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 9, 2009

Earlier this year, Dan Pawson, ’06, won nine times on the television show Jeopardy!. His earnings of $170,902 were the fourth-highest of any contestant in the history of the show, which first was televised in 1964.

October 9, 2009

In 2001, after practicing law in New York since his graduation, Steve Lichtman, ’95, chucked it all and lit out for Hollywood to follow the dream he had nurtured since childhood: writing for television.

October 9, 2009

A stroll through Hyde Park’s venerable Powell’s bookstore turned into a mini-obsession—and ultimately a board game—for this Chicago corporate lawyer. Addison Braendel, ’92, picked up a book listing the first lines of some five thousand novels.

October 9, 2009

In 2006, Dean Schramm, ’88, attended a board meeting of the American Jewish Committee–Los Angeles about conditions in Darfur. The speaker concluded her harrowing presentation by mentioning something that Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel had recently said.

October 8, 2009

Fresh out of college at Georgetown, twenty-one years old, Ed Walters, ’96, was one of only two politically appointed Democrats working in the White House of President George H. W. Bush. He was on the president’s speechwriting team.

October 8, 2009

After just a few years of working as an associate after graduation, David Phillips, ’88, recognized that big-firm lawyering wasn’t what he was cut out for. In 1991 he formed a company that sold computer equipment, much of it overseas.

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.