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June 2015

Courtney and Chris Combe

Courtney and Chris Combe Give $1 Million to Expand International Public Service Initiatives
A gift of $1 million from Courtney and Chris Combe provides programmatic support for the Access to Health Project and establishes two new fellowships, the Michael and Mary Schuette Global Fellowship in Health and Human Rights, and the Michael and Mary Schuette Clinical Fellow in Health and Human Rights. More...

2015 Jay A. Pritzker Fellows Announced
Northwestern Law awarded nine public interest fellowships to members of the Class of 2015 through the Jay A. Pritzker Fellowship program. 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...

Bridges not Barriers: The Law-STEM Alliance as a Catalyst for Innovation
On June 17, Northwestern Law will host a one-day conference that explores the role of law, policy, and regulation in the innovation process, and the role of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs in the process of law and policy-making. Speakers include industry experts and academics in the fields of data security and privacy; energy and the environment; biotech and medicine; and intellectual property. More...

The Interest Freedom Plan: New Initiative to Reduce Student Debt
Northwestern Law has established a new program to assist recent graduates who will earn less than $85,000 per year with their student loan interest payments. It is designed to help those who pursue positions in the private sector who do not otherwise qualify for the Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program, as well as graduates who are unemployed as a result of extended job searches. More...

How to Order Pizza Like a Lawyer
Steve Reed, clinical professor of law and assistant director of the Entrepreneurship Law Center, gave a talk at TEDx Northwestern on the benefits (and drawbacks) of legal thinking and analysis when applied to everyday life. The video can be found on the TEDx Talks YouTube channel.

Koppelman Wins Walder Award for Research Excellence
Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and professor of political science, has been named the 14th recipient of the Martin E. and Gertrude G. Walder Award for Research Excellence. More...

Save the Date: Admission Ceremony to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court
Join fellow alumni in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 7, 2016, for a special Northwestern Law Alumni Admission Ceremony to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. This unique experience will include breakfast at the Supreme Court, group photo, and lecture. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

Alumni in the News

Newton Minow: An American Story
Newton Minow (JD '50) on WTTW, May 7, 2015

$3M Gift Boosts 'Faculty Excellence' at Northwestern Law
Harry J. Siegle (JD '71) in the National Law Journal, May 6, 2015

Brian Miller Named Evanston's 9th Ward Alderman
Brian Miller (JD '08) in Evanston Patch, May 1, 2015

Faculty in the News

Latest man cleared of murder in Lake County walks free
Thomas F. Geraghty in the Chicago Tribune, May 28, 2015

New doubts are cast on shaken-baby diagnoses
Deborah Tuerkheimer in the Boston Globe, May 26, 2015

Bloomberg Outage Could Open Doors to Alternatives
George H. Pike in Information Today, May 26, 2015

Staging Scalia
John O. McGinnis in City Journal, May 24, 2015

Lake Forest to research drone use, maybe regulate
Nadav Shoked in the Chicago Tribune, May 22, 2015

The Very Tricky Trial of the Khmer Rouge
David J. Scheffer in the New York Review of Books, May 21, 2015

Uniform Bar Exam Gathers Steam as New York Signs Up
Daniel B. Rodriguez in the National Law Journal, May 21, 2015

2014 Bar Exam Takers to Get Refund for Software Glitch
Daniel B. Rodriguez in the New York Law Journal, May 19, 2015

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Divestment Bill to Counter Israel Boycotts
Eugene Kontorovich in the Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2015

New York Weighs Jurisdictional Rule for Foreign Firms
Eugene Kontorovich in the Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2015

Supreme Court to Address Standing to Sue for Data Breaches and Privacy Violations
George H. Pike in Information Today, May 12, 2015

Pamela Geller Is Not "Morally Responsible" for the Terrorist Attack in Texas
Steven Lubet in the New Republic, May 12, 2015

Theater shooting jurors' many questions show they're already grappling with gunman's sanity
Shari Seidman Diamond in the Associated Press, May 12, 2015

Chicago, it's time to close the justice gap
Alexa Van Brunt in the Chicago Tribune, May 11, 2015

'The Last Supper': A pictoral account of Death Row inmates' final meals
Rob Owen in the Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2015

Julie Green's Blue Plate Special Paints a Twist on the 'Last Supper'
Rob Owen in the Chicago Sun-Times, May 6, 2015

Pennsylvania's "Revictimization Relief Act" Struck Down by Federal Judge
David M. Shapiro in In These Times, May 1, 2015

Upcoming Events

Corporate Legal Operations Institute
June 2
The Standard Club, Chicago

Practice Considerations in Defending Shaken Baby Syndrome Cases
June 10
2:00 PM - 4:00 p.m.
Northwestern University School of Law

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

Bridges not Barriers: The Law-STEM Alliance as a Catalyst for Innovation
June 17
Northwestern University School of Law

Paris Alumni Event
June 25, 7:00 p.m.
Macéo Table Parisienne
15 rue des Petits Champs
75001 Paris

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

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