Save the Date!

The tenth annual Women in the Law Confernence will take place on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Northeastern University School of Law.

Keynote Speaker: Victoria Reggie Kennedy

Victoria KennedySenior Counsel, Greenberg Traurig
Board President and co-founder of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Victoria Reggie (Vicki) Kennedy is both an accomplished attorney and a non-profit leader. As senior counsel in the corporate and securities practice group at Greenberg Traurig, she advises clients on governmental, governance and regulatory issues and assists them in devising strategies for the resolution of complex business problems.

She is President of the Board and co-founder of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, a non-partisan, non-profit organization in Boston that educates the public about the unique role of the United States Senate in our democracy. The Kennedy Institute has won international awards for its innovative and interactive design and approach to encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities. (view bio)

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2018 Conference Chairs: 

Stacy CowanStacy Cowan ’97, Founder/CEO of SLC Advisory Services, LLC.  

Stacy Cowan is Founder/CEO of SLC Advisory Services, LLC.  She advises companies in all aspects of employment law and HR related matters.  Prior to that, Stacy was a partner at Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP - a Boston-based law firm specializing in management-side labor and employment law.  Stacy is a member of several professional organizations and currently serves on several boards including: Museum of Science, WGBH, Boston Medical Center, and Noble and Greenough School.  

Betty FranciscoBetty Francisco ’98, Founder, FitNation Ventures; Former General Counsel, Millennium Partners Sports Club Management

Betty Francisco is an entrepreneur, business executive, attorney and community leader. Currently, Betty is the founder of FitNation Ventures, a boutique consulting practice focused on fitness programming for youth in the Greater Boston area and founder of Reimagine Play, a start-up that offers pop-up fitness classes for children. Previously, she served as EVP, General Counsel for Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY, a luxury fitness brand acquired by Equinox Fitness, and as a Senior Business Law Associate at Edwards Wildman, one of Boston’s largest law firms representing start-ups, corporations and investors. Betty is also an investor with Pipeline Angels, a network of new and seasoned women investors, changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs. She is also the co-founder of Latina Circle, a Boston-based network launched in 2012 that is advancing Latina leaders across industries into positions of power and influence. 

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To support NUSL's Women in the Law program, please select the Jim and Judy Brown Fund.

With Thanks to Our 2018 Conference Sponsors: 

JJB Fund      Sherin Lodgen             SOMOS

Corporate Supporters

Ditrani         Virtustream


Burns Levinson   Eastern Bank     Morgan Brown Joy           Wilson Bonnevie

We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of our
Women in the Law conference steering group:

Navjeet Bal ’89
Kelly Bonnevie ’92
Professor Emerita Judy Brown
Vanessa Candela ’00
Kelly Douglas ’92
Kathy Henry ’00
Sofia Lingos ’09
Christina Miller ’98
Kathy Morris ’75
Gina Perini ’01
Cynthia Reed '80
Rachael Rollins '97


Since its founding, Northeastern University School of Law has championed diversity in the legal profession. Today, more than half of our graduates are women, practicing in every conceivable setting — from private practice to public service, from the bench to business — as well as a host of non-legal fields. Our annual Women in the Law conference provides career guidance and professional development growth to women attorneys and other professionals at all stages of their careers, and brings together powerful decision makers from Boston and beyond. 

Visit our conference materials page for a list of selected articles on topics related to Women in the Law.