News: "Faculty"

ABA's The Tax Lawyer Journal Shifts Publication to Northwestern Law
The Tax Section of the American Bar Association has finalized an agreement with the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law to engage students from the full-time Tax LL.M. Program as student editors of its flagship journal, The Tax Lawyer.

CWCY Client Corey Batchelor Exonerated on Murder Charge
On January 30, Corey Batchelor, a client of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and the Exoneration Project, and his co-defendant Kevin Bailey were exonerated in the 1989 murder of Lula Mae Woods, the wife of a retired Chicago police officer.

How Northwestern Law's Innovation Lab Teaches Students to Think Differently
In the Innovation Lab, students are tasked with using technology to address challenges in the legal system. Sometimes, says one instructor, that means turning law school lessons on their head.

Center on Wrongful Convictions Client Raymond McCann II Exonerated
Christmas came two weeks early for Raymond McCann II when St. Joseph County, Michigan Circuit Court Judge Paul E. Stutesman signed an order today granting McCann’s motion to vacate his 2012 perjury conviction. The motion was filed by the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern Law and the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School and was joined by St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough who stipulated that the motion should be granted and the charges dropped.

Center on Wrongful Convictions Client Kerry Masterson Acquitted of 2009 Murder
After spending more than eight years in prison, Kerry Masterson, a joint client of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and Neal Gerber Eisenberg, is free following a jury’s not-guilty verdict in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Northwestern Law to Host 2017 Forum on Legal Evolution Recognizing Leading Lawyer Innovators
The Forum on Legal Evolution announced today that it will award Mark Chandler, General Counsel of Cisco Systems, Inc. and Paul Lippe, Founder of Legal OnRamp, Lifetime Achievement Awards for their tremendous contributions to innovation within the legal industry. The presentation of the awards will take place on Thursday, November 9 at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, which is serving as host to the 2017 Forum.

Legal Mosaic CEO Mark Cohen Named CPEI Distinguished Fellow
Mark Cohen, CEO and founder of Legal Mosaic, has been appointed as a distinguished fellow of the Law School’s Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation (CPEI).

Five Faculty Members Appointed to Rotating Chairs for 2017-18
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law congratulates Peter DiCola, Julie Biehl, Robert Wootton, David Schwartz, and Deborah Tuerkheimer, who were named to rotating chair appointments at the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year.

Professor Thomas Geraghty Retires After 41 Years as Bluhm Legal Clinic Director
In 1967, Tom Geraghty (JD ’69) was one of a small group of students who, concerned about the state of legal services for the poor, approached Professors Jack Beckstrom and Tom Eovaldi about creating an in-house legal clinic. Five decades later, as Geraghty retires from the directorship he’s held since 1976, the Bluhm Legal Clinic is one of the premier clinical programs in the country, housing more than 20 clinics in 14 centers.

CFJC Announces Immigration Law Fellowship Beginning in 2018
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is pleased to announce the creation of a new, two-year Immigration Law Fellowship in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC).

Former NFL Players Tony Pashos (JD ’19) and Quincy Black (JD ’17) Talk Player Safety, CTE, and Football’s Legal Hurdles
Concerns over football players’ long-term health is at an all-time high, and both the NFL and its players are rethinking what it means to get their head in the game. So what is a team’s legal obligation when it comes to protecting its players? And how can athletes (and their reps) advocate for their futures? A Northwestern Law student and a recent grad — both former pros — weigh in.

Law Profs Experiment with EdTech at New Event
Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez welcomed the faculty members of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law to TEaCH LAW. The new event was designed to encourage the use of technology tools to help increase engagement and understanding, assess student and class performance, and create a more collaborative environment reflective of today’s legal practice.

Clinic Secures Reversed Attempted Murder Conviction for 14-Year-Old Client
Professors Maria Hawilo and Thomas Geraghty of Northwestern Pritzker Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic, former clinical fellow Gregor Calhan, and students Megan Richard, Brooke Troutman, Irene Wilburn, Sarah Lewis, Jessica Dent, Christina Messerschmidt, and Tonie Oglesby successfully persuaded an Illinois appellate court to reverse their 14-year-old client’s attempted murder conviction on "sufficiency of the evidence" grounds.

Professor Marshall Shapo Receives 2018 Prosser Award from AALS
Marshall S. Shapo, Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law, was named the recipient of the 2018 William L. Prosser Award by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Torts and Compensation Systems.

A Conversation with Professor James Pfander on 'Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror'
In his new book, James E. Pfander, Owen L. Coon Professor of Law, examines the judicial response to human rights claims arising from the Bush Administration’s war on terror. Despite widespread agreement that the program of extraordinary rendition, prolonged detention, and “enhanced” interrogation was torture by another name, not a single federal appellate court has confirmed an award of damages to the program’s victims.

CWCY Client Brendan Dassey Wins at Seventh Circuit
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the district court’s August 2016 decision granting Brendan Dassey’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

Q&A: Professor Uzoamaka Nzelibe on World Refugee Day, the CFJC, and Standing #WithRefugees
Held each year on June 20, World Refugee Day "commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees," according to the UN. At Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Uzoamaka Nzelibe, clinical associate professor of law and a staff attorney with the Children and Family Justice Center, works every day fighting for youth who have been forced to flee their home countries due to violence and threats on their lives.

Convocation Honors Northwestern Law Class of 2017
On Friday, May 12, over 500 graduates, along with their families and friends, filled the historic Chicago Theatre for the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s 2017 convocation ceremony.

CPEI Pilots Attorney-Client Entrepreneurship Simulation Program
In the first week of the new year, before classes had resumed, thirty dedicated students could be found collaborating, brainstorming, and problem-solving as part of the Client Strategies pilot program. This intensive, one-week program is a key initiative to come out of the Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation (CPEI), which was launched in 2015 as an incubator for ideas about how legal education can best prepare new lawyers for the rigors of practice in a rapidly changing legal marketplace.

Professor Juliet Sorensen Named New Bluhm Legal Clinic Director
Professor Juliet Sorensen will be the director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic, effective at the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

Northwestern Law Ranks #10 in U.S. News
Northwestern Law ranks #10 up from #12 in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools 2018 Rankings".

Celebrating International Women's Day
International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Northwestern Law is thrilled to take part by featuring inspiring stories from twelve women within our community through the #NLawProud campaign.

CWC Client Exonerated on Charges from 1995 Double Murder
On February 15, the State of Illinois dropped all charges against the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) client Charles Johnson and three other men—Larod Styles, LaShawn Ezell, and Troshawn McCoy—known as the “Marquette Park Four,” who were only teenagers when they confessed to a 1995 double murder.

Northwestern Law and IE Madrid to Offer New Joint LLB/JD Program
This program will enable select students who begin an LLB degree at IE Law School to continue their studies at Northwestern Law, in its two-year JD program for international lawyers.

A Conversation with Professor Stephen Presser on “Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law”
Stephen Presser, Raoul Berger Professor of Law Emeritus, argues in his new book, "Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law" (West Academic, 2017), that there is no country in the world where law professors have had more of an influence on shaping the law than in the United States.

Around the World Without Leaving the Atrium: 12th Annual Global Village Set for February 17
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will celebrate the wide array of cultural traditions across our community with food, performances, and music from around the globe at the 12th annual Global Village celebration on Friday, February 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Law School Atrium.

A Response to Immigration Orders from Dean Rodriguez
Northwestern Law will stand in solidarity with our students and their families from the affected countries on the administration’s ban list, and also with individuals and families affected by the putative border wall. And, too, we will stand in solidarity with our foreign students from every country across the world, without prejudice and with understanding and compassion.

New Center to Bring Public Interest Offerings and Resources Together
A new center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will house the growing array of public interest offerings at the school, enhancing the Law School’s strong commitment to a public service ethic.

Tom and Diane Geraghty to Receive UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards
Thomas Geraghty (JD ’69) and Diane Geraghty (JD ’72) will be honored at the UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 23, as “strong, extraordinary leaders who are contributing locally and internationally to the improvement of children’s lives.”

Four Interdisciplinary Scholars Join Northwestern Law Faculty
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is thrilled to welcome four new research faculty this fall: Matthew Kugler, Sarah Lawksy, Ajay K. Mehrotra, and Sarath Sanga.

Faculty Author Advanced Appellate Advocacy Textbook
Earlier this year, four Northwestern Law faculty in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Appellate Advocacy Center released a first-of-its-kind mastery textbook, Advanced Appellate Advocacy (Aspen Publishers, 2016). The Northwestern Law Reporter spoke to Susan E. Provenzano, professor of practice, and Sarah O’Rourke Schrup, Harry B. Reese Teaching Professor of Law—who coauthored the book with adjunct professors Jeffrey T. Green and Carter Phillips (JD ’77)—about their decision to write the book and what makes it distinct.

ABA Futures Commission Issues Report on the Future of Legal Services
The Commission spent two years engaged in intensive research surrounding the ever-changing legal profession to document challenges and propose solutions to the issues confronting the profession and the American public.

Woodger Faugas Named Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellow
Woodger Faugas (JD ’17) joins the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Class of 2016-2017. The fellowship is part of a joint program between the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG) and the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF).

CWCY Client Brendan Dassey’s Conviction Overturned by Federal Judge
A federal judge in Milwaukee overturned Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction, giving the state 90 days to decide whether to retry him or release him.

New Practicum Lets Students Lead Restorative Justice Initiatives
New offering from the Center on Negotiation and Mediation provides an alternative view to the traditional legal system—and law school classes.

Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider to Appear in “Making a Murderer” Season Two
Netflix announced July 19, 2016 that its hit documentary series Making A Murderer will return, and the new episodes will feature Steven Drizin (JD ’86) and Laura Nirider (JD ’08) of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY), as they continue to advocate for their client Brendan Dassey.

Welcome Law Schools Global League
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is pleased to host the Law Schools Global League annual summer school and conference.

Northwestern Law Debuts Topical Podcast with Legal Talk Network
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is thrilled to announce the launch of the Planet Lex podcast, a series of conversations about the law today and its role within the ever-changing global, societal, and technological landscapes. Hosted by Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez and produced by the Legal Talk Network, each episode features interviews with thought leaders on the selected topic, including several prominent Northwestern faculty members.

Message from the Dean Regarding Recent Tragedies
A message to the community from Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez.

New Curriculum to Address Technologically Driven Economy
Two significant curricular additions, designed to help graduates succeed in the technologically driven global economy, were recently approved by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law faculty.

Convocation Honors Northwestern Law Class of 2016
On Friday, May 13, over 500 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduates, along with their families and friends, packed the historic Chicago Theatre for the Class of 2016’s convocation ceremony.

ACS Chapter Receives Reproductive Rights and Justice Award
The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) has been chosen by the national ACS organization and the Center for Reproductive Rights to receive the 2016 Reproductive Rights and Justice Award for demonstrating outstanding commitment to reproductive health and rights through its 2015-16 programming.

Children and Family Justice Center, Chicago Housing Authority to Launch Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program
As part of a national effort to assist young people who have had juvenile justice system involvement, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) launched a multi-state, multi-million dollar initiative to create the Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP).

Brendan Dassey: A True Story of False Confession
Join us as Brendan Dassey’s attorneys, Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider, discuss Brendan’s case, police interrogations, and false confessions. Using video excerpts from sixteen-year-old Brendan Dassey’s interrogation, Drizin and Nirider will explain how the powerful process of psychological interrogation can cause teenagers like Brendan to falsely confess. A panel of distinguished guests will also discuss issues raised by Brendan’s case, including the legality of certain interrogation techniques, the power of pre-trial publicity, and the impact of Making a Murderer on the justice system writ large.

Transactional LawMeet Team Wins Best Draft
Christopher Grady (JD ’17), Brandon Knop (JD ’17), and Katie Stevens (JD ’18) were awarded Best Draft at the National Championship of the 7th Annual Transactional LawMeet in New York City, and finished in third place in the negotiation component.

Professor John McGinnis Moderated Panel Discussion on Legal Technology
McGinnis moderated a panel entitled, “The Current Practice and Future Promise of Legal Technology,” at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law on March 28, 2016. The discussion explored how disruptive technologies are changing legal practice and the way legal services are delivered.

Thomas Geraghty Receives Walter J. Cummings Award from Federal Bar Association
Thomas Geraghty (JD ’69), Class of 1967 James B. Haddad Professor of Law and director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic, received the Walter J. Cummings Award for distinguished pro bono service from the Federal Bar Association’s Chicago Chapter at its Sixth Annual James B. Moran Membership Appreciation Event.

Ceremony Celebrates 2016 Endowed Chair Appointments
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will hold a Faculty Chair Ceremony to recognize the appointment of three faculty members to named professorships.

American Bankruptcy College Honors Jeffrey Wysong
Last weekend, Jeffrey Wysong (JD ’16) was honored by the American College of Bankruptcy at its annual meeting in Washington DC, as the Distinguished Law Student for the Seventh Circuit.

A Conversation with Professor Marshall Shapo about “The Experimental Society”
Professor Marshall Shapo’s latest book, The Experimental Society, was published earlier this year by Transaction Publishers. We spoke with Professor Shapo about his current work in this area.

The Current Practice and Future Promise of Legal Technology Panel Discussion
Disruptive technologies are changing legal practice and the way legal services are delivered. On March 28, John McGinnis, the George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, will moderate a conversation about current realities and future opportunities in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Bartlit Center Team Wins Regional AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition
A Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Bartlit Center Trial Team won first place in the Midwest Regional of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition held March 10 to 13 in Chicago.

A Conversation with Steve Drizin and Laura Nirider on “Making a Murderer”
We spoke to Northwestern Clinical Law professors Steve Drizin (’86) and Laura Nirider (’08) about the current status of Brendan Dassey’s case and their reaction to the Netflix sensation.

Faculty Reflect on Justice Scalia’s Legacy
Following Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, a number of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law faculty members have commented on his legacy and the looming battle over his replacement.

Negotiation Team Wins National ABA Competition
A team of students from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law won the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition held at the ABA’s midyear meeting in San Diego.

LLM Tax Teams Win ABA National Competition
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law students took home the top prizes at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 15th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge at the ABA’s Section of Taxation 2016 Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles.

Supreme Court Ruling Limits Sentencing for Juveniles
On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Montgomery v. Louisiana, which places meaningful limits on the practice of sentencing juveniles to life without parole.

Professor Tom Geraghty Leads Collaborative Clinical Legal Education Training in Ethiopia
Continuing a long history of assisting and facilitating the development of legal education in Ethiopia, Thomas Geraghty (JD ’69), director of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, organized a three-day conference and training workshop on clinical legal education at Addis Ababa University over the winter break. Geraghty was joined by Meredith Martin Rountree, a visiting assistant professor of law, and Rob Owen, clinical professor of law.

Netflix Sensation “Making a Murderer” Highlights Work of Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth
Northwestern Law Professors Steven Drizin, Laura Nirider, and Thomas Geraghty feature prominently in Episode 10 of the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer."

Executive LLM Chicago to Offer Expanded Curriculum for Global Law Grads
Under the leadership of Professor of Global Law and Practice Carole Silver, the program’s new faculty director, the curriculum will focus on the way lawyers interact across the world with business clients and enterprises.

A Supreme Success
In a recent decision, the US Supreme Court found in favor of an Appellate Advocacy Center client, securing new protections for pretrial detainees.

Bluhm Legal Clinic Team’s Seven-Year Effort to Reverse a Wrongful Conviction
Jason Strong was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1999. Professor Thomas Geraghty led a team of faculty, students, and alumni on a seven-year effort that resolved complicated procedural problems and uncovered facts that revealed Strong’s innocence.

Professor Bernard Black and Feinberg Professor Abel Kho Receive $2.25 Million Grant to Study Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Diabetes
Bernard Black, Nicholas D. Chabraja Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and Feinberg School of Medicine Professor Abel N. Kho, director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine’s Center for Health Information Partnerships, are teaming up to study Medicaid's effect on diabetes patients with a $2.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Curriculum Development Grant Expands Entrepreneurship Lab
A curriculum development grant from VentureWell, a nonprofit organization that supports technology entrepreneurship, will allow the Master of Science in Law program to expand its Entrepreneurship Lab, a key component of the program’s unique curriculum.

Corruption in an Era of Climate Change: An Ever-Closing Circle?
Juliet Sorensen, clinical associate professor of law with the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rights, analyzes the under-explored relationship between corruption and climate change.

Negotiation Team Wins ABA Regional Competition
A team from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law won the regional American Bar Association’s (ABA) Negotiation Competition on November 14-15.

Live Streaming Video: A Conversation with Dean Rodriguez and Pat Quinn
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will host a conversation with Daniel B. Rodriguez, Dean and Harold Washington Professor, and Pat Quinn (JD ’80), 41st Governor of Illinois on Friday, October 23 at 1:15 pm.

Live Streaming Video: Panel Discussion on National Cannabis Decriminalization Efforts
On Friday, October 23, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., Northwestern Pritzker Law will host a panel discussion on national cannabis decriminalization efforts and the social impact of cannabis laws.

Live Streaming Video: Supreme Court Roundup
On Friday, October 23, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., Northwestern Pritzker Law will host a panel discussion on some of the United States Supreme Court’s important decisions from the 2014 term.

Live Streaming Video: Town Hall Meeting with Dean Rodriguez
On Friday, October 23, 2015, at 4:00 p.m., Northwestern Pritzker Law will host a Town Hall Meeting with Daniel B. Rodriguez, Dean and Harold Washington Professor.

Video: A Major Announcement About Northwestern Law
On October 22, 2015 Northwestern Law will simulcast a historic announcement.

Professor Leigh Bienen to be Honored Guest at Literary Awards Dinner
Leigh Bienen, a senior lecturer at Northwestern Law, will be an honored guest at the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 16th Annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on October 21, 2015, an event celebrating Chicago’s vibrant literary community.

“U.S. Prosecutors Have Too Much Power” Inaugural Newt and Jo Minow Debate to be held November 10
Northwestern Law will host the inaugural Newt and Jo Minow Debate Series, on the topic “U.S. Prosecutors Have Too Much Power.”

Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation Hosts First Fall Forum
What does it take for new lawyers to become strategic partners for their clients? What does it mean to possess legal judgment, to engage strategic thinking, and to be a leader in resolving a client’s problem? These questions and more were considered, discussed, and energetically debated during the Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation’s first fall forum, held September 21, 2015.

Conference on the Science of Unconscious Racism
Northwestern Law's Office of Diversity Education and Outreach along with the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights will host a conference on implicit bias, the science of unconscious racism on Friday, October 9.

Professor Michael Frakes Awarded $1.2 Million to Study Malpractice and “Defensive Medicine”
The National Institutes of Health awarded Professor Michael Frakes a $1.2 million grant to conduct a four-year study entitled, “The Impact of Exempting Medical Providers from Malpractice Protection.”

Northwestern Law Welcomes 2015-2016 Visiting Faculty
Northwestern Law is pleased to welcome four new visiting faculty members at the start of the fall semester: Yitzhak Benbaji, Sarah Lawsky, Alan Miller, and Simone Sepe.

Center for International Human Rights to Work on Justice System in Republic of Georgia
CIHR receives new funding to work on legal and justice system issues in Republic of Georgia.

Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer Advocates for Reform of Rape Laws
Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer's forthcoming article on the disparity between how rape is treating legally on and off college campuses is heavily featured in an August 26 New York Times Magazine story.

Professor Robert Burns Discusses “Kafka’s Law” on C-SPAN
Northwestern Law Professor Robert Burns sat down with C-SPAN earlier this summer to discusses his 2014 book, Kafka’s Law: “The Trial” and American Criminal Justice.

New Northwestern Law Faculty Member Candice Player Focuses on Law and the Mental Health System
Candice Player joined the law faculty in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Law. She holds an A.B. from Harvard College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Health Policy from Harvard University. Prior to joining Northwestern, served as the Naidoff Fellow in Health Policy, Law and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Perelman School of Medicine (2013-2015). Her research and teaching interests include health care law and policy, mental health law and bioethics.

Patent and Intellectual Property Expert David Schwartz Joins Northwestern Law Faculty
With an engineering background and 10 years of experience practicing patent law, David Schwartz returned to academia to conduct the kind of empirical research he found so valuable in his practice.

Two Northwestern Law Faculty Members Honored as Legal Legends
Two Northwestern Law faculty members are being honored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Chicago Chapter.

“The Last Supper”: Professor Rob Owen on how Art Illuminates the Law
Professor Rob Owen sheds light on the cultural conversation around the death penalty at a recent exhibit at the Block Museum.

Professor Andrew Koppelman Discusses "The Tough Luck Constitution" on C-SPAN
Last month, Andrew Koppelman discussed his 2013 book, The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform, on C-SPAN’s Book TV.

Faculty Comment on Notable Decisions from the Supreme Court’s 2014 Term
Northwestern Law Faculty weigh in on latest decisions from Supreme Court.

Conference Explores the Relationship Between Law and Innovation
Over 100 faculty, students, lawyers, scientists, engineers, doctors, and entrepreneurs gathered at Northwestern Law on June 17 for a one-day conference titled "Bridges not Barriers: The Law-STEM Alliance as a Catalyst for Innovation."

SCOTUS Decides in Favor of Appellate Advocacy Center Client
This morning, the Supreme Court released its decision in Kingsley v. Hendrickson, a case dealing with how to evaluate excessive force claims made by pretrial detainees. Sarah O’Rourke Schrup, clinical assistant professor of law and director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Appellate Advocacy Center, and Jeffrey Green, her co-instructor in Sidley Austin’s Supreme Court Clinic in the Center, were among those representing petitioner Michael Kingsley.

Northwestern Law Hosts Two Alumni Events in Europe
Northwestern Law is Hosting Two Alumni Events, in Paris and London, this summer featuring faculty members and Dean Rodriguez.

Faculty Members Anthony D’Amato, John Elson, and Stephen B. Presser to Retire this Year
With a combined total of 124 years of service, three esteemed members of our faculty retired this year.

Professor Andrew Koppelman Wins Walder Award for Research Excellence
Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and professor of political science, has been named the 14th recipient of the Martin E. and Gertrude G. Walder Award for Research Excellence.

Northwestern Law Celebrates the Class of 2015
Addressing more the more than 500 graduates and their guests who filled the historic Chicago Theatre, commencement keynote speaker Tina Tchen (JD ’84) credited Northwestern University School of Law with preparing her for her impressive legal career, taking her from the classrooms of Levy Maier to the halls of the White House.

“Seen from Inside: Perspectives on Capital Punishment” at Block Museum on May 19
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art is hosting a public event with the Capital Defense Center and the Center on Wrongful Convictions on May 19.

Evidence Conference Brings Together Reformers from around the World
Despite thousands of miles, different languages, and distinct cultures, China and Tanzania share a common bond: Northwestern Law professor Ronald Allen has been a significant force in shaping evidence law in both countries.

Conflict Ridden, Resource Rich
Access to Health students worked with health care providers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to propose hydrocarbon legislation that better governs expanding extraction industries.

Reforming the Law of Evidence of Tanzania
Professor Ronald Allen and a group of his students have worked with Tanzanian officials to craft a modern Evidence Act for that country—a radical reinvention of a foundational component of Tanzanian law.

Law & Entrepreneurship
A variety of programs and courses facilitate work at the intersection of law and entrepreneurship, including the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Entrepreneurship Law Center (ELC); NUvention; the three-year JD-MBA program; and the Master of Science in Law program.

Reinventing Interventions
By leveraging interdisciplinary research and clinical expertise to create sustainable health initiatives for communities in the developing world, the Access to Health Project's work is yielding new solutions to intractable old problems.

Q & A with Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer on her book, Flawed Convictions
Deborah Tuerkheimer's latest book, Flawed Convictions: “Shaken Baby Syndrome” and the Inertia of Injustice, examines the medical diagnosis of murder and what the cases mean for the criminal justice system.

Dean Rodriguez to Deliver Jefferson Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley
Northwestern Law dean Daniel B. Rodriguez will deliver the prestigious Jefferson Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, on April 1, 2015.

Rosenthal Lecturers Examine Property and Information
Property law scholars Henry E. Smith and Thomas W. Merrill discussed "Property and Information" at Northwestern Law's 2015 Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series on March 16-18.

Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation Established
Northwestern Law has launched the Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation, which will be directed by Professor James A. Lupo.

Rosenthal Lecture Series to Bring Two Property Scholars to Campus
Property law scholars Henry E. Smith and Thomas W. Merrill will be the featured speakers for Northwestern Law’s 2015 Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series on March 16-18.

Federalist Society Honors Joshua Kleinfeld with Paul M. Bator Award
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies honored Northwestern Law associate professor Joshua Kleinfeld with the 2015 Paul M. Bator Award.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Launches New Law School in Strategic Partnership with Northwestern Law
Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), aided by its strategic partner, Northwestern University School of Law, is establishing a new graduate-level law school in Doha, Qatar.

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