The Daily Northwestern

Political activist, author brings controversial opinions to NU

Justin Nam

February 23, 2010

Political activist and author David Swanson said in a talk at Technological Institute Tuesday that government is "broken" and corrupt.Swanson spoke to members of the Northwestern community and the Evanston Neighbors For Peace to promote his new book and share his political views.The author of "Daybr...

Law students win first at National Trial Competition

Claire Brown

February 23, 2010

A team of students from Northwestern's School of Law won first place in the Midwest Regional Finals of the National Trial Competition last week."It's always tough to win a competition so no one can ever expect it," said Prof. Steven Lubet, School of Law faculty advisor to the trial team. "We have a ve...

School of Law ranked No. 1 in National Law Journal report

Claire Brown

February 23, 2010

Northwestern's School of Law has the highest percentage of graduates landing positions at the nation's largest law firms, according to new research compiled by The National Law Journal.The rankings, which were published Monday, showed NU's law graduates were often hired in their first year out of sc...

Despite progress, HIV/AIDS still persistent in South Africa

Lark Turner

February 22, 2010

Kerry Cullinan, a South African advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, said during a speech at Annie May Swift Hall on Monday night that health care in South Africa was in critical condition."HIV/AIDS has attracted a lot of global attention and also quite a lot of resources," Cullinan said. "But people se...

Innocence Project’s case still unresolved

Jessica Allen

February 22, 2010

Hopes for the end of a five-month legal battle between the Medill Innocence Project and the Cook County State's Attorney's office faltered Monday.The state and lawyers from the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern School of Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic were summoned to court. After the heari...