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 ...
Goals are meant to be exceeded. We are proud to share today that we are doing just that.
The end of the year provides an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the year behind us, and to look forward to what lies ahead. Here at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, we have had much to celebrate in recent years, including the launch of an historic campaign. Through this campaign, we hoped to involve alumni and friends of the Law School in our efforts to raise the profile of the Law School, to distinguish ourselves in new and important ways, and to reduce the burden of debt on our students so that they can pursue any career path of their choosing. We made bold and ambitious plans, with confidence that our community of alumni and friends would come together to help make our plans a reality.
Today, we are proud to announce that we have exceeded our participation goal — more than 10,000 donors have shown their support since the start of the campaign in 2012. We view these donations as a signal of gratitude for the legal education received and a vote of confidence in our plans for the future, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. Gifts of all sizes supported social justice work in the Bluhm Legal Clinic, established new scholarships, funded partnerships to train students at the intersection of law, business, and technology, and much more.
But there is more to be done. Now, we aim to reach higher — and call on our alumni and friends to meet us there. We hope 2,000 more of you will signal your support in big and small ways, with a gift that is meaningful to you. An additional 2,000 donors will allow the Law School to deepen its impact, by increasing support for students pursuing public interest careers, offering opportunities on and off campus to learn from the business and technology sector, and providing continued access to the country’s best hands-on clinical education. This campaign is for your law school, and we invite you to be counted as we exceed new goals and define the future of legal education.
Daniel B. Rodriguez
Dean and Harold Washington Professor
Lanny Martin (JD ’73)
Chair, Campaign Cabinet
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