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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October 23, 2009

G. Christopher Ritter has authored Powerful Deliberations:Putting It All Together for the Jury, published by the American Bar Association.

October 23, 2009

Hugh Steven Wilson was appointed Director and Chairman of the Board of International Wire Group, Inc.

October 14, 2009

Credibility and integrity were traits that made Lori Lightfoot, ’89, a leader at the Law School and are traits that have distinguished her career as well.

October 14, 2009

Normally, cozying up with the common cold is something to dread. Andrew Oliver, ’02, thinks the fuzzy little plush toys from his company Giantmicrobes, Inc. just might change your mind about that prospect.

October 14, 2009

As an undergraduate at Brown University, Esther Lardent, ’71, had her career as a movie and theater reviewer completely planned out.

October 14, 2009

“I like to think of myself as a cattle egret,” Frank Wood, ’67, laughed.

October 13, 2009

Following Law School, Gregory Siskind, ’90, went to work for a large corporate firm in Nashville; at the time, he was a junior associate with not much of a nest egg and lots of student loans. Siskind shared a secretary with a senior partner, who dominated the secretary’s time.

October 13, 2009

Jan Crawford and Doug Greenburg, both class of 1993, never got past saying the casual hello to one another their entire tenure at the Law School, until the last day of their third year.

October 13, 2009

“I’m not doing everything, making every decision. We’re a five billion dollar company now,” Debra Cafaro, ’82, said. But in the beginning, she made the crucial decisions that turned Ventas around. When she joined the company in March of 1999, the real estate investment trust was floundering.

October 13, 2009

“I’ve had a boat since I was a kid,” said Martin D. Jacobson, ’76.