Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements 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.

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

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May 19, 2016

This is not a column about reform. This is not a column bemoaning the corrosive influence of money in politics. This is a column that just looks at the way campaigns have evolved over the past few years and asks a very simple question – is money still really that important in campaigns?

May 19, 2016

Donald Trump on Wednesday disclosed the names of 11 candidates he would consider to fill the current vacancy at the U.S.

May 16, 2016

If you are like me, your desk drawer is crammed with random office supplies like half-used notepads, loose paper clips and maybe a lonely Post-it note. I didn’t think much about it until someone sent me this brilliant video highlighting 15 different uses for ordinary binder clips.

May 16, 2016

Facebook Hires Judge Paul S. Grewal for Litigation Role

Facebook made an interesting hire this week for its in-house legal department, turning not to a competing tech company or to a big law firm to find its recruit, but to the judiciary.

May 12, 2016

Professor Ann M. Lousin, '68, of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago was once again honored by the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS) for her writing on Illinois constitutional law. This is the fifth year that Lousin has been honored by ISHS.

May 10, 2016

Bijal N. Vira, '02, has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a corporate finance partner, based in the firm's New York office. Vira joins from Winston & Strawn.

May 9, 2016

The Chicago Legal Clinic will celebrate its 35th Anniversary at its Annual Awards Banquet. The event will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 5:30 p.m. at The Westin Chicago River North.  The prestigious Cardinal Bernardin Award will be bestowed upon Jesse Ruiz, '95 and Michele Ruiz, '94. For details, please contact

May 9, 2016

They are hard workers, relationship builders, optimists and leaders. And yet their passions, backgrounds and practices each tell their own unique story.

April 29, 2016

Professor Valena Beety, '06, is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Significant Scholarship Award at the West Virginia University College of Law.

April 28, 2016

From a labor and employment lawyer in New York, to the White House, to the head of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

Cheryl Stanton, '97, says despite one’s desires, life can sometimes lead a person along a different path.