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Chair appointments

We had a wonderful gathering last Thursday to install four faculty members — Thomas Geraghty, Jay Koehler, John McGinnis, and yours truly — into endowed chairs/professorships.  It was a glorious celebration for the recipients.  It was likewise a glorious commemoration of the great work of our law faculty more generally.  On behalf of the Law School, I thank all the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who joined with us in Lincoln Hall to mark this milestone.


East coast travels

Light blogging last week as I traveled to New York City and Washington DC to meet with various alums.

As always, it was terrific to see outstanding Northwestern Law alums, alums doing interesting things in law, business, and public service sectors.  On Wednesday, we began our day with a small meeting at Sidley Austin (arranged by Carter Phillips) and later ventured to the White House to meet with Tina Tchen, Class of 1984, who presently serves as chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.  That night, we hosted 20+ admitted students at a dinner.

Always rewarding to visit alumni in their natural habitat!  And looking forward to another busy week culminating in a meeting of our alumni law board.