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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.

Online Pop-Up Course Grapples with Coronavirus Legal Issues in Real Time
COVID-19 has confined many individuals to their homes, but while plenty of people are keeping themselves entertained with Netflix and catching up on reading, Northwestern Pritzker Law faculty are implementing curriculum to give law students insight into these unprecedented times.

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Names New Director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is pleased to announce that Robin Walker Sterling will join the faculty as a Clinical Professor and become the new director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic and Associate Dean of Clinical Education. She will join us at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Zachary Clopton Wins 2020 Civil Justice Scholarship Award
Zachary Clopton, professor of law, was named the recipient of the 2020 Civil Justice Scholarship Award from the Pound Civil Justice Institute. Clopton was presented with the award during the Pounds Fellow reception, held during the winter convention of the American Association for Justice in New Orleans, on February 9.

Northwestern Pritzker Law Faculty and Former Clinic Fellow to Receive Walter J. Cummings Award
Two Northwestern Pritzker School of Law professors and a former fellow with the Bluhm Legal Clinic have been awarded the prestigious Walter J. Cummings Award for pro bono service from the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

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.

International Podcast Day: The Top 5 Episodes of Planet Lex
We’re celebrating International Podcast Day with Planet Lex! Planet Lex is a series of conversations about the law, law and society, law and technology, and the future of legal education and practice. In other words, a bunch of interesting stuff about the law.

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.

A Conversation with Zachary Clopton, Professor of Law
Zachary Clopton joins the Northwestern Law faculty as a professor of law. His research and teaching interests include civil procedure, complex litigation, international business transactions and litigation, and national security law.

Spotlight on Scholarship: Nadav Shoked on Property and Local Government Law
Property and local government law regulate the most foundational, and vital, elements of our lives: where, and thus how, we all live. Though they are often conceived separately, both bodies of law work to structure the built environment, which means that they inevitably police the relationships between neighbors.

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

Faculty Recognized at 2019 American Law and Economics Association Conference
On May 17-18, the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) 2019 meeting will be held at the New York University School of Law. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law has a long tradition of participating at the conference, which is the largest and longest running academic conference in the field of Law and Economics, and one of the largest interdisciplinary law conferences.

Professor Shari Diamond Examines the Interplay of Science and the Law
Diamond co-edited the fall issue of Daedalus, Journal  of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  

Spotlight on Scholarship: James B. Speta on Telecommunications Law
Professor Speta is a prominent scholar of telecommunications law. In addition to his many scholarly articles on the topic, he is the co-author of a leading casebook that bridges the history of telecoms to the cutting-edge issues of regulating Google, Facebook, and other Internet platforms, and covers the difficult regulatory challenges this new world presents.

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.

CWC Celebrates Freedom for Three Clients in Eight Days
Over the course of just over a week in January, three clients represented by the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) — Eric Blackmon, Patrick Pursley, and Huwe Burton — were exonerated or acquitted.

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.

Spotlight on Scholarship: Andrew Koppelman Honored by AALS Section on Jurisprudence
Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, was awarded the Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Jurisprudence at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans earlier this month. Koppelman is the inaugural recipient of The Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy, which will be given annually to a scholar who has made significant and lasting contributions to the philosophical understanding of law.

Northwestern Law Faculty to Present at Association for American Law Schools 2019 Annual Conference
In early January, a number of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law faculty will be presenting at the 2019 Association for American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, serving as both section chairs and panel participants and moderators. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Building Bridges.”

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