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July 2015

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US Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Appellate Advocacy Center Client
The Supreme Court Clinic recently enjoyed a victory, as one of the representatives of Michael Kingsley, in Kingsley v Hendrickson. The decision gives pretrial detainees the opportunity to bring excessive force claims against their jailers' without having to prove malicious intent. Faculty, students, and alumni were all involved in aspects of the case, making it a truly collaborative effort. More...

Conference Explores the Relationship Between Law and Innovation
Northwestern Law held its first Law-STEM conference on Wednesday, June 17. Over 100 attendees across several disciplines; from engineers, to entrepreneurs, to lawyers, participated in an invigorating dialogue about the future of innovation. More...

Northwestern Law Students and Alumni Awarded Startup Capital at Northwestern University Venture Challenge
Three Northwestern Law students and alumni pitched successfully at the NU Venture Challenge, earning startup capital and mentorship. Kieren Patel (JD-MBA '16) took first prize overall for his company Opticent Health. Jesse Change (JD-MBA '16) and Amy Garber (MSL '15) placed in their respective tracks. More...

On Building the 606
Keating Crown (JD-MBA '11), a member of the 606 Leadership Council, played an important role in securing funding for the elevated trail line which opened to the public on June 6. Crown has a track record of working on similar projects in his role at Sterling Bay, where he focuses on adaptive reuse conversions of functionally obsolete buildings. More...

Faculty Members Anthony D'Amato, John Elson, and Stephen B. Presser to Retire this Year
Anthony D'Amato, John Elson, and Stephen B. Presser retired this year, leaving behind inspiring legacies of teaching, research, and advocacy. In his opening remarks at an April reception honoring the three professors, Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez noted that perhaps the achievement that stands above all their numerous successes is that they "taught generations of law students who have gone on to great things." 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

A new meaning to blind justice
Paul Rink (JD '70) in the Chicago Sun-Times, June 21

Lifetime Achievers: Horace T. Ward
Horace T. Ward (JD '59) in Daily Report, June 17

Cuomo's latest appointments
Michael Shollar (JD '05) in the Times Union, June 3

Faculty in the News

Did the Roberts Court Really Lurch Left?
Eugene Kontorovich in Politico, June 29

The Supreme Court made the right call on marriage equality — but they did it the wrong way
Andrew Koppelman in Salon, June 29

Northwestern conference explores ways for law students to enter STEM fields (subscription required)
Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 18

Poor people rely on public defenders who are too overworked to defend them
Alexa Van Brunt in The Guardian, June 17

Opinion: Pixar movie teaches future jurors wrong lesson on memory
Karen L. Daniel in the Chicago Sun Times, June 16

Omar al-Bashir Case Shows International Criminal Court's Limitations
Eugene Kontorovich in The New York Times, June 15

How the secretive drug cocktail used for lethal injections really works
Rob Owen in TouchVision, June 11

Lock fewer people up to improve Illinois inmate healthcare
David Shapiro in the Chicago Sun-Times, June 9

The Possibly Coerced Confession at the Heart of the Bite Mark Case
Steve Drizin (JD '86) in The Marshall Project, June 8

One clinic, seven years, one man's freedom
Thomas F. Geraghty (JD '69) in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 5

UW sociology professor's landmark book called into question
Steven Lubet in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 3

Holocaust Museum: Exhibition offers timely look at genocide in Cambodia
David J. Scheffer in the Chicago Tribune, June 2

Legislature OKs bill to keep more juvenile offenders out of adult court
Julie Biehl (JD '86) in the Chicago Tribune, June 1

$1M Gift to Northwestern Law Benefits Health Initiative
Northwestern University School of Law in The National Law Journal, June 1


Upcoming Events

2015 Main Causal Inference Conference
July 13-17, 2015
Northwestern University School of Law
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Denver Alumni Club Kick-Off
July 21, 2015
The University Club
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Legal Legends Luncheon
July 28, 2015
Union League Club
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Post Bar Party
July 29, 2015
Ivy Boutique Hotel
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LLM Tax Summer Alumni Lunch
August 12, 2015
River Roast

Dallas Club Kick-Off
August 19, 2015
Location TBD

19th Annual National Latino Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference in Chicago
October 1-3, 2015
Northwestern Law and Loyola Law
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Alumni and Reunion Weekend
October 23-24, 2015
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