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 9, 2009

Harry Korrell, ’93, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, was the lead attorney for the victorious plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case decided earlier this year, Parents Involved in Community Schools v.

October 9, 2009

Abigail Abraham, ’92, caused some consternation during her first year at the Law School when her classmates noticed that she was packing a gun to class. She was authorized to do so, still being on the payroll of the Illinois State Police, for whom she had worked since 1980.

October 9, 2009

Ted Theophilos, ’79, never figured he’d turn out to be an entrepreneur, but earlier this year his new company, EngagementHealth, opened its doors with a business model that could transform America’s healthcare industry.

October 9, 2009

On July 31, Norman Abrams, ’55, completed his one-year term as Acting Chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles.

October 9, 2009

Rubin Sharpe enjoys pointing out that he and Robert Maynard Hutchins arrived at the University of Chicago at the same time: “He was the incoming president, and I was a fifteen-year-old freshman,” he says.

October 9, 2009

Earlier this year, Dan Pawson, ’06, won nine times on the television show Jeopardy!. His earnings of $170,902 were the fourth-highest of any contestant in the history of the show, which first was televised in 1964.

October 9, 2009

In 2001, after practicing law in New York since his graduation, Steve Lichtman, ’95, chucked it all and lit out for Hollywood to follow the dream he had nurtured since childhood: writing for television.

October 9, 2009

A stroll through Hyde Park’s venerable Powell’s bookstore turned into a mini-obsession—and ultimately a board game—for this Chicago corporate lawyer. Addison Braendel, ’92, picked up a book listing the first lines of some five thousand novels.

October 9, 2009

In 2006, Dean Schramm, ’88, attended a board meeting of the American Jewish Committee–Los Angeles about conditions in Darfur. The speaker concluded her harrowing presentation by mentioning something that Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel had recently said.

October 8, 2009

Fresh out of college at Georgetown, twenty-one years old, Ed Walters, ’96, was one of only two politically appointed Democrats working in the White House of President George H. W. Bush. He was on the president’s speechwriting team.