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July 2018

Cause of Gun Violence

How Northwestern Law Is Taking On Chicago's Gun Violence Epidemic
A former U.S. Attorney spearheads a panel series. A policy director appeals to lawmakers. Students create an economic gameplan. How the Law School is tackling Chicago's gun violence epidemic from all angles. More...

Three Alumnae Share Their Experiences in Politics
The Reporter spoke with three Northwestern Law alumnae – two Democrats, and one non-partisan – who have recently joined the thousands of women across the country seeking public office. More...

Law School Faculty Talk about Their Careers as Novelists
Professors Michael Barsa and Michelle Falkoff, the authors of two novels out now, discuss their latest books, how they balance their legal work and writing, and the one skill that all lawyers – and all novelists – need. More...

Career Services

Planning for Success: Taking Control of Your Career Development
"I am entirely clear about my career path and know exactly what skills and experiences I need to progress in my career for now and through the next 5 years." Can you make this declaration, or are you living your professional life on a case-by-case basis? Michelle Jackson, Director of Alumni Advising, offers some tips on creating a career development plan. More...


Dean Rodriguez Named Chair of ABA Center on Innovation
The American Bar Association's Center for Innovation has appointed Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez as the new chair of its governing council. More...

Planet Lex Podcast

Facing the Challenges of the Global Legal Industry
The legal ecosystem is undergoing a massive transformation around the world, prompting some legal professionals to wonder if the industry is in crisis. Host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Mark Cohen, the CEO of LegalMosaic, and Eva Bruch, Founder of AlterWork, about the access to justice crisis, outdated performance metrics, and the rise of alternative business structures. More...

Giving Back

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

How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment
Martin H. Redish, The New York Times, June 30

Should Statutes of Limitations for Rape Be Abolished?
Deborah Tuerkheimer, The New York Times Magazine, June 19

On Juneteenth, Let's Commit to Ending Separation of Parents and Children at the Border
Steven Lubet, CNN, June 19

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Alumni Weekend 2018
October 11-13

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