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April 2018

Net Neutrality

Register for 2018 Minow Debate "Preserve Net Neutrality"
The Federal Communications Commission's decision to end net neutrality regulations has fueled a national discussion about the future of the Internet. In this year's Newt and Jo Minow Debate, supporters and opponents of net neutrality will argue over the right policy for American democracy, culture and competitiveness. Presented in partnership with Intelligence Squared, the event will be held on April 17 at 6:15 pm in Thorne Auditorium. The debate is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. More...

Get up to speed on net neutrality with Professor Jim Speta's 2-minute video primer.

Register for the Law School's Global Innovation Summit, May 3-4
Beyond Our Borders, a two-day summit of global legal industry thought leaders, will take place at Northwestern Law on May 3-4. Speakers include Mark Cohen, CEO of Legal Mosaic; Eva Bruch, founder of AlterWork; Andrew Arruda, CEO and co-founder of Ross Intelligence; Markus Hartung, attorney and director of Bucerius Center on Legal Profession, and other prominent members of the global legal community. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. More...

Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez Named 2018 Fellow of College of Law Practice Management
The College of Law Practice Management has inducted Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez as a Fellow in its Class of 2018. Induction into the Fellowship program is given to "law practice management specialists who consistently exemplify the highest professional standards and achievements," according to the College. More...

LLM Tax Program Receives Major Gift
An anonymous donor has pledged $150,000 to establish an LLM Tax Scholarship at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. "This new scholarship will allow us to offer more generous financial aid packages to attract top candidates and help us further compete with other top tax programs nationally. This support is crucial as the cost of education rises," said Philip Postlewaite, director of the Tax Program. More...

Planet Lex: Approaching Access to Justice with a Designer's Mindset
In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel B. Rodriguez talks to Margaret Hagan, the Director of Stanford's Legal Design Lab, about the use of design thinking to help close the access to justice gap. Together they discuss what design thinking's methodology is and its application in legal structures, the importance of centering technology around the human experience, and how lawyers can incorporate a creative and empathetic mindset to their work. More...

From Tribal Council to Torts and Contracts: Talking with Survivor Contestant Ryan Ulrich
Just months before starting his first year at Northwestern Law, Ryan Ulrich (JD '20) competed on the 35th season of Survivor. More...

Lessons from the Women's Luncheon
The third annual Women's Networking Lunch and Presentation featured a discussion with Sheli Rosenberg (JD '66) and Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer about the representation of women at the highest levels of the legal industry. Cheryl Rich Heisler (JD '83) shared Sheli's lessons for women in law for the ABA Legal Career Center. More...

Faculty in the News

Maybe lawyers are what's missing from our government
Michelle Falkoff, The Hill, March 23

Sheriff, Schools, City Leaders Talk About Protecting Kids From Gun Violence
Zach Fardon, WGN Radio, March 16

Alumni in the News

Repeal the Second Amendment
Justice John Paul Stevens (JD '47), The New York Times, March 27

Upcoming Events

BLSA 3L & Alumni Legacy Banquet
April 12
Northwestern Law

Chicago Alumni Reception Honoring Dean Rodriguez
April 18
Terzo Piano

Law Alumni Club of Boston Faculty Presentation w/ Juliet Sorensen
April 25
Foley Hoag

Law Alumni Club of Dallas Trivia Night
April 26
Eastwood's Bar

Law Alumni Club of Detroit Faculty Presentation w/ Jim Speta
April 26
Eastern Market Brewing Co.

Northwestern Alumni Entrepreneurship Series Lecture
April 30
Northwestern San Francisco Office

Law Alumni Club of Twin Cities Spring Reception
May 3
Café and Bar Lurcat

Law Alumni Club of LA Downtown Dinner
May 10
Mas Malo

Law Alumni Club of LA Westside Dinner
May 10

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