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December 2013

Neil Bluhm Gives $15 Million to Northwestern Law
Neil G. Bluhm (JD '62) has made a gift of $15 million to Northwestern University School of Law to support public interest and government work through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program and clinical legal education at the Bluhm Legal Clinic. It is the largest charitable gift in the Law School’s history.

November 2013

Searle Center Investigates Technology Standards
Researchers at Northwestern Law’s Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth are creating a series of related databases to collate information regarding technology standards, standard setting organizations, and patents. These databases are being made available to researchers on the Searle Center website.

Professor Geraghty Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Thomas F. Geraghty (JD ’69) received the 2013 Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award for his professional accomplishments and dedication to justice.

Northwestern Law Students Receive Arlyn Miner Book Award
Ten Northwestern Law students received Arlyn Miner Book Awards in recognition of their excellence in persuasive writing during their spring 2013 CLR courses.

New Law Degree for Science and Technology Professionals
Northwestern University School of Law is offering a new Master of Science in Law (MSL), starting in fall 2014, designed specifically for professionals with backgrounds in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) and medicine.

October 2013

Bartlit Center Trial Team Wins National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition
A Northwestern Law Bartlit Center trial team won the championship of the National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.  

Center for International Human Rights Honors Global Jurist of the Year
The Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rights selected Justice Moseneke as the first recipient of its first annual Global Jurist of the Year Award

September 2013

Jay A. Pritzker Fellowship Program Established
The Jay Pritzker Foundation has given one million dollars to establish the Jay A. Pritzker Fellowship Program at Northwestern Law, a program that supports post-graduate public interest work in underserved communities.

Entrepreneurship Law Center Launches New Massive Online Course
The Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Entrepreneurship Law Center has launched a new massive open online course as part of a university-wide initiative to provide selected Northwestern courses globally through a large-scale digital platform. The new course, Law and the Entrepreneur, is scheduled to start October 23.

August 2013

Searle Center Receives $2 Million from Qualcomm for Patent Research
Wireless technologies company Qualcomm Incorporated has given the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University Law School $2 million to fund research that will investigate the role of patents in incentivizing technological innovation.

July 2013

Law School Receives $10 Million Gift from Lanny and Sharon Martin
Northwestern Law alumnus J. Landis “Lanny” Martin (JD ’73, BS ’68) and his wife, Sharon, have made a $10 million unrestricted gift to the Law School.

Professor Rubinowitz Honored with Public Service Award
Professor Len Rubinowitz received the 2013 Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence at the Chicago Bar Foundation’s annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon.

Class of 2010 graduate, Judd Stone, to Clerk for Justice Scalia
Northwestern Law alumnus Judd Stone (JD ’10) will serve as a law clerk to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia for the 2014 Supreme Court term.

June 2013

Ambassador David Scheffer Awarded Fall 2013 Berlin Prize Fellowship
The American Academy in Berlin named Northwestern Law School faculty member Ambassador David J. Scheffer a recipient of the Berlin Prize for the fall 2013 term.

May 2013

Timothy Fry (JD ’13) Named Burton Award Winner
Timothy Fry (JD '13) was awarded with a 2013 Burton Award for Legal Achievement

April 2013

Professor Kristen Stilt Named Guggenheim Fellow
Northwestern Law professor Kristen Stilt was named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for her work on the role of Islamic law in modern constitutions.

Law School Receives $3 Million Gift from Howard and Elizabeth Chapman
Howard and Elizabeth “Betsy” Chapman have made a $3 million gift to establish a chaired professorship in their name. The professorship will promote scholarly work focused in one or more of the following areas: business law, trial advocacy, or trust or estate law.

Remembering Dawn Clark Netsch (JD ’52)
A memorial service celebrating the life and work of Dawn Clark Netsch (JD '52) on will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m in Thorne Auditorium at Northwestern Law.

March 2013

Judge Calabresi to Visit as Trienens Judicial Scholar
Judge Guido Calabresi will visit the Law School as the 2013 Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar

Facing the Challenges in Legal Education: Three First Steps
Dean Rodriguez's March 11 message to the Northwestern Law Community

Law Alumnae Honored by Northwestern Alumni Association
Geraldine M. Alexis (JD-MBA ’76) received an Alumni Merit Award at the 80th annual Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) Alumni Awards ceremony on March 3, 2013.

In Memoriam: Dawn Clark Netsch (JD '52)
Dawn Clark Netsch (JD '52), professor of law emerita, died on March 5, 2013.

February 2013

Children and Family Justice Center awarded 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the Children and Family Justice Center a 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

Northwestern Law to Host Urban Development Symposium
The Journal of Law and Social Policy will host a symposium on urban development

Transactional Lawyering Team Advances to Finals
Northwestern Law took first and second place at the Midwest Regional Rounds for the Transactional Lawyering Meet

Vis Team Wins Loyola Pre-Moot, Earns Best Speaker Honor
The Northwestern Law Vis Moot Team won first place at the Pre-Moot Competition held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on February 16, 2013, and two Northwestern Law team members received Best Speaker awards.

Former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois to Serve as Pope & John Speaker
Former United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald will deliver the annual Pope & John Lecture on Professionalism on Tuesday, September 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Northwestern Law. (This event was rescheduled from February due to inclement weather.)

Northwestern Law Celebrates Diversity with Global Village
Northwestern Law's 8th annual Global Village will be held on Friday, February 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Law School Atrium.

January 2013

Law School Events — Spring 2013
Northwestern Law is pleased to highlight a number of exciting events scheduled for Spring 2013.

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. King in Service
Service projects planned in observance of Dr. King's life and work

Northwestern Law Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
In recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Northwestern University's Law School and Feinberg School of Medicine will host a week of programming January 14-18.

Dean Rodriguez Named President-Elect of the Association of American Law Schools
Northwestern Law Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez has been appointed president-elect of the AALS


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