11.12.15 — PrMargaret Burnhamofessor Margaret Burnham has been named to The National Jurist's list of 20 law faculty nationwide who have furthered diversity efforts in legal education. Burnham, who founded and heads Northeastern University School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ), was lauded for her leadership in deepening the lawyering skills required for effective civil rights practice. Students in the CRRJ Clinic learn the dynamics of “cause” lawyering and how to integrate legal doctrine, practice and ethics. 

In 2010, Burnham headed a team of outside counsel and law students in a landmark case that settled a federal lawsuit: Burnham’s team accused Franklin County Mississippi law enforcement officials of assisting Klansmen in the kidnapping, torture and murder of two 19-year-olds, Henry Dee and Charles Eddie Moore. The case and settlement were widely covered in the national press.

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The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.