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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June 20, 2013

From Washington & Lee's website:

Washington and Lee University announced the promotion of six members of its faculty to full professor, while promoting seven faculty members to associate professor and also awarding tenure.

The Board of Trustees approved the promotions and tenures during its meeting in Lexington in May.

June 18, 2013

From Greg Hinz's Crain's Chicago Business blog:

A veteran federal prosecutor and son of immigrants from India is headed for the federal bench here.

June 17, 2013

From Crain's Chicago Business:

Leslie Bluhm knows a lot of people.

June 14, 2013


Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

June 10, 2013

From the University of Arizona website:

After an extensive national search, Arizona Law professor Marc L. Miller has been appointed as dean of the James E. Rogers College of Law, effective immediately. Miller has been serving as interim dean since November, 2012.

June 7, 2013

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Steve Marenberg
Irell & Manella
University of Chicago Law School

June 6, 2013

From the HBA press release:

David A. Chaumette, founding partner of Chaumette, PLLC, has taken office as the new president of the Houston Bar Association (HBA). With over 11,200 members, the HBA is the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation. Chaumette succeeds Brent A. Benoit, a partner at Locke Lord LLP.