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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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:

April 21, 2014

From the Lincoln Journal-Star:

In the most wide-open race for attorney general in recent memory, six people are vying to become Nebraska's next top law enforcement officer.

April 18, 2014

From the UF website:

UF Law’s largest student group has voted Professor George Dawson, the law school’s incoming interim dean, as Levin College of Law’s Professor of the Year.

The 400-member John Marshall Bar Association announced Wednesday that it chose Dawson for the honor thanks to his clear explanation of law cases and consistent attention to student needs.

April 15, 2014

From the LA Times:

April 14, 2014

From The Pennsylvania Record:

An experienced litigator who has represented media companies in defamation actions and colleges and universities in similar matters has joined the 260-lawyer firm Saul Ewing.

April 11, 2014


Jenner & Block LLP today announces that well-respected patent litigation attorney Louis E. Fogel has joined the firm as a partner in our Chicago office.  He is a member of the firm's Patent Litigation & Counseling Practice.

April 8, 2014

From a Faegre Baker Daniels press release:

April 7, 2014

From the University of Idaho website:

April 4, 2014

Before Susan Davies, ’91, joined the Washington, DC, office of Kirkland & Ellis in 2011, she was deputy White House counsel, responsible for judicial selection. In addition to vetting potential judicial nominees and making recommendations to President Obama, she managed the Supreme Court confirmation processes of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.