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Curriculum Development Grant Brings Technology to Mediation
Alyson Carrel awarded Access to Justice Author Course Project grant.

MSL Online’s First Graduates Reflect on the Program’s Impact
Congratulations to the Master of Science in Law Online (MSL-O) Class of 2020! Nine ambitious individuals — all of whom tackled the program in two years as opposed to the allotted four — received their degrees on May 15, becoming the inaugural graduates of Northwestern Law's online offering of the degree program.

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.

Patents to Privacy: How Northwestern Law’s Intellectual Property Scholars are Leading the Field with an Empirical and Interdisciplinary Approach
In an era of rapid technological change, the members of Northwestern Law’s Intellectual Property (IP) faculty are focused on the study of innovation and the law. Collectively, the group represents impressive strength and influence — their scholarship guides countless courts and policymakers who must keep pace with staggering innovations.

Interdisciplinary Team Receives NSF Grant to Build Open, Searchable Platform for Court Records
An interdisciplinary team of Northwestern professors, including seven members of the Northwestern Law faculty, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Grant this month for the Northwestern Open Access to Court Records Initiative (NOACRI). The million-dollar grant will support the group’s effort to download PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) dockets and build an open, searchable platform for the public and for researchers.

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.

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