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November 2018

Student and Faculty Volunteers

More than 300 Students and Faculty Volunteer on Election Day
On November 6, more than 300 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law students and faculty members volunteered in a student-led Day of Civic Service. Participants volunteered as poll-watchers or legal hotline volunteers with Election Protection, the nation's largest nonpartisan voter hotline; surveyed polling places for ADA-compliance with Voting Access Chicago; and served as election judges and coordinators with the Chicago Board of Elections.

Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference, November 28-29
Hosted at Northwestern Law, this conference will focus on critical legal, ethical, financial, and political issues that affect high-profile litigation. The keynote event will be an interview of The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, by Professor Neal K. Katyal, of Georgetown University and Hogan Lovells. Attendance is by invitation only. Contact Laura Dimitrijevic to request an invitation. More...

Visit Career Space+
Michelle Jackson, Director of Alumni Advising, has created a new online career space where she'll regularly post articles and share resources on topics relevant to alumni at all stages of their careers. More...

Young Alumni Leadership Council Update
The Law School recently launched its inaugural Young Alumni Leadership Council. Comprised of alumni leaders from the classes of 2014 through 2018, this group of alumni ambassadors plays an integral role in the success of young alumni engagement, giving, and leadership. Class liaisons will actively communicate with you throughout the year, so feel free to connect with them if you have important professional or personal information to share. To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact Emily Meisenzahl at (312) 503-1793. More...

Judges Wanted for Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition
The 2019 Julius H. Miner Moot Court Board invites alumni to participate as a judge during the preliminary rounds of the 56th Annual Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition on Thursday, Feb. 7, Monday, Feb. 11, Monday, Feb. 18 and Thursday, Feb. 21. 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 25, 2019 by filling out the form online. For more information, please email your request. More...


Planet Lex Podcast

The Intersection of Media and the Law
President Trump and other politicians have painted the media as the "enemy of the people" —but what are the actual legal requirements of the media when reporting news? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks to Northwestern Law alumnae Kate Shaw and Megan Murphy about being lawyers in the media, the legal issues facing journalists, and whether more law is needed to manage these matters. More...


Giving Back

Dean's Circle of the Wigmore Club
Last month, the Law School announced a new giving society for our closest friends and top-level donors, the Dean's Circle of the Wigmore Club. Dean's Circle members are leadership donors to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law committed to maintaining a foundation of support for the school with gifts of $10,000 or more annually. These gifts are essential for the Law School and provide critical resources that are used to address immediate needs. Members of the Dean's Circle will be invited to join the Dean and other Law School leadership for exclusive events and early access to strategic initiatives and programming for the Law School. The inaugural co-chairs of the Dean's Circle are Sara Hays (JD '89) and Steve Matteucci (JD '82). More...

Giving Tuesday
Mark your calendars for Giving Tuesday on November 27th! The Law School will be taking part in Northwestern University’s annual #CatsGiveBack day of giving. If you are interested in participating in giving Tuesday efforts, please email Leah Handel.


Faculty in the News

Democrat Abrams files new suit in Georgia governor's race
Michael Kang, Associated Press, November 11

Ladies First at Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Tonja Jacobi, Bloomberg Law, November 9

Money For Nothing: SCOTUS Could Stop Class Action Funds From Being Steered To Non-Parties
Martin Redish, Forbes, October 31

What Does It Mean to Discriminate Because of 'Sex?' How the Legal Meaning of That Word Has Evolved
Kimberly Yuracko, TIME, October 29

The Secret Lives of Central Bankers
Annelise Riles, New York Times, October 20

Upcoming Events

SFPIF Silent Auction
November 15
Law School Atrium
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Law Alumni Club of Denver Salon Featuring Professor Stephen Presser
November 15
Denver Athletic Club
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Law Alumni Club of Chicago Private IMAX Screening: Fantastic Beasts
November 16
Harry Caray's Tavern / Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
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Making A Murderer Part 2 with Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin
December 1
House of Blues Chicago
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Northwestern Alumni Bay Area Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
December 3
Northwestern University San Francisco Office
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Law Alumni Club of DC Annual Holiday Reception
December 6
Sixth Engine
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Law Alumni Club of Seattle Annual Holiday Reception
December 6
Von's 1000 Spirits
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Northwestern Law Atlanta Alumni Reception
December 11
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Northwestern Law Cleveland Alumni Reception
December 13
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
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Law Alumni Club of San Francisco Zoo Lights
December 16
San Francisco Zoo
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