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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June 26, 2013


Secretary of State John Gale announced plans Thursday to seek another four years in office.

Gale, 72, has been secretary of state since 2000, when he was appointed by then-Gov. Mike Johanns to fill a vacancy. He won election in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

June 24, 2013


If it were not for a now famous scene in a hospital just blocks away from the White House, it is unlikely that James B. Comey would have been standing in the Rose Garden on Friday to be introduced as President Obama’s nominee for the director of the F.B.I.

June 21, 2013

From the University press release:

Emily Nicklin, a lead corporate litigator at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a trustee of the University of Chicago since 2004, has been named chair of the Medical Center’s Board of Trustees.

Nicklin succeeds Rodney L. Goldstein, who was appointed chairman in 2010 and will remain a Medical Center trustee.

June 20, 2013

From Washington & Lee's website:

Washington and Lee University announced the promotion of six members of its faculty to full professor, while promoting seven faculty members to associate professor and also awarding tenure.

The Board of Trustees approved the promotions and tenures during its meeting in Lexington in May.

June 18, 2013

From Greg Hinz's Crain's Chicago Business blog:

A veteran federal prosecutor and son of immigrants from India is headed for the federal bench here.

June 17, 2013

From Crain's Chicago Business:

Leslie Bluhm knows a lot of people.

June 14, 2013


Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: