Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

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Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, often shortened to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is one of the professional graduate schools of Northwestern University, located in Chicago, Illinois.wikipedia
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Northwestern University

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Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, often shortened to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is one of the professional graduate schools of Northwestern University, located in Chicago, Illinois. Northwestern Law is located on Northwestern University's downtown campus in Chicago's Streeterville/Gold Coast neighborhood.
Along with its undergraduate programs, Northwestern is known for its Kellogg School of Management, Pritzker School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine, Bienen School of Music, Medill School of Journalism, and McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Arthur Goldberg

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Notable alumni include: Arthur Goldberg, United States Supreme Court Justice; Governor of Illinois, cabinet secretary, and Democratic presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson; John Paul Stevens, United States Supreme Court Justice; Newton Minow, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; and Harold Washington, and the first black Mayor of Chicago (1983–87) and earlier a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior editors include: Roscoe Pound, long-time dean of Harvard Law School; Judge Robert A. Sprecher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens; Dean James A. Rahl; Illinois Governor Daniel Walker; and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Newton N. Minow; US Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Goldberg graduated from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1930.

John Paul Stevens

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Notable alumni include: Arthur Goldberg, United States Supreme Court Justice; Governor of Illinois, cabinet secretary, and Democratic presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson; John Paul Stevens, United States Supreme Court Justice; Newton Minow, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; and Harold Washington, and the first black Mayor of Chicago (1983–87) and earlier a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior editors include: Roscoe Pound, long-time dean of Harvard Law School; Judge Robert A. Sprecher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens; Dean James A. Rahl; Illinois Governor Daniel Walker; and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Newton N. Minow; US Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson.
Born in Chicago, Stevens served in the United States Navy during World War II and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law.

Old University of Chicago

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The school was originally the law department of the Old University of Chicago under the founding direction of Henry Booth and enrolled twenty-three students.
Both the Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Chicago Divinity School began as departments of the Old University.

Adlai Stevenson II

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Notable alumni include: Arthur Goldberg, United States Supreme Court Justice; Governor of Illinois, cabinet secretary, and Democratic presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson; John Paul Stevens, United States Supreme Court Justice; Newton Minow, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; and Harold Washington, and the first black Mayor of Chicago (1983–87) and earlier a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior editors include: Roscoe Pound, long-time dean of Harvard Law School; Judge Robert A. Sprecher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens; Dean James A. Rahl; Illinois Governor Daniel Walker; and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Newton N. Minow; US Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson.
A year after leaving Harvard, Stevenson became interested in the law again after talking to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. When he returned home to Bloomington, he decided to finish his degree at Northwestern University School of Law, attending classes during the week and returning to Bloomington on the weekends to write for the Pantagraph.

Harold Washington

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Notable alumni include: Arthur Goldberg, United States Supreme Court Justice; Governor of Illinois, cabinet secretary, and Democratic presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson; John Paul Stevens, United States Supreme Court Justice; Newton Minow, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; and Harold Washington, and the first black Mayor of Chicago (1983–87) and earlier a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Washington then applied and was admitted to study law at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.

J. B. Pritzker

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In October 2015, it was named, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, after J.B. Pritzker and his wife, M.K. Pritzker, gave $100 million to the law school.
Pritzker went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Dan Walker (politician)

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Prior editors include: Roscoe Pound, long-time dean of Harvard Law School; Judge Robert A. Sprecher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens; Dean James A. Rahl; Illinois Governor Daniel Walker; and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Newton N. Minow; US Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson.
He moved to Illinois between the wars to attend Northwestern University School of Law and entered politics there in the 1960s.

Streeterville

Streeterville, Chicago
Northwestern Law is located on Northwestern University's downtown campus in Chicago's Streeterville/Gold Coast neighborhood.
The Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law is at Chicago Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, adjacent to Lake Shore Park and Lake Michigan.

Law school rankings in the United States

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Northwestern Law is a member of the [[Law school rankings in the United States#Schools that rank in the top 14 .28aka .22T14.22.29|"Top 14 (T-14)"]], a group of law schools that have national recognition.
Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois

Steven Drizin

Faculty member Prof Steven Drizin founded the sister project to this Center which is specifically aimed at juvenile convicts; Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth. Prof Steven Drizin and Prof Laura Nirider feature heavily in the 2016 Netflix documentary Making a Murderer as the post-conviction legal representatives of Brendan Dassey. Dassey’s confession is thought by many to be false and coerced, so both Drizin and Nirider are acting as part of work by the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth.
He is currently a Clinical Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, where he has been on the faculty since 1991.

Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth

Center on Wrongful Conviction of Youth
Faculty member Prof Steven Drizin founded the sister project to this Center which is specifically aimed at juvenile convicts; Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth. Prof Steven Drizin and Prof Laura Nirider feature heavily in the 2016 Netflix documentary Making a Murderer as the post-conviction legal representatives of Brendan Dassey. Dassey’s confession is thought by many to be false and coerced, so both Drizin and Nirider are acting as part of work by the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth.
Part of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic, the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth is a non-profit legal clinic that represents children who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit.

Newton N. Minow

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Prior editors include: Roscoe Pound, long-time dean of Harvard Law School; Judge Robert A. Sprecher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens; Dean James A. Rahl; Illinois Governor Daniel Walker; and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Newton N. Minow; US Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson.
After the war, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1949 from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor degree in 1950 from Northwestern University School of Law.

John Henry Wigmore

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An innovative program developed by Dean John Henry Wigmore in 1910 with the Chicago Legal Aid Society evolved into the Legal Clinic, which opened its doors in 1969 with only two staff attorneys.
After teaching law at Keio University in Tokyo (1889–1892), he was the dean of Northwestern Law School (1901 to 1929).

Jay Pritzker

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Jay A. Pritzker (1922-1999) graduated from Northwestern University in 1941 and Northwestern University School of Law in 1947.
He then went on to graduate with a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1947.

Steven G. Calabresi

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Steven Calabresi, constitutional scholar and Founder and Chairman of the Federalist Society
He is Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

David E. Van Zandt

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David E. Van Zandt, former dean of Northwestern University School of Law
Previously he served as Dean of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, from 1995 to 2011.

Leon Green

Leon Green, former dean; renowned for pioneering work in the law of torts, especially causation and injuries to relations
Leon Green (March 31, 1888 – June 15, 1979) was an American legal realist and long-tenured dean of Northwestern University School of Law (1929–1947).

John McGinnis

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John O. McGinnis, renowned expert on trade law and one of nation's leading scholars in the field of Constitutional Law.
John Oldham McGinnis is a professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and author of over 90 academic and popular articles and essays.

David Sturtevant Ruder

David S. Ruder, former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
David Sturtevant Ruder (born May 25, 1929) is the William W. Gurley Memorial Professor of Law Emeritus at Northwestern University School of Law, where he has served on the faculty since 1961, and where he served as dean from 1977 to 1985.

Robert Arthur Sprecher

Prior editors include: Roscoe Pound, long-time dean of Harvard Law School; Judge Robert A. Sprecher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens; Dean James A. Rahl; Illinois Governor Daniel Walker; and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Newton N. Minow; US Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Sprecher received an Associate of Arts degree from Central YMCA College in 1936, a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in 1938, and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law in 1941.

Martin Redish

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Martin Redish, civil procedure and constitutional law scholar
Martin H. Redish is the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Laura Nirider

Prof Steven Drizin and Prof Laura Nirider feature heavily in the 2016 Netflix documentary Making a Murderer as the post-conviction legal representatives of Brendan Dassey. Dassey’s confession is thought by many to be false and coerced, so both Drizin and Nirider are acting as part of work by the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth.
Laura Nirider JD is a professor of Law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

James Pfander

James E. Pfander, renowned civil procedure, federal courts, and constitutional law scholar
James E. Pfander is the Owen L. Coon Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Pritzker family

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The Center is named after the Pritzker family, a philanthropic Chicago family.
Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University