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February 2013

2013 Pope and John Lecture Series8th Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conference, March 9
The Bluhm Legal Clinic's Entrepreneurship Law Center will host their 8th annual conference on Saturday, March 9, at the Law School. Designed to provide practical, relevant information about various legal issues that entrepreneurs face, the conference will include panel discussions on topics such as entity selection, founder agreements, venture and angel financing, intellectual property, and employment issues. J.B. Pritzker JD '93, the 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur award recipient, will serve as the keynote speaker for the conference. Read more...

Former U.S. Attorney to Deliver Pope and John Lecture
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 on Tuesday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m. Register...

Save the Date: All Alumni Weekend 2013
All Northwestern Law alumni are invited to celebrate All Alumni Weekend, which will be held on September 27-28, 2013. Reunite with friends, rekindle the memories of your student days, and see how the Law School has changed over the years. Additional events will be held for this year's reunion classes: 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008. To learn about opportunities to volunteer on your class committee and help plan your reunion, complete the committee form, e-mail Charley Boynton, or call (312) 503-1769.

Conference: Rethinking 'Shareholder Value' and the Purpose of the Corporation, March 7-8
Northwestern Law alumni and peers are invited to attend the Kellogg School of Management and Aspen Institute Business and Society Conference on March 7-8. The two-day conference will bring together leading experts in academia and business to discuss how corporations can respond to the competing pressures of shareholder value maximization and social responsibility. Conference panelists include Northwestern Law professors Bernie Black and Marty Redish. More information and registration...

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

Save the Date: Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar
The Honorable Guido Calabresi, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will visit Northwestern Law on April 8-9, 2013, as the Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar. Judge Calabresi will deliver a community lecture on Tuesday, April 9 at 4:00 PM at the Law School followed by a community reception. Registration to follow.

Applying Neurobiology to Mediation and Negotiation, April 3
How do brains work in negotiation and mediation when the parties, their counsels and/or the mediator try to manage their emotions, when they need to focus their attention, take a decision or analyze the behavior of another person? The Center on Negotiation and Mediation is partnering with Neuroawareness Consulting Services to present this one-day workshop, providing practical new tools to improve your legal and/or ADR practice. Register with NU alumni discount code NUNEURO.

In the News

Alumni in the News

Can Chicago be the Next Silicon Valley?
Hua Wang, JD '12 in MIT Entrepreneurship Review, January 17, 2013

Faculty in the News

Set Daniel Taylor free
Karen L. Daniel in The Chicago Tribune, February 06, 2013

Rosenthal: U.S. lawsuit against S&P carries risk
David Ruder in The Chicago Tribune, February 06, 2013

A journey into the unknown
David J. Scheffer in The Journal, February 06, 2013

Fixing common affairs
John O. McGinnis in The Economist, February 02, 2013

A brief history of the income tax
Charlotte Crane on Marketplace, February 01, 2013

Nation Lifting Boy Scout Ban On Gays: One Legal Perspective
Andrew M. Koppelman on Oregon Public Broadcasting, January 30, 2013

Scholars scoff at Scalia claim
Martin H. Redish in Politico, January 29, 2013

Make Law Schools Earn a Third Year
Daniel B. Rodriguez in The New York Times, January 17, 2013

Music Sales Are Just 6% of Average Musician's Income
Peter C. DiCola in TorrentFreak, January 14, 2013

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

Meet the Dean Reception - Phoenix
Date: February 20
Location: The Ritz Carlton
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Law Day at Northwestern vs. Wisconsin Basketball Game - Chicago
February 20
Welsh-Ryan Arena
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History of Law Through Rare Books with Emily Kadens - Washington DC
Date: February 25
Location: Law Library of Congress
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Pope and John Lecture on Professionalism
"The Perils of Prosecutors Facing Ticking Time Bombs" delivered by Patrick Fitzgerald

Date: February 26
Location: Northwestern Law School
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LLM Tax Alumni Club Happy Hour - Chicago
Date: March 6
Location: Municipal Bar and Dining Co.
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Ronald McDonald House Meal Preparation - Chicago
Date: March 9
Location: Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital
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Alternative Careers Alumni Panel & Networking Event - Los Angeles
Date: March 13
Location: Hogan Lovells
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