Former U.S. Attorney to join School of Law as visiting scholar

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

The Pritzker School of Law will welcome Zach Fardon, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, as a visiting scholar for the upcoming academic year, the University announced last week.

“We are delighted to welcome this outstanding public servant to the law school,” School of Law Prof. Juliet Sorensen told The Daily in an email. “Zach’s long career as a US attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, in private practice, as an Assistant US Attorney and as a federal defender will make him an invaluable resource to our law school community over the course of the year.”

During his time at NU, Fardon will lecture about gun violence in Chicago. According to a news release, his talks will include conversations with major stakeholders, such as the law-enforcement and legal communities.

Fardon served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 2013 until early 2017, when he was asked by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to submit his resignation. Prior to that, Fardon worked as an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at NU. He is currently a managing partner and the head of litigation at King & Spalding’s Chicago office.

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