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February 2014

Dave and Libby Savner Give to Support Innovative Instructional TechnologyDave and Libby Savner Give to Support Innovative Instructional Technology
David A. Savner (JD '68) and his wife, Libby, have made a gift of $1 million to Northwestern University School of Law to sustain instructional innovation in the classroom. The Savners' gift will help to construct a new classroom dedicated to technology-based teaching solutions and create an endowed fund to sustain evolving technologies. More...

JCLC Symposium: Guns in America
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will deliver the keynote address at the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology's 2014 symposium, "Guns in America," on February 7 at 4:15 p.m. The event will also feature an opening address by Professor James Lindgren and a panel discussion including Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, McDonald v. Chicago plaintiff's attorney David Sigale, University of Chicago criminologists Jens Ludwig and Harold Pollack, and Northwestern Law clinicians Stephanie Kollmann and Dominique Nong. More...

Symposium: Rethinking the War on Drugs
On February 20-21, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation will present "Rethinking the War on Drugs," a two-day symposium featuring panel discussions with renowned judges, prosecutors, medical personnel, professors, government officials, economists, and journalists. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Law and the Harvard Club of Chicago, the event will take place in the Law School's Thorne Auditorium. More...

Save the Date: Wigmore Reception
The annual Wigmore reception will be held April 11, 2014. For more information on joining The John Henry Wigmore Club, please email Emily Mullin or contact her at 312.503.1558.

Save the Date: BLSA's Annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet
On Friday, April 18, the Northwestern Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will celebrate their annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet. The banquet will recognize the accomplishments of graduating BLSA members. For questions or more information on BLSA, please contact Simi Opayemi.

All Alumni Weekend 2014
By now, you should have received your save-the-date postcard for All Alumni Weekend, September 19-20, 2014. Additional events will be held for this year's Reunion classes: 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2013. If you did not receive the postcard, please update your contact information today!

Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition
The 51st Annual Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition is still seeking judges judge for preliminary rounds of student oral argument February 10, 13, 17, and 20. Register...

OnRamp Fellowship: For Women Lawyers Re-Entering the Profession
The OnRamp Fellowship was recently launched to help experienced women lawyers, who took a break from practicing for one reason or another, to re-enter the profession through a one-year, paid fellowships with law firms. Four major law firms -- Sidley Austin, Hogan Lovells, Baker Botts, and Cooley -- are offering fellowships in 15 cities across the U.S. as part of the pilot program this year. More...

Women's Leadership Coalition for their Annual Symposium
Join the Women's Leadership Coalition for their Annual Symposium February 10-14 for a week of programming featuring a keynote address from Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez as well as networking opportunities and panel discussions with career advisers, professors, and students. The symposium is sponsored by Mayer Brown, Latham & Watkins LLP, White & Case, and Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP. Complete schedule...

In the News

Alumni in the News

Special counsel in bridge investigation has a history prosecuting governors
Reid J. Schar (JD '97) in CNN, January 15, 2014

Faculty in the News

Should college athletes unionize?
Zev J. Eigen in Southern California Public Radio, January 29, 2014

Problems with early voting, and the promise of future voting
Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Post, January 29, 2014

State of the Union Analysis
Jason C. DeSanto in WTTW- Chicago Tonight, January 29, 2013

How we could get rid of April 15 as Tax Day
Joseph J. Thorndike in Yahoo News, January 28, 2014

Outside Opinion: When too many students are expelled, crime results
Sheila Bedi in The Chicago Tribune, January 28, 2014

Why Obama Should Back Drug-Sentencing Reform in the State of the Union
Juliet Sorensen in The Atlantic, January 26, 2014

Coming Out of the Turn: Charting a New Course in Criminal Justice
Joseph Margulies JD '88 in Verdict, January 22, 2014

Syria talks peace, amid images of death
Karen Alter in CBC- The Current, January 22, 2014

All Eyes Will Be on New York in 2014 When It Comes to Police Interrogations and False Confessions
Steven A. Drizin JD '86 in The Huffington Post, January 9, 2014

ATL's 10 Top Rated Law Schools For 2013
Northwestern University School of Law in Above the Law, January, 7, 2014

Law 2014: Paring Back at U.S. Law Schools Continues
Daniel B. Rodriguez in The Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2014

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

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
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Pirate Prosecution Paradoxes with Prof. Eugene Kontorovich - Minneapolis, MN
Date: March 6, 2014
Location: Briggs & Morgan
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Young Alumni Wine Tasting & Networking Event - Chicago, IL
Date: March 6, 2014
Location: McCormick & Schmick's
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Constitutional Changes in the UK: An American Perspective with Prof. Erin Delaney - Washington, DC
Date: March 6, 2014
Location: Latham & Watkins
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