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Pedro Nicholson

Pedro Nicholson

Argentinian law partner | Estudio Beccar Varela | Class of 1994

You’d never know that Pedro Nicholson (LL.M. ’94) only spent a year here — and in the early ’90s, no less — from his treasure trove of vivid Illinois memories.

To name a few:

— “Professor John Colombo explaining Normile vs. Miller — ‘You snooze, you lose.’

— “Professor Tom Ulen’s lectures on quantitative methods on legal decision-making.

— “Professor William Davey speaking about securities regulations.

— “We had great professors. Not to forget Ms. Laurie Reynolds, who at the time was the head of the program, while her assistants — Ann Perry and Sherry Cibelli — were always quick with a smile and willing to help us foreign students in organizing our day-to-day lives on campus.

“Twenty four years have already elapsed from our graduation in 1994 — which included a speech of the First Lady, Ms. Hillary Clinton, at the Assembly Hall — and I can say that the 12 months I lived in Champaign-Urbana were no doubt among the happiest in my life and gave me friends all over the world with whom I am still in close touch.

“Thank you, U of I, for all this.”