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October 2017

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Tchen and Eggleston Share White House Wisdom
On Friday, October 6, Tina Tchen and Neil Eggleston — alumni of Northwestern Law and the Obama Administration — shared candid reflections from their time in the White House at an Alumni Weekend and Reunion event moderated by Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez. More...


Your Career Questions, Answered

Advice from alumni who've been there

Navigating a law career can raise lots of questions. This new monthly feature will offer advice from Northwestern Law alums — legal recruiters, career coaches, and managing partners — who have the expertise to weigh in on all your pressing concerns. This month, our experts tackle the best ways to market yourself during a job search. More...

From our NYC Alumni Club earlier this month, Women in Law: Career Paths and Strategies Webinar

Alumni Weekend and Reunion Breaks Records
Thanks to all who attended our 2017 Alumni Weekend and Reunion! Special thanks to our reunion committee volunteers who worked so hard to help break attendance records. We had over 1,000 alumni and guests attend events throughout the weekend, including the 2017 Alumni Awards Luncheon, the Bluhm Legal Clinic Reception, the 16th anniversary celebration of the Tax Program, the first ever MSL Reunion, and many more. Photos from the weekend are available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Former U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon Joins Law School as Visiting Distinguished Scholar
Former U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon will be joining Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as a visiting distinguished scholar for the 2017-18 academic year, and will lead a series of panel discussions on the issue of gun violence in Chicago. He gave his opening address on October 5 to a packed Aspen Hall. Watch...

Clinic Team Persuades Court to Reverse 14-Year-Old Client’s Attempted Murder Conviction
Professors Maria Hawilo and Thomas Geraghty of Northwestern Pritzker Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic, former clinical fellow Gregor Calhan, and students Megan Richard, Brooke Troutman, Irene Wilburn, Sarah Lewis, Jessica Dent, Christina Messerschmidt, and Tonie Oglesby successfully persuaded an Illinois appellate court to reverse their 14-year-old client's attempted murder conviction on "sufficiency of the evidence" grounds. More...

Former NFL Pros Tony Pashos (JD ’19) and Quincy Black (JD ’17) Talk Player Safety, CTE, and Football's Legal Hurdles
Concerns over football players' long-term health is at an all-time high, and both the NFL and its players are rethinking what it means to get their head in the game. So what is a team's legal obligation when it comes to protecting its players? And how can athletes (and their reps) advocate for their futures? A Northwestern Law student and a recent grad — both former pros — weigh in. More...

Kamau Murray Inaugurates This Year's DPELC-MSL Speaker Series
Kamau Murray, coach of U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, shared his triumphant story of the XS Tennis and Education Foundation during the inaugural talk of the DPELC-MSL Speakers Series. More...

Planet Lex: Law and Business of Cannabis: Regulation, Taxation, and Banking
In the latest episode of the Northwestern Law podcast, Daniel Rodriguez talks to Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs, and Dina Rollman, Chief Counsel at Green Thumb Industries (GTI), about the complexities of the marijuana industry, including how Illinois has set a precedent for regulatory programs, the banking challenges facing cultivators, and the battle for more research within the United States. They also discuss the role of lawyers within the cannabis business, and how they each got involved in this new and evolving industry.

Have American Law Professors Ruined American Law?
In a webinar, Professor Stephen Presser explores several core theories presented in his latest book, Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law. Among them, the failure of legal education to pass on the essential values that prevailed in our historical legal institutions, the earliest American law professors understanding on the preservation of the rule of law, and how today's dominant legal theories have strayed from those of our early legal educators. This is the second webinar of an ongoing series offered live exclusively to Wigmore Club members.

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Faculty in the News

Gloria Allred's Crusade
Deborah Tuerkheimer, The New Yorker, September 25

Illinois Trial Over Facial Recognition And Biometric Data
James B. Speta, WBEZ, September 22

Shutterfly lawsuit tags Illinois as battleground in facial recognition fight
Matthew Kugler, Chicago Tribune, September 21

Remembering Voters Democrats Forgot Brought Trump Victory
Stephen B. Presser, NewsMax, September 19

Juvenile Justice Reform Gets A Shot In The Arm With New Act
Carolyn Frazier, Chicago Defender, September 18

Latest effort at accountability for Chicago police starts up Friday
Locke E. Bowman, Chicago Tribune, September 14

What does an innocent man have to do to go free? Plead guilty
Steven A. Drizin, Business Insider, September 10

Is the Electoral College Doomed?
Robert W. Bennett, Politico Magazine, September 5

Suburban police take on challenge of implicit bias
Destiny Peery (JD '12), Daily Herald, September 5

The Environmental Fallout of Hurricane Harvey
Nancy C. Loeb, New York Magazine, September 1

Is Gorsuch's Speech Really a Big Deal?
Steven Lubet, U.S. News and World Report, September 1

Upcoming Events

Law Alumni Club of DC Fall Reception
October 12
The Hawthorne
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Law Alumni Club of Milwaukee Fall Alumni Reception
October 19
The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
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Northwestern Law Alumni Association Reception for Atlanta Area Alumni
October 19
Empire State South
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Northwestern Law Beijing Alumni Reception
October 19
Grand Hyatt Beijing
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Law Review Symposium: 30th Anniversary of McCleskey v. Kemp
October 20
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
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Law Alumni Club of Boston Networking Breakfast
October 25
Hilton Boston Downtown
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Law Alumni Club of Miami Fall Alumni Reception
October 26
DLA Piper
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Law Alumni Club of Dallas November Happy Hour
November 1
Public School 214
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SFPIF Auction
November 16
Law School Atrium
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Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation
November 29-30
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