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May 2015

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Tina Tchen (JD '84) to Address Northwestern Law Class of 2015
Tina Tchen (JD '84) will deliver the 2015 Law School Convocation address at the Chicago Theatre on May 15. Tchen has served as an assistant to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to the First Lady since 2011. She also serves as the executive director for the White House Council on Women and Girls. More...

Harry J. Seigle (JD '71) Creates New Seigle Family Chair of Law
$3 million in gifts to Northwestern University from Harry J. Seigle (JD '71) will establish an endowed fund to support faculty excellence and create a new named professorship, the Seigle Family Chair of Law. More...

Soshnick Colloquium on Law and Economics
Andrew Z. (JD '88) and Brenda K. Soshnick made a gift of $500,000 to Northwestern University School of Law in support of the advanced study of law and economics and the interrelationships between those disciplines. More...

Two Northwestern Law Graduates Honored at Annual Alumni Awards
Nicholas D. Chabraja (JD '67) and Herold "Mac" Deason (JD '67) were honored at the 82nd annual Northwestern Alumni Awards last month. Chabraja was awarded the Alumni Medal, the NAA's highest distinction, and Deason received the Alumni Merit Award. More...

Q & A with Darnell Hines Jr., Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement
Get to know new director of alumni relations and engagement, Darnell Hines Jr., in a Q&A about his background and upcoming plans for the Law School. More...

Corporate Legal Operations Institute
On June 2, a new program for in-house counsel is launching where leaders in the emerging field of corporate legal operations will share best practices for the effective management of in-house legal departments at an interactive, one-day workshop. Sessions will be problem based, with a focus on maximizing efficiencies and value. More...

Block Museum Exhibit "The Last Supper" to Feature Events with Professor Rob Owen
The exhibit "The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates" will be on display May 9-August 9 at Northwestern's Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. The Block Museum will be hosting a number of public events in partnership with the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Center for Capital Defense and the Center on Wrongful Convictions, including the opening day program on May 9 and a discussion on various perspectives on capital punishment on May 19, both of which will feature Northwestern Law Professor Rob Owen. More...

Alumni in the News

Dan Walker
Dan Walker (JD '50) in Journal Gazette and Times-Courier, April 29

Diverse group of NYC judges to be sworn in by mayor Monday
Kathryn Paek (JD '95) in AM New York, April 26

Auction Site eBay Bids on Agilent GC as Its New Top Lawyer
Marie Oh Huber (JD '86) in Corporate Counsel, April 15

Faculty in the News

Northwestern Extends Loan Repayment Aid to Private Sector
Daniel B. Rodriguez in The National Law Journal, April 30

Northwestern Law School Offering Debt Relief To New Graduates
Daniel B. Rodriguez on CBS News Chicago, April 29

Same-sex marriage and the case of race
Alexa Van Brunt in The Hill, April 29

Gender Bias Issue Could Tip Chief Justice Roberts Into Ruling for Gay Marriage
Andrew M. Koppelman in The New York Times, April 29

Bill to aid Obama library, Lucas museum sent to Rauner's desk
Nadav Shoked in Redeye, April 23

A brief history of forensics
Jonathan Koehler in The Washington Post, April 21

The New Architecture of Legal Education
John O. McGinnis in Library of Law and Liberty, April 19

Detroit Hit Man Says He, Not Teen, Responsible for 4 Deaths
Megan Crane in The New York Times, April 15

Locked up since 14, Adolfo Davis gets chance at new sentence
Shobha Mahadev on WBEZ, April 13

How Not to Protect Pregnant Women
Deborah Tuerkheimer in The New York Times, April 13

Senator Durbin's Speech Highlights ABA Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity
Juliet Sorensen and David J. Scheffer in International Criminal Justice Today, April 8

The Price of a Life
Karen L. Daniel in The New Yorker, April 7

False Confessions: Even with the advent of DNA, police interrogation tactics may lead to wrongful incarceration
Steve Drizin in Creative Loafing Tampa, April 2

Upcoming Events

May 15
The Chicago Theatre

Corporate Legal Operations Institute
June 2
The Standard Club, Chicago

Alumni Club of Boston: The Tsarnaev Verdict and the Intensifying Controversy Over the American Death Penalty with Professor Rob Owen
June 16, 6 p.m.
Dechert LLP, Boston

London Alumni Event
June 30, 6:30 p.m.
Latham & Watkins
99 Bishopsgate, London

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