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President Biden Taps April Perry (JD ’03) for District Court Judge

On April 24, President Biden nominated April Perry as a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. The president had previously nominated Perry to serve as ...

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U.S. Senate Confirms Georgia N. Alexakis (JD ’06) for District Court Judge

UPDATE, MAY 2, 2024: The Senate voted 54-44 on Wednesday to confirm Georgia N. Alexakis as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. On February 21, 2024, President Biden ...

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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Judicial Clerkship Program Celebrates Record Year for Placements

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is pleased to share the latest news from the judicial clerkship program, which continues to enjoy tremendous success. The current 2023-24 term is the Law ...

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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Appoints New Vice Chair of Law Board

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law announced the appointment of Sherrese M. Smith (JD ’96), Global Managing Partner of Paul Hastings LLP, as Vice Chair of the Law Board. She will become Chair of ...

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How Social Media is Changing Defamation Law

Counsel in Carroll v. Trump and Freeman v. Giuliani cases say social media apps have changed the way they litigate.

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Northwestern Pritzker Law Named #1 Go-To Law School: Big Law

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law has been ranked number one in’s Go-To Law Schools: Big Law report for 2024. The report ranks the 50 law schools that sent the highest percentage of ...

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Northwestern Pritzker Law Alumnus Confirmed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

President Biden nominated Joshua Kolar (BA ’99, JD ’03) to a seat on the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination in January 2024. Kolar is Biden’s ...

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W. Neil Eggleston (JD ’78) Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From The American Lawyer

The American Lawyer honored W. Neil Eggleston with a 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award late last year. The Harvard Law School lecturer and Kirkland & Ellis partner received the award at a black-tie ...

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President Biden Names Judge Sunil R. Harjani (JD ’00) to Illinois District Court

On January 10, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Judge Sunil R. Harjani to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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