—questions that will deepen doubts about the Justices’ even-handedness and freedom from partisan tugs,” writes Professor Aziz Huq.

The Supreme Court's Confused Ruling on the Trump Ballot Case The Supreme Court's confused ruling on the Trump disqualification case raises more questions about partisanship.

Opinion | Why Is Trump Getting Special Treatment From the Supreme Court? 03/04/2024

“It is hard to see any legally sound reason why the Supreme Court should have decided to step in to hear Trump’s implausible and constitutionally destructive claim for absolute criminal immunity — especially when it has refused to hear so many other criminal defendants’ far more meritorious claims,” writes Professor Aziz Huq.

Opinion | Why Is Trump Getting Special Treatment From the Supreme Court? The justices are handling Trump’s case far differently than most criminal defendants.

Remembering Jewel Lafontant, ’46, in Honor of Women’s History Month | University of Chicago Law School 03/01/2024

Jewel C. Stradford Lafontant’s, ’46, distinguished career reflects a woman on a mission, determined to make a difference in whatever role she occupied. And a difference she did make, shattering many glass ceilings for women and minorities in politics and corporate America.

Remembering Jewel Lafontant, ’46, in Honor of Women’s History Month | University of Chicago Law School Jewel C. Stradford Lafontant’s career path was marked by many firsts. In 1946, she became the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School. In 1955, she became the first African American woman to serve as assistant US attorney for the Northern District of Illi...

Rachel Blitzer, ’05, Elected Partner at Latham & Watkins | University of Chicago Law School 03/01/2024

Rachel Blitzer, ’05, is elected partner at Latham & Watkins.

Rachel Blitzer, ’05, Elected Partner at Latham & Watkins | University of Chicago Law School Rachel Blitzer, ’05, Elected Partner at Latham & Watkins LATHAM & WATKINS ELECTS 19 NEW PARTNERS February 20, 2024 PR Newswire Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that 19 counsel have been elected to the partnership, effective March 1. Each delivers exceptional advice and service to clien...

Cook County judge rules Donald Trump should be removed from Illinois Republican primary ballot 03/01/2024

“The elephant in the room is that the Supreme Court is going to issue a ruling pretty soon,” Professor Jonathan Masur told ABC7 Chicago after a Cook County judge rules for Trump to removed from Illinois Republican primary ballot. “I think the chances that it upholds this decision and keeps Trump off the ballot are basically zero.”

Cook County judge rules Donald Trump should be removed from Illinois Republican primary ballot The judge also issued an immediate stay on her own order until Friday, to give time for the former president's attorneys to appeal.

Frank Cicero, Jr., ’65, 1935-2024 | University of Chicago Law School 03/01/2024

Frank Cicero, Jr., ’65, 1935-2024.

Frank Cicero, Jr., ’65, 1935-2024 | University of Chicago Law School Frank Cicero, Jr., ’65, 1935-2024 Frank Cicero Jr., attorney who helped write the current Illinois Constitution, dies at 88 February 27, 2024 Evanston Roundtable With great sadness, we announce the death of Frank Cicero Jr., age 88, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Known as an ...

Professor Jeremy Waldron Presents 2024 Dewey Lecture, “Dignity and the Trajectory of a Human Life” | University of Chicago Law School 02/29/2024

“Any philosophical account of human dignity has to come to terms with this point that human lives are led along a trajectory,” NYU School of Law professor Jeremy Waldron told students at the 2024 Dewey Lecture.

Professor Jeremy Waldron Presents 2024 Dewey Lecture, “Dignity and the Trajectory of a Human Life” | University of Chicago Law School Should the desires of children be always set aside based upon what it perceived to be in the interests of their future adult selves? Should the healthcare wishes of happy, but mentally declining octogenarian be taken into account when they are different from those expressed by their 50-year-old self...

CPD officer responding to ShotSpotter opened fire on teen setting off fireworks, video shows 02/29/2024

“If you send an officer into a residential neighborhood with bad information, thinking you have an active shooter, that's a recipe for disaster,” Clinical Professor Craig Futterman told CBS Chicago as footage is released in latest Chicago police incident.

CPD officer responding to ShotSpotter opened fire on teen setting off fireworks, video shows University of Chicago Law School professor Craig Futterman said the case shows how sending out officers with bad information can potentially lead to disaster.

Elin Park, ’12, Joins Holland & Knight as Partner | University of Chicago Law School 02/29/2024

Elin Park, ’12, joins Holland & Knight as partner.

Elin Park, ’12, Joins Holland & Knight as Partner | University of Chicago Law School Elin Park, ’12, Joins Holland & Knight as Partner Ex-Jenner & Block Litigator Joins Holland & Knight In Chicago Adrian Cruz February 16, 2024 Law360 Holland & Knight LLP has brought on a longtime Jenner & Block LLP partner to bolster its litigation practice as a partner based in its Chicago office...

James Alan Malkus, ’61, 1937-2024 | University of Chicago Law School 02/28/2024

James Alan Malkus, ’61, 1937-2024.

James Alan Malkus, ’61, 1937-2024 | University of Chicago Law School James Alan Malkus, ’61, 1937-2024 James Alan Malkus Legacy James Alan Malkus was born in Chicago May 5th, 1937. He graduated from South Shore high school in 1954 and lettered in tennis. He excelled in school, and his love for learning led him to the University of Chicago, where he continued to shi...

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The Chicago Law Foundation’s 27th annual auction took place on February 15, 2024, with the theme of “Midway Masquerade.” Professor Adam Davidson took his turn serving as auctioneer for the evening. The evening’s performance included the Case Notes, a new a ca****la group, as well as the Law School Musical Band.

Students had the opportunity to bid on items ranging from dinners with professors, to a boating outing with Professor Randall D. Schmidt, to an Art Institute tour with Professor Sharon R. Fairley, to birdwatching with Dean Thomas J. Miles. Omar Adel, ’25, won a rock-climbing outing with Professor Josh Avratin. The silent auction took place online with items such as a signed copy Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; tickets to Cubs, White Sox, and Bulls; and trips to Costco.

The CLF raised more than $36,000 for public interest students.

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Law School Clinic Helps Bring $50M Affordable Housing Development to West Side Neighborhood | University of Chicago Law School 02/26/2024

“The Austin neighborhood has been waiting a long time for its fair share of investment to support affordable housing and economic opportunity,” said Professor Jeff Leslie, as the Housing Initiative Transactional Clinic helped close a land and financing deal for a client.

Law School Clinic Helps Bring $50M Affordable Housing Development to West Side Neighborhood | University of Chicago Law School Vacant lots in Chicago’s West Side will soon be transformed into a new six-story building containing 78 units of affordable and market rate rental housing, thanks in part to the work of faculty and students in the Law School’s Housing Initiative Transactional Clinic. The clinic participated in t...

02/26/2024

The call for nominations for the Donald M. Ephraim Prize in Law and Economics is open. The Prize recognizes an early-career scholar in the field of law and economics whose work has advanced the state of knowledge in the field and whose intellectual impact has the potential to reach the legal academy, legal profession, and beyond. All nominations received by March 4, 2024 will be considered. Self-nominations are welcome. https://bit.ly/3vvzhnt

Lewis Collens, ’66, Awarded the Order of Lincoln | University of Chicago Law School 02/23/2024

Lewis Collens, ’66, is awarded the Order of Lincoln.

Lewis Collens, ’66, Awarded the Order of Lincoln | University of Chicago Law School Lewis Collens, ’66, Awarded the Order of Lincoln Central Illinoisans among prestigious state honor recipients Simmy Wood February 13, 2024 WCIA The Order of Lincoln is Illinois’ highest civilian honor for professional achievement and public service. Of the seven Lincoln Laureates awarded this ye...

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