Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at

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September 8, 2015

Jerry B. Wallack, managing partner of Kutak Rock LLP’s Chicago office, died unexpectedly this morning. He was 63.

September 3, 2015

"I was prepared for all of this at the Law School by the best legal minds of my generation, people like Posner, Easterbrook, Scalia, and Epstein, to name just some of them."

September 3, 2015

Chicago attorney and government wonk Perri Irmer has been named president and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

August 31, 2015

Esther Lardent, founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Pro Bono Institute, can be very persuasive. 

August 31, 2015

Part of what makes Hirshman such a likable writer — in addition to her wit and ability to explain the law succinctly without dumbing it down — is her optimism.

August 27, 2015

The awards are given to individuals who embody the spirit of Andrew Carnegie by dedicating their private wealth to the public good.

August 25, 2015

Alissa Gardenswartz steps into the position of Deputy Attorney General for Consumer Protection.

August 24, 2015

In “The Senator Next Door,” an autobiography Klobuchar penned without a ghost writer, she writes about her trajectory from a middle-class Plymouth upbringing to the U.S. Senate.

August 24, 2015

Susan Phillips Read acknowledges a certain wonder when reflecting on her 12 1/2 years as associate judge on the state Court of Appeals.

August 18, 2015

Makris is tax counsel for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.