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November 2009

Northwestern Law First in National Trial Competition
Northwestern University School of Law’s trial team won first place in a national trial competition sponsored by the California Association for Criminal Justice.

October 2009

Gift Honors Chabraja, Supports Law and Business Professorship
Northwestern Law and the Kellogg School of Management received a $3 million gift from General Dynamics Corporation to support a special law and business professorship named after its retired chief executive officer and Northwestern alumnus Nicholas D. Chabraja (JD '67). The first of its type, the Nicholas D. Chabraja Professorship dually supports the School of Law and Kellogg, symbolizing the increasingly integrated fields of business and law. Bernard Black, a nationally recognized expert in corporate law and finance and healthcare regulation, will be the inaugural holder of the professorship.

September 2009

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger to Deliver Pope & John Lecture on Professionalism
John Kroger, attorney general of Oregon, will deliver a speech, titled “Prosecutorial Ethics: Challenges From the Front Lines,” as part of Northwestern University School of Law’s Pope & John Lecture Series on Professionalism.

Justice Ginsburg Visits Northwestern Law
Justice Ginsburg Visits Northwestern Law Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Northwestern Law September 14-15 as this year's Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar, providing students and faculty with perspectives on the judicial process and contemporary legal issues.

June 2009

Northwestern Law Welcomes International LLM/Kellogg Students
Northwestern Law welcomes 22 accomplished attorneys from around the world as the Graduate Program in Law and Business (LLM/Kellogg) Class of 2010.

Report: New York Offers Model for Cutting Crime and Costs in Illinois
Illinois is positioned to follow New York’s lead in reducing crime and incarceration rates while opening the door to much needed savings in the state budget, according to a new Northwestern University School of Law report.

May 2009

First Day at Northwestern Law for Accelerated JD Students
An elite group of twenty-seven students join Northwestern Law today as the first class of Accelerated JD (AJD) students. AJD students complete the same number of credits as JD students in five semesters instead of six, graduating just two calendar years after they start.

Northwestern Takes Top Honors at 25th Annual ABA National Negotiation Competition
The negotiation team from Northwestern Law recently placed first at the American Bar Association’s 25th Annual National Negotiation Competition.

April 2009

Garrett Institute to Focus on Financial Regulatory Reform
Top corporate law practitioners will examine legal developments following the financial crisis during Northwestern University School of Law’s 29th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute.

March 2009

Free At Last: The Exoneration of Alan Beaman
In 1994, Alan Beaman was convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend and spent 13 years in prison for the crime. Through the work of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern University School of Law, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the conviction last May, citing the weakness of the evidence against Beaman.

Searle Civil Justice Institute Study Examines AAA Consumer Arbitrations as Policy Debate Heats Up
An in-depth study of consumer arbitrations was released today by the Searle Civil Justice Institute at Northwestern University School of Law.

January 2009

Author Tim Wise to Deliver Keynote Talk at Chicago Campus King Day Celebration
Author Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racism writers and activists in the United States, will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern University’s 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Monday, Jan. 19, at noon in Thorne Auditorium on the University’s Chicago campus.

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