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August 2013

Former U.S. Attorney Patrick FitzgeraldFormer U.S. Attorney to Deliver Pope and John Lecture
Patrick Fitzgerald, esteemed trial lawyer, investigator, and former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, will be the featured speaker for the Law School's Pope & John Lecture Series on Professionalism on Tuesday, September 17, at 5:30 p.m. This lecture is approved for 1.0 professionalism CLE credit in the state of Illinois. This event was rescheduled from February due to inclement weather.

Law School Receives $10 million gift from J. Landis Martin JD' 73
Alumnus J. Landis "Lanny" Martin (JD '73, BS '68) and his wife, Sharon, have made a $10 million unrestricted gift to the Law School, which will provide the financial flexibility to fund important initiatives and programs, including increased financial aid, classroom and facilities upgrades, new faculty hires, or enhanced student programming and activities. More...

Register for All Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2013
Online registration is now open for All Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2013! On September 27-28, alumni and friends are invited to participate in featured programming including the Inaugural Law Alumni Awards Luncheon, alumni and faculty panels, Conversation with Dean Dan Rodriguez, networking opportunities, Alumni Family Picnic and more!

On Saturday evening, alumni from the classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 are invited to the Reunion Grand Celebration.

View the full schedule and Register Now to take advantage of early bird pricing through September 6th! More...

Admission Ceremony to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court
Join Dean Dan Rodriguez in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 10, 2014, for a special Northwestern Law alumni admission ceremony to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. This unique experience will include a reception with DC area alumni on the evening prior to the admission, as well as breakfast at the Supreme Court before the ceremony. Space is limited to 50 attorneys and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

SAVE THE DATE - Wigmore Reception
Attention Wigmore Club Members: The annual Wigmore Reception has been moved to the spring! We look forward to seeing you on April 11, 2014. For more information on The John Henry Wigmore Club please contact Emily Mullin at 312.503.1558.

Alumni Clubs Launching in Boston & the Twin Cities
The Office of Alumni Relations is happy to announce the launch of new alumni clubs in Boston and the Twin Cities. An Alumni Happy Hour has been planned for September 12th in Minneapolis and plans are underway for kickoff event in Boston this fall. To get involved as a club volunteer or learn more about the clubs, please contact Terese Molinaro.

In the News

Alumni in the News

Northwestern law school gets $10 million gift
J. Landis Martin (JD '73) in Crain's Chicago Business, July 23, 2013

Chicago federal court gets 1st Latino chief judge
Judge Ruben Castillo (JD '79) in The Chicago Tribune, July 07, 2013

DLA Piper partner builds career on pro bono work
Lawrence Wojcik (JD '77) in Chicago Lawyer, July 01, 2013

Faculty in the News

Trials Aren't Forums for Social Controversies
Robert P. Burns in The New York Times, July 18, 2013

Will Zimmerman verdict spur others to accept jury duty?
Shari Seidman Diamond in USA Today, July 18, 2013

The Promise of May, the Betrayal of June, and the Larger Lesson of Manning and Snowden
Joseph Margulies in Verdict, July 17, 2013

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events

LLM Tax Alumni Club Lunch - Chicago, IL
Date: August 13
Location: Fulton's on the River
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Picnic in the Park - Chicago, IL
Date: August 14
Location: Goose Island Beer Tent at Millennium Park
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Jazz in the Park- Milwaukee, WI
Date: August 29
Location: Cathedral Square Park
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Northwestern vs. California Tailgate & Football Game - Berkeley, CA
Date: August 31
Location: University of California- Berkeley Campus
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