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June 2018

2018 Convocation Day at The Chicago Theater

Congratulations to the Northwestern Law Class of 2018!
On Friday, May 11, over 500 graduates were joined by faculty, family, and friends for the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's 2018 convocation ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. More...

Lanny and Sharon Martin Atrium Dedicated
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law formally dedicated the south atrium addition as the Lanny and Sharon Martin Atrium, in recognition of the Martins' extraordinary philanthropy and volunteer leadership. More...

"Beyond Our Borders" Dares the Legal Industry to Change
The global innovation summit conference consisted of twelve different panels, presentations, and networking events that tackled the future of the legal industry. More...

Register for Global Legaltech Venture Day
Northwestern Law and IE Law School are launching the first Global Legaltech Venture Day in Chicago on June 15. The highly competitive program is designed to support start-ups that have the ability to have a positive impact on major challenges faced by the legal industry. More...

Career Services

Director of Alumni Advising Elected NALP's Vice-President for Member Services and Education
Michelle A. Jackson, Director of Alumni Advising at the Law School, will serve a two-year term as Vice-President for Member Services and Education of the National Association for Law Placement. The NALP is an association of over 2,500 legal career professionals who advise law students, lawyers, law offices, and law schools in North America and beyond. Michelle is a great resource for alumni, in any stage of their career.

Learn about personal and professional branding with Michelle's first webinar "You, Inc.: Best Practices for Building Your Professional Brand."


Amy Martin Joins CFJC as Immigration Law Fellow
The two-year fellowship was established last year by generous donations to the Clinic Annual Fund in recognition of the pressing immigration issues of our time and the CFJC's role at the vanguard of immigration advocacy. More...

Joseph Becker Wins Outstanding Student Award from Clinical Legal Education Association
Joseph Becker (JD '18) became the first Northwestern Pritzker School of Law student to win the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA)'s Outstanding Student Award for his work in the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Civil Litigation Center. More...

Olivia Lugar and Laurelle Banta Win Big At VentureCat
NUMiX Materials, a startup that uses technology to remove toxic metals from water, won first place and $30,000 at Northwestern University's VentureCat competition. The company is composed entirely of Northwestern alums, including Olivia Lugar (JD '18) and Laurelle Banta (MSL '17). More...

Giving Back

Thanks to Everyone who Participated in the Bluhm Legal Clinic Challenge!
The Bluhm Legal Clinic Challenge was a huge success thanks to the generosity of 265 alumni and supporters. We exceeded both our campaign goals, securing an extra $15,000 in funding for the Clinic this year thanks to our generous challenge donors, Ray Granger (JD '84) and Larry Biggam (JD '70) More...

Alumnus Establishes New Scholarship
Jerome Gilson (JD '58) and Jamie Gilson ('55) have generously established a scholarship to support students at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Jerry is a renowned expert in trademark law and the original author of the treatise Gilson on Trademarks. More...

2018 Reunion Alumni Can Double Their Gift Impact
Alumni celebrating their reunion this fall are invited to commemorate this special milestone by 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 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
Join Alumnus Neil Bluhm (JD '62) in making an impact on the lives of Northwestern Law students. The 10 alumni who choose to participate will help to 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

Editorial: The Supreme Court's unexpected wedding cake verdict
Andrew M. Koppelman, Chicago Tribune, June 4

Packers fan's lawsuit against Bears could impact NFL policy on anthem protests
Martin H. Redish, Chicago Sun-Times, June 3

What Rights Children Have When They Cross The U.S. Border Illegally
Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe, Wisconsin Public Radio, May 29

Mueller's Investigation Crosses the Legal Line
Steven G. Calabresi, The Wall Street Journal, May 13

Upcoming Events

Law Alumni Club of DC Summer Associates Happy Hour
June 20
Ivy & Coney

Law Alumni Club of Los Angeles Salon with Jason DeSanto
June 20
Home of Judge Dean Hansell

Law Alumni Club of San Francisco Trivia Outing
June 20
The Patriot House

Law Alumni Club of Chicago Alumnae Luncheon with Kim Yuracko
June 26
The Metropolitan

Law Alumni Club of NYC Summer Kickoff Cocktail Party
June 27
Henry's Rooftop

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