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October 2016

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Four Interdisciplinary Scholars Join Northwestern Law Faculty
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is thrilled to welcome four new research faculty this fall: Matthew Kugler, Sarah Lawksy, Ajay K. Mehrotra, and Sarath Sanga. More...

Pope and John Lecture with Newton N. Minow Today at Noon
Newton N. Minow (BS ’49, JD ’50), Walter Annenberg Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University and senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, will be the featured guest at Northwestern Law’s annual Pope & John Lecture on Professionalism. Minow’s conversation with Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez will be held at noon Wednesday, October 5, in Lincoln Hall. Minow will primarily discuss the presidential debates, the upcoming election and ethical responsibility. More...

New Center to Bring Public Interest Offerings and Resources Together
A new center at Northwestern Law will house the growing array of public interest offerings at the school, enhancing the Law School’s strong commitment to a public service ethic. More...

Law School to Expand Use of Crowdfunding Platform, Catalyzer
During the 2016 academic year, the Law School used Northwestern’s crowdfunding platform, Catalyzer, for its Graduating Class Gift campaign, as well as for a donor challenge to benefit the Bluhm Legal Clinic. Both projects exceeded their respective goals, proving that crowdfunding can be a compelling vehicle to galvanize our students and alumni. In response, the Law School will expand its Catalyzer presence in 2017, offering four special projects in addition to the class gift campaign. More...

Scholarship Challenge for Today and Tomorrow
To help attract the most qualified students to the Law School, J.B. and M.K. Pritzker designated a significant portion of their $100 million gift to support student aid. To encourage others to join them in creating endowed scholarships, they established the Scholarship Challenge for Today and Tomorrow. Through the initiative, the Pritzkers offer a one-to-two match to any benefactor making a scholarship gift of $200,000 or more. More...

Tom and Diane Geraghty Receive UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards
Thomas Geraghty (JD ’69) and Diane Geraghty (JD ’72) were honored at the UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 23, as "strong, extraordinary leaders who are contributing locally and internationally to the improvement of children’s lives." More...

Faculty Author Advanced Appellate Advocacy Textbook
Earlier this year, four Northwestern Law faculty in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Appellate Advocacy Center released a first-of-its-kind mastery textbook, Advanced Appellate Advocacy (Aspen Publishers, 2016). The Northwestern Law Reporter spoke to Susan E. Provenzano, professor of practice, and Sarah O’Rourke Schrup, Harry B. Reese Teaching Professor of Law–who coauthored the book with adjunct professors Jeffrey T. Green and Carter Phillips (JD ’77)–about their decision to write the book and what makes it distinct. More...

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. More...

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.

Fall 2016 Northwestern Law Reporter
All alumni should have received the latest issue of the Northwestern Law Reporter alumni magazine. It is also available in PDF form. To update your information or send us news for the Class Notes section, visit the alumni website.

Volunteer Opportunity with LAF
LAF provides people living in poverty with comprehensive free legal services to resolve non-criminal issues. LAF relies on the generosity and expertise of volunteers to provide life-changing assistance to those in need. Consider assisting LAF in creating equal justice for all. To hear more about opportunities, visit their website. More...

Alumni in the News

Presidential Debates Don’t Get No Respect. They Should
Newton Minow (JD ’50), Wall Street Journal, September 23

Educational Inequality and the Ballot Booth
Alex Jacobs (JD ’16), Truthout, September 20

UNICEF Chicago honors Geraghtys of Glencoe
Thomas Geraghty (JD ’69) and Diane Geraghty (JD ’72), Chicago Tribune, September 7

After working with athletes, attorney pivots to the street
Andrew M. Stroth (JD ’99), Chicago Sun-Times, September 6

Faculty in the News

Trans murders rising alongside anti-trans rhetoric
Andrew Koppelman, Windy City Times, September 28

The Palestinians’ unsporting and illegal 'football war' against Israel
Eugene Kontorovich, Washington Post, September 26

Clinton-Trump Debate: What to Look For as Candidates Square Off
Jason DeSanto, WTTW, September 26

A Better Gun Control
Stephanie Kollmann, Jacobin Magazine, September 15

High court opens door to experts who say eyewitness IDs are unreliable
Karen Daniel, Chicago Tribune, September 12

New Illinois law to teach drivers what to do if stopped by police
David M. Shapiro, Chicago Tribune, September 7


Upcoming Events

Pope and John Lecture with Newton Minow (JD ’50)
October 5
Lincoln Hall
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Law Alumni Club of Denver Career Development Workshop and Reception
October 13
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
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Tax Program 15th Anniversary Celebration
October 20
Lowden Hall
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Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2016
October 21-22, 2016
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Law Board Meeting
October 21, 2016

Aspen Hall Dedication
October 21
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Bluhm Legal Clinic Open House
October 21
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Law Black Alumni Committee Kickoff Reception
October 21
MileNorth Hotel
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Law Alumni Club of Milwaukee Presentation and Reception with Professor Esther Barron (JD ’95)
October 27
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
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Law Alumni Club of Chicago Election Salon with Professor Stephen Presser
November 1
University Club
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Law Alumni Club of Detroit Distillery Tour
November 2
Detroit City Distillery
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Law Alumni Club of Seattle Making a Murderer Presentation with Professor Steven Drizin (JD ’86)
November 3
Perkins Coie
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The Law Alumni Club of Miami Presents: 2016 Election and the Supreme Court
November 9
Deloitte
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