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March 2013

Facing the Challenges in Legal EducationFacing the Challenges in Legal Education: Three First Steps
In his March 11 message to the community, Dean Rodriguez presents his plans to help Northwestern Law address the challenges facing legal education today, including reducing the size of the JD class, limiting the tuition increase to 3 percent, and increasing the total investment in need- and merit-based financial aid for entering students and the LRAP program for graduating students. More...

Chief Judge Calabresi to Visit as the Trienens Judicial Scholar
The Honorable Guido Calabresi, Chief Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will visit the Law School as the 2013 Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar. Judge Calabresi will participate in a moderated discussion, which is open to all faculty, staff, and students, on April 9 at 4 p.m. in Lincoln Hall. More...

SFPIF Public Service Benefit Dinner
Six Northwestern Law alumni will be honored for their contributions to public service and the legal community at the 10th Annual Public Service Benefit Dinner hosted by the Student Funded Public Interest Fellowship program on April 4 at the Law School. Honorees include Russlynn Ali JD '97, Bruce Boyer JD '86, Brad Hall JD '05, Kate Shaw JD '06, Alice Setrini JD '02 and Bill Rudnick JD '89. To purchase tickets, please e-mail SFPIF. More...

Children and Family Justice Center awarded 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions
The extraordinary accomplishments of the Children and Family Justice Center were recognized by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which awarded the Center a 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in the amount of $750,000. More...

Law Alumna 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. More...

Applying Neurobiology to Mediation and Negotiation, April 3
The Bluhm Legal Clinic's Center on Negotiation and Mediation will partner with Neuroawareness Consulting Services to present a one-day workshop on April 3, which will provide practical new tools to improve your legal and/or ADR practice. The workshop will discuss how brains work in negotiation and mediation when the parties, their counsels, and/or the mediator try to manage their emotions, when they need to focus their attention and take a decision or analyze the behavior of another person. Register with NU alumni discount code NUNEURO.

Women's Leadership Coalition Networking Happy Hour
Join members of the Women's Leadership Coalition for a happy hour at D4 Irish Pub Thursday, April 18, from 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. to meet fellow alumnae and current students and grow your network. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided courtesy of the WLC, cash bar available. RSVP here. For questions about this event or WLC please contact wlc@nlaw.northwestern.edu

Black Law Students Association Annual 3L Recognition & Alumni Networking Banquet
All alumni are invited to join members of the Northwestern Black Law Students Association (BLSA) in recognize the accomplishments of graduating BLSA members and celebrate them as they prepare to transition into post-graduation life at the Annual 3L Recognition & Alumni Networking Banquet Friday, April 19, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Northwestern University School of Law. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Jason Burch.

In the News

Faculty in the News

Appeals court tosses conviction in SIUE threat case
Jeffrey Urdangen in Belleville News-Democrat, March 07, 2013

Dawn Clark Netsch: Not just another politician but woman that made a difference
Dawn Clark Netsch JD '52 in Examiner, March 06, 2013

Company held liable for privacy invasion in employee probe
Zev J. Eigen in The National Law Journal, March 05, 2013

Appeals Court OKs Facebook Settlement That Pays Lawyers And 'Bespoke' Charity
Martin H. Redish in Forbes, February 27, 2013

How the 100-Year Old Income Tax Unleashed the Modern U.S. Economy
Charlotte Crane in The Atlantic, February 25, 2013

Think Artists Don't Make Anything Off Music Sales? These Graphs Prove You Wrong
Peter C. DiCola in The Atlantic, February 27, 2013

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

Alternative Careers Alumni Panel & Networking Event - Los Angeles
Date: March 13
Location: Hogan Lovells
More Info: Register

Alumni Happy Hour - Boston
Date: March 21
Location: Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar
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Jazz Happy Hour - Chicago
Date: March 21
Location: Close Up 2
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Roundtable Discussion with John McGinnis - New York City
Date: March 28
Location: Bingham McCutcheon LLP
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Applying Neurobiology to Mediation and Negotiation - Chicago
Date: April 3
Location: Northwestern Law School
More Info: Register with NU discount code NUNEURO

The Challenges of International Justice for the Future with David Scheffer - DC
Date: April 4
Location: Scion Restaurant
More Info: Register

Alumni Gathering - Detroit
Date: April 4
Location: Bodman PLC
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10th Annual SFPIF Public Interest Benefit Dinner
Date: April 4
Location: Northwestern Law School
More Info: web

Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar Lecture with the Hon. Guido Calabresi
Date: April 9
Location: Northwestern Law School
More Info: Register

Lessons Learned: USA v. Blagojevich CLE Program - Chicago
Date: April 17
Location: Northwestern Law School
More Info: Register

Women's Leadership Coalition Networking Happy Hour
Date: April 18
Location: D4 Irish Pub & Cafe, 345 East Ohio Street
More Info: Register

Black Law Students Association Annual 3L Recognition & Alumni Networking Banquet
Date: April 19
Location: Northwestern Law School
More Info: Contact Jason Burch

Executive and Professional Education Programs

33rd Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
Dates: May 2-3, 2013
Location: Northwestern Law, Thorne Auditorium
More info: web