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01.25.2023

Civil Rights Lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill Speaks on the Power of Making Your Voice Heard During DREAM Week Keynote

Northwestern University and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law hosted its annual DREAM Week, commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Held on both the Evanston and Chicago ...

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12.19.2022

“As lawyers, we have the power to change lives”: Shelisa Thomas (JD ’19) Speaks on the Most Important Case of Her Career

Shelisa Thomas (JD ’19) met Corzell J. Cole, Sr. in the winter of 2018. At the time, Thomas was a 3L, and Cole was serving a 50-year sentence for first-degree and attempted murder. Their meeting ...

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12.06.2022

Bluhm Legal Clinic Leads National Organizations for Law School Clinical Faculty

The Clinic is pleased to share that two of our faculty members are currently leading the two national organizations for law school clinical and experiential faculty.

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12.05.2022

Center for International Human Rights Partners With Communities Around the World

In 2022, the Northwestern Access to Health Project partnered with a range of community-based organizations around the world on issues related to human rights, global health, and development, ...

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12.05.2022

Global Jurist Award Honors Women Judges in Afghanistan

The Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) awarded its seventh Global Jurist of the Year Award to all women judges in Afghanistan, in recognition of the courage they have shown under ...

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12.05.2022

Complex Litigation Center Continues Its Work

The Center worked on several high-profile cases this year, including the Block One Crypto Currency Fraud case, helped get the Investor Justice Act introduced in the U.S. Senate, and much more.

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12.05.2022

Civil Litigation Clinic Renames to Tenant Advocacy Clinic

The Civil Litigation Clinic has been renamed the Tenant Advocacy Clinic, but the work of the Clinic has not changed much.

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12.05.2022

Environmental Advocacy Center Selects New Director

Before Professor’s Loeb’s well-earned ride into the sunset – or sail into the fjords, as it were – she helped select her successor, Clinical Associate Professor of Law Rob Weinstock.

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12.05.2022

Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic Provided Legal Support Throughout Year

Over the past year, the CJCRC has provided legal support to anti-violence organizers, secured justice for wrongfully-targeted Chicagoan Darren Cole, challenged CPD’s gender-based violence, and ...

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