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Northwestern among first schools to allow GRE as law application exam

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor

August 7, 2017

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Beginning in the fall of 2018, the Pritzker School of Law will allow J.D. degree applicants to submit either the Graduate Record Examination or the Law School Admission Test for admission in 2019. Northwestern joins the University...

Non-tenure track faculty at Northwestern join Service Employees International Union following election

Ally Mauch, Reporter

May 30, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Part-time and full-time non-tenure track faculty at Northwestern have joined the Service Employees International Union, nearly one year after faculty members filed for a union election, according to a news release from the SEIU. The union election was held last summer, but due to legal complications, the final valid ballots were not counted until...

NU law school study finds female Supreme Court justices more likely to be interrupted by men than male justices

Ally Mauch, Reporter

May 2, 2017

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

An empirical research study conducted at the Pritzker School of Law revealed female justices of the Supreme Court are about three times more likely to be interrupted by men than their male counterparts. Third-year law student...

Northwestern, Spanish law school partner for new five-year program

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor

February 19, 2017

Filed under Campus

The Pritzker School of Law and IE Law School in Madrid are partnering to create a new L.L.B. and J.D. program to launch fall 2017, the University announced Friday. Students currently enrolled at IE Law School in the L.L.B....

Northwestern law increases fundraising goal to $250 million

Allyson Chiu, Assistant Campus Editor

October 24, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus

The Pritzker School of Law upped its fundraising goal to $250 million after surpassing its initial target of $150 million, the University announced. The school’s “Motion to Lead” campaign was launched in September 2014...

New center to facilitate collaborations for research on water

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor

March 31, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Although water covers about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the scarcity of fresh water has led researchers to focus on developing efficient ways of using this limited natural resource. On Monday, the University publicly...

Pritzker School of Law set to graduate its final accelerated degree class in 2017

Erica Snow, Reporter

February 26, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

John Prinzivalli didn’t initially see himself going to law school. After marriage and five years of consulting work, however, he realized he wanted to go into law, but didn’t want to spend three years out of the workforce earn...

Pritzker School of Law announces affordability, alumni support initiatives

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

February 19, 2016

Filed under Academic, Alumni, Campus

The Pritzker School of Law announced new initiatives Tuesday aimed at increasing the affordability of law school and supporting alumni. As a part of the announcement, the law school will commit $2 million annually to suppor...

Brendan Dassey case shines spotlight on Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

January 14, 2016

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Nine years ago, 16-year-old Brendan Dassey was convicted for his involvement in the murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. His lawyers at Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth contend his confession...