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January 2018

Northwestern Law Class of 1967

Master of Science in Law Launches Online
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will launch a new online Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree in the fall of 2018. The campus-based MSL, which currently has 106 students enrolled, launched in 2014, and provides practical, business-centered legal training to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals. More...

Michelle Jackson Named Director of Alumni Advising
Michelle Jackson, the former Director of Diversity Education & Outreach at Northwestern Law, has been named the new Director of Alumni Advising at the Center for Career Strategy. The position provides career counseling to alumni at all stages of their careers through the design, execution, and maintenance of lifelong career-related services and resources. To learn more about Michelle's new role, visit Career Support.

Northwestern Law Announces New Campaign Goal
Goals are meant to be exceeded. We are proud to share that we have exceeded our participation goal — more than 10,000 donors have shown their support since the start of the Motion to Lead campaign in 2012. Now, we aim to reach higher and call on our alumni and friends to meet us there. More...

Your Career Questions, Answered

Advice from alumni who've been there

Navigating a law career can raise lots of questions. This monthly feature will offer advice from Northwestern Law alums — legal recruiters, career coaches, and managing partners — who have the expertise to weigh in on all your pressing concerns. This month, how to distinguish yourself from your peers on the path toward partnership. More...

Eleanor Kittilstad Receives Skadden Fellowship
Eleanor Kittilstad (JD '18) has been chosen as a 2018 Skadden Fellow. Upon graduation, she will work for Equip for Equality, a Chicago-based advocacy organization providing legal services to people with disabilities in Illinois. More...

CWC Client Raymond McCann II Exonerated
In December, Raymond McCann II's motion to vacate his 2012 perjury conviction was granted. The motion was filed by the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern Law and the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School and joined by St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough. More...

Planet Lex: A Look at Free Speech with Marty Redish
In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Marty Redish, an expert on the First Amendment, about how the law defines free speech and the right of various institutions to regulate speech. They also discuss what is and isn't protected by the first amendment, including the defense of hate speech.

Volunteer Opportunity with CARPLS
Join CARPLS — the largest provider of free legal services in Cook County — and break down barriers to justice for thousands through the CARPLS legal aid hotline. With training and support from CARPLS lawyers, you can protect the rights of those without attorneys in the areas of housing, consumer and family law. Daytime and evening shifts are available. To learn more and sign up to volunteer, visit their website.

Serve as a Judge for Julius Miner Moot Court
The 2018 Julius H. Miner Moot Court Board invites you to participate as a judge during the preliminary rounds of the 55th Annual Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition on Thursday, February 1, Monday, February 5, Monday, February 12, Thursday, February 15, and Monday, February 19. The preliminary rounds begin each evening at 7:30 p.m., and are preceded by a buffet dinner for participating judges at 6:00 p.m. Participating judges will receive CLE credit. Please RSVP before January 17 by filling out the form online or for more information please contact

Faculty in the News

Courts Will Prove a Vital Backstop in Opioid Epidemic
Juliet Sorensen, Crain's Chicago Business, December 22

Secret Court Settlements Are a Scourge on Society
David A. Dana, The Washington Post, December 14

Can Meghan Markle Ace England's Arcane Citizenship Test?
Steven Lubet, Chicago Tribune, December 7

Masterpiece Cakeshop and How 'Religious Liberty' Became So Toxic
Andrew M. Koppelman, Vox, December 6

What's a Lawyer Worth?
Mark A. Cohen, Forbes, December 4

Alumni in the News

Lausch Sworn in as Top Federal Prosecutor in Chicago
John Lausch (JD '96), Chicago Sun-Times, November 22

Upcoming Events

2018 Dream Week
January 17-25
Northwestern Law

BLSA Mock Interview Program Reception
January 17
Mayer Brown LLP

NYC Alumni Reception Honoring Dean Rodriguez
January 22
The Metropolitan Club

DC Alumni Reception Honoring Dean Rodriguez
January 23
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Symposium on Free Speech and Campus Violence and Disruption
January 25
Northwestern Law

Law Alumni Club of Dallas Mavericks Game
January 29
American Airlines Arena

Journal of Law and Social Policy Symposium Women in Politics
February 2
Northwestern Law

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology Symposium Bail Bond Reform
February 9
Northwestern Law

Regional Seminar for Intellectual Property Practitioners
February 9
Northwestern Law

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