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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October 8, 2009

The opening of the American embassy in Beijing in 1979 signaled the restoration of full diplomatic ties between the United States and China after years of estrangement. Among the first to staff that crucial American outpost was Foreign Service Officer Morton Holbrook III, ’72.

October 8, 2009

In recounting the extraordinary life of Judith Weinshall Liberman, ’54, it is illustrative to begin with an account submitted by a classmate of hers to the Record in 2008. He recalls a visit by Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter to a class at the Law School:

October 8, 2009

After he had completed his service as an artillery officer in the Second World War, Harry Groves, ’49, came to Chicago to pursue a graduate degree in education. After a year in graduate school, he was challenged by a friend who told him that the Law School was really hard to get into.

October 8, 2009

In a family marked by close and warm relationships, it seems fitting that Bob Gerstein, ’59, and his son Mark, ’84, will both be attending milestone Law School reunions next year.

October 8, 2009

In a family marked by close and warm relationships, it seems fitting that Bob Gerstein, ’59, and his son Mark, ’84, will both be attending milestone Law School reunions next year.

October 8, 2009

On February 29 of this year, Mary Ann Glendon, ’61 JD, ’63 MCL, presented her credentials to Pope Benedict XVI and took her place as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Holy See.

October 8, 2009

You might say that Neil Braun, ‘77, didn’t let any grass grow under his feet during his exceptional career in the entertainment industry, during which, among other things, he was head of Viacom Entertainment and president of NBC Television Network.

October 8, 2009

It was in a sophomore-year class at Princeton that Chris Eisgruber, ’88, then a physics major, discovered his passion for constitutional law. That passion led him, as scholarly passions for the law often will, to the University of Chicago Law School.

October 8, 2009

As Eric Ha, ’03, was riding the train to his job at Sidley Austin one summer day last year, he received a phone call from his wife, Liz. “I just heard a story on the radio,” she told him. “You have to read about it. We have to do something.”

September 18, 2009

CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced several new senior leadership appointments to its Legal & Regulatory Team. Ann K. Shuman, Managing Director & Deputy General Counsel, has been promoted to an expanded role that will include legal support for regulatory policy initiatives and key growth activities.