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November 2016

Civic Service Group

Motion to Lead: The Campaign for Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Announces New Goal
"Because of our alumni we have raised $204 million dollars and been able to surpass our initial campaign goal. And now we plan to raise an additional $46 million to support initiatives that address student debt, entrepreneurship, and the intersection of law, business, and technology. There is so much to be proud of at Northwestern Law," said Dean Daniel Rodriguez at the October 20 announcement of the campaign’s expanded goal. Visit the campaign website to find out more about our updated efforts, and be sure to follow Northwestern Law on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see our #NLawProud stories and share your own.

Record-Breaking Alumni Weekend and Reunion
Thanks to all who attended our 2016 Alumni Weekend and Reunion! Special thanks to our reunion committee volunteers who worked so hard to help break attendance records. We had over 1000 alumni and guests attend events throughout the weekend, including the 2016 Alumni Awards Luncheon, a 15th anniversary celebration for the JD-MBA program, the Law Black Alumni Committee kickoff event, panels on everything from entrepreneurship to immigration, the dedication of Aspen Hall, and many more. Photos from the weekend are available on Flickr.

Professor Richard Susskind to Speak on Technology and the Legal Profession at Northwestern Law
Northwestern Law’s Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation (CPEI) is excited to welcome world-renowned thought leader and author Richard Susskind for a series of exciting events on November 22 and 23. We encourage alumni to join us. RSVP is required, register online now. More...

Bartlit Center Teams Place First and Second at Regional ABA Trial Competition
Congratulations to the teams from the Bartlit Center on Trial Advocacy, who captured both first and second place at the Midwest Regional ABA Labor Law Trial Competition held in Chicago November 5 and 6. More...

Alumni Profile: Andrew Stroth (JD ’99) Expands Access to Civil Rights Representation
After over a decade and a half as a successful agent, Andrew M. Stroth (JD ’99) decided he wanted to move beyond the sports and entertainment worlds, and created the Action Injury Law Group, a civil rights firm focused on filing federal Section 1983 cases on behalf of victims of police-involved shootings and injuries. More...

Sara Hays (JD ’86) Chosen as Law Board Chair
Northwestern Law is excited to announce that Sara Hays (JD ’89, MBA ’00) has been selected as chair of the Northwestern Law Board. She began her 2-year term at the start of the new fiscal year in September. More...

Serve as a Judge for Julius Miner Moot Court
The 2017 Julius H. Miner Moot Court Board invites you to participate as a judge during the preliminary rounds of the 54th Annual Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition on behalf of the board, the Miner family, and faculty sponsors. This year’s rounds are scheduled for: Thursday, February 2, Monday, February 6, Monday, February 13, Thursday, February 16, and Monday, February 20. The preliminary rounds begin each evening at 7:30 p.m., and are preceded by a buffet dinner for participating judges at 6:00 p.m. Participating judges will receive CLE credit. Please RSVP before January 6 by filling out the form online or for more information please contact

Faculty in the News

Legal Analysis of Trump’s Policy of Exclusion
Joyce Hughes, Cook County Bar Association's Sidebar, Fall 2016

How to move beyond South Africa’s notice of withdrawal from the ICC
David Scheffer, Just Security, October 24

Why this lifelong Sox fan will root for the Cubs
Steven Lubet, Chicago Tribune, October 24

In the wake of Trump allegations, what does the law do with "assaultive kissing"? 
Slate, Deborah Tuerkheimer, October 18

In Illinois, chasing the arc of opioid epidemic
Crain’s Chicago Business, Juliet Sorensen, October 17

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s death leaves exoneration movement mourning
Karen Daniel, NBC News, October 11

Second Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Jason DeSanto, WTTW, October 10

Upcoming Events

Fireside Chat: "The Journey from SEC Enforcement Official to Defense Attorney in a Law Firm" with Peter Chan (JD ’91)
November 16
Harry's Cafe

Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference
November 16-17
Aspen Hall

22nd Annual Student Funded Public Interest Fellowship Program Auction
November 17
Northwestern Law Atrium

Law Alumni Club of Boston Happy Hour
November 18
Minibar | Copley Hotel More

Law Alumni Club of DC Holiday Cocktail Party
November 28
Sixth Engine

Law Alumni Club of Dallas: The Reach of U.S. Law Abroad
November 30
Hunton & Williams LLP

Law Alumni Club of NYC Annual Cocktail Party
November 30
Dorsey & Whitney

Law Alumni Club of Chicago Ping Pong Tournament and Networking Reception at SPiN
December 1

Law Alumni Club of Houston: Is the Death Penalty Dying?
December 1
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Law Alumni Club of Los Angeles Entrepreneurship Salon
December 7
The Home of Judge Dean Hansell (JD '77)

Law Alumni Club of NYC Entrepreneurship Salon
December 12
The Home of Julia Herr Smith and Scott Smith

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