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  • Do the Right Thing

    In the mountains of North Carolina, legal services lawyer Laura Collins '04 brings compassion to the courtroom and beyond. (more)

  • NUSL Names New Associate Dean


  • Laying Down the Law

    Women at the Top Blog interviews Dean Emily Spieler about low number of women leaders in firms. (more)

  • Women in the Law Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Data Privacy in a Global Economy Gina Perini '01, GTC Law Group, LLP (more)

  • Cruel and Unusual Reissued

    The StandDown Texas Project interviews Professor Michael Meltsner about the reissue of "Cruel and Unusual: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment," his classic book detailing death penalty litigation in the 1960s and 1970s at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF). (more)

  • Considering the Death Penalty's Future

    Professor Mike Meltsner on the death penalty in the wake of Troy Davis' execution following a highly controversial trial and conviction for the murder of an off-duty Savannah, Ga., police officer in 1989. (more)

  • Fostering Innovation and Collaboration

    The School of Law and College of Business Administration host IP/Innovation Connection Conference for scholars, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers from across the country who want to explore the dynamic relationship between intellectual property and innovation. (more)

  • Marketing Nuggets

    The law school's Public Health Advocacy Institute has released the results of an analysis of state-by-state consumer protection laws that prohibit unfair, deceptive or unconscionable sales and marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children and adolescents. (more)

  • Spieler to Conclude Service as Dean

    Emily Spieler, who has served as the School of Law’s dean since 2002, has decided to step down from her position at the end of the academic year. (more)

  • Burnham and Five Grads Honored as Top Women of Law

    Professor Margaret Burnham, Kathleen Guilfoyle '85, Mary Sullivan '81, Liliana Mangiafico '01, Kate MacDougall '97 and Mary Ann Walsh '80 will be honored as trailblazers and role models by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at an event on September 23. Award-winning journalist Liz Walker will deliver the keynote. (more)

  • Northeastern University is Closed Today, August 28, 2011

    Due to weather conditions, all classes are canceled and all School of Law offices are closed. (more)

  • Professor Rachel Rosenbloom Leader in Immigration Litigation Victory

    In response to litigation brought by the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic on behalf of the National Immigration Project, the ACLU, the Immigrant Defense Project, the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project at Boston College, and Professor Rachel Rosenbloom of Northeastern University School of Law, the Department of Homeland Security has made public a critical Memorandum of Agreement. (more)

  • Michael Stefanilo '12 Triumphs in LGBT Writing Competition

    Michael Stefanilo's “Identity Interrupted: The Parental Notification Requirement of the Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Law,” has won first place in the National LGBT Bar Association's annual writing competition. Stefanilo will be recognized at the 2011 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair in Hollywood, California, on September 10. (more)

  • Scavongelli '12 on turning a passion into a second career

    Former executive Michele Scavongelli reflects on her decision to enroll in law school after nearly 30 years in the insurance industry. (more)

  • Read Now!

    Check out the spring/summer 2011 edition of Northeastern Law Magazine. Law schools are finally seeing the light when it comes to experience-based education. Northeastern is wondering what took so long. (more)

  • Parmet Leads Triumphant Legal Team

    A legal team led by Professor Wendy Parmet has convinced the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts to rule in support of the plaintiffs on a key constitutional issue in a case brought on behalf of 40,000 legal immigrants denied access to Commonwealth Care, the state’s program that provides subsidized health insurance for low and moderate income individuals. (more)

  • Can the U.S. Afford Economic Rights in an Economic Crisis?

    "We can't afford not to respect economic and social rights when millions in our country are struggling to find decent work, to find a stable place to live, to educate their children, to overcome discrimination, and to care for the sick," says Professor Hope Lewis in the Huffington Post. (more)

  • Leocadia Zak '82 Keynotes Women in the Law Conference

    Lee Zak, director of the US Trade and Development Agency, said her Northeastern University experience was a fundamental part of what has guided her through a career in law. (more)

  • Skadden Fellowship Awarded to Liza Hirsch '11

    Hirsch will use prestigious Skadden Fellowship to provide legal representation to low-income families referred by Boston Medical Center’s Family Medicine Department. (more)

  • Visiting Professor Dan Squires Hones in on Terrorism

    Dan Squires, an English barrister who specializes in public law and human rights, is visiting the law school this spring to teach Terrorism and the Law in International and Comparative Perspective. (more)

  • Northeastern University School of Law Ranked Most Diverse in New England

    The School of Law ranks as the “most diverse law school” in New England, according to rankings compiled by The National Jurist, which placed Northeastern in the top 13 law schools nationwide for diversity. (more)

  • Partnerships, Not Islamophobia, Must Dictate US Counterterrorism Policy

    In a Huffington Post article, Professor Deborah Ramirez and Tara Lai Quinlan '04 argue for authentic partnerships with Muslim communities to combat terrorism. (more)

  • Northeastern University: Late Opening on February 2, 2011

    Due to weather conditions, the university has announced a two-hour delayed opening. All classes after 10 a.m. will meet as scheduled. (more)

  • Ralph Martin '78 Appointed Northeastern Senior VP and General Counsel

    Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun has appointed Ralph Martin ’78 to be the university's senior vice president and general counsel. A highly accomplished attorney and civic leader with more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, Martin will lead a broad portfolio of legal, regulatory and non-legal responsibilities. (more)

  • Northeastern University: Late Opening on January 27, 2011

    Due to weather conditions, the university has announced a two-hour delayed opening. All classes after 10 a.m. will meet as scheduled. (more)

  • Northeastern University is Closed Today, January 12, 2011

    Due to weather conditions, all classes are canceled and all School of Law offices are closed. (more)

  • Wall Fund Established to Support New Initiative on Experiential Education in Law

    Northeastern University School of Law, the nation’s leader in experience-based legal education, announces the launch of its new Initiative on Experiential Education in Law, supported by a major gift from Georgia Wall ’77 and her husband, Donald Gogel. (more)

  • Diagnosing the Health Care Act's Constitutionality

    Professor Kristin Madison analyzes how the US Supreme Court may handle the Obama administration's controversial health care legislation. (more)

  • Lewis Honored by ABA

    Professor Hope Lewis has been selected to receive the ABA's Mayre Rasmussen Award for the Advancement of Women in International Law. (more)

  • Between Democracy and Demagoguery

    Sohrad Ahmari '11 writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education about Vanderbilt University's proposed partnership with Abu Dhabi to establish an overseas campus. (more)

  • Abrams on the Triumph of Collective Bargaining

    Professor Roger Abrams reflects on baseball and basketball club owners settling labor disputes with unions through the arduous process of collective bargaining. (more)

  • NUSL in the Financial Times!

    The Financial Times reports on the success of the Co-op Program. (more)

  • NBA Season Doomed?

    Professor Roger Abrams discusses the legal details of the NBA lockout, and what both sides seek to gain and lose going forward. (more)

  • Labor Rights, Under Republican Attack

    In a New York Times op-ed, Professor Karl Klare says Republicans are using a recent labor-law complaint against Boeing to achieve a radical goal that goes far beyond the legal issues in the case. (more)

  • School of Law Awarded $500,000 Grant to Provide Legal Services to Businesses

    The US Department of Commerce has awarded a $500,000 grant to Northeastern University School of Law to develop a university center that will provide free legal services to low-income and other underserved entrepreneurs in the region. (more)

  • Connolly Named MacArthur "Genius" Fellow

    Marie-Therese Connolly '84, a leading voice in efforts to prevent the suffering of older adults and ensure that elder abuse becomes a priority on the national agenda, is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious $500,000 MacArthur "genius" award. (more)

  • To Promote the General Welfare

    In celebration of Constitution Day, Professor Martha Davis focuses on a significant difference between state and federal constitutions: their treatment of economic and social rights. (more)

  • Busting Bribery on the Global Front

    The Inter Press Service News Agency reports on Professor Dan Danielsen's critique of proposed amendments to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. (more)

  • When Young Women are Exported and Exploited

    Advocates for victims of human trafficking visit the law school for a two-day series of panels sponsored by the Human Rights Caucus. (more)

  • Sexism Against Fathers

    In a Boston Globe op-ed, Professor Martha Davis reacts to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a federal law that makes it easier for mothers than fathers to transmit citizenship to their out-of-wedlock children. (more)

  • The Wrong Side of History

    In an American Constitution Society blog, Professor Martha Davis reacts to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a federal law that makes it easier for mothers than fathers to transmit citizenship to their out-of-wedlock children. (more)

  • Burnham Honored with Keeper of the Flame Award

    The Boston Bar Association's Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law honors Professor Margaret Burnham, founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. (more)

  • Professor Hope Lewis Honored with 2011 Carroll Society Award

    The Carroll Center for the Blind and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind have named Professor Hope Lewis, a crusader for the rights of the disabled, the 2011 Blind Employee of the Year. Northeastern University will also be honored as the Employer of the Year at ceremony on June 3. (more)

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2011!

    Emily Spieler, dean of the School of Law, said the Class of 2011 leaves a strong legacy and a tradition of excellence for future graduates to follow. “You are poised to be both great lawyers and great leaders,” she said. (more)

  • Life Points

    Retired Professor Clare Dalton, founder of NUSL's Domestic Violence Institute, launches a second career as an acupuncturist. Read about it in the Boston Globe. (more)

  • Luke Bierman Appointed Associate Dean for Experiential Education

    Luke Bierman, the former general counsel to the New York state comptroller, has been named Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law. (more)

  • Ahmed Speaks Out About Forced Sterilization of HIV-Positive African Women

    In a TrustLaw article, Professor Aziza Ahmed says, "You are not giving true consent if the information is not full and accurate information about what you’re consenting to." (more)

  • Commencement 2011

    Rashida Manjoo, an internationally recognized expert on women’s and human rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, will deliver the 2011 commencement address. (more)

  • Supreme Court Opportunity to Cap off 100 Years of Gender Equality Progress

    In a blog for the American Constitution Society, Associate Dean Martha Davis calls for ending the last legal vestiges of women's historic second-class citizenship. (more)

  • CRRJ Case Featured in CNN Story on Cold Cases

    CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 reports on a Civil Rights and Restorative Justice case involving Isadore Banks, a wealthy African-American land owner in Marion, Arkansas, who was discovered chained to a tree, shot and burned beyond recognition in 1954. (more)

  • Mass. Film Tax Credits: Blessing Or Boondoggle?

    Listen now to NPR's "All Things Considered," with Professor Peter Enrich debating tax credits for movies made in Massachusetts. (more)

  • Mary Bonauto '87 Takes on National Role in Gay Marriage Strategy

    The Boston Globe reports that Mary Bonauto, who led the legal team responsible for legalizing gay marriage in Massachusetts, is gearing up as co-lead counsel in two cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act. (more)

  • Lights. Camera. Stop the Flim Subsidies.

    Celebrating the Academy Awards is fine, writes Professor Peter Enrich in The Boston Globe. But taxpayer subsidies of the film industry, which are costing the state $100 million annually, need to stop now. (more)

  • Davis Argues Against Anti-International Law Initiatives

    Professor Martha Davis speaks out with an American Constitution Society issue brief on the ongoing legal and public debate about Oklahoma's Question 755, a ballot initiative that amended the state constitution in an attempt to bar state and municipal courts from considering international or Sharia law when making judicial decisions. (more)

  • Professor Peter Enrich Says No to Hollywood Tax Credits

    "The Fighter" and "The Social Network" may seem like a boost to the Bay State economy, but tax expert Peter Enrich tells NECN, "We are literally paying for 25 percent of the cost of these films." (more)

  • Boston Bar Association Honors NUSL with Beacon Award!

    The School of Law will be honored for exceptional leadership on diversity strategies that will have a lasting impact on the legal profession in Greater Boston. Join us for this FREE event on November 16 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. (more)