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March 2018

Sharon Bowen

Sharon Y. Bowen (JD-MBA '82) to Address Class of 2018
Northwestern Law is thrilled to welcome Sharon Y. Bowen (JD-MBA '82), former Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to deliver the main convocation address to the Class of 2018 on Friday, May 11. More...

Northwestern Law to Host Global Innovation Summit
Beyond Our Borders, a 2-day summit of global legal industry thought leaders, will be held on May 3-4 at the Law School. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited and registration is required. More...

CWCY Team Files Dassey Writ With the Supreme Court
Lawyers from Northwestern Law's Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth petitioned for the United States Supreme Court to hear the case of their client, Brendan Dassey. More...

Register for the 13th Annual DPELC Conference
The March 16 event is designed as a forum to explore various legal issues that entrepreneurs face when considering new ventures. This year's keynote speaker is Benjamin Hernandez (JD-MBA '13), CEO of NuMat Technologies. Alumni receive a 50% discount when they use the code Pritzkeralum at registration. More...

Bartlit Center Team Wins National Trial Competition's Midwest Regional
Garret Fields (JD '18) and Kelyn Smith (JD '19) won the Midwest regional of the National Trial Competition. More...

Planet Lex: What Hinders Innovation in the Legal Industry?
In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Bill Henderson about innovation in the legal industry, including the cultural and regulatory restraints that keep new technology from impacting the legal industry at large. More...

Planet Lex: The #MeToo Movement Through a Legal Lens
Laura Beth Nielsen and Deb Tuerkheimer discuss how the #MeToo movement differs from similar assault accusations in the past, the role President Trump may have played in the movement's growth, its impact on public discussion surrounding sexual harassment and assault, and much more. More...

Annual SFPIF Dinner Alumni Slideshow Submissions
During the April 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

Will Anthony Kennedy Retire? What Influences a Justice's Decision
James Lindgren, The New York Times, February 19

Florida Shooter: When Social Media Foretells a Mass Shooting
James B. Speta, The Wall Street Journal, February 16

Alumni in the News

Time's Up legal defense fund takes on 1,000 cases
Tina Tchen (JD '84), CNN, March 1

Upcoming Events

Law Alumni Club of Chicago Women's Networking Lunch and Presentation
March 14
Mid-America club

Center on Wrongful Convictions Spring Symposium
March 16
Northwestern Law

John H. Wigmore Club Members Reception
March 23
Northwestern Law

Law Alumni Club of LA Women's Breakfast Panel
March 27
Sidley Austin

Law Alumni Club of San Francisco Alumni Reception
March 28
The Olympic Club – City Clubhouse

Law Alumni Club of Miami Symphony Outing
April 2
New World Symphony

Law Alumni Club of Houston Networking Dinner
April 2
Home of Judge Bill Boyce

SFPIF Fifteenth Annual Public Service Dinner
April 5
Northwestern Law

BLSA 3L & Alumni Legacy Banquet: Lifting As We Climb
April 12
Northwestern Law

Law Alumni Club of Chicago Alumni Reception
April 18
Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago

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