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Students Get National Recognition for Law School Papers

Northwestern Pritzker Law students turn their school assignments into national recognition.

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Northwestern Pritzker Law Professors Launch Online Program to Help Mortgage Fraud Victims

Last Fall, the Foundation of Federal Bar Association (FBA) awarded the association’s Chicago Chapter a grant for the “Legal Education in the Community: The Rights and Responsibilities of the Family Home” program, which was presented to the Bluhm Legal Clinic and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law professors Juliet Sorensen and Sam Tenenbaum. After almost a year, the program launched this October.

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“Credible:” Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer Discusses Her New Book

In her new book, Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers, Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer looks at the spotlight created by #MeToo and considers the next steps: Why do we believe who we believe, and how can we create a path forward for victims of sexual misconduct?

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Minow Debates Ask If We Should Expand the Supreme Court

On September 30, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Intelligence Squared hosted the fourth Newt and Jo Minow Debate, “We Should Expand the Supreme Court.” After the 60-minute debate, which was later posted to the Intelligence Squared YouTube page, the team arguing against the motion was victorious.

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Installation Ceremony Honors Dean Hari Osofsky and Professor Robin Walker Sterling

On September 10, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law installed Hari M. Osofsky as Dean and Myra James Bradwell Professor, and Robin Walker Sterling as the Mayer Brown – Robert A. Helman Professor of Law.

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Lincoln Lecture Discusses the Reconstruction Period and America’s Complicated Racial History

On September 21, the sixth annual Abraham Lincoln Lecture on Constitutional Law was held at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, featuring Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University.

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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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