Northwestern Law and the Bluhm Legal Clinic will host an Illinois Supreme Court Candidates Forum featuring six candidates vying to fill the vacancy of Thomas Fitzgerald in the first district. The forum will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 5 p.m. in Thorne Auditorium at 375 East Chicago Avenue. Read More...
A federal jury in Chicago awarded Bluhm Legal Clinic client Thaddeus (T.J.) Jimenez $25 million in damages for the harm he suffered for his wrongful incarceration from 1993 until his exoneration in 2009. Roderick MacArthur Justice Center Director Locke Bowman, along with attorneys from Valorem Law Group and Loevy & Loevy, handled this civil case. A team of students and faculty from the Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC), including Director Steve Drizin (JD '86), Ali Flaum, and Josh Tepfer, along with attorneys from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, represented Jimenez in the proceedings that culminated in T.J.'s exoneration. Read more...
Please join us in celebrating the recent victories of the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Center on Wrongful Convictions on Tuesday, January 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Lincoln Hall. The event will feature recent exonerees Juan Rivera, Terril Swift, Robert Taylor, and Jacques Rivera. A reception will follow in the Atrium. Please RSVP online by Friday, January 27.
CWC client Juan Rivera was released from prison on January 6, 2012, after being wrongfully incarcerated for 19 years. Rivera's release came shortly after the Lake County State's Attorney Michael Waller announced today that the state will not appeal last month's unanimous Illinois Appellate Court opinion reversing the conviction. Read More...
On January 27, Northwestern's Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology will host an academic symposium on overcriminalization. If you would like to attend, please contact Zach Dillon for more details.
Judges are currently needed for the preliminary rounds of the 49th Annual Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition on February 6, 9, 13, and 16. The rounds will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by an optional buffet dinner. CLE credit is available. For questions, please contact the 2012 Julius H. Miner Moot Court Alumni Outreach Co-Chairs Sarah Grady or Erin Frohardt. Sign up to be a judge...
Judges are also needed for oral arguments for the noncompetitive 2012 Arlyn Miner Moot Court. Arguments will be held on April 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 and 11. Alumni that live in the Chicago area and are interested in being a judge please e-mail Bonnie Jackson or call (312) 503-5355. Continuing Legal Education credit is available for this event.
Chicago lawyers win 2012 Lincoln Award Writing Contest
Alexandra Lee Newman JD '10 in Illinois State Bar Association, January 12, 2012
Obama in Chicago just days after William Daley, of city's political dynasty, quits White House
Dawn Clark Netsch JD '52 in The Chicago Tribune, January 11, 2012
Former juvenile sex offender gets a shot at a new life
John Doyle JD '13; Alison R. Flaum; Alberta Yan JD '12; Children and Family Justice Center in The Chicago Tribune, December 27, 2011
We must do better for our young people
Julie L. Biehl JD '86; Children and Family Justice Center in Illinois Times, January 22, 2012
Lawsuit Pits Political Activism Against Campus Diversity
John O. McGinnis in The New York Times, January 09, 2012
12-year-old's homicide confession is case for debate on recorded interrogations
Laura H. Nirider JD '08; Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth in Commercial Appeal, January 08, 2012
Rivera freed after Lake County prosecutors stop seeking retrial in girl's '92 slaying
Jeffrey Urdangen; Center on Wrongful Convictions in The Chicago Tribune, January 07, 2012
Center on Wrongful Convictions Celebration
Date: January 31
Location: Law School
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Meet Dean Rodriguez - Miami, FL
Date: February 15
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Meet Dean Rodriguez - NYC, NY
Date: February 23
Location: The St. Regis Hotel, NYC
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