Spring 2017

Italia Patti, ’14: A Passion for Justice Helps Clients Win Clemency

Last March, President Obama commuted the federal prison sentences of 61 people. Three of those were clients of a project supervised in part by Italia Patti, ’14. That wasn’t all: in December, a fourth client joined that list when Obama commuted his sentence, too.

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Last March, President Obama commuted the federal prison sentences of 61 people. Three of those were clients of a project supervised in part by Italia Patti, ’14. That wasn’t all: in December, a fourth client joined that list when Obama commuted his sentence, too.

Class year: 
2014

Nancy Rodkin Rotering, ’90: A Career of Leadership, Service, and Advocacy

Since 2011, Nancy Rodkin Rotering, ’90, has been the mayor of Highland Park, Illinois. The position is the current culmination of decades of leadership, service, and advocacy—with more certainly to come.

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Since 2011, Nancy Rodkin Rotering, ’90, has been the mayor of Highland Park, Illinois. The position is the current culmination of decades of leadership, service, and advocacy—with more certainly to come.

Class year: 
1990

Gary Edson, ’82: Success that Grew From Extraordinary Mentors

Gary Edson, ’82, has been a leader at the highest levels of the business, government, and nonprofit sectors—often at the intersection of all three of those sectors.

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Gary Edson, ’82, has been a leader at the highest levels of the business, government, and nonprofit sectors—often at the intersection of all three of those sectors.

Class year: 
1982

Marjorie Gelb, ’70: A Career Devoted to Fighting Discrimination

Marjorie Gelb, ’70, battled against discriminatory practices throughout her legal career, beginning at the Law School when she was part of a group of students that sought to prohibit law firms that discriminated against women from recruiting at the Law School.

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Marjorie Gelb, ’70, battled against discriminatory practices throughout her legal career, beginning at the Law School when she was part of a group of students that sought to prohibit law firms that discriminated against women from recruiting at the Law School.

Class year: 
1970

Jason Goitia, ’03: “Lift Yourself Up, Lift Up Someone Else”

He chaired the Lawyers with Disabilities Involvement subcommittee of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, and he serves on the executive board of the National Association of Attorneys with Disabilities (NAAD), which advocates for opportunity, integration, and career advancement for attorneys with disabilities.

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On a sunny morning in 2007, just a few years after he had graduated from the Law School, Jason Goitia, ’03, experienced double vision.

“It actually happened during an interview with Goldman Sachs, for a job I really wanted,” Goitia recalled.

Class year: 
2003

Robert Martin, ’69: A Bankruptcy Law Legacy

Robert Martin, ’69, retired last year after serving for 38 years as a US bankruptcy judge, most of them as the chief judge in the Western District of Wisconsin. His legacy will be felt for generations.

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Robert Martin, ’69, retired last year after serving for 38 years as a US bankruptcy judge, most of them as the chief judge in the Western District of Wisconsin. His legacy will be felt for generations.

Class year: 
1969

Euler Bropleh, ’08: Building a Business that Supports African Ventures

In 2014, Euler Bropleh, ’08, founded VestedWorld, a company based on a business model he began formulating while he was at the Law School. VestedWorld is a venture capital fund that allows investors to invest in carefully screened early-stage companies in Africa.

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In 2014, Euler Bropleh, ’08, founded VestedWorld, a company based on a business model he began formulating while he was at the Law School. VestedWorld is a venture capital fund that allows investors to invest in carefully screened early-stage companies in Africa.

Class year: 
2008

Allen M. Singer, ’48: 1923–2016

In 2013 Singer established the Allen M. Singer Scholarship Fund and the Allen M. Singer Professorship Fund through the largest bequest intention in the history of the Law School.

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Allen M. Singer, ’48, a notable San Francisco lawyer, passed away May 10, 2016. He was 92 years old.

Class year: 
1948

Law School Women Earn Spots in Selective Leadership Program

Author: 
Jerry DeJaager

Four graduates of the Law School are among the 37 members of the 2017 class of the highly selective Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows Program.

Four graduates of the Law School are among the 37 members of the 2017 class of the highly selective Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows Program. The 10-month program is widely regarded as the premier program engaging rising-star men and women with the civic issues shaping Chicago’s present and future.

Student Life before the Law School

Author: 
Claire Stamler-Goody

Among the Law School's current students, there are a musical theater star, a former Supreme Court intern, an entrepreneur, a two-time national softball champion, and a mixologist.

Among the Law School’s current students, there are a musical theater star, a former Supreme Court intern, an entrepreneur, a two-time national softball champion, and a mixologist.

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