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“I Can Do Hard Things”: Veteran Law Students on Navigating Law School

The veteran community at Northwestern Pritzker Law is as diverse as the student body, with veterans of various backgrounds and branches of the armed forces. But student veterans share a common experience that, for many, offers a sense of connection and support as they navigate law school.

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Brendan Duffy (JD ’17) to Clerk for Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law alum Brendan Duffy (JD ’17) will clerk for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett for the October 2020 term. Duffy is one of four clerks selected by Justice Barrett, and the only of her clerks who has not previously completed a Supreme Court clerkship. He also clerked for Justice Barrett in the Seventh Circuit in 2018-19.

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Decades of Court Sketches Find a Home in the Pritzker Legal Research Center

For 43 years, Andy Austin had a front row seat to Chicago's most important courtroom proceedings, including the trial of Chicago Seven, now featured in a hit Netflix film. The result? Over 3,000 sketches which have found a new home in the Pritzker Legal Research Center.

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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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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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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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