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April 2019

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

Annual Alumni Awards Honor Eight Distinguished Alumni
On Friday, April 12, Dean Yuracko presented awards to eight distinguished alumni at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's sixth annual Alumni Awards Luncheon. More...

A Beacon of Hope for Asylum Seekers
The Spring 2019 issue of Northwestern Magazine includes an in-depth profile of Children and Family Justice Center attorney Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe and her work representing asylum seekers in a changing political landscape. More...

Spring 2019 Northwestern Law Reporter is here!
Check out the latest issue now.

Myra Pasek Receives DPELC Distinguished Entrepreneur Award
After years at big law firms, Myra Pasek (JD '90) 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. More...

Planet Lex Podcast

The Implications of Biometrics in Privacy Law
How much should people care about privacy? And what's at stake when it comes to tracking biometrics? In this podcast episode host Jim Speta talks to Matthew Kugler about his research into consumer sentiment around biometric tracking. More...

Spotlight on Scholarship

James B. Speta on Telecommunications Law
Professor James B. Speta, Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law, is a prominent scholar of telecommunications law. The majority of his research focuses on the regulation of broadband infrastructure and the interaction of that regulation with content distribution and other business models necessary for the Internet to thrive. More...

A Northwestern Law Professor Explains: Tonja Jacobi on Women in Law
Women make up 38 percent of lawyers in the United States, and even though 51 percent of current law students are women, only 22 percent of law firm partners are women. Professor Tonja Jacobi takes a closer look at women in law, and you might be surprised, even female Supreme Court Justices contend with discrimination. More...

Giving Back

Bluhm Legal Clinic Challenge Begins May 14
Save the date for our annual crowdfunding challenge and help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clinic by breaking last year's records! For more information or to support the challenge please contact Sarah Zimmerman at

Faculty in the News

Chicago police gang data collection faulted by city's inspector general as unchecked and unreliable
Sheila Bedi, Chicago Tribune, April 11

EPA plans to remove contaminated soil from 167 East Chicago homes in 2019
Debbie Chizewer, Chicago Tribune, April 6

Attorney general: Chicago can't incarcerate its way out of gun violence
Ronald Allen, Illinois News Network, March 31

It's High Time We Killed the College Admissions Essay
Steven Lubet, The Daily Beast, March 23


Upcoming Events

Law Alumni Club of NYC Alumnae Panel
April 23
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Law Alumni Club of NYC Volunteer Outing
April 23
St. Bartholomew's Church

Law Alumni Club of Seattle Reception with Michigan Law
April 25
Doppler 4th Floor

Law Alumni Chapter of Dallas Reception
April 25
Home of Margaret H. Allen (JD '04) and Daniel Jauchen (JD '04)

Law Alumni Club of San Francisco South Bay Clinic Faculty Presentation
May 7
Home of Dana Phillips (JD'88) and Adam Phillips (JD '88)

Screening of The Prosecutors
May 13
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Law Alumni Chapter of Twin Cities Reception
May 15
Mercy Bar & Dining Room

NLaw Global Engagement Weekend in Paris
June 21-23

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