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December 2013

Law School Offers New MSL DegreeLaw School Offers New MSL Degree
Starting in Fall 2014, the Law School will offer a Master of Science in Law (MSL), designed specifically for professionals with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine. More...

New Project Investigates Technology Standards
Researchers at Northwestern Law’s Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth are creating a series of related databases to collate information regarding technology standards, standard setting organizations, and patents. The data already gathered is helping to provide a better understanding of how inventive activity occurs, how it is commercialized and what might be done to facilitate future innovation. More...

Alumni and Faculty Reception in NYC
Join Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez on January 3 at the New York Hilton Midtown for an alumni and faculty reception. Dean Rodriguez will be in town for the 2014 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, at which he will be sworn in as the next president of the association. More...

41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute
The Northwestern Law Securities Regulation Institute will take place January 27-29. The three-day event offers practical advice for all attorneys advising corporate clients on securities and business law. Register with alumni code SRI2014ALUMNI, for a 10 percent discount. More...

Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition
The 50th Annual Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition invites all alumni of Northwestern Law to serve as a judge for our student oral argument rounds on February 7, 11, 18, and 21. Register...

Alumni Interviewers Needed
The admissions team is seeking alumni volunteers to interview prospective students. If you are interested in becoming an alumni interviewer, please sign up online or email the admissions office.

In the News

Faculty in the News

UN measure to fight bribery is a work in process
Juliet Sorensen in Aljazeera, November 25, 2013

The Obamacare 'Fix' Is Illegal
Eugene Kontorovich in Politico, November 22, 2013

What the filibuster's demise means for the Supreme Court
Steven G. Calabresi; James Lindgren in Reuters, November 20, 2013

Religious Dissenters Should Not Be Required to Work at Gay Weddings, Gay Rights Advocate Argues
Andrew M. Koppelman in The Christian Post, November 21, 2013

Confession Contamination in Cook County: Demonizing Youth in False Confession Narratives
Steven A. Drizin; Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth in The Huffington Post, November 20, 2013

Northwestern's New Masters Program Targets Non-Lawyers (subscription required)
Daniel B. Rodriguez; Emerson Tiller in The National Law Journal, November 14, 2013

Lawsuits challenge Illinois' parole revocation process
Sheila Bedi; Alexa Van Brunt in The Chicago Tribune, November 10, 2013

No Jail Room for Emanuel to Put Gun Criminals Tormenting Chicago
Bluhm Legal Clinic in Bloomberg Businessweek, November 7, 2013

Time to rethink recantations
Rob Warden; Bluhm Legal Clinic in The Chicago Sun-Times, November 6, 2013

Rosenthal: Walking fine line on JPMorgan penalty
David Ruder in The Chicago Tribune, November 3, 2013

Medical Marijuana Law Creates A 'Gray Area' For Both Employers And Employees In The Workplace
Zev J. Eigen in Progress Illinois, November 1, 2013

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

Alumni and Faculty Reception - New York, NY
Date: January 3, 2014
Location: New York Hilton Midtown
More info: Register

Professional and Continuing Legal Education

41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute
Dates: January 27-29, 2014
Location: Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California
More info: web