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October 2015

J.B. Pritzker and Howard Tullman Discuss Chicago as an Entrepreneurial Hub with Inc.


Northwestern Law Alumni J.B. Pritzker and Howard Tullman Discuss Chicago as an Entrepreneurial Hub with Inc.
As part of Inc. magazine's Iconic Conference, a group of prominent Chicago entrepreneurs came together to discuss the state of innovation and opportunity in Chicago. 1871 CEO Howard Tullman (JD '70) and J.B. Pritzker (JD '93), managing partner at Pritzker Group shared their thoughts on the unique characteristics and assets of Chicago's economy and entrepreneurial sector. More...

Professor Frakes Awarded $1.2 Million to Study Malpractice and "Defensive Medicine"
The National Institutes of Health awarded Professor Michael Frakes a $1.2 million grant to conduct a four-year study entitled, "The Impact of Exempting Medical Providers from Malpractice Protection." The study will examine questions related to the impact of medical malpractice on health care outcomes. More...

Northwestern Law Welcomes 2015-2016 Visiting Faculty
Four new visiting faculty members joined Northwestern Law this fall with a wide array of research interests, from tax law to mathematical economics. More...

Center for International Human Rights to Work on Justice System in Republic of Georgia
The Bluhm Legal Clinic's Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) is the recipient of a five-year grant of over $310,000 to work on U.S. AID's Promoting the Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLOG), administered through the East-West Management Institute. The program's goal is to protect human rights and build a strong legal framework in the Republic of Georgia. More...

Professor James Lupo Says Legal Education's Value Extends Far Beyond Big Law
Professor James Lupo, director of the Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation, authored an op-ed in The National Law Journal pushing back against common criticisms of law schools and the value of a legal education. He argues that measuring law schools solely by starting salaries upon graduation neglects to recognize the important foundation for civic responsibility and leadership they provide. More...

Alumni Relations Launches Fireside Chat Series
Northwestern Law introduces a speaker series 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. The inaugural event was on Wednesday, September 30 and featured Austin Wilson (JD '04), director at Lateral Link. If you're interested in participating as a speaker please contact Christine Breakey at: christine.breakey@law.northwestern.edu.

Alumni in the News

How Chicago Is Transforming Itself Into an Entrepreneur's Paradise
J.B. Pritzker (JD '93) and Howard Tullman (JD '70) in Inc., September 22

Unexpected Justice: The Rise of John Paul Stevens
Justice John Paul Stevens (JD '47) in WTTW, September 17

Faculty in the News

Op-Ed: Measure of Legal Education's Value Extends Far Beyond Big Law
James Lupo in The National Law Journal, September 28

On the Run
Steven Lubet in Slate Podcast, September 22

If beer merger happens, would MillerCoors leave Chicago?
John O. McGinnis in The Chicago Tribune, September 17

GOP Debate: What to Expect in Round 2
Jason C. DeSanto in WTTW Chicago Tonight, September 15

Subscribers to streaming services sue the city over cloud tax
James B. Speta in WBEZ, September 15

Is Chicago's hometown airline a criminal?
Juliet Sorensen in Crain's Chicago Business, September 10

Illinois sues former prisoner for cost of her incarceration
David Shapiro in Peoria Public Radio, September 7

Nanny says she's happy to be back in Ireland
Deborah Tuerkheimer in Boston Globe, September 1


Upcoming Events

19th Annual National Latino Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference in Chicago
October 2-3, 2015
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Northwestern Law Alumni Club of the Twin Cities Business Breakfast
October 2, 2015
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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Northwestern Law Alumni Club of Denver Faculty Presentation with Rob Owen
October 5, 2015
Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, P.C.
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Corporate Counsel Institute
October 8-9, 2015
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Northwestern Law Alumni Club of Houston Happy Hour
October 8, 2015
Hotel Granduca
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Overcoming Our Unconscious: Implicit Bias in Policing, Employment, and Education
October 9, 2015
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N Zone Tailgate at University of Michigan
October 10, 2015
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Alumni Awards Luncheon
October 23, 2015
Wieboldt Hall
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Alumni and Reunion Weekend
October 23-24, 2015
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Alumni Club of New York JD-MBA Event
November 3, 2015

Inaugural Newt and Jo Minow Debate
November 10, 2015
Thorne Auditorium
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Chicago Alumni Club private IMAX Screening of Spectre
November 17, 2015
Navy Pier IMAX
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