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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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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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Clinic Attorneys Accelerate COVID-19 Mass Prison Release Efforts

While social distancing has become commonplace to stop the spread of the coronavirus in much of society, it’s virtually impossible to maintain in prison, and attorneys at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic have been focused on that paradox in their efforts to release detainees from Cook County jails, young adult prison, and detention centers.

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Black Law Students Association Week Highlights Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law held several events dedicated to black entrepreneurship, advocacy, and community the week of February 24. The week’s theme, “The Marathon Continues,” was a nod to the late rapper Nipsey Hussle, whose life’s work was dedicated to black empowerment and self-reliance. “BLSA Week 2020…

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San Francisco Immersion Program Establishes a Foothold in Silicon Valley

For the past few winter quarters, a select group of Northwestern Pritzker Law students, together with their Kellogg School of Management counterparts, have ditched their winter hats and gloves and traveled west in order to immerse themselves in the world of Silicon Valley.

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Meet the 2020 Convocation Speaker

In a nationally recognized career spanning more than three decades, Faith Gay (JD ’86) has been repeatedly recognized as one of the leading litigators in the United States.

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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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