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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December 9, 2013

From the Lincoln Journal-Star:

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale filed for re-election Friday.

Gale, who was appointed by Gov. Mike Johanns in 2000, is seeking a fourth full term.

He first announced his candidacy in June, when he launched a 1,000-mile announcement tour of the state, and made the news official Friday.

December 5, 2013

From Law360:

December 4, 2013


As he tries to grow Carlson Products’ business, new president and CEO Austin Peterson can look to the company’s history for inspiration.

Founded in the 1950s as a door manufacturer, the company started making bakeware for a little startup called Pizza Hut.

December 3, 2013


Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Thursday that a Grand Rapids lawyer will take over as the state's solicitor general.

December 2, 2013

From the Texas Office of the Governor:

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Allyson Ho of Dallas and Richard Figueroa of Brenham to the Texas Judicial Council for terms to expire June 30, 2019. The council studies and reports on the organization and practices of the Texas judicial system.

November 25, 2013


November 22, 2013

From the Delaware County Times:

Four candidates — two Republicans and two Democrats – are running for two seats on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas in the Nov. 5 election...

November 21, 2013


November 20, 2013


A graduate of Laramie High School, Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School, who has served as an associate dean in the University of Wyoming College of Law since 2010, has been named interim dean of the UW law school.

Jacquelyn Bridgeman accepted the appointment from Dick McGinity, UW’s interim vice president for academic affairs.

November 19, 2013

From the Rutgers website: 

The appointments of two legal scholars to leadership positions at Rutgers University-Camden are announced by Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Wendell E. Pritchett.