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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November 25, 2009

There are many ways to affect the life and the history of a city. Some are accompanied by acclaim; some are less noticed but no less significant.

November 25, 2009

Trace the judicial history of the "war on terror," and you will find the name Salim Ahmed Hamdan at many critical junctures. Very near to that name you will find another: Harry Schneider, of the University of Chicago Law School class of 1979.

November 25, 2009

As Justice Brandeis once wrote, "It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country." To protect their prerogatives as the labo

November 6, 2009

Howard Turner has joined SmithAmundsen LLC's Construction Practice Group. He will be Of Counsel in the Chicago office.

November 6, 2009

King & Spalding announced the appointment of Timothy T. Scott to Managing Partner in its Silicon Valley office.

November 6, 2009

Paul A. Jones joins Michael Best's Business and Venture BestSM Practices.

November 6, 2009

Alicia Clifford, an associate in the Corporate Department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, was named as a recipient of the Sanctuary for Families Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy.

November 6, 2009

Andy Gillin, a founding Partner  at Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen, has been selected to appear on the cover of San Francisco's Best Lawyers magazine.

October 23, 2009

The Nominating Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees recommended for election to membership on the board Pitt alumnus Mary Ellen Callahan (A&S '90), chief privacy officer and chief Freedom of Information Act officer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

October 23, 2009

Danielle Kemp joins Greenberg Traurig as an assocaite where she will focus on working with clients in Florida on business reorganizations, creditors' rights, and commercial litigation.