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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October 14, 2009

“I like to think of myself as a cattle egret,” Frank Wood, ’67, laughed.

October 13, 2009

Following Law School, Gregory Siskind, ’90, went to work for a large corporate firm in Nashville; at the time, he was a junior associate with not much of a nest egg and lots of student loans. Siskind shared a secretary with a senior partner, who dominated the secretary’s time.

October 13, 2009

Jan Crawford and Doug Greenburg, both class of 1993, never got past saying the casual hello to one another their entire tenure at the Law School, until the last day of their third year.

October 13, 2009

“I’m not doing everything, making every decision. We’re a five billion dollar company now,” Debra Cafaro, ’82, said. But in the beginning, she made the crucial decisions that turned Ventas around. When she joined the company in March of 1999, the real estate investment trust was floundering.

October 13, 2009

“I’ve had a boat since I was a kid,” said Martin D. Jacobson, ’76.

October 13, 2009

A Chicago Board of Education meeting provides an exceptional opportunity to observe citizens’ passion over issues that will determine their children’s futures. From instructional methods to school closings, security practices to facilities improvements, everyone has an opinion.

October 13, 2009

For centuries, many of the most able minds of Western civilization sought to discover the fabled philosopher’s stone that could transform ordinary substances into gold.

October 13, 2009

The career of Daniel Levin, ’81, is distinguished by contributions at the highest levels of government.

October 13, 2009

The 1998 merger of the Union Bank of Switzerland and the Swiss Bank Corporation formed the international financial-services giant now known as UBS. In 2000, UBS merged with PaineWebber to create the world’s largest wealth management firm for private clients.

October 13, 2009

Dick Badger, ’68, the son of a traveling salesman, lived in a half-dozen places as he was growing up. Once he settled down, he really settled down—he’s been at the Law School, with only a two-year break for military service and a smidgen of time at a Chicago law firm, since he arrived in 1965.