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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August 17, 2012


Aug. 9, 2012

Palo Alto, Calif. — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of Nancy J. Koch as general counsel and secretary, reporting directly to the Foundation’s president, Steve McCormick. 

August 15, 2012


2012 Dan Bradley Award Ceremony to be held during the Awards Celebration Lunch on Friday, August 24 at the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

August 14, 2012


Thirteen attorneys have applied for a soon-to-be vacant position on the Alaska Supreme Court, according to an Alaska Judicial Council announcement on Thursday. Justice Walter L. Carpeneti, who now holds the position, is set to retire in January 2013.

August 10, 2012


August 10, 2012

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Gabriel Gore, a St. Louis attorney and a former federal prosecutor, told 481 graduates Friday that when he graduated from Missouri State University 21 years ago neither he nor his classmates foresaw how much the world would change and what opportunities lie ahead.

August 9, 2012

From the Skiermont Pucket website:

August 6, 2012


The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) has elected Monty Crawford to its board of directors.

August 1, 2012


Terry Budny is well-used to the Metra commute from Western Springs to a Chicago law office—he’s been doing it for 37 years. This month, for the first time in all those years, it’ll be to a different firm.