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2014 Fellows Events at the ABA Midyear Meeting

  • When: February 6–9, 2014
  • Where: Chicago, IL

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Schedule of Fellows Events 

Thursday, February 6 - Saturday, February 8

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM (5:00 PM on Saturday)

Friday, February 7

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fellows Opening Reception 
- Ticketed Event
The Museum of Broadcast Communications, 3rd Floor, 360 N. State Street

For more information about the MBC please visit their website.

Saturday, February 8

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM 
Fellows Tour: “Sin and Society: A Tour of the Levee District and Prairie Avenue” Ticketed Event

The clientele of the Levee District, in particular the Everleigh House included captains of industry, important politicians and European nobility and royalty.  Among them were Marshall Field, Jr., Theodore Dreiser and Prince Henry of Prussia.

Join The Fellows as we tour the levee district where the depravity of man reigned.  Then we will head to the nearby area that was Chicago’s original “Gold Coast”, the Southside’s “Millionaire Row”, where such Chicago industrialists like Marshall Field, Philip Armour and George Pullman once lived.

Here you will enjoy a tour of the Glessner House Museum, designed in 1885-1886, by architect Henry Hobson Richardson.  The innovative floor plan and design of the Glessner house rank it as one of the most important residential commissions of the 19th century. 

You will see how the servants moved about the house without being seen or heard and how the city’s social elite and captains of industry lived and entertained during the latter half of the 19th Century.

 2:00 PM--4:30 PM
Fellows CLE Research Seminar: A Profession in Crisis? New Results from the After the JD Study of Lawyer Careers

The After the JD Study has been following a national sample of lawyers who passed the bar in the year 2000, and has interviewed them in 2003, 2007, and 2012.  The panel presents some of the first results from the 2012 survey, including data on what these lawyers are doing 12 years into their careers, whether they are still satisfied with their decision to become a lawyer, and whether women and minorities are achieving professional success and satisfaction at the same rate as their peers.  Results will be presented by the AJD research team, including  Ronit Dinovitzer, ABF Faculty Fellow/U of Toronto;  Bryant Garth, ABF Affiliated Research Professor/UC Irvine Law; Robert Nelson, ABF Director/Northwestern U.; Gabriele Plickert, ABF Research Social Scientist; Joyce Sterling, Denver University Law; and David Wilkins, Harvard Law.  Commentators from the worlds of practice and legal education will discuss the implications of the results.   

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

58th  Annual Fellows Awards Reception and Banquet - Ticketed Event

The Murphy Chicago, 50 E. Erie Street

Generously sponsored by:




2014 Fellows Awards Recipients

Outstanding Service Award – The Honorable Patricia M. Wald, Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Scholar Award – Professor Deborah L. Rhode, Stanford, CA

Outstanding State Chair Award – Henry M. Coxe III and A. Joshua Markus, Florida State Co-Chairs

Keynote Speaker - Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and current Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

To sponsor a table at The Fellows Awards Banquet, or for more information about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tim Watson at

For more information about The Murphy please visit their website.

Sunday, February 9

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Fellows State Chair Luncheon

A business and recognition lunch for Fellows State, International, and Territorial Chairs.

9:00 PM – ???
Fellows Sing-along

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