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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.

Dean Daniel B. 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.

“Beyond Our Borders” Dares the Legal Industry to Change
On May 3-4, legal industry thought leaders from around the world gathered at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law for “Beyond Our Borders”, a global innovation summit on the changing landscape of the legal ecosystem. The conference consisted of twelve different panels, presentations, and networking events that tackled the future of the legal industry at a time when technological advances, new delivery models and a rapidly-shifting marketplace are transforming the profession.

Northwestern Law Launches Suite of Spring 2018 Law-Tech Offerings
This Spring, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will launch "Navigating the Future of Law," a series of events focused on how technology is changing legal services. These events, which are open to the entire Northwestern Law community, offer students, faculty and alumni an opportunity to hear from the business leaders, technologists, design thinkers, educators and attorneys who are changing the global legal landscape.

How Northwestern Law's Innovation Lab Teaches Students to Think Differently
In the Innovation Lab, students are tasked with using technology to address challenges in the legal system. Sometimes, says one instructor, that means turning law school lessons on their head.

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