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January 2015

Justice Elena Kagan to Visit as the 2015 Trienens Judicial Scholar


Justice Elena Kagan to Visit as the 2015 Trienens Judicial Scholar
The Honorable Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will visit the Law School as the 2015 Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar. Justice Kagan will participate in a moderated discussion, which is open to alumni, faculty, staff, and students, on February 3 at 4 p.m. in Thorne Auditorium. More...

In Memoriam: Jane Raley, Co-Director of Center on Wrongful Convictions
Jane Raley, clinical professor of law and co-director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Center on Wrongful Convictions, lost her battle with cancer on December 25, 2014. Raley was a dedicated advocate for her clients, exonerating 11 inmates from prison, and served as a trusted mentor and colleague at the CWC. The Northwestern Law community is immeasurably lucky to have known her, and in that spirit her family has requested donations be made in her honor to the CWC. More on the Jane Raley Memorial Fund...

2011 Graduate to Clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2015
Elana Nightingale Dawson (JD '11) will serve as a law clerk for Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court for the 2015 Term. While at the Supreme Court, Nightingale Dawson will serve alongside alumnus Sopan Joshi (JD '13), who will clerk for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. This marks the ninth Northwestern Law graduate to serve in a Supreme Court clerkship in the last decade. More...

Dean Rodriguez on the State of Legal Education
At the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting this past weekend, Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez addressed the AALS House of Representatives as the association's outgoing president. He touched on pressing challenges facing the community of educators and administrators as well as promising areas of innovation. Read his full remarks (pdf)...

Three Northwestern Law Professors Named to List of Most Influential Attorneys to Supreme Court
A recent Reuters special report named three Northwestern Law professors to its list of the most influential attorneys to the Supreme Court. Sarah O'Rourke Schrup, Jeffrey Green, and Carter Phillips (JD '77)—all co-directors of the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Supreme Court Clinic—were identified in "The Echo Chamber," a three-part report which examines the inner workings of the Supreme Court of the United States and the lawyers that lead in appealing and arguing cases before the high court. More...

Finite Disappointment, Infinite Hope: Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration 2015
Northwestern Law, the Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Kellogg School of Management will present a number of programs on the Chicago campus in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Events ranging from a film screening of Selma to a Collaboraction theater performance and discussion will take place from January 20-24. Learn more and register...

Double Impact Challenge
Announcing the Double Impact Challenge! Any Law School donor who doubles their last gift (between $100 and $2,500) to any Law School Fund account between now and May 15, 2015, will have their gift matched by alumnus Neil Bluhm (JD '62). Mr. Bluhm will match up to $100,000 in gifts to the Law School Fund. Please contact Emily Mullin with questions.

42nd Annual Securities Regulation Institute
The Northwestern Law Securities Regulation Institute will take place January 26-28. The three-day event offers practical advice for all attorneys advising corporate clients on securities and business law. Register with alumni code SRI2015ALUMNI, for a 10 percent discount. More...

Alumni in the News

NuCurrent, Molex announce deal on wireless charging technology
Jacob Babcock (JD '09) in The Chicago Tribune, December 3

Special Report: In ever-clubbier bar, eight men emerge as Supreme Court confidants
Carter Phillips (JD '77), John Paul Stevens (JD '47), Steven Lubet in Reuters, December 8

Black law student groups find ways to support Ferguson, New York protestors
Jarrett Burks (JD '16) in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 12

Faculty in the News

The Ugly Truth Behind the Killing of Michael Brown
Locke E. Bowman in Crain's Chicago Business, December 2

The Echo Chamber
Carter Phillips (JD '77), Sarah O' Rourke Schrup, and Jeffrey Greene in Reuters, December 8

Standing for passport holders (and maybe even owners)
Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Post, December 8

FOIA Reform Gets Key Senate Endorsement
George H. Pike in Information Today, December 9

Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: New Directions in International Criminal Justice
David J. Scheffer in Council on Foreign Relations, December 11

The torture memos prove America's lawyers don't know how to be ethical
Alexa Van Brunt in The Washington Post, December 12

Improving the Criminal's System Response Would Cut Campus Rapes
Deborah Tuerkheimer in The New York Times, December 12

Scalia's torture debacle: why the right scarily keeps missing the point
Steven Lubet in Salon, December 16

New Reforms Aim to Make Police Lineups More Reliable
Karen L. Daniel in CBS Chicago, December 18

Today's Tech: How a Law School Professor Uses Technology in Her Classroom
Alyson Carrel in Above the Law, December 18

The trials and tribulations of prosecuting heads of states: Kenyatta and the ICC
Karen J. Alter in The Washington Post, December 19

Finding a Jury of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated
Shari Seidman Diamond on NPR, December 27

Northwestern's Jane Raley was passionate advocate for the falsely accused
Jane E. Raley in The Chicago Tribune, December 28


Upcoming Events

DREAM Committee presents an Evening at the Movies, featuring Selma
January 20
AMC River East, Chicago
Pre-registration required

DREAM Week Reception/Theatrical Performance
Crime Scene Chicago: Let Hope Rise, by Collaboraction theater group
January 21
Northwestern Law Thorne Auditorium
Pre-registration required

Taking the First Step: A DREAM Week Panel Discussion on Institutional Mistrust
January 22
Northwestern Law

DREAM Week Service Activity
January 23 or 24
Pre-registration required

42nd Annual Securities Regulation Institute
January 26-28
Coronado, California
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Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar Lecture with Justice Elena Kagan
February 3
Northwestern Law
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Houston Alumni Reception
February 5
Alumni website

Julius Miner Moot Court Competition - Judges Needed!
February 5, 9, 12, 19
Northwestern Law
Alumni Judge Registration Form

12th Annual SFPIF Public Service Benefit Dinner
April 2
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Arlyn Miner Moot Court - Judges Needed!
April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Northwestern Law
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Black Law Students Association Annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet, Honoring Professor Joyce Hughes
April 16
Northwestern Law
BLSA website

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