From Professor Bernadette Atuahene
Sifuna Okwethu (We Want What's Ours)
A Conversation About Land Dispossession in South Africa
Friday, April 19
Film screening and discussion
6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium
8 to 9:30 p.m. in the 10th floor event room
The event will begin with the screening of Sifuna Okwethu (We Want What’s Ours), an evocative, 18-minute short documentary film depicting one South African family's struggle to regain their family land stolen during apartheid. The film's director, Professor Bernadette Atuahene, will be joined by other panelists for a post-screening conversation about land dispossession in South Africa and the intractable legacy of apartheid.
This event is free and open to the public. To attend, RSVP to email@example.com.
For more information on the film, visit www.discwebsite.org.
- IIT Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Humanities
- Documentaries to Inspire Social Change (DISC)
From Professor Steve Heyman
March 27: Forum on Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court
On Wednesday, March 27, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium, the law school will hold a Forum on Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court. Professors Katharine Baker, Steven Heyman and Christopher Schmidt will discuss the issues and the arguments in the two potential landmark cases that the justices are hearing on Tuesday and Wednesday of that week: Hollingsworth v. Perry (a challenge to California's Proposition 8) and United States v. Windsor (a challenge to a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act). Professor Carolyn Shapiro will moderate.
The event is co-sponsored by the Chicago-Kent Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS), the law school chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, and the Chicago-Kent Lambdas. A reception will follow in the lobby.
Summer research assistant needed
Professor Steve Heyman is looking for a summer research assistant to work on a project related to the First Amendment freedom of speech. Applicants should have a law school GPA of 3.3 or higher. An undergraduate or graduate-school background in political science, philosophy, history, communications studies, or similar field is a plus. If you are interested, please email Prof. Heyman at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a brief statement of interest and background by Monday, March 25.
From Professor Nancy Marder
Justice Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship
Applications for the Justice Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship are due by Monday, April 8, at 12:00 p.m. Applications are available electronically through the Career Services Symplicity document library, and hard copies are available outside of Professor Marder's office, room 839. A hard copy of the application should be sent to Professor Marder's mailbox and an electronic copy sent via email to her at email@example.com.
Fellowship Application and Information (MS-Word document)