October 29 - 31, 2015

Even as American metropolises have begun to pull themselves out of the Great Recession, the neighborhoods at their centers often remain underdeveloped and impoverished. Entrenched sites of market failure and economic distress, such urban cores contribute significantly to the nation's worsening inequality gap. In our second annual Legal Scholarship 4.0 conference, Northeastern University School of Law invites you to join us in exploring and generating fresh research approaches with the potential to transform our cities.

By examining a range of contemporary models aimed at improving worker participation, financial services, property access, economic competition and business and personal asset growth, we will explore new connections between law and development in the urban core.

The conference will include an intensive junior faculty workshop covering a broad range of subjects. We invite you to review the call for papers and submit an abstract. 

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Plenary Speakers:

Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
J. Phillip Thompson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture + Planning
Anthony Townsend, New York University, Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management 

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A block of rooms at the nearby Sheraton Boston Hotel has been reserved for out-of-town guests for a discounted rate of $259/night. These are available on a first come, first served basis and the hotel deadline is September 29, 2015. Make your reservations soon by calling the Sheraton Boston Hotel and asking for the Northeastern rate. Tel: 617-236-2000

We have compiled an additional list of accommodations for your convenience.

Best Western University Hotel
1650 Commonwealth Avenue
Tel: 617-556-6260 
Price: $$

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Tel: 617-236-5800 
Price: $$$$

The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Tel: 617-424-7000
Price: $$$

Copley Square Hotel
47 Huntington Avenue
Tel: 617-536-9000

Price: $$$

Eliot Hotel
370 Commonwealth Avenue
Tel: 617-267-1607

Price: $$$

Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue|


Radisson Hotel
200 Stuart Street
Tel: 617-482-1800
Price: $$$

Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street
Tel: 617-236-2000
Price: $$$

Ask for Northeastern University discount.