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January 2014

Northwestern Law Receives Landmark Donation from Neil BluhmNorthwestern Law Receives $15 Million Gift from Neil Bluhm (JD '62)
Neil G. Bluhm (JD '62) has made a gift of $15 million to Northwestern Law to support public interest and government work through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program and clinical legal education at the Bluhm Legal Clinic. It is the largest charitable gift in the Law School's history. More...

Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez to Become President of the AALS
This weekend Dean Rodriguez will be sworn in as the next president of the Association of American Law Schools at their 2014 Annual Meeting in New York. He will also be at the New York Hilton Midtown on January 3 for an alumni and faculty reception More...

A New Year's Message from Dean Rodriguez
Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez reflects on 2013 and looks forward to exceptional things to come in 2014. Read his blog post...

41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute
The Northwestern Law Securities Regulation Institute will take place January 27-29. The three-day event offers practical advice for all attorneys advising corporate clients on securities and business law. Register with alumni code SRI2014ALUMNI, for a 10 percent discount. More...

Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition
The 51st Annual Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition invites all alumni of Northwestern Law to serve as a judge for our student oral argument rounds on February 10, 13, 17, and 20. Register...

Alumni Interviewers Needed
The admissions team is seeking alumni volunteers to interview prospective students. If you are interested in becoming an alumni interviewer, please sign up online or email the admissions office.

In the News

Alumni in the News

Holiday Joy Arrives Early at Northwestern Law
Neil G. Bluhm (JD '62); and Daniel B. Rodriguez in The Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2013

Show Me The Money
James Koutoulas (JD '06); J. Samuel Tenenbaum in Forbes, December 16, 2013

Mohr Davidow VC Bill Ericson on Rocket Fuel, Chegg and $1B 'unicorns'
Bill Ericson (JD '88) in Silicon Valley Business Journal, December 2, 2013

Faculty in the News

India, take a look in the mirror
Juliet Sorensen in Daily News, December 26, 2013

Philly Finally Makes Good On a Promise to Record Interrogations and Confessions
Steven A. Drizin (JD '86) in The Huffington Post, December 23, 2013

We Can't Arrest Our Way to Safer Schools
Sheila Bedi in US News, December 14, 2013

What the First Income Taxes Tell Us About
Joseph J. Thorndike in Nextgov, December 9, 2013

Northwestern aims to attract science minds
Daniel B. Rodriguez; Leslie Oster; Emerson Tiller in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 6, 2013

Will the 'The Big Apple' Trump 'The Windy City' When It Comes to False Confessions?
Steven A. Drizin (JD '86) in The Huffington Post, December 5, 2013

Study shows copyright brings little revenue for musicians; Live performances and music education main suppliers of income
Peter C. DiCola in Music Times, December 2, 2013

Law schools adjust to lower enrollments (subscription required)
Daniel B. Rodriguez in The Chicago Tribune, December 1, 2013

Upcoming Events

Law School Events

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology Symposium: Guns in America (CLE credit eligible)
Date: February 7, 2014
Location: Lincoln Hall
More info: Register

Alumni Events

Northwestern Law Faculty and Alumni Reception - New York, NY
Date: January 3, 2014
Location: New York Hilton Midtown
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Alumni Speaker Series: Jon Vegosen JD '76 - Practicing Law While Pursuing Your Passion - Chicago, IL
Date: January 22, 2014
Location: Northwestern Law School
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How to Survive the Contract Zombie Apocalypse with Prof. Zev Eigen - San Francisco, CA
Date: February 12, 2014
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP
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How to Survive the Contract Zombie Apocalypse with Prof. Zev Eigen - Los Angeles, CA
Date: February 13, 2014
Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP
More info: Register

Professional and Continuing Legal Education

41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute
Dates: January 27-29, 2014
Location: Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California
More info: web