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February 2018

Professor Steven Drizin with client Cory Batchelor

CWCY Client Corey Batchelor Exonerated
Corey Batchelor, a client of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and the Exoneration Project, was exonerated in the 1989 murder of Lula Mae Woods, the wife of a retired Chicago police officer. More...

ABA's The Tax Lawyer Journal Moves to Northwestern Law
The American Bar Association has finalized an agreement with the Law School to engage Tax LLM students as editors of its flagship journal, The Tax Lawyer. More...

Response Needed: Alumni Career Advising Survey
In order for the Career Strategy Center to most effectively determine the career-related needs of our alumni, we are conducting our inaugural Alumni Career Advising Survey. Your response to this survey is crucial in providing the necessary information to formulate useful programming and events. Thanks!

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 get over your fear of networking. More...

Northwestern Law Team Wins National Moot Court Competition
A team from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law won the New York City Bar Association's National Moot Court competition for the first time in the 68-year history of the contest. More...

How Northwestern Law's Innovation Lab Teaches Students to Think Differently
In the Innovation Lab, students are tasked with using technology to address challenges in the legal system. Sometimes that means turning law school lessons on their head. More...

Wanted: Alumni Pictures and Stories!
We're looking for stories and pictures from the annual faculty-student softball game. Did you have an amazing (or especially terrible) play? Any chants or cheers? Pictures of you and your classmates in your game gear? The Pritzker Legal Research Center will be presenting an exhibit next spring featuring materials from their archives, and we'd love to add your memories. Please contact Brittany Adams the special collections, digitization, and archival services librarian, with any questions or contributions.

Serve as a Judge for the 2018 Arlyn Miner Moot Court
The Arlyn Miner First-Year Moot Court Program will take place on April 3-4 and April 10-12. All JD students spend second semester of their first year writing and revising complex, multi-issue briefs, which they argue before a panel of alumni and faculty judges. We look forward each year to having our distinguished alumni act as judges for the Program, and hope this year you will take the opportunity to participate and meet our students. If you would like to judge, please register here. If you would like more information about the Program or about serving as an alumni judge, please contact Sonali Munshi.

Annual SFPIF Dinner Alumni Slideshow Submissions
During the reception, SFPIF will present a brief slideshow featuring quotes from alumni about their public interest work, Northwestern Law experience, and SFPIF memories. We'd love to hear from you! To participate, please send a brief paragraph (150 words maximum) on one or more of those topics to by March 23, and include your name and class year. Please also use that email for any slideshow-related questions. You do not need to attend the dinner to submit a quote.

Faculty in the News

An Analysis of Trump's State of the Union Address
Jason De Santo, WGN Radio, February 4

Victims in Larry Nassar Abuse Case Find a Fierce Advocate: The Judge
Janice Nadler, The New York Times, January 23

Will the #MeToo Moment Shape the Cosby Case?
Deborah Tuerkheimer, The New York Times, January 18

Google's Art Selfies Aren't Available in Illinois. Here's Why.
Matthew Kugler, Chicago Tribune, January 17

How Do We Curb Racism and Anti-semitism—and Protect Free Speech?
Steven Lubet, Chicago Tribune, January 14

Upcoming Events

LA Alumni Reception Honoring Dean Rodriguez
February 19
City Club of Los Angeles

Law Alumni Club of Denver Trivia Night
February 28
Govnr's Park Tavern

Law Alumni Club of Chicago Northern Suburbs Networking Breakfast
March 1
Sheraton Northbrook

Law Alumni Club of Seattle Faculty Presentation and Distillery Tour
March 1
Copperworks Distilling Co.

Young Alumni Donor Reception
March 1
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Abraham Lincoln Lecture on Constitutional Law
March 7
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Northwestern Alumni Entrepreneurship Series
March 8
Northwestern University San Francisco Office

SFPIF Fifteenth Annual Public Service Dinner
April 5
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