Save the date for Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend 2018! 

October 19 - 20, 2018

Join us in October at Northeastern University School of Law for Alumni/ae Weekend 2018, honoring the classes of 1950s, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98, 2003, '08, and '13. Some of our reunion classes are still in need of volunteers to assist with planning and fundraising. If you are interested in getting involved with your class reunion this year, please contact Mielle Marquis at

Related links: 

Dockser Hall, Northeastern University School of Law (65 Forsyth Street)
The Colonnade Hotel (120 Huntington Avenue)

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Friday, October 19, 2018

6:00 PM

Honoring Our Past Leadership
A gathering of NUSL Deans of past and present.

Roundtable discussion featuring Dean Jeremy Paul and five former School of Law deans. 

Emily Spieler
Dean from 2002 until 2012
Roger Abrams
Dean from 1999 until 2002
David Hall
Dean from 1993 until 1998
Dan Givelber
Dean from 1984 until 1993
Michael Meltsner
Dean from 1979 until 1984

Our former deans, who have led us through four decades of innovation, excellence and a commitment to social justice, will share their experiences (including ups, downs and occasional twirls that came with the corner office) and take questions from the audience. This event takes place in Northeastern's 17th Floor Space, where you'll enjoy stunning panoramic views of the university's expanding campus and the Boston skyline. A reception with faculty, alumni/ae, staff and friends will follow. 

Location: 17th Floor Space, Northeastern University, East Village.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

9:00 AM

Welcome from 25th Anniversary Valerie Gordon Speaker
240 Dockser Hall

9:30 AM

Panel 1
Celebrating 20 Years of Social Justice Impact in Legal Training

A retrospective panel of graduates who established the Legal Skills in Social Justice program. 

During the past two decades, every Northeastern law student has participated in Legal Skills in Social Context (or Law, Culture and Difference), our unique first-year social justice signature program that prepares students to use law as a tool for social change. Working with nonprofit, state and community-based organizations, our student teams have performed 400,000 hours of legal research and advocacy to assist a range of underrepresented or marginalized constituencies, including prisoners, students in urban education, the LGBTQ community, women facing equity issues and people living with disabilities. Over the course of 300 projects, our students have assisted in starting restorative justice diversion in Massachusetts, advanced international land and human rights for indigenous people in Costa Rica and migrant farmworkers’ rights, and provided critical research and advocacy for criminal justice reforms. For both our first-year students and upper-level fellows, the challenges of serving an organizational partner in complex social/legal problems solving has transformed their practice skills. Former Dean and Provost David Hall will moderate and a panel of illustrious alumni/ae will discuss how they have used these lessons in their careers while partner representatives and faculty will talk about the national and international impact of this innovative class and its next groundbreaking chapter.

Location: 240 Dockser Hall

11:00 AM

Panel 2  
Drawing the Line: Redistricting and the Midterm Elections

Razor-thin margins in Congress and the impending midterm elections have put gerrymandering back in the news. Recent rulings in North Carolina (federal) and Pennsylvania (state) have called into question the way states form Congressional districts. There’s no question that the current system is partisan—dependent on which party holds the majority in the state at the time of redistricting. Arguments abound, however, over whether this system is good for representative democracy as well as the role the courts should play as check and balance in determining how state legislators draw the lines.

Join former Presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis for a conversation on this complex process that affects political power, the legislative agenda and ultimately the direction of the country.

Location: 240 Dockser Hall

12:30  PM

Complimentary Lunch 

Location: Dockser Commons 

1:30 PM 

Tours depart from Dockser Hall Lobby 

6:30 to 7:30 PM 

Cocktail Reception 

Location: The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue 

7:30 PM

Reunion Class Dinner 

Location: The Colonnade Hotel 

Welcome address:
Dean Jeremy Paul 

Keynote address to be announced:

Don't miss out on delicious dinner, dancing and live music!