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 4, 2010

Christopher V. Carani '99 was named one of the 2010 "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company (LBPC), publisher of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer.

September 28, 2010

Terry Diamond, '63, came to the Law School with a keen interest in business, and his interest was more than satisfied by great professors and great opportunities. "I'm sure I took every course that Walter Blum taught," he recalls, "and most of Stanley Kaplan's courses, too.

September 28, 2010

Last fall, R. Michael Smith, '75, assumed the roles of General Counsel to the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) and special assistant to the university's president.

September 28, 2010

An old saying has it that the only thing better than a good friend is a good friend bearing chocolate.

September 28, 2010

Anna Ivey, '97, heads a successful, growing business helping aspiring law students gain admission to the schools of their choice.

September 27, 2010

William A. Von Hoene, Jr., '80, executive vice president, finance and legal, at Exelon Corporation, is the 2010 recipient of the Arthur Goldberg Social Justice Award, presented in Chicago Sept. 20 by the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.

September 21, 2010

The Joyce Foundation last week announced the election of Tracey L. Meares to its board of directors. Professor Meares is Deputy Dean and Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

September 15, 2010

Governor Martin O'Malley today announced the appointment of Ronald S. Goldbaltt, '75, to the Governor's P-20 Council of Maryland. The 2010 legislature codified the Governor's P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland (formerly created by Executive Order 01.01.2007.20), adding new positions to the membership list. 

September 10, 2010

Michele Ilene Ruiz '94, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, will be honored on October 26th at The Anti-Defamation League's Third Annual Rising Stars Awards Luncheon.

September 9, 2010

David Christy '90 has joined Thompson Hine LLP as a partner in the International Trade & Customs practice group. Christy was formerly of counsel with DLA Piper LLP.