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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May 7, 2014

From Pacific Legal Foundation press release:

Pacific Legal Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd F. Gaziano as Executive Director of PLF’s new DC Center and Senior Fellow in Constitutional Law.

May 2, 2014

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed on a 95-0 roll call vote the nomination of federal prosecutor Manish Shah to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois based in Chicago.

April 30, 2014


April 29, 2014

From The National Review Online:

April 25, 2014


Eric Murphy, the top appellate lawyer for the state of Ohio, has at least three things to be nervous about as he goes before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, hoping to ward off a constitutional challenge to Ohio’s law banning lying about a political candidate to influence an election.

April 23, 2014

From a bookstore press release: