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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

An angle from the ground of The Pritzker School of Law. The right side is mostly windows, with the name of the building written in the middle, and doors on the bottom. On the left is a brown building.

Dramatic reading of “The Exonerated” play reveals stories of death row exonerees

April 15, 2021

In 1994, Gary Gauger was wrongfully placed on death row, but was proven innocent a few years later. After his sentence was overturned, Gauger was profiled in a 2000 play called “The Exonerated.”  Northwestern’s...

Marcel Brown (far left) reunites with his family after 10 years in jail. The state overturned Brown’s previous murder charges on July 18 with help from the Center on Wrongful Convictions.

NU Center of Wrongful Convictions helps exonerate client Marcel Brown

July 31, 2018

After spending 10 years in prison, Chicago-native Marcel Brown walked out of prison on July 18 after the state of Illinois dropped his murder charges due to help from the Pritzker School of Law Center...

Kerry Masterson (third from left) stands with her legal team from the Center on Wrongful Convictions and Neal, Gerber and Eisenberg. Masterson was acquitted Nov. 2 of a 2009 murder for which she had previously been found guilty.

Legal team responsible for Kerry Masterson’s acquittal examines flaws in eyewitness identification

November 10, 2017

After spending more than eight years in prison, Kerry Masterson was acquitted of 2009 murder charges when the Pritzker School of Law Center on Wrongful Convictions took on her case and reviewed weaknesses...

Pritzker School of Law. The Center on Wrongful Convictions helped acquit Kerry Masterson of a 2009 murder, the University announced Monday.

NU Center on Wrongful Convictions client acquitted of 2009 murder

November 6, 2017

Kerry Masterson, a client of Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, was acquitted Thursday of a 2009 murder, the University announced in a release. The center — housed in the Bluhm Legal...

School of Law Dean Daniel Rodriguez, M.K. Pritzker, J.B. Pritzker, University President Morton Schapiro and Board of Trustees chairman William Osborn attend the announcement of the Pritzker family’s $100 million donation to the School of Law. The school was renamed the Pritzker School of Law in honor of the Pritzkers’ gift.

Northwestern receives $100 million from Pritzker family, renames School of Law

October 22, 2015

With one of the largest gifts to a law school in the nation, J.B. Pritzker (Law ’93) and his wife, M.K. Pritzker, made a $100 million donation to the School of Law, the University announced on Thursday....

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