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Taste Makers: Northwestern Law Alumni Forge Careers in the Food and Beverage Industry
Gourmet ice cream sandwiches, organic low-sugar energy bars, and award-winning pilsners are not your typical post-law school endeavors. But for a group of Northwestern Law alumni, taking equal parts passion and ideas — and seasoning with a legal education — made for a winning recipe.

Northwestern Pritzker Law Faculty and Former Clinic Fellow to Receive Walter J. Cummings Award
Two Northwestern Pritzker School of Law professors and a former fellow with the Bluhm Legal Clinic have been awarded the prestigious Walter J. Cummings Award for pro bono service from the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Patents to Privacy: How Northwestern Law’s Intellectual Property Scholars are Leading the Field with an Empirical and Interdisciplinary Approach
In an era of rapid technological change, the members of Northwestern Law’s Intellectual Property (IP) faculty are focused on the study of innovation and the law. Collectively, the group represents impressive strength and influence — their scholarship guides countless courts and policymakers who must keep pace with staggering innovations.

Mansfield Rule Forum Commemorates Past and Paves Way for More Inclusive Future
On Wednesday, September 18, a diverse group of legal department leaders, law firm partners, and Northwestern Law students gathered in Lincoln Hall for the Mansfield Rule Chicago Client Forum.

International Podcast Day: The Top 5 Episodes of Planet Lex
We’re celebrating International Podcast Day with Planet Lex! Planet Lex is a series of conversations about the law, law and society, law and technology, and the future of legal education and practice. In other words, a bunch of interesting stuff about the law.

Law School Hosts USPTO Hearings on October 3
On Thursday, October 3, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) will hold live hearings at Northwestern Law.

Interdisciplinary Team Receives NSF Grant to Build Open, Searchable Platform for Court Records
An interdisciplinary team of Northwestern professors, including seven members of the Northwestern Law faculty, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Grant this month for the Northwestern Open Access to Court Records Initiative (NOACRI). The million-dollar grant will support the group’s effort to download PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) dockets and build an open, searchable platform for the public and for researchers.

Northwestern Law Joins National Initiative to Create More Diverse, Inclusive Legal Profession
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law has joined the first large-scale collaborative effort designed to create a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. Diversity Lab, an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law, along with several law firms, more than two-dozen general counsels, a cohort of community leaders, and Northwestern, the sole law school partner, launched the Move the Needle Fund (MTN) — a first-of-its-kind experimental “laboratory” in which new approaches will be incubated over five years in five law firms to serve as a model for the legal industry.

A Conversation with Zachary Clopton, Professor of Law
Zachary Clopton joins the Northwestern Law faculty as a professor of law. His research and teaching interests include civil procedure, complex litigation, international business transactions and litigation, and national security law.

Juliet Sorensen joins Injustice Watch as Executive Director
Juliet Sorensen has stepped down as associate dean for clinical education and director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic in order to accept an exciting opportunity to serve as executive director of Injustice Watch.

Spotlight on Scholarship: Nadav Shoked on Property and Local Government Law
Property and local government law regulate the most foundational, and vital, elements of our lives: where, and thus how, we all live. Though they are often conceived separately, both bodies of law work to structure the built environment, which means that they inevitably police the relationships between neighbors.

Convocation Celebrates Northwestern Law Class of 2019
On Friday, May 17, 589 graduates were joined by faculty, family, and friends for the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s 2019 convocation ceremony at the Chicago Theatre.

Five Members of the Class of 2019 Secure Public Interest Fellowships
Five members of the Class of 2019 will launch their careers in public interest through both national and Northwestern Law post-graduate fellowships this fall.

Faculty Recognized at 2019 American Law and Economics Association Conference
On May 17-18, the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) 2019 meeting will be held at the New York University School of Law. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law has a long tradition of participating at the conference, which is the largest and longest running academic conference in the field of Law and Economics, and one of the largest interdisciplinary law conferences.

The Bluhm Legal Clinic Turns 50: A Look Back
The Clinic celebrates five decades of training lawyers and fighting for justice.

Professor Shari Diamond Examines the Interplay of Science and the Law
Diamond co-edited the fall issue of Daedalus, Journal  of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  

How Northwestern Law Is Addressing Mental Health
Northwestern Law faculty, alumni, and students vow to create healthier and happier attorneys.

Annual Alumni Awards Honor Eight Distinguished Alumni
On Friday, April 12, Dean Yuracko will present awards to eight distinguished alumni at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s sixth annual Alumni Awards Luncheon.

Myra Pasek (JD '90), 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Recipient, Shares Lessons Learned
Myra Pasek (JD ’90), the 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award recipient, has had a career that many young lawyers dream of — after years at big law firms, she made the switch into the world of tech startups, working at high-profile companies like Tesla and Impossible Foods. Today, she is General Counsel at Ouster, a San Francisco company bringing 3D sensors to the masses.

Courtney D. Armstrong (JD ’97) to Address Class of 2019
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is thrilled to announce that Courtney D. Armstrong (BS ’93, JD ’97, MBA ’97) will deliver the main convocation address to the Class of 2019. Convocation will be held Friday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., in Chicago.

Reva Siegel Will Give Lectures on ‘Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump’ for Rosenthal Series, April 8-10
The “Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump” lectures will discuss the changing landscape of sexual and reproductive rights under the Trump Administration, with a specific focus on the current composition of the Supreme Court. Siegel will respond to conflicts over pregnancy discrimination, abortion, contraception, and assisted reproductive technologies.

Northwestern Law Announces New Scholarship Recognizing African American History and Culture
The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law announced today a first-of-its-kind scholarship, which will be awarded annually to outstanding students who demonstrate interest in, or commitment to, African American history and culture.

Spotlight on Scholarship: James B. Speta on Telecommunications Law
Professor Speta is a prominent scholar of telecommunications law. In addition to his many scholarly articles on the topic, he is the co-author of a leading casebook that bridges the history of telecoms to the cutting-edge issues of regulating Google, Facebook, and other Internet platforms, and covers the difficult regulatory challenges this new world presents.

CFJC Immigration Attorneys and Students Help Asylum-Seekers at the Border
In the final days of winter break, Children and Family Justice Center attorneys Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe, clinical associate professor of law, and Amy Martin, Immigration Law Fellow, led a dozen Northwestern Law students to Tijuana, Mexico where they spent three days volunteering with Al Otro Lado, a nonprofit supporting asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

CWC Celebrates Freedom for Three Clients in Eight Days
Over the course of just over a week in January, three clients represented by the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) — Eric Blackmon, Patrick Pursley, and Huwe Burton — were exonerated or acquitted.

ABA’s The Tax Lawyer Releases First Issue Under New Northwestern Law Partnership
In December, The Tax Lawyer, the ABA Tax Section’s flagship journal, released its first issue since naming Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s LLM Tax Program its new educational affiliate.

Spotlight on Scholarship: Andrew Koppelman Honored by AALS Section on Jurisprudence
Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, was awarded the Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Jurisprudence at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans earlier this month. Koppelman is the inaugural recipient of The Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy, which will be given annually to a scholar who has made significant and lasting contributions to the philosophical understanding of law.

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