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Q & A with Interim Dean James Speta: “These Are Incredibly Difficult Times”

James Speta has been named interim dean at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Here he discusses his immediate priorities, how the Law School will navigate the educational challenges posed by a pandemic, and what distinguishes Northwestern Law.

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Robin Walker Sterling Joins Bluhm Legal Clinic as Director and Associate Dean of Clinical Education

Sterling's research and teaching interests include clinical advocacy, criminal law, and juvenile justice, and her current work explores extending the right to a jury trial to juveniles facing delinquency proceedings.

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2020 Minow Debates Asks If the Electoral College Is Still Needed

On May 20, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Intelligence Squared hosted the third Newt and Jo Minow Debate, “The Electoral College Has Outlived Its Usefulness.”

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Coronavirus Behind Bars: Clinic attorneys accelerate COVID-19 mass prison release efforts

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, prison reform activists jumped into action, flagging the unique dangers of the coronavirus behind bars. But as activists have gained ground in states like Illinois, the threat of a potential rise in case numbers this fall (including jumps in states like Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas) leave many on the frontlines worried for what’s next.

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Faculty Share Their Summer Reads

Summer break is here, but we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, which means we'll still be spending plenty of time inside. The good news: there’s no better time to dive into a good book than while you’re stuck on your couch eating all your best quarantine snacks.

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NLawProud: Linda Xochitl Tortolero (JD ’05)

Linda Xochitl Tortolero (JD ’05) is a proud first-generation Chicagoan. She grew up in a Mexican-American family that stressed the importance of giving back to her community. Today Linda is the President & CEO of Mujeres Latinas En Accion, the longest standing Latina organization in the country.

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NLawProud: G. Marcus Cole (JD ’93)

G. Marcus Cole (JD ’93) grew up in the Terrace Village housing projects in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And even though he’d never met any lawyers, his parents and teachers were certain that’s what ...

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A Northwestern Law Professor Explains: Access to Court Records

Professor David Schwartz explains how federal court system paywalls derail researchers who want to study patterns in court records. The cross-disciplinary Northwestern Open Access to Court ...

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