Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

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 4, 2015

Earlier this year, Roberta Cooper Ramo, ’67, received the highest honor conferred by the American Bar Association, the ABA Medal, for “conspicuous service to the cause of American jurisprudence.” She is one of seventy-six people to have received the award in its eighty-six-year history; other recipients include Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Thurgood Marshall.

October 30, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is pleased to announce the election of David L. Cohen and Stephen J. McConnell to its Board of Directors. David Cohen will serve as Vice Chairman of the Board. E.

October 29, 2015

Jana Cohen Barbe, class of 1987, has an article in Horse & Style Magazine about the nexus between business and riding horses:

October 28, 2015

Right after he graduated from the Law School in 1962, David Hilliard entered the Navy, and not long after that he participated in a full-scale naval assault on the coast of Spain, involving hundreds of warships.

October 27, 2015

David T. Ho, General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Fullscreen

October 26, 2015

He has spent most of his career as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice investigating and prosecuting international human trafficking, hate crimes and official misconduct cases around the country.

October 26, 2015

Chicago attorney Charles Pressman was "an indefatigable champion of the little guy," colleagues said.

"He was a credit to the bar," said Abner Mikva, a former classmate of Pressman's at the University of Chicago's law school who later became a U.S. congressman, federal judge and chief counsel to President Bill Clinton.

October 23, 2015

Michael Jordan has spent decades protecting his image. Chicago attorney Fred Sperling has been there with him for the past 25 years.

October 22, 2015

Liz’s deep commitment to public interest law was cemented at the University of Chicago Law School, where she was on the board of the Public Interest Law Society and the Chicago Law Chapter of the ACLU. Each spring, she worked for the Mississippi Center for Justice in Biloxi through the law school’s Spring Break of Service.

October 22, 2015

At issue is how federal courts examine habeas rulings by state courts, particularly when a state trial judge has ruled in a case and the state supreme court has affirmed that ruling without comment.