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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March 29, 2013


On Thursday night, teachers, parents and students held a massive rally to protest the shutdown of 54 schools – the largest in U.S. history. Jesse Ruiz, the vice president of the Chicago Board of Education, discusses.

March 28, 2013

From the Denver Post:

Walker Miller, who sat on the U.S. District Court bench in Denver from 1996 to 2011, died suddenly of natural causes at his home in Greeley on Sunday.

"He was known as a very gentle and scholarly judge. He loved to fly-fish and he often took other judges on fly-fishing trips," Chief U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger said Tuesday.

March 26, 2013

John Durrant, '01, was pro bono counsel for 2012 suit that detailed over 100 incidents of abuse of inmates by Los Angeles County deputies. You can read more here.

March 22, 2013

From Wiggin and Dana's website:

March 20, 2013

From the Marketo website:

Marketo, the fastest-growing provider of Revenue Performance Management (RPM) technology, today announced the appointment of Sharon Zezima as vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary...