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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October 12, 2009

In September, U.S. Senators Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman sent a letter to President Barack Obama naming their four preferred finalists for the position of United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

October 12, 2009

It’s fitting that Bill Noakes, ’82, finds himself today as executive vice president of Meijer, Inc., a position he’s held for six years.

October 12, 2009

While he was a high school student in Chicago Heights, Carl Salans, ’57, joined with some other students to form what they called the “47 Club.” Their shared interest was international affairs; the name of the club reflected the number of countries that were members of the United Nations at that tim

October 12, 2009

Abner Mikva was honored Sept. 16 at the Anti-Defamation League's First Amendment Freedom Awards dinner in Chicago.

October 12, 2009

David Rubenstein has given $10 million to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for its $1.2 billion redevelopment project. In appreciation, the center's new visitors' and ticket space on Broadway - scheduled to open Nov. 24 - will be named the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The redesigned indoor space was formerly known as the Harmony Atrium.

October 12, 2009

Dan Currell, ’97, has a job that many lawyers might covet: He tells general counsel (GCs) how to do their jobs.

October 12, 2009

“Chicago was actually my second choice for law school,” Wan J. Kim, ’93, recently confessed to a classroom of current Law School students. “But I was rejected by Yale,” Kim laughed. It ended up being a good thing. “Whenever I’ve talked to colleagues, the one thing I always come away with is that at Chicago, all ideas were embraced,” Kim explained.

October 12, 2009

Attorney Donald Shapiro settled a wrongful death suit in the amount of $6,741,730.61 against ADM Bioproducts on behalf of the family of Francisco Moreno Garcia, a young man who was scalded to death in Decatur, IL. Prior to the Garcia suit, the highest wrongful death award in Decatur was $1.5 million.

October 12, 2009

After nine years practicing law in Los Angeles followed by five years as a film-industry executive and a couple of years of fun and reflection, Kathy Goodman, ’86, decided that she wanted to teach, and that’s what she’s been doing the past four years – teaching English and social studies at public h

October 12, 2009

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will be the keynote speaker at the Meigs County Democratic Party's annual Kennedy Day Dinner.

Cordray was elected attorney general last November. He previously served as Ohio Treasurer of State, Franklin County Treasurer, state representative, and as Ohio's first Solicitor General.