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April 2014

Alumni Sworn In to Bar of Supreme CourtAlumni Sworn In to Bar of Supreme Court
On March 10, more than 30 Northwestern Law alumni were sworn into the bar of the United States Supreme Court during the Law School's first swearing-in ceremony. Carter Philips (JD '77) moved the admission of the group in front of six justices present. More...

From the Blawgosphere: An Interview with Professor Marty Redish
Professor Marty Redish was featured on the legal blog Concurring Opinions in a question and answer session that touched on issues relating to the first amendment and constitutional law. In 2013, Redish was honored with a festschrift in celebration of his 40th year on the Law School faculty and in recognition of his wide-ranging contributions to legal scholarship.

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). More...

Faculty Chair Ceremony
On April 10, the Law School will hold a ceremony to recognize professors Steven Calabresi, David Dana and Matthew Spitzer who will be named to chaired professorships. The Ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm in Lincoln Hall and a reception will follow in the Law School Atrium. More...

Wigmore Reception
The annual Wigmore Reception will be held on April 11. For more information on joining The John Henry Wigmore Club, please email Emily Mullin or call her at 312.503.1558.

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...

Alumni Family Event: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites
Join us on May 3 at Chicago Children's Theatre's premiere performance of opening weekend for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites. Alumni enjoy discounted admission, reserved seating and exclusive Northwestern Law pre-show festivities for this terrific family event! Register

In the News

Alumni in the News

Exoneree Diaries: Jacques lends a hand to a new exoneree
Steven A. Drizin JD '86; Karen L. Daniel; Center on Wrongful Convictions in WBEZ, March 24, 2014

Some Inmates Convicted As Juveniles To Get New Hearings
Shobha L. Mahadev JD '99 in NBC Chicago, March 21, 2014

Retired Supreme Court Justice Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Prevent Partisan Gerrymandering
Justice John Paul Stevens JD '47 in Think Progress, March 5, 2014

Northwestern University startup a finalist in cancer treatments competition
John Kuelper JD-MBA '14; Matthew Rosenstock JD-MBA '14 in Blue Sky, March 5, 2014

Faculty in the News

Why College Athletes Aren't Really Employees -- But Should Be
Zev J. Eigen in The Huffington Post, March 31, 2014

Law Schools Whose Grads Make the Highest Salaries
Northwestern University Law School in Forbes, March 28, 2014

Think Russia's land grab is unique? Think again.
Eugene Kontorovich in Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2014

Conquest is not 19th-century, its Disco
Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Post, March 24, 2014

Book Review: 'The Classical Liberal Constitution'
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John O. McGinnis in The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2014

Ruling offers hope to some imprisoned as youths
Alison R. Flaum; Carolyn Frazier in The Chicago Tribune, March 22, 2014

The Helicopter Carriers of Cherbourg?
Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Post, March 19, 2014

My fight with an electioneering cone
David M. Shapiro in The Chicago Sun-Times, March 19, 2014

Juvenile Life Without Parole, and the Hope and Horror of Re-sentencing
Children and Family Justice Center in The Chicago Bureau, March 19, 2014

These 6 Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Also Support Religious Freedom
Andrew M. Koppelman in The Christian Post, March 15, 2014

76th Anniversary of Clarence Darrow's Death Marked Today by Professor and Author Robert Burns
Robert P. Burns in BroadwayWorld.com, March 13, 2014

The university as global citizen
Juliet Sorensen in Health and Human Rights, March 13, 2014

Law school dean appointed to search for Burge victims still in prison
Locke E. Bowman in The Chicago Tribune, March 12, 2014

Wrongful Convictions Symposium in Chicago will Honor Rob Warden
Rob Warden; Center on Wrongful Convictions in The Wrongful Convictions Blog, March 8, 2014

The world discovers the legality of the Gaza blockade
Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Post, March 6, 2014

Why holding the piracy statute's life sentence unconstitutional was a mistake
Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Post, March 5, 2014

Has Putin broken international law?
Karen Alter in CNN, March 5, 2014

Executive Perspective: A view from Europe on corporate accountability
Caroline Kaeb in Thomson Reuters, March 4, 2014

Why Are Natural Disasters Breeding Grounds For Corruption?
Juliet Sorensen in Talking Points Memo, March 3, 2014

Legal 'standing': Obama's executive branch escape hatch
Eugene Kontorovich in Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2014

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

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

Faculty Chair Ceremony
Date: April 10
Location: Lincoln Hall
More info: RSVP

John H. Wigmore Club Reception - Chicago
Location: Lowden Hall
Date: April 11
More Info: Join

Business Breakfast with Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug - Minneapolis, MN
Date: April 11
Location: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
More info: Register

Alumni Happy Hour - Denver
Date: April 16
Location: ViewHouse
More info: Register

Women's Leadership Coalition Networking Happy Hour
Location: TBD
Date: April 17
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BLSA's Annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet
Location: Northwestern Law Atrium
Date: April 18
More info: Email

Alumni Networking Event - Boston
Date: April 28
Location: Elephant & Castle
More info: Register

The History of Law through Rare Books with Prof. Emily Kadens - Detroit
Date: April 29
Location: Bodman PLC
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The Legal Issues of Social Media CLE Panel - Chicago
Date: April 30
Location: Baldwin Auditorium, Northwestern University Chicago Campus
More info: Register

Alumni Family Event: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites - Chicago
Date: May 3
Location: Ruth Page Center for the Arts
More Info: Register

Alumni Cocktail Party - New York City
Date: May 8
Location: Penn Club of New York
More Info: Register