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April 2013

Dawn Clark NetschMemorial Service For Dawn Clark Netsch (JD '52), April 13
Please join us in celebrating the life and work of Dawn Clark Netsch on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. Her family will host a memorial service in the Thorne Auditorium at Northwestern Law. The service is open to the public, and a reception will be held in the Atrium immediately following the service. Netsch died from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) on March 5. Visit the Dawn Clark Netsch memorial website and sign the online guest book. RSVP for the Memorial Service...

Judge Guido Calabresi to Visit as the Trienens Judicial Scholar
The Honorable Guido Calabresi, Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will visit the Law School as the 2013 Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar. Judge Calabresi will participate in a moderated discussion, which is open to all alumni, faculty, staff, and students, on April 9 at 4 p.m. in Lincoln Hall. Register...

Video: Dean Rodriguez on Bloomberg Law
Dean Rodriguez gave an interview to Anthony Pacchia of Bloomberg Law in which he discussed the option (currently under consideration in New York) of permitting students to sit for the bar after two years of law school, the value of the third year of law school, and the future of legal education at Northwestern. The interview is posted on YouTube: Northwestern Law Dean: Let Students "Vote With Their Feet"

Women's Leadership Coalition Networking Happy Hour
Join members of the Women's Leadership Coalition for a happy hour at D4 Irish Pub Thursday, April 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to meet fellow alumnae and current students and grow your network. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided courtesy of the WLC, cash bar available. Register...

For questions about this event or WLC, email

Black Law Students Association Annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet
Alumni are invited to join members of the Northwestern Black Law Students Association (BLSA) to recognize the accomplishments of graduating BLSA members and celebrate them as they prepare to transition into post-graduation life at the Annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet Friday, April 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Northwestern Law. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jason Burch.

Alumni Cocktail Party in New York City
The Northwestern Law Alumni Club of New York City cordially invites alumni to attend our Inaugural Cocktail Party on Thursday, May 9. Enjoy this opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and celebrate the Northwestern Law community in New York. Dean Dan Rodriguez will be our special guest at this premier event. More...

Milwaukee Alumni Club
The Office of Alumni Relations is excited to launch a new alumni club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Plans are underway for a kickoff event this spring featuring Professor Len Rubinowitz. To get involved as a club volunteer or learn more about the club, please contact Terese Molinaro.

In the News

Faculty in the News

The Marriage Fight Belongs in the States
Stephen B. Presser in The New York Times, March 26, 2013

Greek Higher Ed: Rankings are a motivation abroad, too
Deborah L. Borman in PrawfsBlawg, March 20, 2013

Santa Fe Goes Rogue on Gay Marriage
Andrew M. Koppelman in ABC News, March 20, 2013

Top law schools boost scholarships and loan repayment assistance
Daniel B. Rodriguez; Northwestern University School of Law in The National Law Journal, March 12, 2013

Tightening Illinois Gun Law Conceals Divide on Pistol Use
Eugene Kontorovich in Bloomberg, March 12, 2013

3 disputed polygraph exams in wrongful conviction cases
Jane E. Raley in The Chicago Tribune, March 10, 2013

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar Lecture with the Hon. Guido Calabresi - Chicago
Date: April 9
Location: Northwestern Law School
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Lessons Learned: USA v. Blagojevich CLE Program - Chicago
Date: April 17
Location: Northwestern Law School
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Alumni Wine & Cheese Reception - Miami
Date: April 18
Location: Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP
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A Day with Northwestern featuring Martin Redish
Date: April 20
Location: Northwestern University, Norris Center
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Inaugural Cocktail Party - New York City
Date: May 9
Location: Penn Club of New York
More Info: Register

Executive and Professional Education Programs

33rd Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
Dates: May 2-3, 2013
Location: Northwestern Law, Thorne Auditorium
More info: web