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July 2013

Admission Ceremony to the Bar of the United States Supreme CourtAdmission Ceremony to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court
Join Dean Dan Rodriguez in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 10, 2014, for a special Northwestern Law alumni admission ceremony to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. This unique experience will include a reception with DC area alumni on the evening prior to the admission, as well as breakfast at the Supreme Court before the ceremony. Space is limited to 50 attorneys and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

Professor David Scheffer Awarded Fall 2013 Berlin Prize Fellowship
The American Academy in Berlin named Northwestern Law School faculty member Ambassador David J. Scheffer a recipient of the Berlin Prize for the fall 2013 term. Scheffer will be a member of the Academy's sixteenth class of Fellows, which is comprised during fall 2013 and spring 2014 of twenty-six outstanding scholars, writers, journalists, artists, policy experts, and one composer. More...

Professor Kristen Stilt Named Guggenheim Fellow
Northwestern University Law School faculty member Kristen Stilt was named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for her work on the role of Islamic law in modern constitutions. This year's Fellowships were awarded to a diverse group of 175 scholars and artists from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants from the United States and Canada. More...

All Alumni Weekend (September 27-28, 2013)
Be sure to check out the back page of the Spring issue of the Northwestern Law Reporter for information on All Alumni Weekend and Reunion Grand Celebration taking place September 27-28! Schedule updates and additional information can be found online here. If you did not receive your copy of the Northwestern Law Reporter, please update your contact information through our online directory or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at

In the News

Alumni in the News

Orland Park Lawyer Elected to Board of Governors of Illinois State Bar Association
David Sosin, JD '72 in The Chicago Tribune

Dodgers owner tells Northwestern graduates to test arguments
Mark Walter, JD '85 in The Chicago Tribune

Faculty in the News

Judge's activism draws criticism
Max M. Schanzenbach in Delaware Online, June 23, 2013

Nicole Harris Free In Chicago: Charges Dismissed Against Wrongfully Convicted Mother
Steven A. Drizin; Center on Wrongful Convictions in The Huffington Post, June 18, 2013

Lessons from Kennedy's peace campaign
Juliet Sorensen in The Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2013

High rate of sexual assault at Joliet youth prison, survey finds
Stephanie Kollmann in The Chicago Tribune, June 07, 2013

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

"The Lance Armstrong Story - A Legal Perspective" - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Date: July 17
Location: Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
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Student/Alumni Networking Happy Hour - New York, NY
Date: July 24
Location: The Wheeltapper Patio at The Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
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"Lawyering on Capitol Hill" - Washington, DC
Date: July 25
Location: Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar
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JD-MBA Panel Discussion & Networking Night - New York, NY
Date: July 25
Host: Duke Law Club of New York
Location: The Cornell Club
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Post-Bar Exam Celebration - Chicago, IL
Date: July 31
Location: Lizzie McNeill's
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LLM Tax Alumni Club Lunch - Chicago, IL
Date: August 13
Location: Fulton's on the River
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Picnic in the Park - Chicago, IL
Date: August 14
Location: Goose Island Beer Tent at Millennium Park
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Northwestern vs. California Tailgate & Football Game - Berkeley, CA
Date: August 31
Location: University of California- Berkeley Campus
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