Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for the Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 26-28, 2017 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2017 for matriculation in the fall of 2018. This event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore the community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2017. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are invited to apply.

Any questions may be directed to gradadmissions@uchicago.edu.

Forward 2017

Forward is an annual gathering of community activists, students, and educators committed to social justice.

This year’s gathering, which will take place on the weekend of June 2-3 at Edgewood College on the shores of Lake Wingra in Madison, WI, will focus on the current crisis and its implications for the struggle for social justice in the Midwest.

For Program and Registration details, please click on the links below:

FORWARD 2017 PROGRAM

FORWARD 2017 REGISTRATION

Drop-Ins With a Diplomat

State Department Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, Rob Neus, will be on campus this Monday, May 8th, from 2-4pm.  Stop by the L&S Career Services Office to ask Neus questions about internships or jobs, the upcoming Foreign Service Officer Test, the Virtual Student Foreign Service, or any other questions you may have about the US Department of State. These meetings are first come, first served. Please sign in at our front desk when you arrive.

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Law School Conference on International Humanitarian Law

“Critical, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law,” will be held at the Pyle Center on April 21-22, 2017. The conference will be an interdisciplinary conversation on the histories, rules, and implementation of international humanitarian law with the goal of beginning an exchange among practitioners, lawyers, and scholars who focus specifically on international humanitarian law in its own right, as well as in comparison with human rights and criminal law.

Visit the conference website for the program and a list of participants.

 

Law School Event

UW Law School’s Environmental Law Society is co-hosting a panel titled “How Much Deference Should Courts Give Administrative Agencies?” on April 20th at 12:00PM in Room 2211 of the Law School Building. The panel will feature: Andrew Cook, former Wisconsin Deputy Attorney General; Senior Counsel at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP & Senior Advisor at Michael Best Strategies and Tom Dawson, former Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Environmental Justice Unit from 2003-2016.

Please RSVP here.