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August 2015

New Northwestern Law Faculty

New Northwestern Law Faculty Member Candice Player Focuses on Law and the Mental Health System
Northwestern Law is excited to introduce Candice Player, one of its newest faculty members, to the Law School community. Player's research focuses on community mental health care, and she brings with her a wealth of academic experience with a JD and PhD in ethics and health policy from Harvard, and an MPhil in criminology from Cambridge University. Player will teach Bioethics and Law this fall. More...

Patent and Intellectual Property Expert David Schwartz Joins Northwestern Law Faculty
Professor David Schwartz's interest in intellectual property is firmly focused on the empirical realm, where he tests hypotheses on the effects of intellectual property law. Most recently at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Schwartz will teach Intellectual Property in spring 2016. More...

"The Last Supper": Professor Rob Owen on how Art Illuminates the Law
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art in Evanston partnered with Northwestern Law to develop a slate of programming around their current exhibit "The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates". Professor Rob Owen and the Center on Wrongful Convictions provided context and generated a dialogue about the death penalty that the Block Museum found vital to the exhibit. More...

Law School Fund Challenges Alumni to Reconnect
This summer, Northwestern Law invites you to renew your connection with the Law School. Because the strength of the law school hinges on strong partnership with our alumni, the 2015 Challenge: Reconnect looks to encourage alumni participation and in turn secure a $100,000 gift from an anonymous donor. Learn more about the challenge and consider becoming one of the 200 new or rekindled connections still needed to meet our goal.

Bar Exam Recap
For the first time, Northwestern Law Alumni Relations was on-site supporting our newest alumni taking the Illinois State Bar exam on July 28. We provided breakfast, coffee, lunch, snacks and overall encouragement. We were also excited to host a post-bar rooftop party—enjoyed by alumni, faculty and friends—to celebrate our alumni completing the bar exam.

Denver Club Kick-Off Recap
Northwestern Law is expanding its Alumni Clubs program! The newest club in Denver kicked off on July 21st with Dean Daniel Rodriguez and over forty Denver-area alumni. The club offers a variety of resources including providing alumni access to a trusted personal and professional network, creating meaningful opportunities for intellectual engagement, and presenting volunteer roles that support the Law School in Denver and beyond. Dallas-area alumni: Join Dean Rodriguez on August 19th for the Dallas Club Kickoff.

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

Former Federal Prosecutor Carrie Hamilton Sworn in as Cook County Judge
Carrie Hamilton (JD '96) in ABC News, July 17

Justice Jim Jones to be Idaho Supreme Court's next chief justice, as of Aug. 1
Jim Jones (JD '67) in The Spokesman-Review, July 15

Law School Platform LearnLeo Brings Legal Education To The Digital Age
Wilson Tsu (JD-MBA '08) in ChicagoInno Streetwise, July 8

Faculty in the News

Sorry, the Constitution protects Chief Keefe Too
Martin H. Redish in the Chicago Tribune, July 28

Why New Jobs Are Not Worth the Price of Prisoners' Lives
Alexa Van Brunt in Truthout, July 23

Justice is lacking when system protects its own
Locke E. Bowman in the Chicago Tribune, July 23

Russian Rejection of U.N. Tribunal Casts Doubt on Possibility of MH17 Prosecution
David J. Scheffer in The Wall Street Journal, July 17

Close Illinois' homicide loophole
Deborah Tuerkheimer in the Chicago Tribune, July 7

Watchdog Group Calls For Ethics Probe Into Rep. Grayson's Hedge Funds
Bernard Black in The Washington Free Beacon, July 7

The Conservative Split on the Meaning of Marriage
Andrew M. Koppelman in The Atlantic, July 1

The legacy of Willie Dixon on his 100th birthday
Peter DiCola in WBEZ, July 1

Upcoming Events

LLM Tax Summer Alumni Lunch
August 12, 2015
River Roast

Dallas Alumni Club Kick-Off
August 19, 2015
Hotel ZaZa

Pope & John Lecture and Reception
September 29, 2015
Speaker: Stephen Patton, Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago
Lincoln Hall, Northwestern Law

19th Annual National Latino Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference in Chicago
October 2-3, 2015
Northwestern Law and Loyola Law

Alumni and Reunion Weekend
October 23-24, 2015

Minow Debates
November 10, 2015
Thorne Auditorium

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