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News & Events 2009

News & Events 2009

2009: News

  • PHRGE-Senate Testimony on Human Rights Treaties
    In December 2009, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) submitted testimony to the first-ever Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on US compliance with international human rights treaties. (more)

  • Northeastern Law Magazine: Winter 2009 Issue
    "Are We There Yet? Imagining New Paths to Professional Equality for Women Lawyers" and many more stories! (more)

  • Davis Appointed to Civil Rights Advisory Committee
    Associate Dean Martha Davis has been appointed to the Massachusetts State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights. (more)

  • Student Receives Diversity Scholarship
    Chikaelo Ibeabuchi '12 is the recipient of a prestigious $10,000 Diversity Scholarship from Adler Pollock & Sheehan. (more)

  • Globe Op-ed by Professor Brook Baker: "An express line for AIDS treatment"
    Have you ever waited in line for a long time for something you didn’t just want but desperately needed? Have you ever faced the prospect of dying in line while you waited? Have you ever wondered which of the people near the front of the line will be chosen to start life-saving treatment? (more)

  • Globe Op-ed by Professor Brook Baker: "An express line for AIDS treatment"

  • Thomas Tang Moot Court Win
    Northeastern team takes third place award for best brief at the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. (more)

  • Bringing Human Rights Home
    The University of Pennsylvania Press has just published an abridged version of Professor Martha Davis' history of human rights in the United States. (more)

  • Northeastern Bar Passage Rate Tops 97 Percent
    With a 97.3 percent pass rate, Northeastern graduates had the second highest bar pass rate for first-time test takers of the July 2009 Massachusetts exam. (more)

  • Burnham Honored with Community Change Leadership Award
    Professor Margaret Burnham will receive a 2009 Community Change Leadership Award from the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change. The lifetime achievement award celebrates those who have been and continue to be at the forefront of work against racism and whose efforts have made significant impact on issues surrounding structural racism. (more)

  • The School of Law’s Domestic Violence Institute has received a grant from the Verizon Foundation
    to support domestic violence survivors in Massachusetts. (more)

  • Dockser Hall Earns Gold LEED Honor
    The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) applauds the School of Law’s Dockser Hall for water and energy efficiency, air-quality standards and materials use. (more)

  • White House-bound

  • NUSL in Princeton Review’s Best Law Schools: 2010
    Northeastern University School of Law is ranked as one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review. (more)

  • Student Heads to DC for White House Co-op
    Phil Hancock ’10 will spend the fall quarter on co-op with the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison (more)

  • Davis Appointed Associate Dean for Clinical and Legal Education

  • Davis Files Amicus Brief on Hunger Strike in International Context
    Professor Martha Davis has sought leave to file an amicus brief on behalf of several law faculty across the country in a case pending in Connecticut. The state attorney general wants to force feed William Coleman, a prisoner who has launched periodic hunger strikes over the past several years. (more)

  • The Patriot Ledger reports co-op students help take wraps off disability records.

  • Professor Brook Baker pens op-ed for The Boston Globe on the danger of IMF policies.

  • Join us!
    Don’t miss this chance to catch up with classmates, friends and faculty! (more)

  • Professor Margaret Burnham on the Courtship Process for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

  • National Cancer Institute awards $2.7 million grant to Public Health Advocacy Institute.
    The grant will support research on how the tobacco, fast-food and sweetened-beverage industries use and exploit the concept of personal responsibility and choice, and the resulting effect on public health. (more)

  • The School of Law congratulates Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor
    Sotomayor was an employer in our Cooperative Legal Education Program and recipient of a 2007 honorary degree. (more)

  • Commencement Speakers Urge Commitment to Ideals.
    Videos also available. (more)

  • Professor Hillary Farber '92 quoted in Christian Science Monitor and on ABC on police use of GPS tracking.

  • Commencement takes place Friday, May 22, 2009
    Keynote by Stephen Oleskey (more)

  • Professor Michael Meltsner on Obama's Supreme Choice
    A Q&A with professor Michael Meltsner, who teaches constitutional law and has argued six times before the Supreme Court of the United States (more)

  • Northeastern University Law Journal launches inaugural issue.

  • Professor Margaret Burnham Honored by South Africa Partners
    Gala Celebration February 7. (more)

  • NUSL Ranked Best Public Interest Law School in Nation

  • Boston Business Journal reports NUSL applications spike.

  • Renovating Knowles: Improvements to Benefit Students and the Community

2009: Events

  • Winter Holiday-School of Law closed. Classes resume January 4, 2010.
    12/24/2009 8:00 AM - 01/01/2010 5:00 PM

  • Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Takes Place at Northeastern. Sponsored by the National Asian Pacific Bar Association.
    11/18/2009 9:00 AM - 11/20/2009 5:00 PM

  • DC Alumni/ae Gathering with Dean Spieler
    11/12/2009 6:30 PM - 11/12/2009 8:30 PM, Location: Johnny’s Half Shell, Washington, DC

  • Online Chat for Prospective Students—Register Now
    11/12/2009 12:00 PM - 11/12/2009 1:00 PM

  • The Northeastern Law Forum presents Feminist and Human Rights Defender Rana Husseini.
    11/10/2009 12:00 PM - 11/10/2009 1:30 PM, Location: 220 Dockser Hall
    The Northeastern Law Forum presents Rana Husseini, founder of the National Jordanian Committee to Eliminate Crimes of Honor (more)

  • Women in the Law: Creating the Career that You Want, with Kathy Morris ’75, Chief Training and Development Officer, Sidley Austin.
    11/06/2009 3:00 PM - 11/06/2009 5:00 PM, Location: 240 Dockser

  • “Waging Campaigns for Change: A Legal Services Tribute to Clients, Community-Based Organizations and Labor”
    10/27/2009 12:00 PM - 10/27/2009 1:00 PM
    Daynard Fellow Monica Halas ’77-’78 will deliver community lecture, “Waging Campaigns for Change: A Legal Services Tribute to Clients, Community-Based Organizations and Labor” (more)

  • The Race Beat: Then and Now
    10/07/2009 6:00 PM - 10/07/2009 7:30 PM, Location: 230 Dockser Hall
    The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project and Northeastern Law Forum are joining other NU groups in co-sponsoring “The Race Beat: Then and Now,” with Pulitzer Prize winner Hank Klibanoff and award-winning filmmaker Judy Richardson. Professor Margaret Burnham will moderate. (more)

  • The Northeastern Law Forum: Dr. Jennifer Leaning
    09/29/2009 12:15 PM - 09/29/2009 1:30 PM, Location: 220 Dockser Hall
    The Northeastern Law Forum presents Dr. Jennifer Leaning, professor of the practice of international health and member of the Department of Population and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. (more)

  • Exploring the Impact of the Economy on Pursuing Public Interest Careers
    07/07/2009 12:00 PM - 07/07/2009 1:30 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    Panel Discussion on How the Legal Community is Responding: Law Firm Deferrals, Job Availability, Volunteer Opportunities & More! (more)

  • The Northeastern Law Forum presents Lisa Graybill, legal director of the ACLU of Texas.
    04/23/2009 12:00 PM - 04/23/2009 1:00 PM, Location: 220 Dockser Hall

  • 2009 Gordon Lecture Featuring Hauwa Ibrahim
    04/17/2009 12:00 PM - 04/17/2009 1:30 PM, Location: 220 Dockser Hall
    “Working Within the Law - Defending Women in Shariah Courts: Experiences, Strategies and Challenges.” (more)

  • The 2009 Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program
    04/11/2009 12:00 PM - 04/11/2009 1:00 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    welcomes Leslie Winner ’76, executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation; community lecture. Roundtable Discussion, Wednesday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m., 42 Dockser Hall. (more)

  • The Northeastern Law Forum presents Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley.
    04/02/2009 12:15 PM - 04/02/2009 1:30 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall

  • “Shelter from the Storm: Advocacy in the Subprime Fallout”
    03/20/2009 9:00 AM - 03/20/2009 10:30 AM
    A Northeastern University Law Journal symposium (more)

  • Economic and Social Rights: A View from the Bench.
    03/19/2009 5:00 PM - 03/19/2009 7:15 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    Sponsored by PHRGE. (more)

  • Professor David Hall to deliver keynote address for Community Gems Partnership’s “Strength, Hope and Change.”
    03/02/2009 5:30 PM - 03/02/2009 7:30 PM, Location: The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, Boston

  • The 2009 Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program
    02/10/2009 12:00 PM - 02/10/2009 1:00 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    welcomes William Quigley of Loyola University New Orleans School of Law; community lecture. Roundtable Discussion, Wednesday, February 11, at 2:30 p.m., Dockser 250. (more)

  • “The Employee Free Choice Act: A Debate,”
    02/03/2009 6:00 PM - 02/03/2009 8:00 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    featuring Professor Karl Klare and Professor Keith Hylton of Boston University School of Law. (more)

  • US District Court Chief Judge Mark Wolf will speak on “The Lawyer as Public Citizen.”
    02/02/2009 3:30 PM - 02/02/2009 5:00 PM, Location: 250 Dockser Hall