Eli’s has had a long and special relationship with the Chicago Campus of Northwestern University and the Northwestern University Law School. Eli’s the Place for Steak was a favorite gathering spot for professors at the Law School: Fred Inba, David Ruder and others would walk the block from the Law School to Eli’s. When Eli’s Marc Schulman attended Northwestern Law School, Eli’s hosted many study groups and other student meetings and Eli’s Founder, Eli Schulman, had a very special relationship with the Northwestern Law Alumni who led the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois and had such an impact on the law and government in Illinois: Governor James R. Thompson, Judge Joel Flaum, Attorneys Tony Valukas and Gary Starkman, to name a few.
This holiday season, Northwestern Law School is celebrating the 25 year service of David Van Zandt as Dean of the Law School and honoring him as he moves to become President of the New School in New York. For us at Eli’s, it was a true honor to see that the poster highlighting the Dean’s 25 year service includes a photo of the 150th anniversary cheesecake that Eli’s created in 2009.