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About the Oral History Project

Throughout its history, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law has been gifted with some of the legal profession’s brightest minds—both faculty and students—whose accomplishments have reached far beyond our halls. To preserve this legacy, in 2017, we launched the Oral History Project. The goal of this project is to interview alumni and former faculty of distinction in order to document their stories, and the history of the Law School, for future generations.

The Interviews

Newton N. Minow (JD '50)

Newton N. Minow (JD '50)

FCC Chair,1961-1963, and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

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David S. Ruder

David S. Ruder

Dean of the Law School,1977-1985, and SEC Chair, 1987-1989

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Justice John Paul Stevens (JD '47)

Justice John Paul Stevens (JD '47)

Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1975- 2010, and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

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Governor James R. Thompson (JD '59)

Governor James R. Thompson (JD '59)

Governor of Illinois, 1977-1991

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Howard J. Trienens (JD '49)

Howard J. Trienens (JD '49)

Chair of Sidley Austin's Executive Committee, 1977-1993

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The Interviewees and Northwestern: A Timeline