How Will the Trump Presidency Impact International Law?

This panel discussion was co-hosted by our Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and International Law Student Association. The event flyer, slides from our speakers, and a video of the discussion are available here if you missed attending this event. 

Speakers:

  • Dr. James Nolt, Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University Program in International Relations and Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute
  • Edward Harris, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor for International LL.M. programs at Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Bartram S. Brown, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program inInternational and Comparative Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

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FDLA CrImmigration Panel with Professor Kling

On February 17, First Defense Legal Aid hosted a “CrImmigration” panel discussion to address these questions: What’s at stake when immigrants of color don’t know or access their rights when in contact with Chicago Police? What do First Defenders need to know & how do we watchdog the promises of a sanctuary city?

The event was sponsored by a number of local legal aid programs and community organizations. Speakers included our own Professor Richard Kling as well as legal aid volunteers, civic leaders and immigration community organizers.

Organizations:

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Professor Shapiro discusses challenge to temporary restraining order against immigration travel ban on “Chicago Tonight”

Professor Carolyn Shapiro was a guest on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” on February 8, 2017, for a discussion about the arguments heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for and against lifting a temporary restraining order that halted the controversial travel ban imposed by one of President Trump’s recent executive orders.

Professor Birdthistle discusses how the banking and financial industries might change under President Trump on “Chicago Tonight”

Professor William Birdthistle was a panelist on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” on February 7, 2017, for a discussion about how the Trump administration’s deregulation agenda may affect the Dodd-Frank Act and the fiduciary rule.

Professor Shapiro discusses Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on “Politics Tonight”


Professor Carolyn Shapiro was a guest on CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” on February 1, 2017, to discuss President Trump’s nomination of Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. She highlighted key questions senators might have for Judge Gorsuch and explained weaknesses of originalism.

Professor Batlan at O’Hare Airport Protest over Immigration Ban

Professor Felice Batlan comments on protests taking place at O’Hare International Airport on Monday, January 30, 2017, over President Trump’s executive order closing U.S. borders to refugees, immigrants and others from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Watch the video.

Professor Shapiro comments on Supreme Court’s role in limiting executive power to NBC 5


Professor Carolyn Shapiro spoke with NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern on January 31, 2017, about the role of the Supreme Court in explaining the limits of presidential authority in advance of President Trump’s announcement of his nominee to fill the vacant seat left by former Justice Antonin Scalia.

Dean Krent discusses ethical concerns of Trump presidency on “Chicago Tonight”

Dean Harold Krent was one of two panelists on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” on January 12, 2017, discussing whether President-elect Trump’s plans to hand over his business empire to his sons satisfies ethical concerns.

Professor Shapiro discusses the Electoral College on “Chicago Tonight”

Professor Carolyn Shapiro was a guest on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” on December 12, 2016, to discuss what the Founding Fathers intended when they created the Electoral College and whether President-elect Trump’s actions after the election could influence how the electors vote on December 19.