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.

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 acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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August 10, 2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointments of T. W. Maurice Langston and Kristina R. Osterhaus to the Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

August 3, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday announced a team of 63 lawyers, co-chaired by conservative legal scholar Robert Bork, J.D. ’53, that will advise his campaign on constitutional and judicial matters, law enforcement and homeland security, and regulatory issues.

August 3, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday announced a team of 63 lawyers, co-chaired by conservative legal scholar Robert Bork, J.D. ’53, that will advise his campaign on constitutional and judicial matters, law enforcement and homeland security, and regulatory issues.

August 3, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday announced a team of 63 lawyers, co-chaired by conservative legal scholar Robert Bork, J.D. ’53, that will advise his campaign on constitutional and judicial matters, law enforcement and homeland security, and regulatory issues.

August 3, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday announced a team of 63 lawyers, co-chaired by conservative legal scholar Robert Bork, J.D. ’53, that will advise his campaign on constitutional and judicial matters, law enforcement and homeland security, and regulatory issues.

August 3, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday announced a team of 63 lawyers, co-chaired by conservative legal scholar Robert Bork, J.D. ’53, that will advise his campaign on constitutional and judicial matters, law enforcement and homeland security, and regulatory issues.

July 22, 2011

Sonia Katyal has been appointed the Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law, following the retirement of Maria Marcus. 

July 22, 2011

The D.C. Bar has selected Maureen Thornton Syracuse as recipient of its William J. Brennan, Jr. Award, recognizing her career contributions to providing access to justice for individuals of limited financial means. The biennial award, which recognizes an individual D.C. Bar member for exceptional work towards furthering the public interest and equal justice, was presented today at the D.C.

July 18, 2011

In a written statement, President Obama said that he would nominate Richard Cordray, '86, the former attorney general of Ohio, to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray currently serves as director of enforcement at the agency.

July 18, 2011

This year's Family Defense Center Special Benefit Event is in honor of Family Defender Ms. Carolyn Kubitschek, leading appellate civil rights/child protection lawyer. She will be recognized for her countless achievements advancing the rights of  children and  families in the child protection system