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.

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 acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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May 25, 2010

ALACDE, the Latin American and Iberian Law and Economics Association, awarded two of its eight Robert D. Cooter Microsoft Awards for scholarship in law and economics to University of Chicago Law School alumni at its 2010 conference in El Salvador.

May 21, 2010

Alan Meese '89, Ball Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School, has been selected to receive a 2010 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence in recognition of his exemplary achievements in regard to teaching, research and service.

May 17, 2010

Professor Robert Clinton '71 recently was reappointed to the Hopi Tribal Court of Appeals.

May 4, 2010

Dale Carpenter, Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law at the University of Minnesota, has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). Admission to ALI’s elected membership is a significant professional honor that is limited to 3,000 judges, lawyers, and law teachers from across the world.

May 4, 2010

Meyers Nave announced last week that Henry Hewitt '67 has joined the firm. Mr. Hewitt  specializes in employment and eminent domain law. He has drafted and defended affirmative action programs for government agencies, and represents public entities in such areas as employment and civil rights defense.

April 19, 2010

Jayne Barnard '75, James G. Cutler Professor of Law and Herbert V. Kelly Sr. Chair for Teaching Excellence at William & Mary Law School, has been selected to receive a 2010 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence in recognition of her exemplary achievements in regard to teaching, research and service.

April 14, 2010

Property Outlaws, by Edward A. Penalver and Sonia Katyal, puts forth the intriguingly counterintuitive proposition that, in the case of both tangible and intellectual property law, disobedience can often lead to an improvement in legal regulation.

April 13, 2010

James A. Lewis '66 is nominated to be the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois. He would replace Rodger A. Heaton, who headed the office from 2006 until Aug. 31, 2009. The district’s current acting U.S. Attorney is Jeffrey B. Lang.

Lewis’ vitals:

April 7, 2010

As a principal in the firm's Litigation Group, Mr. Bruce will continue to focus his practice on all areas of intellectual property law with particular emphasis in the fields of chemicals, manufacturing, electrical/computer technology, semiconductors, energy, and software.  

April 6, 2010

Venable LLP has announced that Michael Schatzow, a partner in Venable's Baltimore, MD office, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.