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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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. 

June 11, 2014

New Hampshire has played proud host to many firsts: the first-in-the-nation primary, the first American in space, and the first free public library, to name a few. But New Hampshirites should not be proud of the latest first: the state’s first jackpot justice verdict — $236 million.

June 4, 2014

From the Winthrop & Weinstine website:

June 2, 2014

From the WilmerHale website:

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Edward Siskel, Deputy White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President, is joining the firm in its Washington DC office. Mr. Siskel has also served in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and as an Assistant United States Attorney.