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September 2016


Register Now for Alumni Weekend and Reunion
Registration for Alumni Weekend and Reunion, held October 21-22, 2016, is now open. A detailed schedule of events is available.

2016 Alumni Award Winners Announced
We are pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2016 Alumni Awards: Neil Eggleston (JD ’78), James Koutoulas (JD ’06), Marlene Nations (JD ’82), Leontine Chuang (BA ’97, JD ’01), and Thomas Geraghty (JD ’69). A luncheon honoring these outstanding alumni will be held on Friday, October 21, during Alumni Weekend. Learn more about the recipients and the awards by visiting the alumni website.

CWCY Client Brendan Dassey’s Conviction Overturned by Federal Judge
Last month, a federal judge in Milwaukee overturned Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth client Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction. Last week, the State of Wisconsin filed an appeal to the Seventh Circuit. More...

Woodger Faugas Named Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellow
Woodger Faugas (JD ’17) joins the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Class of 2016-2017. The fellowship is part of a joint program between the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG) and the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF). More...

ABA Futures Commission Issues Report on the Future of Legal Services
Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez served as a member of the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services, which spent two years engaged in intensive research surrounding the ever-changing legal profession to document challenges and propose solutions to the issues confronting the profession and the American public. The commission presented its report at the ABA’s annual meeting in August. More...

New Practicum Lets Students Lead Restorative Justice Initiatives
A new offering from the Center on Negotiation and Mediation provides an alternative view to the traditional legal system—and law school classes. More...

Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer Featured on Fourth Episode of Planet Lex Podcast
Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer joins host Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez to discuss dealing with sexual assault on campus for the fourth episode of the Planet Lex podcast. The podcast, produced by the Legal Talk Network, features interviews with thought leaders on the selected topic, including several prominent Northwestern faculty members. More...

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law to Cosponsor ABA Mediation Institute
Every year, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution puts on an acclaimed Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute. This year’s event will take place October 6-7 at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The two-day interactive institute features rare opportunities to learn from some of the leading mediators and advocates in North America and offers over 13 hours of CLE credit. More...

Alumni Fireside Chat Series Returns
Alumni Fireside Chats return for the 2016-17 school year, with Austin Wilson (JD ’04) on September 28. Wilson, a partner at Madison West Legal Search, will share useful strategies that will help students plan and achieve long-term career goals. The speaker series is designed to provide students with an opportunity to hear from motivating and inspirational alumni about their law school experience and career trajectory followed by a networking reception. If you're interested in participating as a speaker please contact Christine Breakey at:

Alumni in the News

'Vast wasteland' FCC chairman troubled by political advertising
Newton Minow (JD ’55), CNN, July 11

Faculty in the News

Homeland Security rethinking private detention centers
David Shapiro, Marketplace, August 31

Nigeria is freeing children from Boko Haram, then locking them up
David Scheffer, New York Times, August 18

Prosecutors probing allegations judge let clerk sit on bench
Steven Lubet, Associated Press, August 18

Brendan Dassey's lawyer: family is 'grateful, in shock' after overturned conviction
Laura Nirider (JD ’08), ABC News, August 12

People are calling natural gas a 'bridge' to a sustainable future—they're wrong
Nancy Loeb, Pacific Standard, August 5

Northwestern Law launches new legal podcast
Daniel Rodriguez, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 5

Ex-judge named to probe conduct of Chicago cops after Laquan McDonald shooting
Locke Bowman, Chicago Tribune, July 29

Artists who shred Trump for using their songs aren't likely to sue him over it
Peter DiCola, Talking Points Memo, July 27

China’s legal scholars are less credible after South China Sea ruling
Anthony D’Amato, Foreign Policy, July 14

Upcoming Events

London Alumni Cocktail Reception
September 20
Latham & Watkins

Law Alumni Club of NYC Making a Murderer Faculty Presentation with Steven Drizin (JD ’86)
September 20

Fireside Chat with Austin Wilson (JD ’04)
September 28
Law School Atrium

Pope and John Lecture with Newton Minow (JD ’50)
October 5
Lincoln Hall

Law Board Meeting
October 21, 2016

Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2016
October 21-22, 2016

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