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Governor Pritzker Signs Historic Legislation, Building on Center on Wrongful Convictions Work

On July 15, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, along with several other members of the Illinois General Assembly, gathered with exonerated individuals, as well as attorneys with the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC), as he signed four historic pieces of legislation into law in Thorne Auditorium.

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Joyce A. Hughes Wins Margaret Brent Award

Joyce A. Hughes, professor of law, has been selected by the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession as one of the 2021 Margaret Brent Award recipients.

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A Safe, Fair, and Dignified Workplace

On the Planet Lex podcast, Tina Tchen (JD '84), former chief of staff to Michelle Obama and president and CEO of Time’s Up Now and the Time’s Up Foundation, discusses how the law can actually impede progress in critical areas of workplace discrimination, and how businesses and government can more effectively move the needle.

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A Conversation with the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.

In March, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law was proud to welcome the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. for the 2021 Pope & John Lecture Series on Professionalism. The hourlong conversation with Interim Dean James Speta covered voter suppression, current conversations on modifying the filibuster law, and Judge Merrick Garland’s appointment as the new attorney general under the Biden administration.

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Northwestern Pritzker Law Honors Professor Marshall Shapo With Online Festschrift

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Northwestern University Law Review are proud to honor Marshall S. Shapo, the Frederick P. Vose Professor of Law Emeritus, with an online Festschrift recognizing his achievements.

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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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