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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Honored Seven Distinguished Alumni
For the seventh year, several esteemed Law School alumni were given the honor for their work and achievements in law.

Distinguished Trial Lawyer Faith Gay (JD '86) to Address Class of 2020
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is pleased to announce that acclaimed trial lawyer and advocate Faith Gay (JD '86) will deliver the convocation address to the Class of 2020.

The 5 Traits Every Entrepreneur Must Have
For an episode of Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast, Howard Tullman (JD ’70), Executive Director of the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship and former CEO of 1871 Chicago, and Governor J.B. Pritzker (JD ’93), co-founder of the Pritzker Group, discussed what it takes to pursue innovation in business.

Taste Makers: Northwestern Law Alumni Forge Careers in the Food and Beverage Industry
Gourmet ice cream sandwiches, organic low-sugar energy bars, and award-winning pilsners are not your typical post-law school endeavors. But for a group of Northwestern Law alumni, taking equal parts passion and ideas — and seasoning with a legal education — made for a winning recipe.

Convocation Celebrates Northwestern Law Class of 2019
On Friday, May 17, 589 graduates were joined by faculty, family, and friends for the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s 2019 convocation ceremony at the Chicago Theatre.

Five Members of the Class of 2019 Secure Public Interest Fellowships
Five members of the Class of 2019 will launch their careers in public interest through both national and Northwestern Law post-graduate fellowships this fall.

The Bluhm Legal Clinic Turns 50: A Look Back
The Clinic celebrates five decades of training lawyers and fighting for justice.

Annual Alumni Awards Honor Eight Distinguished Alumni
On Friday, April 12, Dean Yuracko will present awards to eight distinguished alumni at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s sixth annual Alumni Awards Luncheon.

Myra Pasek (JD '90), 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Recipient, Shares Lessons Learned
Myra Pasek (JD ’90), the 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award recipient, has had a career that many young lawyers dream of — after years at big law firms, she made the switch into the world of tech startups, working at high-profile companies like Tesla and Impossible Foods. Today, she is General Counsel at Ouster, a San Francisco company bringing 3D sensors to the masses.

Courtney D. Armstrong (JD ’97) to Address Class of 2019
Northwestern Pritzker School of 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 1:30 p.m. at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., in Chicago.

Northwestern Law Announces New Scholarship Recognizing African American History and Culture
The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law announced today a first-of-its-kind scholarship, which will be awarded annually to outstanding students who demonstrate interest in, or commitment to, African American history and culture.

Legal Eagles: How Military Vets Navigate Law School
From fighter plane cockpits to the courtroom – a look at the lives of veterans who pursue a new career path in law.

Northwestern Law Broadens Clerkship Network in 2018 and Beyond
In 2018, a diverse group of 49 Northwestern Law alumni secured clerkships with state, federal, and even international courts, continuing the school’s recent clerkship successes. In addition, 22 judges hired Northwestern Law clerks for the first time. “That’s pretty significant and shows that Northwestern applicants are appealing to a broad array of judges,” says Janet Siegel Brown, director of judicial clerkships and a lecturer at Northwestern Law. “We are constantly creating new relationships and pipelines for clerkship opportunities.”

Bluhm Legal Clinic Kicks Off Its 50th Anniversary Year With Eye Toward the Future
“It’s a passionate public spirit that has really motivated our students and faculty to do the wonderful things they have done, and we keep that spirit by remaining engaged in the most difficulty and frustrating and maybe unpopular issues that face our justice system. We must let that spirit take us where it may. Let many flowers bloom.”

Gordon S. Wood, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian, to Deliver Lincoln Lecture
Wood’s talk, “The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War” will pull from his prolific and impactful scholarship over the last five decades.

Bulls' Jabari Parker, Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Father Pfleger to Speak at Clinic's Access to Social Justice Symposium
On Wednesday, September 12, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic and the Action Injury Law Group will host the inaugural Access to Social Justice Symposium, a gathering of experts at the cutting edge of social justice advocacy.

Giving Voice to the Law School’s Past
The newest collection in the Pritzker Legal Research Center doesn’t contain a single book, journal or article. Instead, the Law School library has been hard at work archiving records of a completely different sort: taped conversations. This article originally ran in the Spring 2018 issue of the Northwestern Law Reporter.

See Jane Run: Three Northwestern Law Alumnae Share Their Experiences in Politics
This article originally ran in the Spring 2018 issue of the Northwestern Law Reporter.

Lanny and Sharon Martin Atrium Dedicated
On Thursday, April 19, 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.

Convocation Honors 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.

Minow Debate Shows No Neutral Sides on Net Neutrality
On Tuesday, 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.

Sharon Y. Bowen (JD-MBA '82) to Address Law School Class of 2018
Northwestern Law is thrilled to welcome Sharon Y. Bowen (JD-MBA '82), former Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to deliver the main convocation address to the Class of 2018 on Friday, May 11.

Planet Lex Podcast: The Best Episodes of 2017
Whether you’re on the road, in flight, or simply hiding from the seasonal chaos, there’s no better time than the holidays to catch up on your podcast listening. These four episodes of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex have something for everyone – the political junkie, the book lover, the aspiring entrepreneur, even the budding cannabis attorney.

Northwestern Law Announces New Campaign Goal
Goals are meant to be exceeded. Today, we are proud to share that we have exceeded our participation goal — more than 10,000 donors have shown their support since the start of the Motion to Lead campaign in 2012. Now, we aim to reach higher — and call on our alumni and friends to meet us there.

Alumni Help Alton Mills Secure Clemency from Obama Administration
In 1994, 25-year-old Alton Mills was sentenced to life in federal prison without parole by a judge who had no choice. More than two decades later, after all his appeals had failed, he was given a second chance.

50 Years Later: Members of the Class of '67 Look Back
It can be hard to imagine, upon graduating law school, that you might still be connected with your fellow classmates 50 years later. Yet, as decades of alumni reunions have shown, being a Northwestern Law alum uniquely bonds people, and perhaps no graduating class has demonstrated that as clearly as the class of 1967, many of whom gathered at the Law School in October for their 50th reunion.

Tina Tchen and Neil Eggleston Share White House Wisdom
On Friday, October 6, Tina Tchen and Neil Eggleston — alumni of Northwestern Law and the Obama Administration — shared candid reflections from their time in the White House at an Alumni Weekend and Reunion event moderated by Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez.

Professor Thomas Geraghty Retires After 41 Years as Bluhm Legal Clinic Director
In 1967, Tom Geraghty (JD ’69) was one of a small group of students who, concerned about the state of legal services for the poor, approached Professors Jack Beckstrom and Tom Eovaldi about creating an in-house legal clinic. Five decades later, as Geraghty retires from the directorship he’s held since 1976, the Bluhm Legal Clinic is one of the premier clinical programs in the country, housing more than 20 clinics in 14 centers.

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