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February 2019

Tijuana border

CFJC Immigration Attorneys and Students Help Asylum-Seekers at the Border
In the final days of winter break, Children and Family Justice Center attorneys Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe, clinical associate professor of law, and Amy Martin, Immigration Law Fellow, led a dozen Northwestern Law students to Tijuana, Mexico where they spent three days volunteering with Al Otro Lado, a nonprofit supporting asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. More...

Join Us for the 2019 Alumni Awards
Please join us for the sixth annual Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Alumni Awards luncheon to honor our 2019 Alumni Award recipients:

  Distinguished Alumni Award
  Jeff Hammes (JD ’85)
  Dawn Clark Netsch Award for Public Service
  Katie Krueger (JD ’80)
  Daniel B. Rodriguez Alumni Club Excellence Award
  The Honorable Sunil Harjani (JD ’00)
and
  Peter Stach (JD ’12)
  Volunteer Service Award
  Kendrick Washington (JD ’10)
  Emerging Leader Award
  Karl Riley (JD ’10)
  International Alumni Award
  Gabriel Moens (LLM ’72)
  Dean’s Legacy Award
  Sara Hays (JD ’89)

The luncheon will take place Friday, April 12 at the Union League Club of Chicago. More...

Serve as a Judge for the 2019 Arlyn Miner Moot Court
The Arlyn Miner First-Year Moot Court Program will take place on April 8-10 and April 15-17. 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 here. If you would like more information about the Program or about serving as an alumni judge, please contact Sonali Munshi.

Interview with Judge Marvin Aspen: A Judge Who Shaped the Court, the City, & the Nation
In the bicentennial year of the Northern District of Illinois, the Court will host a Judicial Oral History Project to interview history-makers who have left an indelible mark on the legal system. There is no better way to launch the project than with Judge Marvin E. Aspen (JD '58), who served as the Chief Judge from 1995 to 2002 and is completing his fourth decade of service on the Court. The interview will be moderated by three of his former law clerks, whom he now counts as colleagues: Judges Edmond E. Chang (JD '94), Jeffrey T. Gilbert (JD '80), and Sidney I. Schenkier (JD '79). The event will take place on Wednesday, February 27 at 3pm at the Dirksen Courthouse. RSVPs requested (but not required) to ILND_RSVP@ilnd.uscourts.gov. More...


Faculty in the News

Political Messaging in the Age of Deeply Partisan Politics
Jason DeSanto, WTTW, February 6

With EPA probe stalled by federal shutdown, city steps in to crack down on toxic manganese
Debbie Chizewer, Chicago Tribune, February 1

A Retreat From NATO?
David Scheffer, New York Times, February 1

Should the ABA change bar passage standards for law schools?
Daniel Rodriguez, ABA Journal, January 24

Why Won’t John Roberts Accept an Ethics Code for Supreme Court Justices?
Steven Lubet, Slate, January 16

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Upcoming Events

Northwestern Asian and Asian American Alumni Panel
February 23
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Law Alumni Club of San Francisco Dinner
February 27
iTalico
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Law Alumni Club of San Francisco Neighborhood Dinner
February 28
Trailblazer Tavern
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Law Alumni Club of Chicago Women's Networking Lunch and Presentation
March 5
Women’s Athletic Club
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Northwestern Alumni Bay Area Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
March 7
Northwestern University San Francisco Office
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Los Angeles Welcome Reception For Dean Kimberly Yuracko
March 20
Home of The Honorable Dean Hansell
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Northwestern Law San Diego Reception Featuring Jim Speta
March 26
Searsucker
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San Francisco Welcome Reception For Dean Kimberly Yuracko
March 28
111 Minna Gallery
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