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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March 19, 2014

From Pepper Hamilton's website:

March 17, 2014


Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, named Heather Sawyer as the Subcommittee’s new Democratic Chief Counsel.

March 14, 2014

From National Review Online, Feb. 28:

The Federal Communications Commission has pulled the plug on its controversial “Critical Information Needs” survey that sparked a bipartisan uproar over government oversight of news gathering. 

March 13, 2014

From The New York Times:

Joseph L. Sax, a legal scholar who helped shape environmental law in the United States and fuel the environmental movement by establishing the doctrine that natural resources are a public trust requiring protection, died on Sunday at his home in San Francisco. He was 78.

March 10, 2014


March 7, 2014


Three partners from Covington & Burling, Jones Day and Shearman & Sterling are to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London arbitration chief Constantine Partasides QC and ex-partner Jan Paulsson to launch an arbitration boutique.

March 5, 2014

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

‘He’s remarkable. You have to meet him,” the political operative told me last summer.