CPEI Pilots Attorney-Client Entrepreneurship Simulation Program
In the first week of the new year, before classes had resumed, thirty dedicated students could be found collaborating, brainstorming, and problem-solving as part of the Client Strategies pilot program. This intensive, one-week program is a key initiative to come out of the Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation (CPEI), which was launched in 2015 as an incubator for ideas about how legal education can best prepare new lawyers for the rigors of practice in a rapidly changing legal marketplace.
Northwestern Law Team Wins Inaugural Startup LawMeet Competition
A Northwestern Pritzker School of Law team won the inaugural Startup LawMeet, an interdisciplinary competition for students interested in a transactional practice specifically involving entrepreneurial companies.
Bartlit Center Team Wins National Trial Competition
A Northwestern Pritzker School of Law team won the national championship in the National Trial Competition held in Fort Worth, Texas, March 23 to 25.
Professor Juliet Sorensen Named New Bluhm Legal Clinic Director
Professor Juliet Sorensen will be the director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic, effective at the start of the 2017-18 academic year.
Northwestern Law Ranks #10 in U.S. News
Northwestern Law ranks #10 up from #12 in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools 2018 Rankings".
Luncheon Brings Scholarship Recipients and Donors Together
Nearly 130 scholarship donors, recipients and alumni attended the Inaugural Scholarship Donor Appreciation Luncheon at the Law School on March 2. The event celebrated donors and students alike and gave scholarship recipients the opportunity to meet and thank their benefactors.
Celebrating International Women's Day
International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Northwestern Law is thrilled to take part by featuring inspiring stories from twelve women within our community through the #NLawProud campaign.
Liani Balasuriya (JD '17) Honored by Ms. JD
Liani Balasuriya (JD '17) was recently awarded the "Student of Inspiration" award by Ms. JD, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of aspiring and early career women lawyers. The “Student of Inspiration” award recognizes a male or female law student who inspires others through their commitment and passion to their legal studies, extracurricular activities or to a particular cause.
Judge Gerard Lynch Will Speak to Northwestern Law Community as Trienens Scholar
The Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will participate in a moderated conversation with Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8.
Valerie Brummel (JD '17) Awarded Federal Bar Association Scholarship
Congratulations to Valerie Brummel (JD ’17) who was recently selected as the recipient of the Federal Bar Association's Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship.
Northwestern Law Ranked #2 for BigLaw Job Placement
In Vault’s 2016 survey of over 15,000 BigLaw associates, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ranked #2 as a "feeder" school for BigLaw firms (defined as firms with 150 or more associates), after accounting for school size.
CWC Client Exonerated on Charges from 1995 Double Murder
On February 15, the State of Illinois dropped all charges against the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) client Charles Johnson and three other men—Larod Styles, LaShawn Ezell, and Troshawn McCoy—known as the “Marquette Park Four,” who were only teenagers when they confessed to a 1995 double murder.
Northwestern Law and IE Madrid to Offer New Joint LLB/JD Program
This program will enable select students who begin an LLB degree at IE Law School to continue their studies at Northwestern Law, in its two-year JD program for international lawyers.
Justice Richard Bernstein (JD ’99) to Address Law School Class of 2017
Northwestern Law is thrilled to welcome Justice Richard Bernstein (JD '99) of the Michigan Supreme Court, to deliver the main convocation address to the Class of 2017 on Friday, May 12.
A Conversation with Professor Stephen Presser on “Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law”
Stephen Presser, Raoul Berger Professor of Law Emeritus, argues in his new book, "Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law" (West Academic, 2017), that there is no country in the world where law professors have had more of an influence on shaping the law than in the United States.
Northwestern Law JD Team Wins National ABA Tax Competition
A Northwestern Pritzker School of Law team won first place in the JD division of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 16th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge held last month in Orlando, Florida.
Around the World Without Leaving the Atrium: 12th Annual Global Village Set for February 17
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will celebrate the wide array of cultural traditions across our community with food, performances, and music from around the globe at the 12th annual Global Village celebration on Friday, February 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Law School Atrium.
Bartlit Center Trial Teams Excel in ABA Labor Law and National Trial Competitions
A team from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy captured first place at the National Trial Competition regional event held at Valparaiso University Law School, January 26-29. Stacy Kapustina (JD ‘17), Douglas Bates (JD ‘17), and Garrett Fields (JD ‘18) defeated teams from the University of Illinois, Indiana-Indianapolis, and Loyola Chicago to win the tournament. They will compete for the national championship in Ft. Worth, Texas in March.
A Response to Immigration Orders from Dean Rodriguez
Northwestern Law will stand in solidarity with our students and their families from the affected countries on the administration’s ban list, and also with individuals and families affected by the putative border wall. And, too, we will stand in solidarity with our foreign students from every country across the world, without prejudice and with understanding and compassion.
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Sharon Bowen (JD, MBA ’82) to Deliver Brodsky Lecture
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is thrilled to welcome Sharon Y. Bowen (JD '82, MBA '82), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner, for the 2017 Brodsky Family Northwestern JD-MBA Lecture on Monday, February 13. Bowen’s lecture, “Undercurrents of Disruption to Our Markets and Societies: How We Can Respond,” will be followed by a Q and A session with Paul A. Meister, (JD '87), vice chairman and managing director at Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.
DACA Recipients at Northwestern Law Face Uncertain Future Under Trump Administration
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law students Karen Villagomez (JD ’18) and Cem Uyar (JD ’18), both recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), share their stories in hopes of raising awareness among the Law School community.
Cass Sunstein Will Give Lectures on ‘Divided States of America’ for Rosenthal Series, January 18-19 and March 3
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is proud to welcome Professor Cass R. Sunstein as the speaker for the 2017 Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series, held January 18-19 and March 3 2017.