Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

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October 17, 2016

Langdon & Emison attorney Mark Emison, '10, was honored Friday as an "Up and Coming" Lawyer for the state of Missouri, with special distinction earned for both his personal injury practice and his pro bono work on the Politte case.

October 14, 2016

Susan Phillips Read, ’72, has been referred to as the “Renaissance Judge” for her broad range of nonjudicial interests as well as for her diverse legal experiences.

October 14, 2016

During his career, Lewis Collens, ’66, revitalized and transformed two major Chicago higher education institutions.

October 11, 2016

Uniquely qualified to chronicle the legal, social, and political developments that shape American society, Linda Hirshman, ’69, is a renowned leader in the legal world.

October 10, 2016

Contract Catch is a natural outgrowth of his efforts in trying to improve how attorneys write and the words attorneys choose.

October 10, 2016

Robert Barnett, '71, is a lawyer who trades the courtroom for the campaign trail practically every election cycle. Earlier this year, the political chameleon was a stand-in for Vermont Sen. Sanders to prep Clinton for the primary debates and recently he assisted her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine by portraying Rebulican Gov. Mike Pence before their Tuesday matchup.

October 6, 2016

In a book-lined law office conference room, Nathaniel Grey, ’57, trustee of the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation, leaned forward to look at the three recent Law School graduates before him.

October 6, 2016

A well-respected Tulsa attorney, Ray and his wife, Nancy, AB ’44, JD ’46, were lifelong volunteers and philanthropists, dedicated to the Law School and its public interest program.

September 20, 2016

As "one of Wall Street's top dealmakers," Nancy Lieberman, '79, "has built a reputation for never backing down."

September 15, 2016

Lyneir Richardson, '90, CEO of Chicago Trend, or Transforming Retail Economics of Neighborhood Development, says his new for-profit social enterprise company, backed by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Chicago Community Trust, has three advantages that will help it build top-tier retail developments in Bronzeville, Chatham, Pullman and other neighborhoods on the South and West sides: data, development contacts and dollars.