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May 2018

Kimberly Yuracko

Kim Yuracko Named Dean of Northwestern Law
Kimberly Yuracko, the Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, has been appointed dean of the Law School, effective Sept. 1. During her tenure at Northwestern, Yuracko has gained national renown as a scholar of employment law, antidiscrimination law and gender equity. More...

Register for "You, Inc.: Best Practices for Building Your Professional Brand" Webinar
Join Michelle Jackson, Director of Alumni Advising, for a live webinar on successfully creating a professional brand that is visible, valuable, and accurately reflects your talent and experience. The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 pm CST. More...

Learn more about the array of services the Career Strategy Center provides alumni.

Former Law School Dean Increases Scholarship
Robert Bennett's generous bequest gift will augment a scholarship that he established in 1984 at the Law School in honor of his parents, Lewis and Henrietta Bennett. Bob is a longtime member of the Northwestern Law community, joining as a faculty member in 1969 and serving as dean from 1985 to 1995. More...

Minow Debate Shows No Neutral Sides on Net Neutrality
On Tuesday, April 17, Northwestern Law hosted the second Newt and Jo Minow Debate, "Preserve Net Neutrality: All Data is Created Equal," to a packed Thorne Auditorium. After a lively and sometimes heated ninety minutes, the team arguing against the motion won out, swaying eight percent of the audience to their side. More...

Watch Our New Video Series, "A Northwestern Law Professor Explains"
In these 2-minute videos, a member of our faculty breaks down timely and complex legal topics in language that anyone can understand. In our first two episodes, Professor Deborah Turkheimer tackles the concept of consent while Professor James Speta takes on net neutrality. More...

2018 Reunion Alumni Can Double Their Gift Impact
Alumni celebrating their reunion this fall are invited to commemorate this special milestone by taking their first step as a philanthropic leader and joining the Wigmore Pledge Challenge. Thanks to the generosity of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, any alumnus celebrating their reunion by making an eligible five-year Wigmore pledge to the Law School will have the entirety of their gift matched and added to their reunion totals. More...

10 for $100,000 Scholarship Challenge Seeks to Reduce Student Debt
This spring join Alumnus Neil Bluhm (JD '62) in making an impact on the lives of Northwestern Law students. Every year, students take on thousands of dollars of debt before they graduate. The 10 alumni participating in this challenge will help dramatically reduce student debt by pledging to support scholarships with a gift of $10,000 or more for the next five years. Their first year's gift will be matched by Neil Bluhm and they'll receive special opportunities to learn more about the impact of their giving. More...

Faculty in the News

The Cosby Jury Finally Believes the Women
Deborah Tuerkheimer, The New York Times, April 26

Should Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Have a "Learning Curve" in Getting the Site's Privacy Policies in Order?
Jason C. DeSanto, WGN Radio, April 15

Proposed Changes To Illinois' Biometrics Laws Worry Advocates
Matthew Kugler, WBEZ, April 13

Why Does the Gender Wage Gap Persist in Law?
Mark A. Cohen,, April 3

Upcoming Events

Law Alumni Club of LA Downtown Dinner
May 10
Mas Malo

Law Alumni Club of LA Westside Dinner
May 10

Law Alumni Club of Washington DC Tech Panel
May 16
Paul Hastings LLP

Law Alumni Club of Chicago "The Originalist" Play Outing
May 18
Court Theatre

Law Alumni Club of Milwaukee Ballet
May 22
Milwaukee Ballet

Law Alumni Club of Seattle Presentation
May 22
Doppler 4th Floor

Law Alumni Club of Chicago Ravinia Outing
June 2
Highland Park
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