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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February 21, 2013

From the Oncolytics Biotech website:

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. today announced the appointment of Dr. Jeremy Grushcow to the role of General Counsel.

February 19, 2013

From the Chicago Tribune:

Orphaned as a young boy, Joseph DuCanto overcame a difficult childhood to fight as a Marine in the South Pacific during World War II and achieve national recognition for his work as an attorney in the field of matrimonial law.

February 7, 2013

From Memphis Business Journal:

Peter Letsou, present dean of the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore., has been named dean of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

February 6, 2013

Excerpted from USA Today:

For several days now, the nation has been embarrassingly enraptured by the minute details of the love life, real or apparent, of a 21-year-old college football star, Manti Te'o.

February 1, 2013

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January 31, 2013

Excerpted from Phoenix Business Journal:

Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman has taken another step in a run for Arizona governor in 2014.

January 29, 2013

Excerpted rom the Houston Chronicle:

January 28, 2013

Posted January 25, 2013 on the blog of LegalTimes:

President Obama will nominate Lisa Monaco today as the deputy national security advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism and assistant to the president, a White House official confirmed.

January 25, 2013