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

Northwestern University Symptom Tracker Questionnaire
Starting Monday, January 4, 2021, please begin using the Northwestern University Symptom Tracker Questionnaire prior to arrival on campus.

Student Awards Recognize Seven Graduates of the Class of 2020
Each year, the students in Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s graduating class nominate and vote on the winners of the Student Awards. Because these awards are peer-selected and recognize students for a range of accomplishments, they have become one of the Law School’s most beloved graduation traditions. Northwestern Law is thrilled to announce the Student Award winners of the Class of 2020.

BLSA Week Highlights Entrepreneurial Spirit
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law held several events dedicated to black entrepreneurship, advocacy, and community the week of February 24. The week’s theme, “The Marathon Continues,” was a nod to the late rapper Nipsey Hussle, whose life’s work was dedicated to black empowerment and self-reliance.

“If/When/How” Event Week Kicks Off with Discussion on Reproductive Justice
Student organization “If/When/How” kicked off its annual event week with a talk on reproductive justice on February 10. Dr. Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, director of the Women’s Center and a lecturer in Gender & Women’s Studies at Northwestern University, spoke about the history of reproductive violence in the United States.

Law School Hosts USPTO Hearings on October 3
On Thursday, October 3, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) will hold live hearings at Northwestern Law.

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.

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

How Northwestern Law Is Addressing Mental Health
Northwestern Law faculty, alumni, and students vow to create healthier and happier attorneys.

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.

CFJC Immigration Attorneys and Students Help Asylum-Seekers at the Border
In the final days of winter break, Children and Family Justice Center attorneys Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe, clinical associate professor of law, and Amy Martin, Immigration Law Fellow, led a dozen Northwestern Law students to Tijuana, Mexico where they spent three days volunteering with Al Otro Lado, a nonprofit supporting asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

ABA’s The Tax Lawyer Releases First Issue Under New Northwestern Law Partnership
In December, The Tax Lawyer, the ABA Tax Section’s flagship journal, released its first issue since naming Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s LLM Tax Program its new educational affiliate.

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.”

Classes Cancelled for Day of Civic Service on Election Day
Classes at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will be cancelled on Election Day — Tuesday, November 6 — to allow students and faculty to fully participate in a Day of Civic Service.

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