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November 2017

Northwestern Law Class of 1967

50 Years Later: Members of the Class of '67 Look Back
As decades of alumni reunions have shown, being a Northwestern Law alum uniquely bonds people. Perhaps no graduating class has demonstrated that as clearly as the class of 1967, one of the most engaged classes to ever graduate from Northwestern Law. In advance of the class's 50-year reunion party, the Northwestern Law Reporter sat down with three '67 graduates to discuss how they've stayed connected through the years, why they still feel grateful to Northwestern Law, and what wisdom they would share with today's young alumni. More...

Register Now for Complex Litigation Conference
The Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference will focus on critical, legal, ethical, financial, and political issues that affect high-profile litigation. It will be held at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law on Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30. Speakers include Tom Sager, Retired General Counsel of DuPont and Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP and and the Honorable David S. Tatel. Please contact Laura Dimitrijevic to request an invitation. 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 give tips on returning to work after an extended leave. More...

Center on Wrongful Convictions Client Kerry Masterson Acquitted of 2009 Murder
After spending more than eight years in prison, Kerry Masterson, a joint client of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Center on Wrongful Convictions and Neal Gerber Eisenberg, is free following a jury's not-guilty verdict in the Circuit Court of Cook County. More...

Northwestern Law and ROSS Intelligence Partner to Address Access-to-Justice through AI
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is proud to announce a new partnership with ROSS Intelligence, the leading provider of artificial intelligence-based research tools. The partnership is focused on teaching Northwestern Law students how legal technology can facilitate the provision of legal services and address widespread access-to-justice issues. More...

Northwestern Law, Kellogg to Partner on San Francisco Immersion Program
The new San Francisco Immersion Program is open to Northwestern Law JD students and is tailored toward students interested in understanding the legal and business environment of growth-stage start-up firms, venture capital firms and high-tech companies. More...

Northwestern Law Hosts TechStars Chicago Demo Day
Over four hundred people gathered at Thorne Auditorium to watch 10 startup founders pitch their companies to mentors, colleagues and other members of the tech community. As first-time hosts of the event, Demo Day gave the Law School the opportunity to showcase some exciting developments in technology and continue its commitment to advancing the law-tech space. More...

WANTED: Alumni Pictures and Stories!
We're looking for stories and pictures from the annual faculty-student softball game. Did you have an amazing (or especially terrible) play? Any chants or cheers? Pictures of you and your classmates in your game gear? The Pritzker Legal Research Center will be presenting an exhibit next spring featuring materials from their archives, and we'd love to add your memories. Please contact Brittany Adams, the Special Collections, Digitization, and Archival Services Librarian, with any questions or contributions:

Visit the Online Store
Need a gift for a graduate or some new gear for 2017 Reunion? We are pleased to offer the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law online store! Find Northwestern Law apparel, drinkware, and accessories at great prices.

Northwestern Law Community Gets Ready to Celebrate #CatsGiveBack on November 28
Every year on Giving Tuesday, thousands of Northwestern alumni make a gift to show they care about their alma mater. On November 28, we're asking the Northwestern Law community to come together and join us in making a difference for Northwestern Law and our students. Keep an eye on your email in coming weeks and get ready for 2018 #CatsGiveBack! More information at

Faculty in the News

Scalia on writing well, originalism, and a turkey hunting mishap
Steven G. Calabresi, Washington Post, November 3

What If Only One Woman Had Accused Harvey Weinstein?
Deborah Tuerkheimer, The Guardian, October 22

The First Thing We Do, Let's Blame All the Lawyers
Steven Lubet, Chicago Tribune, October 20

No, Trump Can't Punish NBC and NFL for Their Speech
David M. Shapiro, The Hill, October 13

Upcoming Events

SFPIF Auction
November 16
Northwestern Law School Rubloff Atrium

#CatsGiveBack Giving Tuesday
November 28

Law Alumni Club of Seattle Holiday Party
December 5

Law Alumni Club of Dallas Happy Hour
December 6
Public School 214

Law Alumni Club of NYC Holiday Party
December 6
Rockefeller Plaza

Law Alumni Club of DC Holiday Cocktail Party
December 7
Sixth Engine

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