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December 2010

Eboo Patel to Deliver Keynote Address for King Day Celebration
Eboo Patel, founder and director of the Interfaith Youth Core, will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern University’s Chicago campus 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Monday, January 17.

Brodsky Family Northwestern Fund Lecture to feature SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro
Video is now available from the Brodsky Family Northwestern Fund Lecture, where Mary Schapiro, Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, was the featured speaker.

October 2010

Kim Yuracko Named Interim Law School Dean
Search committee has been appointed to identify next dean

Northwestern Law Students Place in Moot Court Competition
Amanda Barrera JD '11 and Kelsey Vidaillet JD ‘11 recently competed in and advanced to the semi-final round in the National Latino Law Student Association (NLLSA) Moot Court Competition held at Yale University.

Children and Family Justice Center Hosts Symposium
The Children and Family Justice Center recently hosted a symposium at the Law School entitled Seize the Moment: Justice for the Child

September 2010

Judge Alexander Sanders to Speak at Pope & John Lecture Series on Professionalism
Former Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, Judge Alexander Sanders will deliver the 2010 Pope & John Lecture Series on Professionalism

Welcome Back to Northwestern Law
Welcome back to Northwestern Law. I hope you had an enjoyable summer. As the new school year begins, I want to inform you of some key activities and events at the Law School, which I have outlined.

Rosenthal Lecture Scholars to Discuss Capital Punishment
Theodore Eisenberg and Sheri Lynn Johnson are the featured speakers at this year's Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture series September 14-16.

August 2010

Northwestern Alum Selected for Sotomayor Clerkship
Abby Mollen JD '08 was recently selected to serve as a law clerk for Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

David E. Van Zandt Named 8th President of The New School
David Van Zandt announced that he will step down as dean of Northwestern University School of Law at the end of December.

Northwestern Law Student Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Under the Fulbright program, Rachel Lindner JD '12 will conduct research in the Middle East

July 2010

Northwestern Law, Jones Day Agree to On-Campus Interviewing in September
School and firm take lead on important first step to improve on-campus recruiting

Free Webinar: The Dodd-Frank Bill and the SEC
Northwestern Law's Office of Executive and Professional Education will present a free webinar.

June 2010

Northwestern Medical Innovation Team Wins Wharton Club of New York Business Plan Competition
The competitive team that grew out of Northwestern's interdisciplinary Medical Innovation course recently took first place at the nationwide competition.

May 2010

Alexandra Newman JD '10 wins second prize in ABA Business Law Student Writing Contest
Alexandra Newman was awarded for her entry in the Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest.

Dorothy Roberts Named Ver Steeg Fellow
Legal expert on race, gender and class receives top honor for research

April 2010

Students Travel to Malawi During Spring Break to Aid Prisoners
Students affect life-long sentencing cases during spring break.

David E. Van Zandt and Two Northwestern Law Alums Named Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade
Northwestern Law Dean and two alums named Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade

March 2010

Northwestern Law Partners with London's College of Law
Northwestern Law has partnered with the College of Law in London on a new degree program, making the College the first legal education provider in the U.K. to offer a Juris Doctor degree as well as direct access to the New York bar exam.

Welcome Back from Spring Break 2010
Welcome back! Whether you spent your time relaxing, studying, working, or on the public service trip to Jackson, Mississippi, or one of the ITP trips to Brazil, Bhutan, Cuba, Costa Rica, or Russia, I hope you had an enjoyable spring break and have returned ready to wrap up the last few weeks of the semester.

Northwestern Law Offers Accelerated LLM Degree
In May 2011, Northwestern University School of Law will launch an Accelerated LLM program (ALLM) that, for the first time, will make it possible for any foreign lawyer or recipient of a law degree from an accredited foreign institution to earn an LLM from an American law school in 15 weeks.

Dean Van Zandt on the Future of Legal Education
Video highlights from David Van Zandt’s February 1 PLI presentation titled "Educating the Next Generation of Lawyers."

Revealing the Human Side of Torture Scandal
The Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic will present a free stage reading of award-winning journalist John Conroy's new fictional play about police torture, "My Kind of Town" on Monday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gift from Don Reuben JD '52 Spearheads Increased Summer 2010 Public Service Funding
March 5 message from Dean David Van Zandt to community about increased public service funding for 1Ls and 2Ls for summer 2010

Legal Clinic Press Conference on Police Torture - March 5
Northwestern Law and other groups urge full hearings for 20 victims of known police torture

Bartlit Center Trial Team Wins Competition
Northwestern Law team takes first place in regional finals of national trial competition

February 2010

Northwestern Law Holds No. 1 Spot in NLJ
Northwestern Law holds the No. 1 spot in the National Law Journal's (NLJ) 2010 ranking of schools with the highest percentage of 2009 graduates hired by NLJ 250 law firms.

Additional Career-Related Services for Students and Alumni
February 4 message from Dean David Van Zandt to students and alumni about additional career-related services

January 2010

Author Harriet Washington to Deliver Keynote Talk at Chicago Campus King Day Celebration
Author Harriet Washington will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern University’s 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Monday, Jan. 18, at noon in Thorne Auditorium on the University’s Chicago campus.

Dean Welcomes Students Back for Spring Term
We have several exciting events scheduled this term, which you can learn more about below. You can find out more about these and other Law School happenings by visiting Esqwire.


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