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March 2015

Property law scholars Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith


Rosenthal Lecture Series to Bring Two Property Scholars, Former Faculty Members to Campus
Property law scholars Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith will be the featured speakers for Northwestern Law's 2015 Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series on March 16-18. More...

Global Village Celebrates 10 Years
Northwestern Law hosted its 10th annual Global Village celebration on Friday, February 27, in the Atrium. More than 20 student groups were represented across the globe, from Brazil to Indonesia. View photo album on Facebook...

Northwestern Law Guides Creation of Law School in Qatar
Hamad bin Khalifa University, in strategic partnership with Northwestern Law, is establishing a new graduate-level law school in Doha, Qatar. The school will open in the fall of 2015 in Education City. The new law program will be the first of its kind in the Middle East. More...

Federalist Society Honors Joshua Kleinfeld with Paul M. Bator Award
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies honored Northwestern Law associate professor Joshua Kleinfeld with the 2015 Paul M. Bator Award. 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 12th Annual Public Service Benefit Dinner hosted by the Student Funded Public Interest Fellowship program on Thursday, April 2, at the Law School. Honorees include Myles D. Berman (JD '83), Stuart J. Chanen (JD '85), Randi Ilyse Roth (JD '84), Meghan Carter (JD '10), David T. Harris (JD '07), and Margaret Wakelin (JD '08). Email SFPIF Dinner Co-chairs...

Black Law Students Association's Annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet
Alumni are invited to join members of the Northwestern Black Law Students Association (BLSA) on Thursday, April 16, for the Annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet, which will feature keynote speaker David B. Rone (JD '87), president of Time Warner Cable Sports. A number of awards will be presented at the event, including the inaugural Legacy Award to Professor Joyce Hughes, appreciation awards for graduating students, and a number of BLSA ambassador scholarships for Northwestern undergraduate students. RSVP...

A Day With Northwestern 2015
Join us on April 18 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. This year's lineup includes Northwestern Law professor Destiny Peery (JD-PhD '12), who will present "Through the Lens of Ferguson: Current Issues at the Intersection of Race, Psychology, and Law." More...

35th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White will serve as the keynote speaker at Northwestern Law's Garrett Institute April 30-May 1. 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 discount code ALUM2015GAR for a reduced fee of $765. More...

Save the Date: Wigmore Reception
The annual Wigmore reception will be held April 27. For more information on joining The John Henry Wigmore Club, please email Emily Mullin or contact her at 312.503.1558.

Double Impact Challenge
Double Your Impact! Any Law School donor who doubles their last gift (between $100 and $2,500) to any Law School Fund account between now and May 15, 2015, will have their gift matched by alumnus Neil Bluhm (JD '62). Mr. Bluhm will match up to $100,000 in gifts to the Law School Fund. Please contact Emily Mullin with questions.

Alumni in the News

Kate Shaw Joins ABC News Covering Supreme Court, Legal Issues on Hill
Kate Shaw (JD '06) in Deadline, February 26

Bruce Rauner's Agenda: Working With (and Around) Democrats and Unions
Julie L. Biehl (JD '86) in Chicago Magazine, February 5

DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
Patty Gerstenblith (JD '83) in The Chicago Tribune, February 5

Faculty in the News

Northwestern Law To Help Run JD Program in Qatar
Northwestern Law in The National Law Journal, March 2

Questionable convictions in "shaken baby" cases?
Deborah Tuerkheimer in CBS News and 48 Hours, February 28

HBKU launches new law school
Qatar Tribune, February 22

Illinois' prison fix requires action, not a commission
David Shapiro in St Louis Post-Dispatch, February 17

Unvaxed and Confused
Juliet Sorensen in U.S. News and World Report, February 11

When is an Illegal Settlement Legal?
Eugene Kontorovich in The Jewish Press, February 9

Prosecutors shouldn't have immunity from their unethical -- or unlawful -- acts
Alexa Van Brunt in The Guardian, February 5

Net Neutrality Fight Likely Headed Back to Court
James B. Speta in The Wall Street Journal, February 5

Kagan Dishes on Supreme Court Bar, State of the Union, and Law Schools
The National Law Journal, February 4

New U.S. Laws Impact Information Gathering and Security
George H. Pike in Information Today, February 3

Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty?
Leonard S. Rubinowitz in The Atlantic City Lab, February 3

A Gay-Rights Argument Scalia Could Love
Steven G. Calabresi in BloombergView, February 2


Upcoming Events

Alumni Club of San Francisco Cocktail Party
March 10
Press Club, San Francisco
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Alumni Club of San Francisco Cocktail Party
March 11
Nola, Palo Alto
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Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series
March 16-18
Northwestern Law
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JD-MBA Networking Reception
March 18
111 N. Canal Building, Chicago
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12th Annual SFPIF Public Service Benefit Dinner
April 2
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Arlyn Miner Moot Court - Judges Needed!
April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
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Alumni Club of NYC Annual Cocktail Party
April 8
Penn Club, New York City
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BLSA Annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet
April 16
Northwestern Law
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Alumni Club of DC Performance of The Originalist
April 23
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Alumni Club of the Twin Cities Faculty Lecture with Professor Redish
April 30
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35th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
April 30-May 1
Northwestern Law (Thorne Auditorium)
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