Statement on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

February 26, 2022

I am extremely disturbed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine in clear violation of international law and by its human impact. As lawyers and future lawyers, we have a duty to uphold and protect the rule of law. 

My thoughts tonight are with the many members of our Northwestern Pritzker Law community directly impacted by the invasion of Ukraine and with the people of Ukraine. I stand in solidarity with them and am here to support the impacted members of our community. 

The Buffet Institute will be hosting a panel discussion on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine on Monday, February 28, at 4-5 pm. The panel includes, among others, two members of our law school community: Executive Director of the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Studies Annelise Riles and Clinical Professor of Law Juliet Sorensen. You can get more information about the panel and register at this link:

Please let us know any ways in which we can be more supportive.