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Northwestern Pritzker Law Launches New West Coast Initiative

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is delighted to announce the launch of the West Coast Initiative, an expansion of the Law School’s innovative San Francisco Immersion program into Seattle and Los Angeles. The initiative will offer new opportunities to current and future law students, alumni, and corporate and law firm partners in three key West Coast markets touching a cross-section of locally relevant industries.

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Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic Hosts Mayoral Town Hall with GoodKids MadCity

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic (CJCR) and community organization GoodKids MadCity (GKMC) hosted a youth-led town hall with Chicago mayoral candidates on Wednesday. In the event, young people from Chicago’s south and west sides led a conversation with the candidates focused on youth violence prevention, education, recreation, and other issues that affect young people.

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Sherrese Smith (JD ’96), Paul Hastings Managing Partner, to Address Class of 2023

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is delighted to announce that Managing Partner of Paul Hastings LLP Sherrese Smith (JD ’96) will deliver the convocation address to the Class of 2023. Convocation will be held on Friday, May 12, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.

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Ilana Braverman, Co-Founder and COO of Greener by Default, Speaks at the Future of Innovation, Sustainability and the Law Speaker Series

The Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center (DPELC) continued its “Future of Innovation, Sustainability and the Law Speaker Series” in February. Ilana Braverman, co-founder and COO of Greener by Default, spoke to students about Greener by Default and their mission to make plant-based food the default meal option in the catering landscape.

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“As lawyers, we have the power to change lives”: Shelisa Thomas (JD ’19) Speaks on the Most Important Case of Her Career

Shelisa Thomas (JD ’19) met Corzell J. Cole, Sr. in the winter of 2018. At the time, Thomas was a 3L, and Cole was serving a 50-year sentence for first-degree and attempted murder. Their meeting would turn out to be life-changing for the both of them.

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#NLawProud: The Greer Family

After meeting as undergrads, Ernest and Patrice Greer arrived at Northwestern to earn their graduate degrees. Ernest (JD ’91) studied law and Patrice (MBA ’91) studied business. Today their daughter Lauryn follows in their footsteps as a JD-MBA student.

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