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August 2014

Recent Graduates Named Pritzker Public Interest Fellows

Register Now for All Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2014
Online registration is now open for All Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2014! On September 19-20, alumni and friends are invited to participate in featured programming including alumni and faculty panels, a conversation with Dean Rodriguez, networking opportunities, Alumni Family Picnic, and more! On Saturday evening, alumni from the classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2013 are invited to the Reunion Grand Celebration. View the full schedule and register now to take advantage of early bird pricing through August 31. More...

Celebrate Fellow Alumni at the 2nd Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon
Join us at the University Club of Chicago on September 19 as we recognize the significant impact made by our esteemed alumni and partners on the Law School and within the legal and business communities. This year's honorees include The Honorable John Paul Stevens (JD '47), Carter Phillips (JD '77), The Honorable Paul Lemmens (LLM '78), Tina Tchen (JD '84), Paul A. Meister (JD '87), Todd Lawrence Belcore (JD '10) and The Kenneth F. and Harle G. Montgomery Foundation. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Alumni Awards website.

Erin Delaney Receives Fulbright Award
Assistant Professor of Law Erin F. Delaney has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. Delaney will hold the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in the Theory and Practice of Constitutionalism and Federalism at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during the fall 2014 term. More...

Law School Alum Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
Ginger Tanton (JD '14) has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and will spend the next two years pursuing her interests in immigration and public interest law through a project with Chicago's Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. More...

From the Blogosphere: Dean Rodriguez featured on Prawfsblawg
Dean Rodriguez served as a returning guest blogger for PrawfsBlawg, where he wrote about legal education scholarship and discussed legal automation and law curriculum. More thoughts from Dean Rodriguez can also be found on his blog Word on the Streeterville and on Twitter.

Help the Law School secure an additional $100,000!
This summer, we're asking alumni from around the country and world to show our current students that no matter where they go after graduation, they have the support of a strong alumni community. A generous donor has pledged a $100,000 gift to support the Law School if 500 alumni donate before the end of the school's fiscal year – August 31, 2014. So far, 252 alumni have donated to the Summer Road Trip Challenge with less than a month left to go! Help us fill the gas tank! More...

Alumni in the News

How Alex Rein Built a Slush Empire
Alex Rein (JD '06) in Eater Chicago, July 15

Faculty in the News

This Is Law School? Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech
Daniel B. Rodriguez in The New York Times, August 1

Law Schools Catch the Startup Bug
Daniel B. Rodriguez in Inc., August 1

Think companies can flee the U.S. risk-free? Think again
Charlotte Crane in Crain's Chicago Business, July 30

Here's the single best analysis of the Halbig anti-Obamacare ruling
Andrew M. Koppelman in Los Angeles Times, July 28

Global Health Law, by Lawrence O. Gostin
Juliet Sorensen in The Times Higher Education, July 24

Law School Enrollment Slump Continues
Daniel B. Rodriguez in The National Law Journal, July 21

Top 10 Law Schools for Business Law: #4 Northwestern University School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law in Law Street Media, July 21

Academics talk fighting de-legitimization in Knesset | Eugene Kontorovich in The Jerusalem Post, July 21

Work Life: Kim Kamin, chief wealth strategist, Gresham Partners
Kim Kamin in The Chicago Tribune, July 21

Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem
John O. McGinnis in Business Insider, July 18

Cubs may expand legal rights along with bleachers (subscription required)
Robert W. Bennett in The Chicago Tribune, July 16

Book Review: 'Six Amendments' by John Paul Stevens (subscription required)
Steven G. Calabresi in The Wall Street Journal, July 14

Louisiana ruling sparks debate over confessions to priests as testimony
Ronald J. Allen in The Washington Times, July 10

Polarized Reaction to Wheaton College Injunction
Andrew M. Koppelman in The Wall Street Journal, July 7

Let justice be served in Syria and Iraq
David J. Scheffer in Los Angeles Times, July 5

Legal education scholarship and its coming heyday (?)
Daniel B. Rodriguez in PrawfsBlawg, July 3

Legal automation and law curriculum
Daniel B. Rodriguez in PrawfsBlawg, July 2

Illinois firms celebrate ruling on contraception coverage
Andrew M. Koppelman in The Chicago Tribune, July 1

An International Perspective on the Future of Scotland
David J. Scheffer in The Scottish Government, July 1

Upcoming Events

All Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2014
September 19-20
Law School
Alumni website

Alumni Awards Luncheon
September 19
University Club of Chicago

Reunion Grand Celebration
September 20
Walnut Room at Macy's on State Street

Alumni Club of Houston Kickoff Event
October 8
Home of Hon. William Boyce (JD '88) and Maria Boyce (JD '88)

Twin Cities Cocktail Party
October 10
Café Lurcat

Alumni Club Happy Hours
October 16
Various Cities

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