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January 2017

Professor Cass Sunstein

Cass Sunstein Will Give Lectures on 'Divided States of America' for Rosenthal Series
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is proud to welcome Professor Cass R. Sunstein as the speaker for the 2017 Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series, January 18-19 and February 3 in Lincoln Hall. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School and is regarded as one of the country's most influential legal scholars. His main work is in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics. At Harvard, Sunstein founded and now directs the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy. From 2009 to 2012, he was administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Please RSVP for these events. More...

Judges Needed for 2017 Arlyn Miner Moot Court Program
The Arlyn Miner First-Year Moot Court Program will take place on April 5-6 and April 11-13. All JD students spend second semester of their first year writing and revising complex, multi-issue briefs, which they argue before a panel of alumni and faculty judges. We look forward each year to having our distinguished alumni act as judges for the Program, and hope this year you will take the opportunity to participate and meet our students. If you would like to judge, please register. If you would like more information about the Program or about serving as an alumni judge, please contact Sonali Munshi.

Welcome Michelle Jackson, New Director of Diversity Education and Outreach
Michelle Jackson joined Northwestern Law as Director of Diversity Education and Outreach last month. Jackson is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, and her impressive legal career has included work in law firms, government service, and legal education. While in legal education, Jackson has held positions in career services, and has served as the ADA Coordinator, the Title IX Coordinator, and the Executive Assistant to the Chancellor—most recently at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "This is a critical time for our Law School and its diversity efforts going forward. I know I join with Michelle in saying that the input, participation, and activism of our community is essential in keeping our Law School, and our community, moving forward as a place in which all members of our diverse community can pursue their goals and dreams with respect, with support, and with unwavering commitment. We expect and will tolerate nothing less," said Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez, "I ask the Northwestern Law community to join me in welcoming Michelle."

44th Annual Securities Regulation Institute, Jan 23-25
One of the most visible and highly-regarded securities and corporate law conferences in the country, the Securities Regulation Institute reaches prominent attorneys from both firm and in-house practices. This year’s event, in Coronado, California, will feature a keynote address by SEC Chair Mary Jo White and a conversation with Leo E. Strine Jr., Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Northwestern Law alumni can use the promo code SRI2017ALUM for discounted registration. More...

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Faculty in the News

Hundreds of thousands are languishing in jails because they can't afford bail bonds: A national movement is building to end this
Alexa Van Brunt, Alternet, December 22

Behind the epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S.
Juliet Sorensen, Chicago Tonight, December 15

President Obama should curb mass incarceration with clemency
David M. Shapiro, The Hill, December 9

Is Dylann Roof trying to sabotage his own trial?
Meredith Martin Rountree, Christian Science Monitor, December 5

Upcoming Events

Martin Luther King Day Chicago Campus Keynote: Mae Jemison
January 23
Hughes Auditorium

Public Interest Alumni and Student Social
January 25
Northwestern Law Atrium

BLSA Mock Interview Program Reception
January 31
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Fireside Chat with Kendrick Washington (JD ’10), Civil Rights Attorney at the U.S. Department of Education
February 1
Lowden Hall

The Brodsky Family JD-MBA Lecture Series: Sharon Y. Bowen (JD ’82, MBA ’82), Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
February 13
Lincoln Hall

Save the Date

1967 50th Mini-Reunion hosted by James Oelschlager (JD ’67)
February 17
Naples, Florida

Young Alumni Donor Reception
February 22

SFPIF Dinner
March 29

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