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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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'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.

November 18, 2011

Ingrid Wuerth, '94, professor of law and director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School, has been named to the State Department Advisory Committee on International Law.

November 16, 2011

James Ho, '99, has been recognized by the National Law Journal as a member of their 2011 "Minority 40 Under 40" list.

November 11, 2011

Christine L. Roch, '05,  will be a recipient of the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s 2011 Cornerstone Award honoring outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits, to be presented on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

November 10, 2011

Andrew Foreman, '08, has joined the Chicago law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP as an associate, concentrating his practice in complex commercial litigation.

November 8, 2011

On Monday, November 14, 2011, Sanctuary for Families will honor the work of
exceptional pro bono attorneys, inclduding Josiah Child, '11, at the 2011 Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Awards and Benefit.