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December 2008

Northwestern Law's 36th Annual Securities Institute Focuses on Effects of Financial Crisis
The effects of the financial crisis on public companies will be the focus of Northwestern University School of Law’s 36th Annual Securities Regulation Institute; Christopher Cox, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman, will deliver the keynote address.

The Hon. William A. Fletcher to Discuss Human Rights at Trienens Lecture
The Hon. William A. Fletcher, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, will discuss “Human Rights in the United States and the World” during his visit to Northwestern University School of Law as this year’s Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar.

Law School Launches Website about Social Reformer Florence Kelley
A new Northwestern University School of Law Web site -- powered by the latest technology in the Web 2.0 age -- focuses on the work of social reformer Florence Kelley with a rich interactive slice of Chicago’s history around the turn of the 20th century.

October 2008

Center on Wrongful Convictions Celebrates 10th Anniversary
On November 14, Northwestern Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) will celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting a series of special events, including a reading of the award-winning play, The Exonerated.

Northwestern Law First, Third in National Trial Competition
One of Northwestern University School of Law’s trial teams won first place and another third place in a national trial competition sponsored by the California Association for Criminal Justice.

September 2008

Stanford Professor Lawrence Lessig to Deliver Rosenthal Lectures
Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school’s Center for Internet and Society, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series, which runs October 20-21. All lectures will take place at Northwestern Law, 357 East Chicago Avenue, and are free and open to the public.

David Boies Speaks as Part of Pope & John Lecture Series
David Boies, chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP, will deliver a speech, tentatively titled “A Trial Lawyer Looks at the Rule of Law,” as part of Northwestern University School of Law’s Pope & John Lecture Series on Professionalism.

Lawyers Earn Credit in Discussions of Classic Movies about the Law
Leading Northwestern University School of Law professors will moderate discussions related to three award-winning films about the legal profession during the law school’s newly launched Advocacy and Ethics Film Series.

August 2008

Welcome Back to Northwestern Law
Welcome back to Northwestern Law. I hope you had an enjoyable summer. We mark the school’s 150th anniversary this academic year, and I am sure it will be an exciting and memorable one. As we start our new year, I want to inform you of some new key developments at the Law School, which I have outlined below. Also, please remember to visit EsqwireCentral or our student portal page EsqwireStudent for information about upcoming events.

SEC Chairman Cox to Speak at Corporate Counsel Institute in Chicago; SEC Regional Director Fagel to Speak at Institute in San Francisco
SEC Chairman Christopher Cox and SEC Regional Director Marc Fagel will deliver keynote speeches at Northwestern University School of Law’s 47th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute.

June 2008

Northwestern Law Announces Accelerated JD, Other Proposals
Northwestern Law will offer an accelerated JD program starting in 2009 as one of the initiatives of a major new plan to maximize its graduates’ success in the changing worlds of the legal profession and the clients it serves.

Northwestern Law Welcomes International LLM/Kellogg Students
LLM/Kellogg students arrive on campus.

April 2008

Northwestern Law Public Interest Fellowship Recipients 2007-08
Northwestern Law is pleased to announce the following 2007-08 recipients of several public interest and public service fellowship awards:

Yale Professor Explores Implications of the First Amendment
Robert C. Post, David Boies Professor of Law at Yale Law School, discusses interpretations of the First Amendment, its relation to the creation and circulation of knowledge, and the constitutional protections for academic freedom in a three-part lecture series at Northwestern Law.

March 2008

Welcome Back from Spring Break 2008
Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your two-week spring break. I would like to congratulate those students and faculty who participated in International Team Project field studies in Brazil, Ethopia, India, New Zealand, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam. We look forward to learning more about your final projects.

Three Alumni Recognized at 5th Annual SFPIF Public Service Dinner
Jeanne Bishop (JD ’84), Chuck Hogren (JD ’61), and Carter Phillips (JD ’77) will receive recognition for their commitment to public interest work at Northwestern Law’s 5th Annual Student Funded Public Interest Fellowship (SFPIF) Public Service Benefit Dinner on Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Law School Atrium.

Northwestern Law Expands International Human Rights Program
Beginning in fall 2008, American lawyers will be able to enroll in the one-year graduate degree program that leads to an LLM in International Human Rights (LLM IHR). Northwestern Law is also launching a new joint JD-LLM in International Human Rights (JD-LLM IHR) degree program.

Ceremony Celebrates Endowed Chair Appointments
An appointment to an endowed chair is the highlight of an academic career, and these important positions help Northwestern Law attract and retain distinguished faculty. This year we honor with a ceremony and reception the installation of Andrew Koppelman as the John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, Steven Lubet as the Edna B. and Ednyfed H. Williams Professor of Law, and David J. Scheffer as the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law.

Three Alumni Recognized at 5th Annual SFPIF Public Service Dinner
Jeanne Bishop (JD ’84), Chuck Hogren (JD ’61), and Carter Phillips (JD ’77) will receive recognition for their commitment to public interest work at Northwestern Law’s 5th Annual Student Funded Public Interest Fellowship (SFPIF) Public Service Benefit Dinner on Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Law School Atrium. The event, established in 2004, brings law school alumni and current students together to celebrate and honor individual commitments to serving the public interest.

Patricia Soung (JD ’08) Awarded Soros Fellowship
Patricia Soung (JD ‘08) was awarded a prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Institute to work with the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) at Northwestern Law. The Soros Justice Fellowship supports groundbreaking work to reform the American justice system.

February 2008

Appellate Judge Stephen Williams Delivers Trienens Lecture
Stephen F. Williams, senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will visit the Law School as the Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar for 2007-2008. As part of his visit, Williams will deliver a lecture to the Northwestern Law community at 4 p.m. on February 28 in Lincoln Hall.

Northwestern Law Team Takes Second Place in National Trial Advocacy Competition
Congratulations to our Northwestern Law team, who took second place in a field of 52 national competitors in the American Bar Association’s inaugural National Finals of the Student Trial Advocacy Competition, hosted by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the ABA.

January 2008

Transatlantic Symposium Focuses on Corporate Human Rights Responsibilities
Corporate responsibility for human rights abuses worldwide will be the focus of a conference at the Bluhm Legal Clinic of the Northwestern University School of Law Oct. 24-25.

Theodore M. Shaw to Deliver Keynote Talk on Civil Rights at Chicago Campus King Day Celebration
Theodore M. Shaw, director-counsel and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the nation’s premier civil rights law firm, will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern University’s 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Monday, Jan. 21, on the University’s Chicago campus.

Dean Welcomes Students Back for Spring Term
Welcome back for spring semester! I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break and is ready for an active and productive new term. As I do each semester, I write to bring you up to date on the latest news and upcoming events at Northwestern Law.


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