Hello readers of Dean Dan’s blog. I am the wife of the Dean (and, I’m told, a person in my own right!). I’m very excited about our upcoming move to Chicago and looking forward to my association with what so far seems to be a fun, loyal, and interesting community of Northwesterners. (That doesn’t sound right. Is it Northwesternites? I might have to go with Wildcats.) I’ve already had the opportunity to meet some wonderful faculty, staff, students, and alumni from both the law school and the University, and we are about to head off on a bus tour (not really a bus tour – we aren’t John Madden or Sarah Palin after all – but you know, a tour of a lot of cities where Northwestern alums can be found) where I will have the opportunity to meet even more great Northwestern folks. Right now, we are in Washington DC for the first of many alumni receptions we’ll be attending over the next few months.
Last night’s reception in DC was pretty great – a breathtaking view of the White House and the Washington Monument from the Hay-Adams hotel, good grub, and a roomful of interesting and excited law school alumni. I had the good fortune to meet many cool people, among them Julie Liu DeFrain, from the Class of 2007. Julie is a lawyer at the Department of Education, but she has a side-occupation – she has helped her sister open, and is now helping her sister run, a contemporary American restaurant in DC. When I told Julie where we were staying, she said the restaurant was very close to our hotel. Read more
Please join us on the evening of Thursday, January 5, for a reception. Details below.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Meet Dean Dan Rodriguez – Washington, D.C.
Daniel B. Rodriguez became Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern Law on January 1, 2012. Receptions to introduce him to the alumni community are scheduled in select cities throughout the U.S. and around the world. These events are excellent opportunities to reconnect with local Northwestern Law alumni and to meet the school’s new dean.
January 5, 2012, *6:30-8:30 PM
Top of the Hay at the Hay Adams Hotel
800 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Alumni can register by visiting: https://alumni.law.northwestern.edu/newdean.