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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December 3, 2013

From MLive.com:

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Thursday that a Grand Rapids lawyer will take over as the state's solicitor general.

December 2, 2013

From the Texas Office of the Governor:

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Allyson Ho of Dallas and Richard Figueroa of Brenham to the Texas Judicial Council for terms to expire June 30, 2019. The council studies and reports on the organization and practices of the Texas judicial system.

November 25, 2013

From LawfareBlog.com 

November 22, 2013

From the Delaware County Times:

Four candidates — two Republicans and two Democrats – are running for two seats on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas in the Nov. 5 election...

November 21, 2013

From LongBeachComber.com:

November 20, 2013

From UWyo.edu:

A graduate of Laramie High School, Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School, who has served as an associate dean in the University of Wyoming College of Law since 2010, has been named interim dean of the UW law school.

Jacquelyn Bridgeman accepted the appointment from Dick McGinity, UW’s interim vice president for academic affairs.

November 19, 2013

From the Rutgers website: 

The appointments of two legal scholars to leadership positions at Rutgers University-Camden are announced by Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Wendell E. Pritchett.

November 15, 2013

From LANY press release:

Ezra Borut is a corporate partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he serves as Deputy Chair of the Corporate Department, Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, and a member of the Management and Pro Bono Committees. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1991 and a J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School in 1996.

November 8, 2013

In 2007, Jack Nelson, ’03, left his job at a big law firm in Austin, Texas, and moved his family to San Antonio, where he, along with a college buddy and another fellow, started up a small company making loans that were hard for its customers to get from conventional financial institutions. Nelson served as CEO of the new company.

November 7, 2013

Bradley Tusk, ’99, has clout. He has it in New York City—where within the past year one publication placed him twenty-fourth among the hundred most powerful New Yorkers and another placed him in the top twenty—and now he is rapidly expanding his influence throughout the United States and beyond with the company he started in 2010, Tusk Strategies.