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March 2014

Dean Rodriguez Creates Buzz on the BlogosphereDean Rodriguez Creates Buzz on the Blogosphere
In addition to sharing his reflections on his blog, Word on the Streeterville, Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez has been addressing timely issues facing the legal community as a featured guest blogger for the website PrawfsBlawg this February. Topics include American legal scholarship and legal education misconceived, AALS should fund scholarships?, Scholarship funding: why and how, which includes an interesting debate with Brian Tamanaha in the comments, Funding legal scholarship, and AALS: is, not and ought. Dean Rodriguez is also active on Twitter.

White Sox Player Helps Promote Northwestern Health Project
Alejandro De Aza, centerfielder for the Chicago White Sox, recently agreed to join Northwestern in promoting a new Access to Health Program. Co-founded by clinical assistant professor and director of the Center for International Human Rights Juliet Sorenson, the program aims to offer research and clinical expertise of Northwestern Law in partnership with developing countries to conduct needs assessment. More...

Annual SFPIF Public Service Benefit Dinner
Six Northwestern Law alumni will be honored for their contributions to public service and the legal community at the 11th Annual Public Service Benefit Dinner hosted by the Student Funded Public Interest Fellowship program on April 3 at the Law School. Honorees include Ashley Fretthold JD '08, Angelica Lopez JD '09, Lawrence Marshall JD '85, Sharon Soltman JD '83, Gregory Swygert JD '03, and Sheldon Zenner JD '78. RSVP...

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.

A Day With Northwestern 2014
Join us on April 26 for A Day With Northwestern in Evanston, which annually attracts more than 400 alumni, students, parents, and friends for a full-day series of presentations and lectures. For more than 40 years, this spring event has featured prominent Northwestern faculty and alumni speakers on a variety of timely topics. Northwestern Law professor Andrew Koppelman will present this year on "The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform," discussing the significance of the Affordable Care Act decision for questions of individual liberty, distributive fairness and limits on both governmental and private power. More...

34th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
Northwestern Law's Garrett Institute will take place May 1-2. This two-day event is among the nation's premier corporate and securities law conferences. The expertise, experience, and accessibility of the faculty, which includes regulators, judges, and practitioners who are at the top of the industry, make this a truly unique and high-quality educational experience. Register with alumni code RGI2014ALUMNI for a 10 percent discount. More...

In the News

Alumni in the News

Three Sidley Lawyers to Argue in Three Days in High Court
Carter Phillips JD '77; Jeffrey Green in The National Law Journal, February 19, 2014

Law school 'flips' over donation
David A. Savner JD '68; Emerson Tiller in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, February 18, 2014

Northwestern's ELC not a startup anymore (subscription required)
Allison Hastings JD '14; Katherine Pine JD '15; Entrepreneurship Law Center in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, February 14, 2014

Faculty in the News

The flaw in Osborne's pre-emptive strike against a currency union
David J. Scheffer in New Statesman, February 28, 2014

Lawsuit accuses Cook County of allowing 'sadistic culture' at jail | David M. Shapiro; Sheila Bedi; Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center in The Chicago Tribune, February 27, 2014

Unjustly jailed, banned from suing
Northwestern University School of Law in New York Daily News, February 27, 2014

Did lawyer's suicide cost him final pay? Court to decide
Steven Lubet in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 23, 2014

Did people confuse 'astronomy' with 'astrology' in the NSF study?
James Lindgren in The Washington Post, February 18, 2014

New York State's Top Judge Permits Early Bar Exam in Exchange for Pro Bono Work | Daniel B. Rodriguez in The New York Times, February 11, 2014

Kiobel redux: Universal jurisdiction gets ever less universal
Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Post, February 13, 2014

24 percent of JDs who passed the bar in 2000 aren't practicing law, survey finds
Daniel B. Rodriguez in ABA Journal, February 8, 2014

A New Kind of Student Union? Labor Law and Football
Zev J. Eigen in Life of the Law, February 4, 2014

Criminal Exonerations at All-Time High
Center on Wrongful Convictions in The Wall Street Journal, February 4, 2014

You Are What You Tweet
Daniel B. Rodriguez in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, February 3, 2014

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

Swearing-In Ceremony at the Supreme Court of the United States - Washington, DC
Date: March 10, 2014
Location: Supreme Court of the United States

Pirate Prosecution Paradoxes with Prof. Eugene Kontorovich - New York, NY
Date: March 26, 2014
Location: Nixon Peabody
More info: Register

LLM Tax Club Happy Hour - Chicago, IL
Date: March 26, 2014
Location: Tradition Bar & Grill
More info: Register

The History of Law through Rare Books with Prof. Emily Kadens - Milwaukee, WI
Date: April 2, 2014
Location: Foley & Lardner
More info: Register

11th Annual Public Service Benefit Dinner - Chicago, IL
Date: April 3, 2014
Location: Northwestern Law, Atrium
More info: Register

2014 Production of Wigmore Follies - "We Don't Have a Clue"
Date: April 4-5, 2014
Location: Thorne Auditorium
More info: Tickets