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May 2013

Mark Walter Addresses Graduates as 2013 Convocation SpeakerMark Walter Addresses Graduates as 2013 Convocation Speaker
Mark R. Walter (JD '85), chairman and controlling owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, addressed the class of 2013 as the keynote alumni speaker at the 153rd Law School graduation convocation on Friday, May 17, at the Chicago Theater. In a brief address to the students, Walter offered advice for success based on his long career in business and outlined practical knowledge aimed to motivate the new graduating class, who now join a network of more than 13,000 Law School alumni.

Law School Receives $3 Million Gift from Howard and Elizabeth Chapman
Howard Chapman (JD '58) and Elizabeth "Betsy" Chapman have made a $3 million gift to establish a chaired professorship in their name. The professorship will promote scholarly work focused in one or more of the following areas: business law, trial advocacy, or trust or estate law. More...

Northwestern Team Wins Big at Business Plan Competition
A team of Northwestern University student entrepreneurs, which included two law students, won more than $230,000 in cash and business services and $41,300 worth of in-kind awards after placing second overall and first in the Live Science sector of the 2013 Rice University Business Plan Competition—a graduate-level competition where students from around the world pitch their ideas to venture capitalists and industry experts. The team, BriteSeed, includes Northwestern Law students Muneeb Bokhari (JD '12) and Jonathan Gunn (JD '13), McCormick School of Engineering student Mayank Vijayvergia, and Feinberg School of Medicine student Paul Fehrenbacher. More...

In the News

Alumni in the News

The Trouble With Crowdfunding
Brian Korn JD '97 in Forbes, April 17, 2013

NU teams win over $1M in business plan competition
Muneeb Bokhari JD '12; Jonathan Gunn JD '13 in Evanston Now, April 15, 2013

Faculty in the News

Mixing Islam with medicine
Kristen A. Stilt in Crain's Chicago Business, April 29, 2013

Law enforcement, legislator clash on bills aimed at addressing wrongful convictions
Rob Warden in The Chicago Tribune, April 28, 2013

"The Exonerated"
Center on Wrongful Convictions in Around The Town Chicago, April 25, 2013

Alan Beaman formally declared innocent in Lockmiller killing
Karen L. Daniel; Jeffrey Urdangen in Pantagraph, April 25, 2013

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

LLM Tax Women's Networking Event - Chicago
Date: June 5
Location: Quarles & Brady
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Alumni Cubs Game - Chicago
Date: June 8
Location: Wrigley Field
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"Training Students to Practice in the Start-Up Community" with Esther Barron and Stephen Reed - Palo Alto
Date: June 19
Location: Kirkland and Ellis
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