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April 2015

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Senator Dick Durbin to Discuss Human Rights at Northwestern Law
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will deliver an address on human rights legislation in Lincoln Hall on Wednesday, April 8, at 4 p.m. At the event, sponsored by the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) and the Northwestern University Human Rights Project, Durbin will discuss his work on the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, focusing specifically on federal legislation targeting human rights abuses. More...

Northwestern Law Welcomes New Director of Alumni Relations
The Office of Alumni Relations and Development is pleased to welcome Darnell Hines Jr. as the new director of alumni relations and engagement. Darnell has extensive experience in alumni relations, development, and stewardship; he most recently served as director of stewardship at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Next month's issue of E-briefs will include a Q&A with Darnell. E-mail Darnell...

Dean Rodriguez Delivers Jefferson Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley
Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez delivered the prestigious Jefferson Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, on April 1. In his lecture, "Federalism, Localism, and the Shape of Constitutional Conflict," Dean Rodriguez considered the dynamic relationship between structures of constitutional governance within the United States. 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...

Wigmore Reception
The annual Wigmore reception will be held April 17. For more information on joining The John Henry Wigmore Club, please email Emily Mullin or contact her at 312.503.1558.

Alumni in the News

At these companies, it's patents before product
Jacob Babcock (JD '09) in Crain's Chicago Business, March 28

Richard Wiley in Washington is Crowned 'Ultimate Republican Lawyer'
Richard Wiley (JD '58) in Legal Times, March 25

Faculty in the News

Palestinians Join International Criminal Court, but Tread Cautiously at First
Eugene Kontorovich in The New York Times, April 1

Taking the Tech Track
Leslie Oster in U.S. World and News Report, March 26

Government Split Over KR Arrests
David J. Scheffer in Khmer Times, March 26

Doctors who diagnosed Shaken Baby Syndrome now defend the accused
Deborah Tuerkheimer in The Washington Post, March 20

Adult interrogation tactics in schools turn principals into police officers
Alexa Van Brunt in The Guardian, March 19

Jailhouse Snitch Testimony Is Backfiring in California
Center on Wrongful Convictions in Vice Media, March 18

That huge 'Blurred Lines' verdict came out of left field and sets a terrible precedent
Peter C. DiCola in Business Insider, March 12

F.C.C. Sets Net Neutrality Rules
James B. Speta in The New York Times, March 12

Univ. of Oklahoma expulsions infringe free speech rights, experts say
David M. Shapiro in Aljazeera, March 11

At heart of Etan Patz suspect's defense, false confessions still problematic
Steve Drizin ('86) in Metro, March 9

Judge declares Christopher Coleman 'innocent' of 1994 sex assault
Karen L. Daniel in Peoria Journal Star, March 5

Anthony Kennedy's twisted logic: Why SCOTUS may get Obamacare right - and wrong
Andrew M. Koppelman in Salon, March 5

Harvard, Northwestern help Qatar open law school that will award a JD degree
Northwestern Law in ABA Journal, March 3

Upcoming Events

Arlyn Miner Moot Court - Judges Needed!
April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Northwestern Law

Alumni Club of NYC Annual Cocktail Party
April 8
Penn Club, New York City
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Wigmore Follies
April 10 and 11
Northwestern Law
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BLSA Annual 3L Recognition and Alumni Networking Banquet
April 16
Northwestern Law
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Law Board Meeting
April 17-18
Northwestern Law

A Day With Northwestern 2015
April 18
Northwestern University, Evanston campus
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A Conversation with David Lat
April 22
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago
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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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