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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January 16, 2014

From Roetzel's website:

Roetzel is pleased to announce that Tim J. Emmitt, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, has been recognized as a 2014 Illinois Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Emmitt has been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2007.

January 15, 2014

From the Illinois Attorney General's website:

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that she has appointed Carolyn Shapiro to serve as the new Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General. She will succeed Michael Scodro, who will be joining the Chicago office of Jenner & Block as a partner in the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice.

January 14, 2014


January 9, 2014

From the New Canaan Advertiser:

Katherine Ward, a 1979 graduate of New Canaan Country School, will be presented with the school’s alumni award on the campus Friday, Jan. 10.

January 8, 2014


The Libertarian Party may be on the verge of fielding its first candidate for County Board in more than 20 years.

Evan Bernick, a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School who has lived in Arlington since 2011, plans to seek the seat being vacated by Democratic board member Chris Zimmerman.

January 7, 2014


Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio today announced five key appointments to his administration, pledging to continue building a progressive, diverse and effective government.

January 6, 2014

From a Jenner & Block press release:

January 3, 2014


January 2, 2014


Princeton University’s new president is taking suggestions. Since he took over the top job at the Ivy League school in July, Christopher Eisgruber has been conducting what he calls a “listening tour” to get advice from students, alumni and community members as he formulates new goals for the university.

December 30, 2013

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Jean Holloway, a longtime corporate attorney, has been named the first female dean of the law school at Hamline University in St. Paul.