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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January 5, 2012

Chicago Magazine has named Leslie Bluhm, '89, as one of six "Chicagoans of the Year" for 2011 for her work with Chicago Cares. From the Chicago Magazine website:

January 4, 2012

The Windy City Times recently interviewed James Hormel,  class of '58 and former Dean of Students, about his new book and his legacy as the United States' first openly gay ambassador. AN excerpt from teh interview is below, and you can read the entire interview here.

January 3, 2012

Stephanie Blum, '99, was recently profiled by LegalNews.com. An excerpt of the article is below:

December 29, 2011

John Delehanty, '69, a Member in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been appointed to the Patent Mediation Task Force by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute), a nonprofit alliance of global corporations, law firms

December 27, 2011

The New York Times recently profiled Albert A. Foer, '73, president of the American Antitrust Institute. According to the article,

December 22, 2011

From the Post Gazette website:

Just as every peewee football player fantasizes about appearing in the Super Bowl, law students who plan to be litigators dream of representing a client before the U.S. Supreme Court some day.

December 21, 2011

Christopher DeMuth, '73, will be joining the Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization, on January 2, 2012 as a Distinguished Fellow. DeMuth, currently the D. C. Searle Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will pursue research on government regulation, competition, and law and economics at Hudson Institute.

December 19, 2011

Debra Cafaro, '82, has been ranked number 39 on FT.com's annual list of "Women at the Top" in international business for her leadership at Ventas.

December 16, 2011

David Medine, '78, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Medine is a partner in the law firm WilmerHale where his practice focuses on privacy and data security, having previously served as a Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council from 2000 to 2001.  From 1992 to 2000, Mr.

December 6, 2011

Daniel Nagin, '96, a tireless advocate for low-income communities, will join the Harvard Law School faculty as a Clinical Professor of Law this summer. He will direct community-based lawyering at HLS’s WilmerHale Legal Services Center.