Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog. Information is gathered from newspaper articles, press releases, and alumni submissions. The blog is updated periodically and is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record, which is published semi-annually.

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June 16, 2014

When Jesse Ruiz, an attorney who sits on Chicago Public Schools' board and previously chaired the Illinois State Board of Education, gave a commencement address to economics students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign last month, he shared a story of “epic failure.” 

He flunked out of his first year of college. 

June 11, 2014

New Hampshire has played proud host to many firsts: the first-in-the-nation primary, the first American in space, and the first free public library, to name a few. But New Hampshirites should not be proud of the latest first: the state’s first jackpot justice verdict — $236 million.

June 4, 2014

From the Winthrop & Weinstine website:

June 2, 2014

From the WilmerHale website:

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Edward Siskel, Deputy White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President, is joining the firm in its Washington DC office. Mr. Siskel has also served in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and as an Assistant United States Attorney. 

May 30, 2014

From the Chapman University website: 

May 29, 2014

From the Butler University website:

The Butler University Board of Trustees has welcomed four new members:

May 20, 2014


Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®) presented four prestigious awards today at its 2014 Annual Conference, recognizing outstanding contributions to IMCA and the investment industry...

May 19, 2014

Natalie Shapero '11's poem, "Survive Me," appeared in the May 19th issue of The New Yorker.