My Chicago Law Moment is a series of stories and videos in which alumni describe a part of the Law School—an idea, person, or experience—that has stayed with them since graduation.

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Submissions from 2018

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Alexander Ghiso, ’98, on Why a JD Matters to a Non-Lawyer, Alexander Ghiso

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Tasneem Khokha, ’02, on the Little Moments that Build a Life—and Can Help Build a Business, Tasneem Khokha

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How the Law School Helped Jim Parsons, ’77, Prepare for Careers in Law and Philanthropy, Jim Parsons

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Sarah Wilbanks, ’16, Learned to Take Ownership of a Project, Sarah Wilbanks

Submissions from 2017

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Sharon Fairley, ’06, Gained the Confidence to Solve Tough Problems, Sharon Fairley

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Kara Ingelhart, ’15, on Changing a Mind while Respecting a Mindset, Kara Ingelhart

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Ashley Keller, ’07, on the ‘Crucible of the Douglas Baird Class’, Ashley C. Keller

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Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, ’14 on the Connection between Financial Incentives and Police Accountability, Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley

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Nell Minow, ’77, on Why Movie Reviewing and Corporate Governance Aren’t So Different, Nell Minow

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How a Dollar Bill, David Currie, and a Long-Settled Debate Shaped Ajit Pai, ’97, Ajit V. Pai

Submissions from 2016

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David Chizewer, ’91, Learned to Persuade by Occasionally Conceding, David J. Chizewer

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Ryan Dunigan, '12, Learned to Argue Even the Toughest Positions, Ryan Dunigan

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How Moot Court Changed Laura Edidin, ’96, Laura Edidin

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Jim Franczek, '71, Met People Who Would Become Key Figures in his Life, James C. Franczek Jr.

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Katie Funkhouser and Jessica Michaels, both ’13, Launched an Interview Practice Program—and Felt the Power of Alumni Support, Katie Funkhouser and Jessica Michaels

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Three Members of the Class of '65 Reflect on the Bigelow Program, Janice C. Griffith, Judith A. Lonnquist, and Gail P. Fels

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Darell Hayes, '16, on Arguing a Point, Darell Hayes

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Sam Jahangir, '16, Connecting Different Areas of Law, Sam Jahangir

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Patricia Latham, ’66, Found Joy in Following Her Curiosity, Patricia Horan Latham

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Stanley Pierre-Louis, '95, Learned to Never Take an Argument at Face Value, Stanley Pierre-Louis

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Jeff Rappin, ’66, was Pushed to Innovate, Jeff Rappin

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Jesse Ruiz, '95, on How Obama's Class Helped Him Protect Immigrants, Jesse Ruiz

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Stephanie Spiro, '16, Communicating with Clients, Stephanie Spiro

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50 Years Later, Federal Appellate Judge David Tatel, '66, Still Thinks About the Concepts He Learned as a 1L, David S. Tatel

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Ken Thomas, '16, Blending Knowledge and Compassion, Ken Thomas

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Caroline Wong, '16, Digging into Scholarship, Caroline A. Wong

Submissions from 2015

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Vanessa Countryman, '05, Felt the Synergistic Dance Between Law and Economics, Vanessa Ann Countryman

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Fresh Out of the Law School, David Cross, ’80, Applied Posnerian Analysis—and Felt the Impact of the UChicago Way, David Cross

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LT Edwards, ’15: An Aspiring Prosecutor Learns to Think Like a Defense Lawyer, LT Edwards

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Susan Epstein, '95, Still Reflects on Concepts She Learned in Elements of Law, Susan Epstein

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Casen Ross, ’15, Service Trip Sparks New Thoughts About Change, Casen Ross

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Working on the Mandel Clinic, Nancy Rotering, '90, Developed a Lifelong Commitment to Providing Access to Justice, Nancy Rotering

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Charles Senatore, '80, Learned to Look Beyond the Facts, Charles Senatore

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Jasmina Vajzovic, ’15, Intellectual Rigor Meets Action Skills, Jasmina Vajzovic

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Val Washington, ’15, Digging Deep to Predict Outcomes in the Law, Val Washington