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May 2017


Convocation Honors Northwestern Law Class of 2017
On Friday, May 12, over 500 graduates, along with their families and friends, filled the historic Chicago Theatre for the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's 2017 convocation ceremony. Justice Richard Bernstein (JD ’99) of the Michigan Supreme Court delivered the keynote address. More...

Four Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellows Named
The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 2017 Post-Graduate Fellows are Heather Bowen, Omar Delgadillo, Arnav Dutt, and Kathryn Hogg. These fellowships are intended to help talented Northwestern Law graduates launch public interest careers. Each Post-Graduate Fellow receives a grant in the amount of $50,000, plus medical insurance coverage, to support one year of full-time service as a lawyer at a nonprofit or government agency. More...

Northwestern Law Alumni Take Action in Wake of Executive Orders
Several Northwestern Law alumni shared their experiences volunteering in airports in the wake of President Trump's executive order, and spoke about their hopes moving forward. More...

CPEI Pilots Attorney-Client Entrepreneurship Simulation Program
In the first week of the new year, before classes had resumed, thirty dedicated students could be found collaborating, brainstorming, and problem-solving as part of the Client Strategies pilot program. This intensive, one-week program is a key initiative to come out of the Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation (CPEI), which was launched in 2015 as an incubator for ideas about how legal education can best prepare new lawyers for the rigors of practice in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. More...

Visit the Online Store
Need a gift for a graduate or some new gear for 2017 Reunion? We are pleased to offer the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law online store! Find Northwestern Law apparel, drinkware, and accessories at great prices.

Faculty in the News

Breaking Professional Schools Out of Their Silos
Daniel B. Rodriguez and Leslie Oster, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 30 (subscription required)

"He Said, She Said"
Deborah Tuerkheimer, Ms. Magazine, April 27

From Lebanon, Lessons In Law And Life
Juliet Sorensen, Huffington Post, April 25

Seeking a Path to Justice for Syrians
David Scheffer, The New York Times, April 19

If Gorsuch is like his colleagues, he'll constantly interrupt the female justices
Tonja Jacobi and Dylan Schweers (JD ’17), Washington Post, April 11

Trump and Big Auto hitting self-destruct button
David Dana and Michael Barsa, Chicago Sun-Times, April 4

Commentary: Is Gorsuch a 'mainstream' Supreme Court nominee?
Stephen Presser, Chicago Tribune, April 4

Upcoming Events

Law Alumni Club of Denver Presents: "Why Liberals Should Like 'Citizens United' (Even If They Don't Love It)," A Conversation with Professor Martin Redish
May 17

Law Alumni Club of Boston Second Annual Boston Alumnae Event
May 17
Anthem Kitchen & Bar

New York JD-MBA Cocktail Reception 2017
May 17
Rare View Rooftop

Law Alumni Club of Los Angeles IMAX Screening
May 18
IMAX Headquarters, Playa Vista

Law Alumni Club of NYC Summer Kickoff Cocktail Party
June 8
Henry's Rooftop Bar

Save the Date

Mexico City Alumni Cocktail Reception with Dean Rodriguez
July 19
La Hacienda de los Morales

Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2017
October 6 and 7

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