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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May 9, 2012

From UTLaw Magazine:

Ward Farnsworth, associate dean for academic affairs at Boston University School of Law, has been named dean of the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin.

Farnsworth’s appointment, effective June 1, fills the position currently held by Interim Dean Stefanie Lindquist.

May 9, 2012

From the Quarles & Brady LLP website:

May 8, 2012

From the University of Illinois College of Law website:

May 7, 2012

From Chicago Lawyer article by Margaret Benson:

As a spry 82-year-old retired attorney, Leo Feldman views his legal career through a rearview mirror.

Law student Travis Moore, about 50 years Leo's junior, continues to map out his plans for the profession.

May 4, 2012

Cooley LLP has announced that Lyle Roberts '96 has joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a partner in its Securities Litigation practice group.  Roberts joins Cooley from Dewey & LeBoeuf.

May 2, 2012

From the Marianas Variety website:

THE Fund’s filing for Chapter 11 protection has a parallel in the Las Vegas Monorail Company which recently the court found to be eligible to file for bankruptcy under the same chapter.

May 1, 2012

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April 30, 2012

From the National Review website:

April 27, 2012

From Talking Points Memo:

If this were 2010, Dan Liljenquist might be coasting toward a Republican Senate nomination in Utah and then a sure victory in November — a similar road to Sen. Mike Lee, who ousted Bob Bennett two years ago. What a difference two years makes.

April 26, 2012

Kathleen Philips, '97, general counsel for Zillow Inc., has been awarded Outstanding Achivement Corporate Counsel of the Year for 2012 by the Puget Sound Business Journal.