The Law School along with the Northwestern University Law Review recently honored Professor Marty Redish with a festschrift in celebration of his 40th year on faculty and in recognition of his wide-ranging contributions to legal scholarship. The day's events featured three academic panels which discussed Professor Redish's contributions to civil procedure, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. Read more...
A team of Northwestern entrepreneurs – including two JD-MBA students – won the grand prize and three major awards worth a total of approximately $875,000 in the 2012 Rice Business Plan Competition held April 12 - 14. The winning team, NuMat Technologies, includes Northwestern Law students Ben Hernandez JD-MBA '13 and Tabrez Ebrahim JD-MBA '13, McCormick School of Engineering student Chris Wilmer, and Northwestern chemistry professor Omar Fahra. Hernandez serves as NuMat's chief executive officer, and Ebrahim serves as chief operating officer. Read More...
Two Northwestern Law alumni were among the 19 outstanding individuals honored for their professional and personal achievements and dedication to Northwestern University at the 79th annual Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) Alumni Awards ceremony on March 3, 2012. Thomas Hayward Jr. JD '65 received the Alumni Medal, the top award bestowed by the association, and Michael Pope JD '69 received an Alumni Merit Award. Read more...
The Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) and the Better Government Association (BGA) are the recipients of the Radio and Television Digital News Association's prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. The award, which honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism, was granted to the CWC and BGA for a 2011 investigation, "The High Cost of Wrongful Convictions," which exposed the human and financial toll of alleged government and police misconduct that led to 85 people being wrongfully incarcerated for violent crimes they did not commit. Read more...
In the Law School's smallest percentage increase in 40 years, tuition next year will increase by a mere 3 percent. This is an increase that coincides closely with current and recent measures of inflation. According to Dean Dan Rodriguez, the limited increase took into consideration the changing legal market and the present challenges facing our students and alumni. Read more...
The Center for Career Strategy and Advancement is excited to announce the creation of two new LinkedIn groups, the Northwestern University School of Law Public Interest Group and Alumni & Student Career Networking Group, for students and alumni. Please visit the alumni volunteer page for more information on the LinkedIn groups.
Finding justice and peace for Illinois youth
Sister Catherine Ryan JD '72 in Chicago Lawyer, April 01, 2012
Chicago financial executive leads group that is acquiring Los Angeles Dodgers
Mark Walter JD '85 in the Chicago Tribune, March 28, 2012
Courtside: A Phillips family affair
Sue Henry JD '77; Carter Phillips JD '77; Jessica Phillips JD '06 in the National Law Journal, March 20, 2012
Legal argument matters
Alanna Holt JD '13; William M. Strom JD '13 in the National Law Journal, March 19, 2012
Gay Marriage Lawsuit Presses For Survivor Benefits
Andrew M. Koppelman on NPR, April 04, 2012
Can Congress Mandate the Japanese to Buy Detroit Cars? -- The Commerce Clause and Foreign Commerce
Eugene Kontorovich in The Volokh Conspiracy, April 04, 2012
Man exonerated in 1992 murder to speak publicly
Rob Warden; Center on Wrongful Convictions in the Chicago Tribune, April 03, 2012
Meet Dean Dan Rodriguez –Boston, MA
Date: Apr 26, 2012, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Boston, MA
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Meet Dean Dan Rodriguez –Silicon Valley, CA
Date: May 2, 2012, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Menlo Park, CA
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32nd Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
Dates: May 3-4, 2012
Location: Northwestern Law, Thorne Auditorium
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