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University of Chicago Law School

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Established 1902
Type Private
Endowment US $209 million
Dean Saul Levmore
Staff 124
Students 589
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Campus Urban
Website http://www.law.uchicago.edu/

The University of Chicago Law School, having recently celebrated its centennial in the 2002-2003 school year, has established itself as a high profile part of the University of Chicago. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... The University of Chicago is an elite private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...


It is ranked 6th overall in the US News & World Report graduate school rankings, with its student body ranking 5th in the nation. [1] Additionally, Chicago's faculty has the highest per capita article citation rate of any American law school. [2] The Law School is also notable for having the third highest gross and second highest per capita placement of alumni as U.S. Supreme Court clerkships [3], with roughly 15-25% of each graduating class going on to clerkships at the federal or state level. Private career prospects are equally bright for graduates, placing highly into elite firms. [4] The school awards the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, having been the first American law school to do so, as well as the L.L.M., J.S.D and D.Comp.L solely to foreign trained lawyers. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Doctor of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or Juris Doctor (abbreviated J.D. or JD, from the Latin, Doctor of Law) is a professional degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... J.D. redirects here; for alternate uses, see J.D. (disambiguation) J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree that allows someone to specialize in a particular area of law. ...


The Law School is well-known for its advancement of the application of social science to the law. A significant movement in jurisprudence began at the law school when Aaron Director initiated the first modern systemic investigation between the intersection of law and economics, an area in which the law school's faculty figure prominently. Aaron Director (1901-September 11, 2004), a celebrated professor at the University of Chicago Law School, played a central role in the development of the so-called Chicago School of economics. ... Law and economics, or economic analysis of law, is the term usually applied to an approach to legal theory that incorporates methods and ideas borrowed from the discipline of economics. ...

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Publications

The University of Chicago Law Review is one of the school's flagship student-run journals. The Chicago Journal of International Law and the University of Chicago Legal Forum are the Law School's other student-run journals. Students interested in membership on any of these journals participate in a writing competition at the end of the first year. The Law Review selects 19 students for membership based on first year GPA ("grade on"), and 10 students for the quality of their writing competition submission ("write on"). The other two student-run journals select members on the basis of writing competition submissions alone (without regard to GPA). All three student-run journals also allow second and third year students to "write on" by submitting a piece of legal scholarship worthy of publication. The Chicago Journal of International Law is a semiannual, student-edited law review published by the University of Chicago Law School. ...


The Supreme Court Review, published by the law school and overseen by faculty since the 1960s, remains the most cited legal journal internationally with respect to commentary on the nation's highest court. The faculty also oversees publication of the Journal of Law and Economics.


Legal Clinics

The Law School boasts three highly-regarded legal clinics: the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, the Immigrant Childrens Advocacy Project, and the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship. Second and third year students at the Law School are afforded the opportunity to work within these clinics


Courses that are linked to these clinical programs include: Appellate Advocacy, the Civil Rights Police Accountability Project, the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project, the Employment Discrimination Project, the Housing Initiative, Mental Health Advocacy (within the Mandel Clinic), Immigrant Children's Advocacy, and Entrepreneurship (associated with the Institute for Justice).


Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic

You can view more information on the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at their website.


Description forthcoming


Immigrant Children's Advocacy Project

You can view more information on the Immigrant Children's Advocacy Project at their website.


Description forthcoming


Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

You can view more information on the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at their website.


Description forthcoming


Student Organizations

The Law School is home to one of the three founding chapters of the Federalist Society, and to the 'Antient and Honourable Edmund Burke Society', a conservative debating organization. It is also home to a large chapter of the progressive American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. The Federalist Society logo, depicting James Madisons silhouette The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, most frequently called simply the Federalist Society, began at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, and the University of Chicago Law School in 1982 as a student organization that challenged the perceived... The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is an organization to promote a progressive understanding of the United States Constitution. ...


Grading

The Laird Bell law quadrangle
The Laird Bell law quadrangle

The Law School employs a unique grading system with a range from 155 to 186. These numerical grades convert to the more familiar alphabetical scale as follows: 155-159 = F, 160-167 = D, 168-173 = C, 174-179 = B, 180-186 = A. For classes of more than 50 students, the median grade is 177, and the number of As should approximately equal the number of Cs. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 713 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) University of Chicago Law School I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 713 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) University of Chicago Law School I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


A student graduates "with honors" if a final average of 179 is attained, "with high honors" if a final average of 180.5 is attained, and "with highest honors" if a final average of 182 is attained. The latter achievement is rare; typically only one student every few years will attain the requisite 182 average. Additionally, the Law School awards two class-rank based honors at graduation. The top 10% are honored as "Order of the Coif," and the top 5% are honored as "Kirkland Scholars" (a designation created in 2006 by a $7 million donation from the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis). [5]


The grading scale was previously 55-86, but the school prefixed their grades with a "1" in 2003 to avoid confusion with traditional grading scales.


Prominent faculty

Ronald Coase (born December 29, 1910) is a British economist. ... Frank Hoover Easterbrook (born 1948) is Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. ... Richard Epstein Richard A. Epstein, born in 1943, is currently the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. ... Douglas H. Ginsburg (born May 25, 1946) is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... R. H. Helmholz is a prominent property scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. ... Dennis J. Hutchinson (born 1946) is a professor of law at the University of Chicago. ... Dallin H. Oaks Dallin Harris Oaks (born August 12, 1932) is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... William M. Landes is an economist who has written widely about the economic analysis of law. ... Note: This article title may be easily confused with Lawrence Lessing. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Catherine MacKinnon Catharine Alice MacKinnon (born 7 October 1946) is an American feminist, scholar, lawyer, teacher, and activist. ... Michael W. McConnell (born in Louisville, Kentucky, 1955) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, having been nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 15, 2002. ... Abner Joseph Mikva was a Democratic U.S. Congressman, federal judge, and law professor from Illinois. ... Martha Nussbaum Martha Nussbaum (born Martha Craven on May 6, 1947) is an American philosopher, with a particular interest in ancient philosophy, political philosophy and ethics. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... “Obama” redirects here. ... Judge Richard Allen Posner (born 1939) is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. ... Eric A. Posner Eric A. Posner (b. ... Gerald N. Rosenberg is a University of Chicago political science and law professor, and the author of the 1993 controversial book The Hollow Hope (ISBN 0-226-72703-3). ... Antonin Gregory Scalia (born March 11, 1936) is an American jurist and the second most senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. ... Cass R. Sunstein (b. ... Diane Pamela Wood (born in 1950 in Plainfield, NJ) is a federal appeals judge who has served on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals since 1995. ...

Notable alumni

  • John Ashcroft: Former U.S. Senator, Governor of Missouri, and Attorney General of the United States
  • Robert Bork: Former Solicitor General of the United States, acting Attorney General of the United States, and Judge on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; unsuccessfully nominated to the Supreme Court
  • Carol Moseley Braun: U.S. Senator from Illinois; first (and only) African-American female U.S. Senator; sought 2004 Democratic Party presidential nomination
  • Ramsey Clark: Former Attorney General of the United States
  • James Hormel: First openly gay United States Ambassador (to Luxembourg)
  • Douglas H. Ginsburg: Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Jan Crawford Greenburg: ABC News legal correspondent (well known for Supreme Court coverage)
  • David Aaron Kessler: Former FDA Commissioner, former Dean of the Yale School of Medicine, and current Dean of the University of California, San Francisco Medical School
  • Amy Klobuchar: U.S. Senator from Minnesota
  • Rex E. Lee: Former Solicitor General of the United States and President of Brigham Young University
  • Edward H. Levi: Former Attorney General of the United States
  • Michael W. McConnell: Judge on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Patsy Mink: First female minority member of the United States Congress (Congresswoman from Hawaii)
  • Abner J. Mikva: Former U.S. Congressman from Illinois and Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Kyle Sampson
  • Adam Silver: NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer
  • Jim Talent: Former U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator from Missouri

John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) was the 79th Attorney General of the United States. ... Robert Bork Robert Heron Bork (born March 1, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a conservative American legal scholar who advocates the judicial philosophy of originalism. ... Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (born August 16, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. ... William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is a lawyer and activist. ... James Catherwood Hormel, born January 1, 1931 in Austin, Minnesota, is a philanthropist and heir to the fortune of George Hormel, founder of Hormel Foods (producers of SPAM and other meat products). ... Douglas H. Ginsburg Douglas Howard Ginsburg (born May 25, 1946) is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Jan Crawford Greenburg is the legal affairs editor for the Chicago Tribune and reports on the Supreme Court of the United States for the PBS show The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. ... American physician, lawyer, and statesman. ... Amy Jean Klobuchar (pronounced KLOH-buh-shar) (born May 25, 1960) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. ... Rex E. Lee (February 27, 1935 - March 11, 1996) from St. ... Edward H. Levi Edward Hirsch Levi (June 26, 1911 – March 7, 2000) was an American academic leader, scholar, and statesman. ... Michael W. McConnell (born in Louisville, Kentucky, 1955) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, having been nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 15, 2002. ... Patsy T. Mink was the first non-white woman to serve in Congress. ... Abner Joseph Mikva was a Democratic U.S. Congressman, federal judge and law professor from Illinois. ... D. Kyle Sampson was the Chief of Staff and Counselor of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. ... James Matthes Jim Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician and former Senator from Missouri. ...

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Divinity SchoolGraduate School of BusinessHarris School of Public Policy StudiesLaw SchoolPritzker School of MedicineSchool of Social Services Administration The University of Chicago Divinity School is a graduate institution at the University of Chicago dedicated to the training of academics and clergy across religious boundaries. ... The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, also known as Chicago GSB, or simply The GSB, is one of the world’s leading business schools and the second oldest in the United States. ... The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies is one of the nations leading graduate schools devoted to public policy research, analysis, and training. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA) is one of the worlds leading school’s for the training of social worker’s, ranking 3rd (US News) and 1st according to the (Gourman Report). ...


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The CollegeArgonne National Laboratory • Graham School of General Studies • FermilabLaboratory SchoolsUniversity of Chicago HospitalsYerkes Observatory Many offices and classes of the College are located in the heart of the campus. ... Aerial photo of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. ... Fermilabs Tevatron Robert Rathbun Wilson Hall Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), located in Batavia near Chicago, Illinois, (Google Sat Map) is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics, operated for the Department of Energy by the Universities Research Association (URA). ... The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (also Lab School and abbreviated UCLS; the upper classes are nicknamed U-High) is a private, co-educational day school in Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Chicago Hospitals are a set of hospitals located in Chicago, Illinois. ... 1897 photo of the 102 cm (40 inch) refractor at the Yerkes Observatory. ...

Campus The University of Chicago is an elite private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...

Breckinridge • Burton-Judson Courts • Chicago Theological SeminaryGerald Ratner Athletics CenterHutchinson HallJohn Crerar LibraryMidway PlaisanceOriental InstituteQuadrangle ClubRegenstein LibraryRobie HouseRockefeller Chapel • Seminary Co-op • Shoreland Hotel • Snell-Hitchcock The front of Breckinridge house Breckinridge House is currently a dormitory serving the University of Chicago. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Chicago Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary of the United Church of Christ. ... The Gerald Ratner Athletics Center is a $51 million state-of-the-art athletics facility within the University of Chicago campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood. ... Interior of Hutchinson Hall Hutchinson Hall at the University of Chicago is modelled, nearly identically, on the hall of Christ Church, one of Oxford Universitys constituent colleges. ... The John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago is recognized as one of the best libraries in the country for research and teaching in the sciences, medicine, and technology. ... Midway Plaisance is a linear park located near Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois approximately 5 miles from the downtown Loop area. ... The Art-Deco doors of the Oriental Institute Head of a bull that once guarded the entrance to the Hundred-Column Hall in Persepolis The Oriental Institute (OI), established in 1919, is the University of Chicagos archeology museum and research center for ancient Near Eastern studies. ... Quadrangle Club is the name of the faculty club at the University of Chicago. ... The Joseph M. Regenstein Library is the main library of the University of Chicago, named after industrialist and philanthropist Joseph Regenstein. ... The Robie House The Robie House, as featured on a USPS stamp The Robie House is a residential masterpiece designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1910. ... Rockefeller Chapel is the tallest building on the campus of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. ... Seminary Cooperative Bookstores, Inc. ... The Shoreland The Shoreland is a former hotel in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. ... Snell-Hitchcock comprises two residence halls at the University of Chicago. ...

History The University of Chicago is an elite private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...

Chicago Pile 1George Herbert Jones LaboratoryMetallurgical LaboratoryNotable Faculty and AlumniOld University of ChicagoStagg Field On December 2, 1942, the worlds first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction took place in the worlds first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile Number One, shortened as CP-1, built on a racquets court under the abandoned west stands of the Alonzo Stagg Field stadium on the University... The George Herbert Jones Laboratory, at 5747 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, is a facility building of the University of Chicago. ... The Metallurgical Laboratory or Met Lab at the University of Chicago was part of the World War II–era Manhattan Project, created by the United States to develop an atomic bomb. ... // Luis Alvarez (S.B. 1932, S.M. 1934, Ph. ... The University of Chicago, now known as the Old University of Chicago, was a Baptist college founded in 1857 by Stephen Douglas. ... Stagg Field was a stadium in Chicago, Illinois. ...

Sports and Traditions The University of Chicago is an elite private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...

MaroonsBig Ten ConferenceWave the Flag • O-Week • Scavenger HuntSummer BreezeUniversity Athletic Association The University of Chicagos intercollegiate sports teams are called the Maroons (after the color), and they compete in the NCAAs Division III. They are primarily members of the University Athletic Association and were co-founders of the Big Ten Conference in 1895. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... Wave the Flag (For Old Chicago) is the fight song for the University of Chicagos athletic teams, the Maroons. ... Qwazy Quad Rally, Scav Hunt 2005, item #38. ... Note: For the 1972 famous album of duo Seals and Crofts, see Summer Breeze (album) For the eponymous famous song, see Summer Breeze (song). ... The University Athletic Association (UAA) is an athletic conference which competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Associations (NCAA) Division III. Member teams are located in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio and New York. ...

Student Organizations The University of Chicago is an elite private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...

The Chicago MaroonChicago WeeklyThe Midway ReviewDoc Films • FOTA • Hype • The Second City • University Theater • WHPK-FM The Chicago Maroon, known as the independent student newspaper of the University of Chicago since 1892, is a semi-weekly publication with a circulation of 7,500. ... Doc Films, or the Documentary Film Group, is on record with the Museum of Modern Art in New York as the longest running student-film group in the United States, founded in 1929 at the University of Chicago. ... The Second City Logo The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ... WHPK 88. ...


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The University of Chicago Law School is a part of the University of Chicago.
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