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December 2014

Northwestern Law Alumna to Clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2015
Elana Nightingale Dawson (JD'11) to Clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Three Northwestern Law Professors Named to List of Most Influential Attorneys to Supreme Court
Sarah O'Rourke Schrup, Jeffrey Green, and Carter Phillips (JD '77) named to Reuters list of most most influential attorneys to Supreme Court.

Students, Faculty, and Staff Stand Together for Social Justice
A coalition of student organizations led by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) brought Northwestern Law students, faculty, and staff together to stand for social justice.

November 2014

Bartlit Center Team Wins ABA Regional Labor Law Competition
A Northwestern Law team won first place in the Midwest regional Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the American Bar Association.

Northwestern Law Team Wins ABA Regional Negotiation Competition
A team representing Northwestern Law’s Center on Negotiation and Mediation took first place at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition and will advance to the nations finals early next year.

Access to Health Receives Grant for Research and Outreach in Africa
The Access to Health project at Northwestern University School of Law was recently awarded a development grant that will support the creation of new practicum sites in Africa.

Northwestern Law Welcomes the American Society of International Law
On November 6–8, 2014, Northwestern Law will host the American Society of International Law’s Annual Midyear Meeting and Research Forum as a 2014–2015 Academic Partner.

Judge Nancy Gertner to Deliver 2014 Pope & John Lecture on Professionalism
Honorable Nancy Gertner, professor at Harvard Law School and former federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, will be the featured speaker for the Law School’s annual Pope & John Lecture on Professionalism on Wednesday, November 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Lincoln Hall.

October 2014

Veterans Law Association Public Service Panel
Three distinguished judges—who are also veterans—will discuss public service, ranging from their time in the military to their time on the bench, at a Veteran’s Day panel Tuesday, November 11.

Nine Students Receive Book Awards
Nine Northwestern Law students received Arlyn Miner Book Awards this fall in recognition of their excellence in persuasive writing during the first-year Communications and Legal Reasoning course.

Northwestern Law to Honor President of Special Court for Sierra Leone
Northwestern Law’s Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) will award its second annual Global Jurist of the Year Award to Justice Shireen Avis Fisher, president of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Diverse Lives in the Law: The Impostor Syndrome
The Office of Diversity Education and Outreach at Northwestern Law will host a program on "Diverse Lives in the Law: The Impostor Syndrome" on October 14.

September 2014

Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer Receives Family Defense Scholar Award
The Family Defense Center in Chicago honored Northwestern Law professor Deborah Tuerkheimer with the Family Defense Scholar Award for her work exposing errors and injustices in cases of “shaken baby syndrome.”

2014 Alumni Awards
Northwestern University School of Law will recognize five alumni and a foundation for their accomplishments and contributions to the Law School at the 2014 Alumni Awards Luncheon on September 19.

Professor Helene Shapo to be Honored with Blackwell Memorial Award
Helene Shapo, professor of law emerita, will receive the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in the field of legal writing.

August 2014

Northwestern Law Welcomes New and Visiting Faculty
A number of distinguished scholars will join Northwestern Law in 2014–15, enhancing the diversity of interests and expertise that distinguish the school’s faculty.

Professor Pfander Honored by Federal-State Jurisdiction Committee
James Pfander, Owen L. Coon Professor of Law, was recently recognized for his work with the Federal-State Jurisdiction Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Bowen Appointed to Trading Commission
Sharon Y. Bowen (JD-MBA ’82) was officially sworn in as a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission on June 9.

July 2014

Ginger Tanton (JD ’14) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
Ginger Tanton (JD ’14) has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and will spend the next two years working on a project with Chicago’s Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.

Erin Delaney Receives Fulbright Award
Assistant Professor of Law Erin F. Delaney has been awarded a 2014–2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant and will hold the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Theory and Practice of Constitutionalism and Federalism at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during the fall 2014 term.

Maya Lentz Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
Maya Lentz (JD-LLM IHR ’14) has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship.

Sopan Joshi (JD ’13) to Clerk for Justice Scalia
Northwestern Law alumnus Sopan Joshi (JD ’13) will serve as a law clerk for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia for the 2015 Supreme Court term.

June 2014

Student-Led Class Gift Initiative Supports Key Law School Programs
More than 55 percent of students from the Class of 2014 contributed through this year’s graduating class gift, which will be used to support many different areas at the Law School, including the Law School Fund, the Kellogg/Law JD-MBA Scholarship, LLM Program support, LLM Tax Program support, the Bluhm Legal Clinic, scholarship support, and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).

May 2014

Northwestern Law Celebrates 154th Graduating Class
Northwestern Law alumnus and Supreme Court litigator Carter G. Phillips (JD ’77) delivered the commencement address at the Law School’s graduation convocation ceremony on Friday, May 16.

Children and Family Justice Center Receives BPI Champion of Public Interest Award
The Children and Family Justice Center will be honored with a “Champion of the Public Interest Award” from the Business and Professional People for Public Interest on May 20.

Center on Wrongful Convictions Honored for Exoneration Case
The CWC was selected to receive a Seventh Circuit Bar Association Pro Bono and Public Service Award

Attorney Carter G. Phillips (JD ’77) to Address Northwestern Law Grads
Veteran Supreme Court litigator Carter G. Phillips (JD ’77) will deliver the commencement address at the Law School’s 154th graduation convocation ceremony on Friday, May 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicago Theatre.

April 2014

Vis Moot Team Earns Honors in Vienna
The Northwestern Law Vis Moot team qualified for the final rounds and received brief writing and speaking honors in the 21st annual Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Competition in April in Vienna.

$4 Million in Gifts Establish the Newton N. Minow Professorship
Friends, colleagues, and fellow Northwestern alumni made gifts totaling $4 million to establish an endowment for a new named professorship in honor of Newton N. Minow (BS ’49, JD ’50) and to establish the Newton N. Minow Debates at Northwestern University School of Law.

Ceremony Celebrates Endowed Chair Appointments
The Faculty Chair Ceremony will recognize the appointment of three faculty members to named professorships

March 2014

Alumni to be Honored for their Commitment to Public Service
Alumni will be recognized for their dedication to public interest law at the 11th Annual SFPIF Public Service dinner on April 3.

Alumni Sworn in to Bar of Supreme Court
Thirty-seven alumni were admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States at Northwestern Law’s first-ever swearing-in ceremony on March 10.

February 2014

Northwestern Law Team Wins Regional Trial Competition
A Northwestern Law team won first place in the Midwest Regional Finals of the National Trial Competition and will advance to the national competition in March.

Northwestern Law Celebrates Diversity with Global Village
Northwestern Law will hold its 9th annual Global Village on Friday, February 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Law School Atrium.

Rethinking the War on Drugs: A Symposium Presented by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation
The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation and co-sponsors Northwestern University School of Law and the Harvard Club of Chicago present a two-day symposium “Rethinking the War on Drugs,” which will be held February 20-21, 2014, in Northwestern Law’s Thorne Auditorium.

David and Libby Savner Give to Support Innovative Instructional Technology
David A. Savner (JD ’68) and his wife, Libby, have made a gift of $1 million to Northwestern University School of Law to sustain instructional innovation in the classroom.

January 2014

Dean Rodriguez Assumes Presidency of AALS
Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern University School of Law, was inaugurated as the president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) at its annual meeting in New York City January 2-5, 2014.

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