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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April 4, 2017

Since 2011, Nancy Rodkin Rotering, ’90, has been the mayor of Highland Park, Illinois. The position is the current culmination of decades of leadership, service, and advocacy—with more certainly to come.

April 4, 2017

Gary Edson, ’82, has been a leader at the highest levels of the business, government, and nonprofit sectors—often at the intersection of all three of those sectors.

April 4, 2017

Marjorie Gelb, ’70, battled against discriminatory practices throughout her legal career, beginning at the Law School when she was part of a group of students that sought to prohibit law firms that discriminated against women from recruiting at the Law School.

April 3, 2017

Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, '97: "Funding LSC helps to foster the principle that access to the courts is an essential element of the rule of law, the bedrock of our Republic. So why eliminate it?"

April 3, 2017

Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan. '98 has been nominated by President Donald J. Trump to be commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

March 30, 2017

He chaired the Lawyers with Disabilities Involvement subcommittee of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, and he serves on the executive board of the National Association of Attorneys with Disabilities (NAAD), which advocates for opportunity, integration, and career advancement for attorneys with disabilities.

March 30, 2017

Robert Martin, ’69, retired last year after serving for 38 years as a US bankruptcy judge, most of them as the chief judge in the Western District of Wisconsin. His legacy will be felt for generations.

March 30, 2017

In 2014, Euler Bropleh, ’08, founded VestedWorld, a company based on a business model he began formulating while he was at the Law School. VestedWorld is a venture capital fund that allows investors to invest in carefully screened early-stage companies in Africa.

March 30, 2017

In 2013 Singer established the Allen M. Singer Scholarship Fund and the Allen M. Singer Professorship Fund through the largest bequest intention in the history of the Law School.

March 30, 2017

When Regina Merson, '07, put herself through Yale and later the University of Chicago Law School, it was never with the intention of starting her own makeup line.