Ford is a partner in the law firm of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar and Scott, LLP in Chicago, Illinois. He previously served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Joel M. Flaum on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Ford was a business analyst for the consulting firm Accenture.

Ford is a 2007 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Northwestern University Law Review. Ford received a BA in government and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2001.

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Upcoming Events


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet
February 23
The Curious Case of Political Liberalization: A Step to Democratization or an Authoritarian Survival Strategy?
Working Groups, Comparative Politics Workshop
M. Tahir Kilavuz


February 26
Diálogo: Journalism, Violence, and Freedom of Speech in Mexico
Working Groups, Latin American History Working Group, Mexico Working Group
Katherine Corcoran, Gema Santamaría
February 26
Deadline: Experiencing the World (ETW) Fellowships
Deadlines, Undergraduate Programs
February 26
Deadline: Doctoral Research Grants