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Northwestern Law Welcomes New and Visiting Faculty
A number of distinguished scholars will join Northwestern Law in 2014–15, enhancing the diversity of interests and expertise that distinguish the school’s faculty.

Professor Pfander Honored by Federal-State Jurisdiction Committee
James Pfander, Owen L. Coon Professor of Law, was recently recognized for his work with the Federal-State Jurisdiction Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Bowen Appointed to Trading Commission
Sharon Y. Bowen (JD-MBA ’82) was officially sworn in as a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission on June 9.

Ginger Tanton (JD ’14) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
Ginger Tanton (JD ’14) has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and will spend the next two years working on a project with Chicago’s Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.

Erin Delaney Receives Fulbright Award
Assistant Professor of Law Erin F. Delaney has been awarded a 2014–2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant and will hold the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Theory and Practice of Constitutionalism and Federalism at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during the fall 2014 term.

Maya Lentz Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
Maya Lentz (JD-LLM IHR ’14) has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship.

Sopan Joshi (JD ’13) to Clerk for Justice Scalia
Northwestern Law alumnus Sopan Joshi (JD ’13) will serve as a law clerk for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia for the 2015 Supreme Court term.

Student-Led Class Gift Initiative Supports Key Law School Programs
More than 55 percent of students from the Class of 2014 contributed through this year’s graduating class gift, which will be used to support many different areas at the Law School, including the Law School Fund, the Kellogg/Law JD-MBA Scholarship, LLM Program support, LLM Tax Program support, the Bluhm Legal Clinic, scholarship support, and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).

Northwestern Law Celebrates 154th Graduating Class
Northwestern Law alumnus and Supreme Court litigator Carter G. Phillips (JD ’77) delivered the commencement address at the Law School’s graduation convocation ceremony on Friday, May 16.

Children and Family Justice Center Receives BPI Champion of Public Interest Award
The Children and Family Justice Center will be honored with a “Champion of the Public Interest Award” from the Business and Professional People for Public Interest on May 20.

Center on Wrongful Convictions Honored for Exoneration Case
The CWC was selected to receive a Seventh Circuit Bar Association Pro Bono and Public Service Award

Attorney Carter G. Phillips (JD ’77) to Address Northwestern Law Grads
Veteran Supreme Court litigator Carter G. Phillips (JD ’77) will deliver the commencement address at the Law School’s 154th graduation convocation ceremony on Friday, May 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicago Theatre.

Vis Moot Team Earns Honors in Vienna
The Northwestern Law Vis Moot team qualified for the final rounds and received brief writing and speaking honors in the 21st annual Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Competition in April in Vienna.

$4 Million in Gifts Establish the Newton N. Minow Professorship
Friends, colleagues, and fellow Northwestern alumni made gifts totaling $4 million to establish an endowment for a new named professorship in honor of Newton N. Minow (BS ’49, JD ’50) and to establish the Newton N. Minow Debates at Northwestern University School of Law.

Ceremony Celebrates Endowed Chair Appointments
The Faculty Chair Ceremony will recognize the appointment of three faculty members to named professorships

Alumni to be Honored for their Commitment to Public Service
Alumni will be recognized for their dedication to public interest law at the 11th Annual SFPIF Public Service dinner on April 3.

Alumni Sworn in to Bar of Supreme Court
Thirty-seven alumni were admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States at Northwestern Law’s first-ever swearing-in ceremony on March 10.

Northwestern Law Team Wins Regional Trial Competition
A Northwestern Law team won first place in the Midwest Regional Finals of the National Trial Competition and will advance to the national competition in March.

Northwestern Law Celebrates Diversity with Global Village
Northwestern Law will hold its 9th annual Global Village on Friday, February 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Law School Atrium.

Rethinking the War on Drugs: A Symposium Presented by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation
The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation and co-sponsors Northwestern University School of Law and the Harvard Club of Chicago present a two-day symposium “Rethinking the War on Drugs,” which will be held February 20-21, 2014, in Northwestern Law’s Thorne Auditorium.

David and Libby Savner Give to Support Innovative Instructional Technology
David A. Savner (JD ’68) and his wife, Libby, have made a gift of $1 million to Northwestern University School of Law to sustain instructional innovation in the classroom.

Lecture Series Honors the Legacy of Dr. King
In recognition of the historic contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Northwestern University School of Law and the Feinberg School of Medicine will host a week of programming January 21-23

Dean Rodriguez Assumes Presidency of AALS
Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern University School of Law, was inaugurated as the president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) at its annual meeting in New York City January 2-5, 2014.


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