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March 2019

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New Scholarship Recognizes African American History and Culture
Last month, the Law School announced the establishment of the African American History and Culture Endowed Scholarship. Nine African American alumni generously donated over $400,000 for the first of its kind scholarship to enhance the Law School's efforts to recruit a more diverse student body and foster an inclusive and socially engaged academic community. Individuals interested in donating to this historic initiative can designate a gift to the African American History and Culture Scholarship. More...

Reva Siegel to Give Rosenthal Lecture Series on "Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump"
Northwestern Law is proud to welcome Professor Reva Siegel as the speaker for the 2019 Julius Rosenthal Lecture Series, April 8-10. The "Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump" lectures will discuss the changing landscape of sexual and reproductive rights under the Trump Administration, with a specific focus on the current composition of the Supreme Court. Siegel, the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will respond to conflicts over pregnancy discrimination, abortion, contraception, and assisted reproductive technologies. Registration for the lectures is free and open to the public. More...

Courtney D. Armstrong to Address Class of 2019
Northwestern Law is thrilled to announce that Courtney D. Armstrong (BS '93, JD '97, MBA '97) will deliver the main convocation address to the Class of 2019. Convocation will be held Friday, May 17 at the Chicago Theatre. Armstrong is executive vice president of worldwide business affairs for Warner Bros. Pictures. He is a dedicated member of the Law Board, and won the Northwestern Alumni Medal in 2018. More...

Career Space+ Website Launches
Career Space+ is here! Career Space+ is a password protected website developed exclusively for Northwestern Law alumni. The site houses career and professional development articles and reference documents, and will offer information on events and programs. Access Career Space+. The password for exclusive alumni access is Wigmore55.

USPTO Midwest Regional Seminar for Intellectual Property Professionals
Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Northwestern Law for a Chicago Regional Seminar designed for IP practitioners on Thursday, April 18. The afternoon session welcomes IP Practitioners for presentations and panel discussions including information on patent application readiness, the new 101 guidelines, patent quality, and ethics and profession practices. CLE credit is pending. More...

Faculty in the News

Michael Cohen builds the case against Trump: The president's inflated net worth provides big clues
Juliet Sorensen, Salon, March 1

Jason DeSanto reviews how well the Oscar winners did on their speeches
Jason DeSanto, WGN News, February 25

Advocates say R. Kelly sexual abuse charges signal to victims 'that their voices can be heard'
Deborah Tuerkheimer, Chicago Tribune, February 22

Michael Avenatti's Ex Mareli Miniutti Got Money Allegedly Hidden From Bankruptcy Court
Bruce Markell, The Daily Beast, February 18

"An Unusual Situation": Experts Weigh in on Trump's National Emergency Declaration
Martin Redish, PBS Frontline, February 15


Upcoming Events

Los Angeles Welcome Reception For Dean Kimberly Yuracko
March 20
Home of The Honorable Dean Hansell

Northwestern Law San Diego Reception Featuring Jim Speta
March 26

San Francisco Welcome Reception For Dean Kimberly Yuracko
March 28
111 Minna Gallery

Law Alumni Club of Seattle Neighborhood Dinner
March 28
Purple Café & Wine Bar

Law Alumni Club of Seattle Neighborhood Dinner
March 28

Law Alumni Club of Chicago Pro Bono Clinic
April 3
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Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (JTIP) Symposium: "The Future of Global Privacy Law"
April 4
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SFPIF Sixteenth Annual Public Service Dinner
April 11
Northwestern Law Atrium

Alumni Awards Luncheon
April 12
Union League Club of Chicago

Law Alumni Club of San Francisco Volunteer Outing
April 13
Park Beautification Project in Bayview

Law Alumni Chapter of Houston Reception
April 15
Kirkland & Ellis

Law Alumni Club of DC Alumnae Panel
April 18
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

BLSA 3L and Alumni Legacy Banquet: Looking Back, Moving Forward
April 18
Ivy Room

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