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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July 11, 2014

International law firm Greenberg Traurig announced that Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Latin American and Iberian Practice Group and Miami Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Alvarez-Farré concentrates his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.

July 11, 2014

Apologies Become a Tool, Not a Goal

David Greenberg

June 24, 2014

July 10, 2014

When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears arguments on Friday in a legal challenge to Alameda County's Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance, the court should overturn it. The ordinance requires all drugmakers whose products enter the county to establish programs to collect and safely dispose of all unused medicines in the county.

July 10, 2014

Ross Davies

Professor at the George Mason School of Law and Editor-in-Chief of The Green Bag  

July 2, 2014

Quintin Johnsone, '38, was a professor at Yale Law School for more than 55 years. The following is taken from his Yale Law School obituary. 

 

Yale Law School Professor Quintin Johnstone died in June 2014 in Hamden, Connecticut. Johnstone was the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School. He was 99 years old.

June 27, 2014

Groupon, Inc. announced the appointment of Ann Ziegler as an independent director, effective immediately. Ms. Ziegler’s appointment expands the board to eight directors, six of whom are independent directors. Ms. Ziegler will be a member of the firm’s Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

June 20, 2014

Fifty years ago this month I joined several hundred volunteers and traveled to Mississippi to help register people to vote. The project has come to be known as the Summer of 1964 and became national news.

The experience was at once dangerous and inspiring — a time when my ideals of a fair society met a culture determined to preserve racial segregation.

June 17, 2014

Jerome S. and Miriam Eve Katzin died within days of each other, after 75 years of marriage, she on June 2 and he on June 14.

June 16, 2014

When Jesse Ruiz, an attorney who sits on Chicago Public Schools' board and previously chaired the Illinois State Board of Education, gave a commencement address to economics students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign last month, he shared a story of “epic failure.” 

He flunked out of his first year of college.