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News & Events 2010

News & Events 2010

2010: News

  • Protege Honors Judge at Portrait Unveiling
    Hilani Morales '10 pays tribute US District Court Chief Judge Mark Wolf, a long-time co-op employer, at the unveiling of his portrait in the federal courthouse. A former ward of the state, Morales met Wolf as a high school student and he became her "number one cheerleader." (more)

  • NUSL is Most Diverse in New England
    Northeastern University School of Law is the “most diverse law school” in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report. (more)

  • Bodies for Sale
    Professor Kara Swanson talks about the research for her forthcoming book, “Banking on the Body,” which looks at how human anatomy — everything from blood to milk to kidneys — has been made into properties that can be bought and sold on the market. (more)

  • Spieler Testifies Before Congress
    On November 17, Dean Emily Spieler testified before the the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee about state workers’ compensations systems. (more)

  • Muslim-Police Community Partnerships Will Thwart Homegrown Terrorism
    Professor Deborah Ramirez and Tara Lai Quinlan '04 write in the Huffington Post that the US will only be made safer from radicalization and domestic terrorism when, as part of a multi-pronged counterterrorism strategy, law enforcement and Muslim American communities work together to create real trust and build authentic, sustained partnerships. (more)

  • Check out Northeastern Law Magazine!
    A Brutal Execution. A Landmark Case. Justice at Last. Read "Resurrection" in our current issue and find out how Professor Margaret Burnham and a small cadre of students delivered justice to the families of two young men killed in 1964. (more)

  • NUSL Hailed as a Top Law School for Externships
    The National Jurist reports on the expansion of externships as "students seek the experience that employers desire." (more)

  • Lawless Courts
    Professor Rachel Rosenbloom, an expert on immigration, is quoted in The Nation about unjust immigration hearings and deportations. (more)

  • NUSL in Top List of Green Law Schools
    Northeastern is among the nation's "greenest law schools," according to an honor list compiled by preLaw magazine. (more)

  • Bring Back the Wrongly Deported
    In a National Law Journal opinion piece, immigration expert Rachel Rosenbloom calls for the Department of Justice to reopen cases of those wrongly deported. (more)

  • CNN Interview with Professor Rachel Rosenbloom
    CNN anchor Don Lemon interviews immigration expert Rachel Rosenbloom about Arizona's new immigration law and erroneous deportations. Watch the video now! (more)

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Flores-Villar
    A team of faculty and students, led by Associate Dean Martha Davis, has filed an amicus brief in an equal protection case before the United States Supreme Court. The case is a challenge to sex-based citizenship laws. (more)

  • Good Health Relies on Medical-Legal Partnership
    Joshua Greenberg '93 and Ellen Lawton '93 are part of a critical medical-legal partnership, according to a Boston Globe article. (more)

  • National Lawyers Guild Will Honor NUSL Students
    The National Lawyers Guild-Massachusetts Chapter will honor NUSL student activists Charlie Noss and Josh Raisler-Cohn at the NLG annual dinner on April 27, 2010. (more)

  • Spieler Says Make Legal Education More Practical
    In a National Law Journal article, Dean Emily Spieler calls for a strong partnership between law schools and the practicing bar to deal with the extraordinary challenges facing law school students. (more)

  • State Should Yell ‘Cut’ to Film Tax Credit, says Professor Peter Enrich in the Boston Globe
    Massachusetts expects to spend some $150 million in film credits this year, which will bring little long-term benefit to the state. That money could be much better spent on education and training, roads and bridges, and similar services that really can strengthen the state’s economy, says Enrich in a co-authored op-ed. (more)

    Due to the inclement weather and the expected snow accumulation, classes from 12 PM and onward on February 10 are cancelled. (more)

  • Skadden Awarded to Charlie Noss '10
    Noss will use prestigious Skadden Fellowship to combat wage theft in Los Angeles. (more)

  • Professor Wendy Parmet Quoted in Newsweek
    Health Reform Revisionism: Could the proposed health-care bill have prevented some of America's biggest public health crises? Leading public health expert Wendy Parmet weighs in. (more)

  • PHRGE Lands Ford Foundation Grant
    The Ford Foundation has recognized the School of Law's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy for its commitment to promote human rights and sustainable economic development. The $300,000 grant will be used to bolster PHRGE's research and activities. (more)

  • Puffing in Public Housing Poses Serious Health Risks to Tenants
    The executive director of the law school's Public Health Advocacy Institute is coauthor of a report in the New England Journal of Medicine that is pushing for a ban on smoking in public housing. (more)

  • Meltsner Honored with Bedau Award
    Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty will present the Hugo Adam Bedau Award for outstanding contributions to death penalty scholarship to Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law Michael Meltsner during a celebration on December 4, 2010. (more)

  • Congratulations Chief Justice Ireland!
    The School of Law warmly congratulates the Honorable Roderick Ireland, new chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and a former adjunct Northeastern law faculty member, and his wife, Alice Alexander, class of 1979. (more)

  • ABA Lawyer Spotlights Hope Lewis
    In honor of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the ABA is profiling Professor Hope Lewis, legally blind since 1995, in its "Lawyer Spotlight." “Even before I had a disability, I saw disability rights as a universal human rights issue,” Lews tells the ABA. (more)

  • Cowan Named Governor Patrick's Chief of Staff
    William "Mo" Cowan '94 has been named chief of staff for Governor Deval Patrick. He previously served as the governor's chief legal counsel. (more)

  • Margaret Burnham on WBUR's Radio Boston
    Professor Margaret Burnham, interviewed on Radio Boston, talks about the landmark work of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, including students who are examining cases of injustice and searching for ways to correct historical records and bring justice to victims. (more)

  • Interesting Issues All in the Game
    Professor Roger Abrams, an expert in sports law, chronicles some of the most influential cases, controversies and characters of the last century in which law and the right to participate in sports have converged in his new book, Sports Justice: The Law and the Business of Sports. (more)

  • Resurrect the Cold Cases
    In an opinion piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Professor Margaret Burnham writes about the FBI's decision to review documents associated with the 1965 killing of Hosie Miller, whose daughter, Shirley Sherrod, talked so movingly about his death in the now infamous video that led to Sherrod’s resignation from the Department of Agriculture. The resurrection of the cold case from Georgia’s Baker County raises fresh questions about what should be done about civil rights-era cases that were mishandled. (more)

  • Diana Auger '39 Remembered as Role Model for Women
    A Boston Globe obituary pays tribute to a trailblazer for women in the legal profession. (more)

  • Landmark Lawsuit Settles-Listen to the NPR Report
    A landmark lawsuit against Franklin County, Mississippi, filed by Professor Margaret Burnham and the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice project on behalf of the families of two black teens killed by Klansmen in 1964, has settled. (more)

  • Rallying for Rights in Iran
    In a Boston Globe opinion piece, student Sohrab Ahmari calls for free elections and human rights in Iran. (more)

  • Fabbri Named Prosecutor of the Year
    Middlesex Assistant DA Michael Fabbri '83 has been named a Prosecutor of the Year by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association. In 2008, Fabbri's work led to the conviction of Neil Entwistle, found guilty of two counts of first degree murder for the shooting deaths of his wife, Rachel, and their baby daughter, Lillian. (more)

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2010!
    It's not too late. Watch commencement now! (more)

  • Commencement 2010: Congratulations Class of 2010!
    Legal advisor to the US Department of State Harold Hongju Koh urged NUSL graduates to serve the public good in their future careers — using both their global experiences at Northeastern and the vast emerging technologies their generation has available at its fingertips. (more)

  • Commencement 2010: Watch LIVE at 1 p.m.!

  • Burnham Addresses Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference
    Professor Margaret Burnham, director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ), will present two workshops at the fifth annual Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference on March 25-26, 2010, at Jackson State University. (more)

  • John Murphy '87 to Head Guantanamo Prosecution Team
    Navy Capt. John Murphy '87, an assistant US attorney, will oversee the prosecution of Guantanamo Bay detainees. He previously worked as a military lawyer at the detention facility in Cuba, where he prosecuted Osama bin Laden's driver. (more)

  • Commencement 2010
    Harold Hongju Koh, legal adviser to the US Department of State, will address nearly 200 graduating law students during the May 28th commencement exercises. Koh has served as both a professor and dean of the Yale Law School and is a leading expert on public and private international law, national security law and human rights. (more)

  • Dallas Morning News Reports on CRRJ Effort in Cold Case
    Professor Margaret Burnham, head of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice project, and research assistant Kaylie Simon '11 are delving into the 1955 killing of an East Texas black teen. (more)

  • Joyce Kauffman '92 Named Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year
    Family law expert Joyce Kauffman '92 selected as a Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Kauffman specializes in helping nontraditional families, with a concentration in gay and lesbian issues. (more)

  • Google’s free legal research database a welcome addition, says librarian Kyle Courtney in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
    Legal researchers and the public now have access to 80 years of US federal caselaw and 50 years of US state caselaw ... with limitations, according to NUSL expert. (more)

  • Discover Northeastern!
    Don't miss this multimedia presentation on what makes Northeastern great! (more)

  • Early Baseball Christmas Shopping
    In his Huffington Post blog, Professor Roger Abrams ponders baseball acquisitions in this season of joy ... who's naughty, who's nice and who's worth $154 million (over 7 years/holiday seasons, of course). (more)

2010: Events

  • PHRGE Launches Boston Principles
    12/10/2010 8:30 AM - 12/10/2010 10:00 AM, Location: 160 Dockser Hall
    The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy welcomes you to the launch of its draft of the Boston Principles on ESC Rights of Noncitizens. (more)

  • Navigating the Wage and Hour Deluge: A Panel Discussion on Overtime, Tips and Employee/Contractor Classification
    12/02/2010 5:30 PM - 12/10/2010 10:00 AM, Location: Dockser Hall
    Labor and employment practitioners, as well as others, are invited to this panel discussion and reception. Panelists include alumni/ae experts from both the government and private side. (more)

  • The Northeastern Law Forum: Discussions on Contemporary Legal Issues
    12/01/2010 4:00 PM - 12/01/2010 5:30 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    Please join us for "Sudanese Refugees in Egypt and Israel: A Crisis of Protection and Realpolitik," featuring Susan M. Akram, Associate Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Law. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society, 
Human Rights Caucus and APALSA, and the Northeastern University International Affairs Program. (more)

  • Washington, DC, Regional Alumni/ae Gathering
    11/18/2010 6:30 PM - 11/18/2010 8:30 PM, Location: Johnny's Half Shell
    Have a capitol time with fellow graduates and Professor Dan Givelber. (more)

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week
    11/18/2010 12:30 PM - 11/18/2010 6:30 PM, Location: Dockser Hall
    Join the Northeastern University community for a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship, including three dynamic panels hosted by the School of Law. (more)

  • Admission Information Session
    11/10/2010 5:00 PM - 11/10/2010 6:30 PM, Location: Office of Admissions
    Prospective students are invited to find all about the School of Law and to enjoy a tour of the law school complex. Register now! (more)

  • Civil Rights Triumph
    11/08/2010 12:00 PM - 11/08/2010 1:30 PM, Location: 230 Dockser Hall
    More than 40 years ago, two teenage boys were brutalized and murdered. With the assistance of the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice project, the victims' families received a landmark civil settlement. The family members will discuss their pursuit of justice during a special visit to the School of Law. (more)

  • A Symposium Honoring Clare Dalton's Contributions as a Scholar and Advocate
    11/05/2010 9:00 AM - 11/05/2010 5:00 PM, Location: Dockser Hall
    Don't miss this opportunity to join leaders in academia, practice and the bench as we explore the ways in which feminist theory has enriched feminist practice and both shaped and reflected women's experiences. (more)

  • Women in the Law Brown Bag Lunch: The Pros and Cons of Starting and Owning Your Own Firm
    11/03/2010 12:30 PM - 11/03/2010 1:30 PM, Location: Goodwin Procter
    Darnley Stewart '90, a partner with Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, will talk about her career path, life as a small firm partner and discuss the options and paths to firm ownership. (more)

  • Meet Our New IP Faculty
    11/01/2010 6:00 PM - 11/01/2010 8:00 PM, Location: Law Library, fourth floor
    Come meet our new intellectual property experts: Kara Swanson and Michael Bennett. (more)

  • Meet the Author: Professor Roger Abrams on Sports Justice
    10/23/2010 10:00 AM - 10/23/2010 12:30 PM, Location: 90 Snell Library
    Professor Roger Abrams, one of the nation's top sports history and law experts, will speak about his new book, Sports Justice, as part of Northeastern University Library's Meet the Author Series. (more)

  • Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend 2010
    10/22/2010 5:00 PM - 10/23/2010 10:00 PM, Location: School of Law and Colonnade Hotel
    Mix and mingle as you enjoy fun events and catch up with old friends. (more)

  • The Northeastern Law Forum: Discussions on Contemporary Legal Issues
    10/18/2010 6:00 PM - 10/18/2010 7:30 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    The Northeastern Law Forum joins with the NUSL International Law Society to present “Missing the Transition from Emergency Relief to Systemic Development in Haiti: How Countries Become Trapped in Refugee-Land.” (more)

  • Beyond National Security: Immigrant Communities and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
    10/14/2010 9:00 AM - 10/15/2010 5:00 PM, Location: Dockser Hall
    The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy invites the public to two open sessions and a student workshop during our October 14-15 special institute. (more)

  • Daynard Lecture with Fred Brewington '82
    10/06/2010 12:00 PM - 10/06/2010 1:30 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    Renowned civil rights lawyer and community advocate Fred Brewington will speak on "Handling Damaged Goods: Realizing the Harm Done to Clients Who Have Already Been Victimized and Caring for Them While Looking for Justice." (more)

  • Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association Panel and Reception
    10/05/2010 6:00 PM - 10/05/2010 8:00 PM
    Don't miss this MGBLA panel and reception featuring NUSL graduates who will share career advice with the Queer Caucus and other LGBT identifying students. (more)

  • Daynard Roundtable with Fred Brewington '82
    10/04/2010 12:00 PM - 10/04/2010 1:30 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    Don't miss this dynamic roundtable with Daynard Fellow Fred Brewington, who will lead a discussion on "The Story of John White — 'Guilty or Not Guilty' — The Impact of Race in the Criminal Justice System of Suffolk County, New York." (more)

  • The Northeastern Law Forum: Discussions on Contemporary Legal Issues
    09/29/2010 12:00 PM - 09/29/2010 1:30 PM, Location: 250 Dockser Hall
    The Northeastern Law Forum presents a discussion with award-winning documentary filmmaker David Heilbroner ’84, who will talk about his film, “Stonewall Uprising.” (more)

  • Domestic Violence Conference 2010
    09/25/2010 8:00 AM - 09/25/2010 3:00 PM, Location: Dockser Hall Commons
    Join us for "Responding to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A Conference for New Legal Advocates and Their Experienced Community Partners." (more)

  • San Francisco Regional Alumni/ae Gathering
    09/23/2010 6:30 PM - 09/23/2010 8:30 PM, Location: The Infinity Club Lounge
    Bay Area grads head to the Infinity Club Lounge for an endless good time. (more)

  • Washington, DC, Regional Chapter Event: Careers in Government Service
    09/15/2010 6:30 PM - 09/15/2010 9:00 PM, Location: Bar Dupont
    DC area grads are invited to network and mingle at this exciting event. Speakers include Andrea Taylor '95, Office of Defender Services, Administrative Office of the US Courts; Vincent Haskell, Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia; and Doug Levine '01, Office of Legislative Affairs, US Department of Justice. (more)

  • Boston Regional Alumni/ae Gathering
    09/15/2010 6:30 PM - 09/15/2010 8:30 PM, Location: Vlora Restaurant
    Join us for wine tasting, appetizers and networking at Vlora on Boylston. (more)

  • Meet Our Admission Reps
    09/11/2010 10:00 AM - 09/11/2010 4:00 PM, Location: Hyatt Regency Miami
    Prospective applicants are invited to come find out more about NUSL at the LSAC Forum in Miami, Florida. We look forward to meeting you! (more)

  • Cape Alumni/ae Gathering
    08/21/2010 6:00 PM - 08/21/2010 8:00 PM, Location: Aquinnah
    Whether you live in the area or are on vacation, join us for a leisurely get-together on Martha's Vineyard. (more)

  • Minnesota Alumni/ae Gathering
    07/13/2010 5:45 PM - 07/13/2010 7:00 PM, Location: The Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group
    If you are in the Twin Cities or thereabouts, please join us for a lively gathering of grads! (more)

  • Coming Home: The Dry Storm
    06/29/2010 5:30 PM - 06/29/2010 8:00 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    NUSL will host the New England premiere of this award-winning documentary film about the struggle of local activists in the face of the demolition of nearly all public housing in New Orleans. (more)

  • New York Alumni/ae Gathering
    06/24/2010 6:30 PM - 06/24/2010 8:30 PM, Location: Windfall, West 39th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
    All tri-state area alumni/ae are invited to a gathering at Windfall on West 39th Street. Join us! (more)

  • Meet Our Admission Reps
    06/19/2010 10:00 AM - 06/19/2010 5:00 AM, Location: Marriott Wardman Park
    Prospective applicants are invited to come find out more about NUSL at the LSAC Forum in Washington, DC. We look forward to meeting you! (more)

  • Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Gathering
    06/02/2010 6:00 PM - 06/02/2010 8:00 PM, Location: Vintage Lounge, 72 Broad Street, Boston
    Join Boston area grads for networking and catching up with old friends. (more)

  • Commencement 2010: Watch LIVE now!
    05/28/2010 1:00 PM - 05/28/2010 4:00 PM, Location: Matthews Arena

  • Women in the Law Brown Bag Lunch Recovering Lawyers: The Nonprofit Option
    05/26/2010 12:30 PM - 05/26/2010 1:30 PM, Location: Prince Lobel, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 2200, 22nd Floor, Boston
    Discussion featuring Katherine McHugh '74, Executive Director, Cabot Family Charitable Trust. (more)

  • Connecticut Alumni/ae Gathering
    05/13/2010 6:30 PM - 05/13/2010 8:30 PM, Location: New Haven

  • Global Regulation of Nanotechnologies Conference
    05/07/2010 8:30 AM - 05/08/2010 1:30 PM
    A two-day event highlighting the global regulatory conflicts, IP developments, corporate experiences and international cooperation in the growing field of nanotechnologies. (more)

  • Boston Alumni/ae Panel: What In-House Counsel Want
    05/06/2010 6:00 PM - 05/06/2010 8:30 PM, Location: 230 Dockser Hall
    Panelists will discuss what in-house counsel are looking for in terms of the attorney-client relationship, including communications issues, billing, gaining trust and overall relationship issues. (more)

  • New York City Alumni/ae Gathering
    04/22/2010 6:30 PM - 04/22/2010 8:30 PM
    Join professors Karl Klare and Lucy Williams for an evening catching up with good friends and classmates. (more)

  • Women in the Law Conference
    04/09/2010 8:30 AM - 04/09/2010 5:30 PM
    A full day of dynamic presentations, networking and knowledge for graduates and friends. Planned by women, for women, about issues related to women in the law. (more)

  • Burnes to Speak on Financial Regulation
    03/30/2010 12:00 PM - 03/30/2010 1:30 PM, Location: 240 Dockser Hall
    Nonnie Burnes '77-'78, former Massachusetts commissioner of insurance and current senior university fellow, will speak on "After the Collapse: What Now? Thinking about 21st Century Financial Regulation." (more)

  • Human Rights Activist Morris Dees Speaks on "With Justice for All"
    03/24/2010 11:45 AM - 03/24/2010 1:30 PM, Location: Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Center
    Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and human rights activist, will bring his message of tolerance and justice to the annual Northeastern University Morton Lecture as part of Holocaust Awareness Week. (more)

  • Northeastern University Law Journal Symposium
    03/19/2010 9:00 AM - 03/19/2010 5:00 PM, Location: 250 Dockser Hall
    "Chamber to Chambers: The Second Amendment in the New Century," will include topics related to the regulation of firearms, particularly as impacted by District of Columbia v. Heller. (more)

  • Fort Lauderdale Alumni/ae Gathering
    03/18/2010 6:30 PM - 03/18/2010 8:30 PM
    Join fellow Florida graduates for an evening with professors Dan Givelber and Rashmi Dyal-Chand '94. (more)

  • Transactional Law Conference
    03/12/2010 9:30 AM - 03/12/2010 6:00 PM
    This dynamic conference will focus on advising clients on evaluating, structuring, negotiating and performing business transactions and managing deals. (more)

  • Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Gathering
    03/04/2010 6:30 PM - 03/04/2010 8:30 PM, Location: Kinsale, 2 Center Plaza Boston
    All New England graduates are invited to attend this lively social and networking event. (more)

  • Women in the Law Workshop: "Re-entry into Law: All Your Experience Counts"
    02/26/2010 3:00 PM - 02/26/2010 6:00 PM, Location: 230 Dockser
    featuring Hilary Worchell '95, a director at recruiting firm Mestel & Company. (more)

  • New Hampshire Regional Gathering
    02/12/2010 5:30 PM - 02/12/2010 7:30 PM
    Join fellow graduates at the New Hampshire Bar Association mid-year meeting. (more)

  • Connections Reception
    02/11/2010 6:00 PM - 02/11/2010 8:00 PM, Location: Seyfarth Shaw, Boston
    Graduates and students are invited to Connections, an informal opportunity for students to learn from small groups of alumni/ae about a broad range of career options. (more)

  • PHRGE presents the Honorable Albie Sachs, Justice (ret.) of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
    02/04/2010 12:00 PM - 02/04/2010 1:30 PM, Location: 240 Dockser
    Justice Sachs will speak on "The Strange Alchemy of Life & Law." (more)

  • Gordon Lecture 2010
    01/28/2010 12:00 PM - 01/28/2010 2:00 PM, Location: 220 Dockser.
    featuring Justice Manuel Cepeda, Constitututional Court of Colombia, on "Justice at the Cutting Edge: Socio-Economic Rights in Colombia." Thursday, January 28. 220 Dockser, noon. (more)

  • DC Alumni/ae Gathering: Celebrating the Decades
    01/27/2010 6:30 PM - 01/27/2010 8:30 PM

  • Microbusiness Conference
    01/22/2010 9:00 AM - 01/22/2010 3:00 PM, Location: Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Hall
    This conference focuses on the role of microbusiness in the metropolitan Boston economy. How do non-traditional entrepreneurs contribute to the economy? How have they responded to the financial crisis and what ideas and strategies are succeeding? How can they leverage future opportunities? (more)

  • Women in the Law Brownbag Lunch: "The Myths and Truths of Working as In-house Counsel" featuring Vanessa Candela '00, EMC Corporation.
    01/20/2010 12:30 PM - 01/20/2010 1:30 PM

  • Daynard Roundtable: “Restorative Justice Practice in Courts and Communities,” with Sujatha Baliga. 42 Dockser, noon.
    01/13/2010 12:00 PM - 01/13/2010 1:30 PM, Location: 42 Dockser

  • Sujatha Baliga, Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellow, will deliver community lecture. 240 Dockser, noon.
    01/12/2010 12:00 PM - 01/12/2010 1:30 PM