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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November 6, 2013

Earlier this year, President Obama appointed Mythili Raman, ’94 (née Tharmaratnam), as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Her new role, in which she oversees nearly 600 staff attorneys and works closely with 93 U.S.

November 5, 2013

Nancy Lieberman, ’79, went off to college when she was 16. She started at the Law School when she was 19. At 22, she was clerking for a US Court of Appeals judge. When she was 30, after less than six years as an associate, she became the youngest partner in the history of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

November 4, 2013

Of Robert Barnett, ’71, a Washington Post reporter recently wrote, “To list Barnett as a signifier of Washington connectedness is like calling the sun a symbol of heat.” Barnett’s client list includes Barack Obama, George W.

November 1, 2013

From the NYTimes:

The Federal Communications Commission, seeking to revive the sagging fortunes of AM radio, has proposed removing or updating regulations that station owners believe have left many AM channels on the precipice of death.

October 30, 2013

From the Washington Post:

October 25, 2013

When Jerome Katzin, ’41, earned his degree, the study of law at the University of Chicago Law School was a four-year process that began when a student was still an undergraduate.

October 22, 2013

From  the Stanford Social Innovation Review:

October 18, 2013


Gov. Pat Quinn made a number of appointments to state boards and commissions Friday.