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December 2012

Northwestern Law Alum Named 2013 Bristow Fellow
Elana Nightingale Dawson JD’11 was recently selected as a national Bristow Fellow.

Northwestern Law Alum Selected for Scalia Clerkship
Kevin King JD'10 was recently selected to serve as a 2013 Supreme Court clerk

November 2012

Bartlit Center Trial Team Wins Again
Northwestern Law goes undefeated in four trials, ousting teams from 20 other law schools.

Northwestern Law to Host Writing Workshop
The Legal Writing Institute's One-Day Workshop will be held on November 30.

Bartlit Center Trial Team Wins National Competition
Northwestern Law won first place and John Mack JD '14 was named the tournament’s Best Advocate.

Center on Wrongful Convictions to Launch Women's Project
Northwestern Law’s CWC will launch a new Women’s Project devoted to the wrongful convictions of women.

October 2012

Pamela Samuelson to Deliver Rosenthal Lecture Series
Pamela Samuelson is the featured speaker at this year's Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series October 15-17.

Northwestern Law to Participate in LLM Recruitment Events
This fall Northwestern Law will participate in a number of international and domestic recruitment events.

September 2012

Center for International Human Rights Granted Special UN Consultative Status
The CIHR was granted special consultative status with the Economic and Security Council of the United Nations

Professor Scheffer Wins AIDP Book of the Year Award
Professor David Scheffer recognized by the American National Section of L'Association Internationale de Droit Penal

Northwestern Law Welcomes New Faculty
The Law School welcomes new faculty for the 2012-2013 school year.

August 2012

Northwestern Law Review Devotes Issue to Justice Stevens
The special issue celebrates the former Supreme Court justice’s career with a series of articles arising out of the Law Review’s 2011 symposium

July 2012

Northwestern Law Alum, Paul Lemmens, Elected to the European Court of Human Rights
Paul Lemmens LLM ‘78, received the high honor of being elected as judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Professor Cindy Wilson Recognized with Public Service Award
Northwestern Law professor Cindy Wilson JD’86 acknowledged by The Chicago Bar Foundation for her excellence in public service.

Former USC Law Dean/Current Texas Professor Re-Joins Northwestern Law Faculty
Matthew L. Spitzer, the Hayden W. Head Regents Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas School of Law, will join the faculty of Northwestern University School of Law as a tenured professor next summer (2013).

Northwestern Aligns with International Law Schools to Launch Global League
Northwestern Law was among 17 law schools, internationally, that launched the Law Schools Global League at Tilburg University Law School.

June 2012

Student Entrepreneurs Win Techweek LAUNCH Competition
A team of Northwestern University student entrepreneurs won more than $100,000 in cash and business services in the 2012 Techweek LAUNCH competition.

Dean Rodriguez Elected to Council of American Law Institute
Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez was elected to the Council of the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI) at the Institute’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Recent Northwestern Law Graduate Awarded Fulbright Fellowship
Adam Israelov JD '12 will conduct research in India through the Fulbright program.

April 2012

Law Alumni Honored at Annual Awards Celebration
Thomas Hayward Jr. JD '65 and Michael Pope JD '69 were honored by the National Alumni Association for their professional and personal achievements and dedication to Northwestern University

Northwestern Law Vis Moot Team Excels in Vienna
The Northwestern Law Vis Moot Team advanced to the elimination rounds and earned brief-writing and speaking honors at the 19th annual Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Competition

Center on Wrongful Convictions Wins Murrow Award
The Center on Wrongful Convictions and the Better Government Association are the recipients of the Radio and Television Digital News Association’s prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award.

Northwestern Law Alumni Recognized by the National Alumni Association
Thomas Hayward Jr. JD ‘65 and Michael Pope JD ‘69 were recognized by the National Alumni Association (NAA) at the 79th Annual Alumni Awards

Four Faculty Members Appointed to Named Chair Professorships
In April, the Law School will hold a ceremony to recognize these professors and to mark the installation of Dan Rodriguez as dean of Northwestern Law.

March 2012

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to Visit the Law School as the Trienens Judicial Scholar
Judge Alex Kozinski will serve as the 2012 Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar

Welcome Back From Spring Break 2012
Dean Dan Rodriguez welcomes students back from Spring Break

Northwestern Law Announces the Smallest Tuition Increase in 40 Years
Northwestern Law’s tuition next year will increase by 3 percent

Northwestern Law Team Wins Second Place In National IP Competition
Northwestern Law students took second place at the inaugural national IP LawMeet held in Philadelphia on February 23 and 24.

Northwestern Student Team Wins Top Prize in Clean Energy Challenge
A team of Northwestern University student entrepreneurs won the grand prize in the student team division of the 2012 Clean Energy Challenge

Federalist Society Honors Eugene Kontorovich with Paul M. Bator Award
Northwestern Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich was awarded with the 2012 Paul M. Bator Award

Festschrift to Honor Professor Redish
Professor Martin H. Redish will be honored with a festschrift in celebration of his 40th year on faculty and in recognition of his wide-ranging contributions to legal scholarship.

Vis Moot Team Member Wins Best Speaker Award
Northwestern Law’s Vis Moot Team secured its first victory of the season at the 2012 Willem C. Vis Mini-Moot, held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on February 18.

U.S. Attorney General Delivers Major Policy Speech at Northwestern Law
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivers a major policy speech at Northwestern Law on March 5, 2012.

Northwestern Law Professor Receives Grant for Healthcare Law and Policy Research
Northwestern Law professor Bernie Black and University of Illinois law professor David Hyman recently received a $450,000 grant from Public Health Law Research.

February 2012

Northwestern Holds No. 2 Spot in National Law Journal Rankings
Northwestern Law School ranked as the nation’s No. 2 “go-to” law school in in the newly released 2012 rankings. 

Northwestern Law to Host 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conference
Northwestern Law will host the 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conference, which will feature leading Chicago entrepreneurs, financial investors, business leaders and legal professionals in panels and discussions.

Transactional Lawyering Team Advances to Finals
Northwestern Law’s inaugural Transactional Lawyering Team won second place in the Midwest Regional Rounds for the Third Annual Transactional Lawyering Meet

Tax Program Soars at ABA Tax Challenge Competition in San Diego
Teams from Northwestern Law’s Tax Program swept top honors at the 11th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge

Northwestern Law Celebrates Diversity with Global Village
The 7th annual Global Village event took place at the Law School on February 10.

Center on Wrongful Convictions Celebrates a Banner Year
Students, faculty, alumni, and supporters recently gathered to celebrate the recent successes of the Center on Wrongful Convictions

Accelerated JD Program Officially Ratified
Northwestern Law faculty voted unanimously to approve the Accelerated JD program as an enduring program.

January 2012

Major Victory for Clinic's MacArthur Justice Center
The MacArthur Justice Center recently won a multi-million dollar jury verdict for a client who served 16 years in prison for a murder that he did not commit.

Northwestern Law to Host IL Supreme Court Candidates Forum
Northwestern Law and the Bluhm Legal Clinic will host an Illinois Supreme Court Candidates Forum featuring six candidates vying to fill the vacancy of Thomas Fitzgerald in the first district

Dean Dan Rodriguez Welcomes Back Students for Spring Term
Welcome back to the Law School for the Spring semester. I hope everyone had a restful holiday break and a happy new year. 

Victory for the Center on Wrongful Convictions: Juan Rivera Released From Prison
Juan Rivera, a client of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, was released from prison today.

Dr. Ben Carson to Deliver Keynote Address for King Day Celebration
In recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Northwestern University's Law School and Feinberg School of Medicine will host a keynote presentation featuring "A Conversation with Dr. Benjamin Carson."

Northwestern Law Professor Receives Grant for Healthcare Law and Policy Research
Northwestern Law professor Bernie Black and University of Illinois law professor David Hyman recently received a $450,000 grant from the Public Health Law Research program.


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