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January 2013

2013 Pope and John Lecture Series2013 Pope and John Lecture Series
Patrick Fitzgerald, esteemed trial lawyer, investigator, and former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, will be the featured speaker for the Law School's Pope & John Lecture Series on Professionalism. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26 at the Law School in Lincoln Hall. Registration opens on February 1

Dean Rodriguez to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Hispanic Law Students Celebration
On January 29, all alumni are invited to an event which aims to celebrate Hispanic law students in their efforts to overcome adversity and diversify the Illinois legal community. Dean Rodriguez will speak at the event, which is sponsored by the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI), Quarles & Brady LLP, Northwestern Law, and the Northwestern Latino Law Student Association. More...

Judges Needed for Miner Moot Court Programs
Judges are needed for the preliminary rounds of the 50th Annual Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition on February 7, 11, 18, and 21. The rounds will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by an optional buffet dinner. CLE credit is available. For questions, please contact the 2013 Julius H. Miner Moot Court Alumni Outreach Co-Chairs Drew Beres and Jeff VanDam. Sign up to be a judge...

Judges are also needed for oral arguments for the noncompetitive 2013 Arlyn Miner Moot Court. The competition will be held April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. Alumni that live in the Chicago area and are interested in being a judge can e-mail Bonnie Jackson or call (312) 503-5355. CLE credit is available for this event.

In the News

Alumni in the News

Chicago: The false confession capital
Katie Marie Zouhary JD '12 in CBS- 60 Minutes, December 09, 2012

Faculty in the News

Roster of Exonerations Shows the Particular Vulnerability of Juveniles Under Questioning
Steven A. Drizin in Chicago Bureau, January 04, 2013

Chicago charter school subject to private-sector labor laws
Zev J. Eigen in WBEZ, January 2, 2013

False confessions not a relic of past
Joshua Tepfer in Chicago Sun-Times, December 27, 2012

Court will hear arguments in Peoria home invasion case
Karen L. Daniel; Center on Wrongful Convictions in Peoria Journal Star, December 25, 2012

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois Event - Chicago
Date: January 29, 2013
Location: Northwestern Law School
More Info: Register

An Evening with Marshall Shapo - Chicago
Date: February 5, 2013
Location: Petterino's
Host: Northwestern Law Alumni Club of Chicago
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Meet the Dean Reception - Phoenix
Date: February 20, 2013
Location: The Ritz Carlton
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History of Law Through Rare Books with Emily Kadens - Washington DC
Date: February 25, 2013
Location: Law Library of Congress
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Pope and John Lecture featuring Patrick Fitzgerald
Date: February 26, 2013
Location: Northwestern Law School
More info: Registration opens on February 1