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July 2014

Recent Graduates Named Pritzker Public Interest Fellows


Recent Graduates Named Pritzker Public Interest Fellows
Northwestern Law awarded 10 public interest fellowships to members of the Class of 2014, funded in part by the recently established Jay A. Pritzker Fellowship program, which supports public interest law at Northwestern Law. More...

Maya Lentz (JD '14) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
Maya Lentz (JD '14) has been awarded an Equal Justice Works fellowship, allowing her to pursue her passion for public interest law through a project with the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy in Evanston. More...

From the Blogosphere: Dean Rodriguez on Legal Education
In a question and answer session on Fortune.com last month, Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez discussed law school rankings, the future of legal education, and Northwestern Law's unique approach to law school admissions. As a guest blogger for PrawfsBlawg, Dean Rodriguez also wrote about the decline of traditional lawyers and its potential impact on law school business models, discussed anxiety and ambition amongst law school administrators, and weighed in on a debate about JD advantage and law school worth. More thoughts from Dean Rodriguez can also be found on his blog Word on the Streeterville and on Twitter.

Sharon Bowen (JD-MBA '82) Sworn in at Commodity Futures Trading Commission
On June 9 Sharon Bowen (JD-MBA '82) was sworn in as a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. President Obama nominated Bowen in December 2013 to serve as one of five CFTC commissioners, and the US Senate confirmed her nomination on June 3. More...

Northwestern Law Grad Named Scalia Clerk
Sopan Joshi (JD '13) was selected as one of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's law clerks for the 2015 term. Joshi is the third Northwestern Law graduate in recent years to be a clerk in the Scalia Chambers: Judd Stone (JD '10) is clerking for the 2014 term, and Kevin King (JD '10) clerked for the 2013 term. More...

Alumni in the News

Fighting for LGBT rights earns student scholarship
AJ Singletary (JD-MBA '16) in Windy City Media Group, June 26

U.S. Chamber Board Elects Tamara Lundgren Chairman
Tamara Lundgren (JD '82) on U.S. Chamber of Commerce website, June 18

Four new judges take seats on federal bench
Laurie J. Michelson (JD '92) in LegalNews, June 18

Authorities hope one murder holds key to another
Judith Royal (JD '81) in the Chicago Tribune. June 15

Bowen sworn in at CFTC
Sharon Bowen (JD-MBA '82) in The Hill, June 9

Big debts, big help at Northwestern (subscription required)
Cynthia A. Wilson (JD '86); Benjamin Israel (JD '14); Brett Werenski (JD '14); Dennie Byam (JD '14); Lindsay Dubin (JD '14); Andrew McNulty (JD '14) in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 6

Celladon Corporation Appoints Industry Veteran Paul Cleveland As President And Chief Financial Officer
Paul Cleveland (JD '81) in FierceBiotech, June 2

Faculty in the News

Another $40 Million Settlement for Wrongfully Convicted
Center on Wrongful Convictions in The Wrongful Convictions Blog, June 25

First Sale Hearing Raises Questions on Kirtsaeng and Digital Goods
George H. Pike in Information Today, June 24

Brooklyn's new District Attorney leads the way with 8 inmate exonerations so far this year
Rob Warden in New York Daily News, June 23

Accusations of law prof self-delusion and mendacity; predictable cheering from the bleachers; and a basic point remains missing
Daniel B. Rodriguez in PrawfsBlawg, June 21

Changing Law Professor: Job Security and Governance
Daniel B. Rodriguez in PrawfsBlawg, June 19

How Rochelle Sterling Got Donald Sterling's Medical Records To Claim Control Of The Clippers | Steven Lubet in Forbes, June 17

Looks like President O got an early start on that coconut
Daniel B. Rodriguez in PrawfsBlawg, June 16

Changing law professor? Changing law schools?
Daniel B. Rodriguez in PrawfsBlawg, June 16

The fight to preserve a model public housing project
Leonard S. Rubinowitz in Chicago Reader, June 12

As World Cup play begins, South Africa must investigative charges of fraud in 2010 Cup
Juliet Sorensen in GlobalPost, June 12

Anxiety and Ambition in the Trenches
Daniel B. Rodriguez in PrawfsBlawg, June 9

Beyond Belief
Andrew M. Koppelman in The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 9

Decline of Lawyers? Law schools quo vadis?
Daniel B. Rodriguez in PrawfsBlawg, June 9

Northwestern Law dean: Never let a good crisis go to waste
Daniel B. Rodriguez in Fortune, June 9

A Toast to Edwin Meese
John O. McGinnis in Library of Law and Liberty, June 9

The Wisconsin girls, Miranda rights and minors: a blind spot in US law
Steven A. Drizin (JD '86) in The Guardian, June 4

Sand rush in Midwest, where rare material for fracking is mined
Nancy C. Loeb in Fox News, June 2

5 Ways Computers Are Revolutionizing the Legal Profession
John O. McGinnis in The Wall Street Journal, June 2

Crimea, International Law, and the West Bank
Eugene Kontorovich in Commentary, June 1


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