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  • Bill Cosby Charge a 'major breakthrough' says US legal analyst

    Professor Daniel Medwed shares his insights on the arraignment of Bill Cosby with Australia's NewsRadio. (more)

  • Human Rights 2015 Top Five Countdown

    Professor Martha Davis counts down her top five human rights stories of 2015 for the Human Rights at Home Blog. (more)

  • The March To Criminal Justice Reform: Will Massachusetts Step Up?

    "The time is ripe for the Commonwealth to break with its past—to build lasting, enlightened changes for our criminal justice system," writes Professor Daniel Medwed in his latest Legal Ease article for WGBH News. (more)

  • Susan A. Maze-Rothstein to speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

    Professor Susan Maze-Rothstein will deliver the keynote address at the town of Brookline's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on January 18. (more)

  • Senate Approves Rice Nomination as US Attorney

    The US Senate has approved the nomination of Emily Gray Rice '84 as the next US Attorney for the District of New Hampshire. (more)

  • The Whistle-Blower Behind Reported Abuse At Holyoke School

    Liza Hirsch '11, the driving force behind an investigation into incidents of abuse at the Peck Full Service Community School in Holyoke, is interviewed by Radio Boston. (more)

  • Bringing Human Rights Education to US Classrooms

    In her latest blog for Human Rights at Home, Professor Martha Davis shares her thoughts on improving human rights education in US school systems. (more)

  • 3Qs: Is Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the US even legal?

    "Any attempt to ban Muslim citizens from entering the US would clearly violate the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution," Professor Wendy Parmet tells news@Northeastern. (more)

  • Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments in Affirmative Action Case

    On WGBH, Professor Daniel Medwed speaks with Morning Edition host Bob Seay about the Fisher v. University of Texas case and the impact it could have on schools in Massachusetts. (more)

  • Colleen Shea '16 Awarded Prestigious Skadden Fellowship

    Colleen Shea '16 will work with the Disability Law Center in Boston, MA, addressing the legal needs of low-income students with disabilities from minority backgrounds in special education cases. (more)

  • The Impact of Human Rights on Universalizing Health Care in Vermont, USA

    PHRGE's Senior Fellow, Gillian MacNaughton, and Research Fellow, Mariah McGill, were among the authors of an article published in the journal, Health and Human Rights. Their piece explores the impact of the human rights framework used by the Vermont Workers' Center to advocate for changes in that state's health care system. (more)

  • The Hypocrisy of NFL Fans

    "Doing what it can to reduce concussive injuries may give the NFL cover, but it won't protect the viewing public against a charge of hypocrisy," writes Professor Roger Abrams on the HuffPost. "Can we love the game without recognizing the fate that awaits those for whom we cheer?" (more)

  • Ebola Crisis Passes, but Questions on Quarantines Persist

    “The state has to have clear and convincing evidence that the detention is necessary to prevent the spread of disease,” Professor Wendy Parmet tells The New York Times. (more)

  • The Annie Dookhan Mess: The Lingering Responsibility Of Prosecutors To Clean It Up

    "By failing to notify the victims of Dookhan’s misconduct, Massachusetts district attorneys run the risk of neglecting their duty to disclose exculpatory information and, more abstractly, to fulfill the minister-of-justice ideal," says Professor Daniel Medwed. (more)

  • MA Court Cases Examine Youthful Offender Status And A Request To Retry Tsarnaev

    On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses three high profile cases appearing in Massachusetts state and federal courthouses this week. (more)

  • To Fight Terrorism, Treat Muslim-Americans With Respect

    In their latest blog for The Huffington Post, Professor Deborah Ramirez and Tara Lai Quinlan '04 call for long-term thinking in response to terrorism in ways that are consistent with America’s deepest values (more)

  • What Are the Chances the Death Penalty Can Be Ruled Cruel, Unnecessary Punishment?

    Professor Michael Meltsner's interview with the Marshall Project is featured in Newsweek magazine. (more)

  • 3Qs: The US response to the Syrian refugee crisis

    Professor Rachel Rosen­bloom weighs in on the US response to the Syrian refugee crisis for news@Northeastern. (more)

  • The Troubling Trial Of Phillip Chism: Should Teenagers Accused of Murder Be Tried As Adults?

    "The confluence of events in the Chism trial—a gruesome crime, a seemingly unstable defendant, and uncertainty about the future course of the legal proceedings—provides an opportune time to address a topic that has largely escaped notice so far," writes Professor Daniel Medwed in his latest LegalEase article. (more)

  • The Evaluation Menu: More Than Just Technical Choices

    Kevin Murray, executive director of the law school's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, contributes to the openGlobalRights debate on evaluation and human rights. (more)

  • The Odds of Overturning the Death Penalty

    In an interview with The Marshall Project, Professor Michael Meltsner shares his perspective on the anti-death penalty movement of today. (more)

  • State Of Mind: The Criminal Justice Process And Mental Health In Massachusetts

    In his latest LegalEase article for WGBH, Professor Daniel Medwed considers the extent to which doubts about a defendant’s mental health directly affect the course and outcome of a criminal trial. (more)

  • Burnham Named to National Leaders in Diversity List

    Congratulations to Professor Margaret Burnham, who has been named to a list of 20 law professors nationwide who have furthered diversity efforts in legal education! (more)

  • Death Penalty and the Law

    "I don’t think that we will see abolition until the focus is on the system," writes Professor Michael Meltsner in a letter to the New York Times. (more)

  • Part IV: Alumni Surveys, The Varied Career Paths of Law School Graduates

    The last installment in Bill Henderson's series of blogs about the law school’s Outcomes Assessment Project summarizes data on the careers of Northeastern alumni/ae. (more)

  • 3Qs: Snapchat’s new privacy policy: What you should know

    What does the new Snapchat privacy policy really mean? Professor Jessica Silbey offers advice for users. (more)

  • Are Law Students Driven by Money? It's Not Most Important, Survey Finds

    "Northeastern University School of Law grads cited three top reasons they decided to go to law school: having a satisfying career, helping individuals and improving society," reports the ABA Journal. (more)

  • Improving Society Makes Lawyers Happy — Not Money

    Bloomberg BNA reports that Northeastern law grads care more about improving society than making money: "Among all Northeastern graduates, the reasons for attending law school remained relatively the same over the four decades of graduates: helping individuals, improving society, and ultimately developing a satisfying career." (more)

  • ‘Commemoration for a purpose’

    Our (Civil Rights and Restorative Justice) project is not just about com­mem­o­ra­tion, though that’s very impor­tant,” said Professor Margaret Burnham in her keynote address at the Asso­ci­a­tion for Black Cul­ture Cen­ters’ 25th annual con­fer­ence in Boston last Friday. “It’s com­mem­ora­tion for a pur­pose. It’s pre­serving memory and activating memory, so that we can under­stand and engage with the issues we’re working on today.” (more)

  • How Has Law School Changed Over The Decades? Alumni Speak.

    “ … kudos to Northeastern for its willingness to have its alumni surveyed by an objective third party. It’s nice to see a law school so confident in its product that it’s willing to make past purchasers available for study,” writes David Lat, founder and managing editor of Above the Law. (more)

  • PHAI’s Gottlieb Discusses Fantasy Sports as Gambling on “Broadside” TV Segment

    Mark Gottlieb, the executive director of PHAI, discussed the legality of paid daily fantasy sports games in Massachusetts on New England Cable News channel’s public affairs show, “Broadside” with Sue O’Connell. (more)

  • "Captive Genders": CeCe McDonald, Chelsea Manning and Others Map Road to Trans Liberation

    Professor Gabriel Arkles reviews the expanded second edition of "Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex," for Truthout. (more)

  • Brown '18 Youngest Person to Chair MDDC

    The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) has selected Lydia Brown '18 as its new chairperson. At age 22, Brown becomes the youngest person in the country to serve as chair of a statewide Developmental Disabilities Council. (more)

  • Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    "This book reminds us how fortunate we have been that Ruth Ginsburg came our way at the right time," writes Professor Roger Abrams in his latest review for the New York Journal of Books. (more)

  • DMCA Ruling Ensures You Can't Be Sued For Hacking Your Car, Your Games Or Your iPhone

    “The security research exemption granted today is an obvious choice for an automatically renewing exemption," Professor Andrea Matwyshyn tells Forbes Magazine. "It will clearly continue to be be necessary for the foreseeable future.” (more)

  • Alaska Supreme Court Justic Fabe to Retire

    Dana Fabe '76, justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, has announced she will retire in June. Fabe was the first woman appointed to serve on the court and later was the first woman to serve as Alaska¹s chief justice. (more)

  • Trade, Health, And Tobacco Exceptionalism: The TPP Tobacco Carve-Out

    "The inclusion of the tobacco carve-out in the TPP should be viewed as a great victory for public health," writes Professor Wendy Parmet in blog for HealthAffairs. "But it is not the end of the story, either for the TPP, tobacco control, or other health regulations." (more)

  • Female Veterans to Collaborate With Artists in Harlem

    Social Design Collective, a project spearheaded by Jules Rochielle, creative director of the law school's NuLawLab, has been selected as artist-in-residence by the NYC Mayor's Office of Veteran's Affairs! (more)

  • The Political Power of a College Football Team

    "As members of the university community, football players can enhance equity and non-discrimination on campus and promote a safe environment for all students," writes Professor Roger Abrams in his latest article for the Huffington Post. "All it would take is the threat of a strike." (more)

  • Carmelyn P. Malalis: Leading Through Praise, Not Fear

    Carmelyn Malalis '01, chair and commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, discusses her leadership style in an interview with The New York Times. (more)

  • Part III: Alumni Surveys, Responses on the Law School Experience

    In his ongoing series about the law school and our graduates, Bill Henderson writes, "Ironically, what may be the best practice-ready model among ABA-accredited law schools is a 50-year old program that most critics don’t know exists.” (more)

  • “History Tells Us These Lessons Must be Learned Again and Again”

    Professor Martha Davis blogs about her recent visit to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (“NTNU”) in Trondheim, Norway, where she delivered a lecture on human rights. (more)

  • Part II: Alumni Surveys, Pre-Law Characteristics and Motivations

    Bill Henderson, named the “most influential person" in legal education by The National Jurist, continues his blog series about a survey of Northeastern law grads. (more)

  • With Massive Prisoner Release, Averting Fatal Reentry

    "As we celebrate progress, we must demand that the criminal justice system do more to ensure that spending time behind bars does not translate to a death sentence for so many," writes Professor Leo Beletsky on The Huffington Post. (more)

  • Part I: What Can We Learn by Studying Law School Alumni? A Case Study of One Law School

    In a blog about the law school’s Outcomes Assessment Project, lead researcher Bill Henderson writes about his investigation into the impact of co-op. (more)

  • Fantasy Sports Gambling is Illegal Under State Law

    "Despite its popularity and the money it generates for sports teams and those benefiting from its marketing dollars, daily fantasy sports should be shut down unless and until it is authorized by law in Massachusetts," writes Mark Gottlieb, executive director of NUSL's Public Health Advocacy Institute, in an op-ed for The Boston Globe. (more)

  • Five NUSL Grads Named to the "Boston Rising Stars" List

    The National Law Journal, in collaboration with the Connecticut Law Tribune, has named five Northeastern Law graduates to their "Boston Rising Stars" list. The honorees will be recognized at an event in Boston on Thursday, November 12. (more)

  • The Legal Landscape of Information Security

    Professor Andrea Matwyshyn, a leading expert on technology innovation and its legal implications who joined the School of Law's faculty this summer, is profiled by news@Northeastern. (more)

  • PHAI Finds Online Fantasy Sports Gambling Operators in “Clear” Violation of Massachusetts Law

    The School of Law's Public Health Advocacy Institute shares the findings of its review of online fantasy sports gambling. (more)

  • The Journal of Legal Education: A New Approach

    Dean Jeremy Paul and Professor Margaret Woo, co-editors of the Journal of Legal Education, are interviewed by the Association of American Law Schools. "More than any other, the JLE blends the two main functions of law schools and law professors: teaching and scholarship. It brings the same level of rigor ordinarily devoted to law reform to the challenges of successful transmission of legal understandings," says Dean Paul. (more)

  • 3Qs: Is the End Near for Daily Fantasy Sports?

    Professor Roger Abrams weighs in on the legality of fantasy sports sites for news@Northeastern. (more)

  • Davis to Deliver European Lecture Series

    Professor Martha Davis, an internationally recognized human rights expert who is spending the 2015-2016 academic year as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human RIghts and Humanitarian Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute at Lund University, in Lund, Sweden, will deliver a series of lectures this fall in Europe. (more)

  • What's Wrong With Solitary Confinement

    Professor Daniel Medwed highlights the key takeaways of a major report on the misconceptions of solitary confinement, recently published by the Vera Institute of Justice. (more)

  • Clinton Crushed It? Not For This Debate Watcher

    "In the voting to come, the question is whether caucus goers and primary voters will vote for a message or for someone the media thinks can win," writes Professor Joshua Abrams on WBUR's Cognoscenti. (more)

  • CRRJ Featured on Higher Ground

    The law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) will be featured on the television public affairs show, Higher Ground. Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick, associate director of CRRJ, and student Tara Dunn '17 will discuss CRRJ's purpose and accomplishments. The show airs at 6 a.m. on October 18 on WHDH, channel 7, Boston. (more)

  • LDCs Be Damned: USTR and Big Pharma seeks to eviscerate Least Developed Countries’ Insulation From Pharmaceutical Monopolies

    Brook Baker makes the case at infojustice.org that the US should support for least developed countries (LDC’s) an unconditional extension of any obligation to grant or enforce patents, data protections, or exclusive marketing rights on pharmaceutical products. (more)

  • ‘Dream Team’ Set to Tackle Tobacco Cases

    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on the new public health litigation project at the School of Law's Public Health Advocacy Institute. (more)

  • Rice '84 Nominated to Serve as US Attorney for New Hampshire

    Congratulations to Emily Gray Rice '84, who has been nominated by President Obama to become the next US Attorney for New Hampshire. (more)

  • In Chism Trial, Lead Attorneys are Both Veterans of High-Profile Cases

    As the trial of Philip Chism gets underway this week, lead prosecutor Kate MacDougall ’97 is noted for her experience in trying high-profile cases. (more)

  • Online Fantasy Games are Illegal

    "There is nothing wrong or evil about DraftKings or FanDuel, assuming they are able to eliminate the insider information problem and convince the public that they maintain a level playing field," writes Professor Roger Abrams in his latest Huffington Post blog. (more)

  • U.S. Supreme Court May Hold The Future Of Affirmative Action In Its Hands

    "Take a deep breath," advises Professor Daniel Medwed in his latest Legal Ease article. "It promises to be an exciting year for the highest court, if not perhaps as dramatic as the one that just concluded." (more)

  • New Hampshire’s Governor Jumps Into the Race for Senate

    Join us in welcoming Governor Maggie Hassan '85 as our keynote speaker for the NUSL reunion dinner on October 24! All grads are welcome to attend. We can't wait to hear Governor Hassan's plans for the US Senate! (more)

  • Maura Healey Doesn’t Like to Lose

    “I’m not interested in half effort,” Maura Healey '98 tells The Boston Globe. “That wasn’t a recipe for success on the athletic field or the basketball court, and I don’t think it’s a recipe for success in many cases.” (more)

  • My Boston: Scaling the Walls

    In the October issue of Boston Magazine, Professor Roger Abrams provides a snapshot of Boston in 1903 via the history of baseball. (more)

  • Parmet Appointed Northeastern’s First Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Research

    Dean Jeremy Paul has appointed Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law Wendy Parmet as the school’s first Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Research. (more)

  • Maze-Rothstein Speaks on CAIR and LSSC at Seattle University School of Law

    Professor Susan Maze-Rothstein will speak today about Northeastern’s Committee Against Institutional Racism (CAIR) and Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program at Seattle University School of Law in Washington. (more)

  • Boston Chapter of ACS to Honor Prominent LGBT Rights Attorney Mary Bonauto

    Congratulations to Mary Bonauto '87, who is to be presented with the Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall Award at the ACS Boston Lawyer Chapter’s Eighth Annual Constitution Day Celebration. (more)

  • Eyewitness Testimony Is Unreliable: The SJC Tries To Reform Its Use

    Taken together, the SJC’s opinions this year represent a strong, bold, and noble attempt to confront one of the largest sources of error in our criminal justice system," writes Professor Daniel Medwed in his latest Legal Ease article for WGBH. (more)

  • NUSL Welcomes its Largest LLM Class

    This fall, Northeastern University School of Law welcomes the largest LLM class in its history. Thirty-nine students from 22 countries will not only tackle advanced legal theories but also participate in real-world legal internships through the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. (more)

  • Could safe injection sites for IV drug users be in the works for NYC?

    In the New York Daily News, Professor Leo Beletsky outlines four ways in which safe injection sites could become legalized. (more)

  • Top Boston Firms Join Forces with Public Health Advocacy Institute

    In September, four leading Boston law firms joined a strategic alliance with the School of Law’s Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) to pursue litigation against the tobacco industry on behalf of the families of former smokers who have suffered devastating disease from cigarettes. (more)

  • Is Legal Education in Crisis? A Dean Responds

    "Every law dean in the U.S. is working hard to contain costs and provide more value for student money. And legal education has never offered students more in terms of clinical experiences, broad curricula and individualized instruction," writes Dean Jeremy Paul in The American Lawyer. (more)

  • NUSL Releases August Issue of AALS Journal of Legal Education

    Northeastern University School of Law is pleased to announce that the August 2015 issue of the prestigious AALS Journal of Legal Education, co-edited by Dean Jeremy Paul and Professor Margaret Woo, is now available online. (more)

  • Joe Biden Backed Bills To Make It Harder For Americans To Reduce Their Student Debt

    Professor Daniel Austin shares his insights into student loan debt with the International Business Times. (more)

  • Police Out of Sync with Syringe Exchange, Reports Beletsky in American Journal of Public Health

    Research led by Professor Leo Beletsky offers stark evidence of police working at cross-purposes with syringe exchange and overdose prevention programs in Baltimore. (more)

  • Heroin Epidemic Demands Realism

    "We have to change what the words "war on drugs" mean," writes Richard Taskin '95 in an op-ed for the Berkshire Eagle. (more)

  • Can officers accused in Freddie Gray death get a fair trial in Baltimore?

    “It’s an interesting test case because every potential juror was directly affected due to the curfew, and that’s unusual,” Professor Daniel Medwed tells The Christian Science Monitor. (more)

  • On Labor Day, AG Healey Announces New Leadership for the Office's Fair Labor Division

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey '98 has named Cynthia Mark '94 as chief of her office's Fair Labor Division. (more)

  • Will the US Create Barriers to LDCs’ Future Access to Medicines?

    "The US should join the emerging global consensus, supported even by the European Union, that the LDC pharmaceutical extension should be granted on requested terms," says Professor Brook Baker. (more)

  • Roger Goodell and the Agency Risk

    "As the NFL revises its systems to assure a fairer process, its real interest is to keep the focus on the game of football, not its problems," says Professor David Phillips. (more)

  • Should Boston Breathe Easy? The Use Of Police Force In Roslindale

    "A police officer’s application of force to a suspect’s throat may not be illegal. Yet that does not make it an appropriate way to restrain a suspect, even an aggressive and obnoxious one," writes Professor Daniel Medwed in his latest Legal Ease column for WGBH. (more)

  • Expert: NFL’s ‘Deflategate’ Appeal Will Be An Uphill Battle

    Listen back: Professor Roger Abrams joins WBUR’s Morning Edition to review the Tom Brady suspension decision. (more)

  • Northeastern Law Welcomes Strong/Diverse Class

    BOSTON – Sept. 4, 2015 – This week, Northeastern University School of Law welcomed 142 diverse, accomplished students to its class of 2018. The class of 2018 maintains the school's median LSAT score of 161 and brings the median undergraduate GPA up to 3.55. (more)

  • A Law Degree Is No Job Guarantee

    In a letter to The New York Times, Dean Jeremy Paul calls attention to why there aren’t enough lawyers to meet the needs of middle- and lower-income Americans. (more)

  • Is teen who urged boyfriend to commit suicide responsible for his death?

    On KPCC's AirTalk, Professor Daniel Medwed weighs in on the Michelle Carter manslaughter case. (more)

  • Blaming the Victims: 245 Years Ago and Today

    "To innocently embrace the ideas of democracy, freedom, and liberty should not come with the consequence of being brutalized, threatened by a militarized police force, or monitored by your government," writes Rahsaan Hall '98 in an article for The Huffington Post. (more)

  • The Cold Cases of the Jim Crow Era

    In a New York Times op-ed, Professor Margaret Burnham looks at the struggle for justice in Jim Crow era cold cases. (more)

  • Once a Pariah, Now a Judge: The Early Transgender Journey of Phyllis Frye

    ”We organize our society around very fixed notions of who men and women are, and people whose very existence challenges that provoke visceral, irrational reactions,” Chase Strangio '10 tells The New York Times. (more)

  • Law Clinic Helps Students Protect their IP

    "The Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Law Clinic is a won­derful oppor­tu­nity for law stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate and con­tribute to the inno­va­tion ecosystem on campus,” Professor Susan Montgomery tells news@Northeastern. (more)

  • New Video Games Teaches Ins and Outs of Court

    NBC Connecticut reports on NuLawLab's video game for pro se litigants! (more)

  • 3Qs: Law Professor Remembers Civil Rights Icon

    Professor Margaret Burnham reflects on the passion, influence and humor of civil rights icon Julian Bond. (more)

  • Labor Board Punts on Northwestern Football Case

    "Unions change employee work lives even if they are not successful in organizing," writes Professor Roger Abrams in his latest blog for the Huffington Post. (more)

  • Finally on the Frontier: Alaska Gets a Satellite Law School

    In the National Law Journal, Professor Jeremy Paul highlights the School of Law's longstanding ties to the state of Alaska. (more)

  • 7 Minutes that Set a Child’s Course for Tragedy

    “The idea that the state gets to tell you whether you have it together enough to bring up your child is really a little bit scary,” Professor Mary O’Connell tells The Boston Globe. (more)

  • 2015′s Best and Worst States for Underprivileged Children

    Professor James Rowan lends his expertise to WalletHub's recent study examining 2015′s best and worst states for underprivileged childre. (more)

  • Christopher Huntsman '16 Awarded ABI Medal of Excellence

    Christopher Huntsman '16 has been awarded a 2015 American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Medal of Excellence. Top law students from around the country are recognized through this program. Winners receive engraved medals and certificates, as well as a one-year ABI membership. (more)

  • APA Task Force Aims to Reduce Transphobia Among Psychologists

    Professor Gabriel Arkles says new guidelines put forth by the American Psychological Association (APA) could greatly improve mental healthcare for trans and gender nonconforming patients, but the initiative has its limits. (more)

  • Why Boston Should Adopt Police Body Cameras

    "Cameras worn by the police in Boston might not prevent the occurrence of an event similar to the shooting of Michael Brown, but they would make it less likely," argues Professor Daniel Medwed in his latest post for WGBH's Legal Ease. (more)

  • Huckabee, The Holocaust, And The Politics Of Fear

    "Huckabee did cross a line, but not because we can never discuss or learn from the Holocaust," says Professor Libby Adler in an op-ed for WGBH News. "Rather than exploiting a terrible history for political gain, we should confront that history soberly in service of our responsibilities to the present." (more)

  • Whose Sovereignty? Gabriel Resources v. Romania

    In his latest HuffPost piece, Adam Cernea Clark '14 reports on an international arbitration suit taken by a Canadian gold-mine developer against the government of Romania. (more)

  • Jessica Winn '16 and Nine Grads Celebrated as Massachusetts "Top Women of Law"

    Nine grads will be honored as trailblazers and role models by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at an event on October 28. (more)

  • Northeastern Law Magazine: Summer 2015 Issue

    "Marriage Equality Triumphs" and many more stories! (more)

  • Whitey Bulger's Appeal: Justice May Be Blind, But She's Not Stupid

    In his latest piece for WGBH's Legal Ease, Professor Daniel Medwed explains why the odds are against Whitey Bulger winning on appeal. (more)

  • 3Qs: Brady ‘Deflategate’ suspension upheld. What’s next?

    Professor Roger Abrams shares his thoughts on the 'Deflategate' decision with news@Northeastern: "The NFL has bought itself a lawsuit it cannot win.” (more)

  • Professor Rashmi Dyal-Chand to Deliver Property Law Lecture in South Africa

    Professor Rashmi Dyal-Chand has been invited to deliver the third annual South African Research Chair in Property Law (SARCPL) public lecture at Stellenbosch University on August 6, 2015. (more)

  • Deflategate: The Monster That Will Not Die

    "On its face, a four-game suspension based on a transgression of a non-existent rule is questionable," writes Professor Roger Abrams in his Huffington Post blog. (more)

  • The "unstoppable" Maura Healey '98 is profiled by Boston Magazine

    "Healey returned to Boston to attend Northeastern University School of Law, known for its social-justice bent and its co-op system, and graduated in 1998. Returning this spring to deliver the commencement address, she told the graduating class that she’d attended the program in part because she’d heard through “the gay grapevine” that it was a supportive place to come out, even back in the ’90s." (more)

  • What We Can Learn From Sandra Bland's Tragic End

    "We’ve come a long way since 1962. But for people of color, the roads are still not entirely safe," writes Professor Margaret Burnham on WBUR's Cognoscenti. (more)

  • Shifting Vaccination Politics — The End of Personal-Belief Exemptions in California

    In an article co-authored for The New England Journal of Medicine, Professor Wendy Parmet highlights a recent trend in some states towards narrowing exceptions to school-entry vaccination mandates. (more)

  • Dorothy Samuels '75 Joins Brennan Center

    Dorothy Samuels, a former 30-year member of The New York Times editorial board, has joined the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law as a Senior Fellow. At The Times, Samuels wrote on a wide array of legal and public policy issues, with a particular focus on the justice system, civil rights and civil liberties. (more)

  • Boston Law Schools Launch Joint Practice Incubator

    Lawyers for Affordable Justice (LAJ) receives a great write-up in The National Law Journal! (more)

  • Lawyers for Affordable Justice Joint Project Among BC, BU and Northeastern Law Schools to Launch in 2016

    The law schools at Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern University will launch Lawyers for Affordable Justice (LAJ) — a “lawyer incubator” program —in January 2016 to provide legal services to local-area residents at below-market rates. (more)

  • Schlopping: Developing Relationships, Self Image & Memories

    Yael Magen '13 and her mother, Sheryl Mendlinger, coined the term "Schlopping" to describe the ritual of schlepping with someone you love while shopping. Check out their new book on the topic! (more)

  • Hassan Vetoes Bill to Remove Concealed Carry License

    Governor Maggie Hassan ’85 says no to legislation that would have effectively dismantled New Hampshire’s concealed carry permitting system. (more)

  • NASCAR and the Flag

    Professor Roger Abrams on NASCAR's decision to ban the official use of the Confederate flag at any of its races. (more)

  • Northeastern University School of Law Professor Daniel Medwed to Serve as Legal Analyst for WGBH News

    WGBH signs on Professor Daniel Medwed as the station's exclusive legal analyst. "His ability to explain the complex is a real talent," says Phil Redo, WGBH Radio General Manager. (more)

  • Charleston Then

    Professor Michael Meltsner reflects on Charleston in the 1960s, and his service as first assistant counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. (more)

  • The Future of Personal Bankruptcy in a Post-Obamacare World

    The Wall Street Journal looks to Professor Daniel Austin for his expert opinion on the future of mandatory healthcare and its potential impact on bankruptcy rates. (more)

  • Final Scotus Rulings-Lethal Injections

    On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the wider implications of the Supreme Court's ruling on lethal injections. (more)

  • The Supreme Court: Why Idiosyncrasy And Judicial Philosophy Matter

    As the summer break approaches for the Supreme Court, Professor Daniel Medwed reflects on its most recent term. (more)

  • The Lethal Injection Decision

    "Today’s decision reaffirms that five justices still support the constitutionality of capital punishment and given that, they are unwilling to interfere with the state’s experimenting with a still unproved method of execution," writes Professor Michael Meltsner in a post for the Human Rights at Home Blog. (more)

  • Law Professor on the Supreme Court Ruling and What Comes Next

    On news@Northeastern, Professor Martha Davis offers insight into the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision. (more)

  • Same-Sex Marriage Is a Right, Supreme Court Rules, 5-4

    Congratulations to Mary Bonauto '87 and our many graduates who fought long and hard for this victory! (more)

  • 3Qs: Supreme Court upholds healthcare law for second time

    Professor Wendy Parmet discusses the SCOTUS healthcare decision with news@Northeastern. (more)

  • Mary Bonauto on her SCOTUS victory on behalf of marriage equality

    Rachel Maddow: "The alpha and the omega, the architect of this whole strategy, really is a knowable person, a woman named Mary Bonauto. She started it, she plotted its course and today she finished it. Decision. Done. Nationwide. Forever." (more)

  • Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision should energize us

    Mary Bonauto ’87 offers a humble tribute to Massachusetts while the nation pays tribute to her vision, leadership and tenacity …. (more)

  • June 26, 2015: The Day the Law Changed

    "Let us pause for a moment and recognize Mary Bonauto. Bonauto, a dogged, brilliant lawyer from the Commonwealth (God save it!), won the Goodridge decision before the Supreme Judicial Court." (more)

  • Obamacare: Massachusetts Provides SCOTUS The Basis For Upholding Law It Inspired

    Listen back: Professor Wendy Parmet talked to WGBH News following the Supreme Court's endorsement of the Affordable Care Act yesterday. (more)

  • Reaction Pours in on Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision

    "Over 6 million people would have probably lost their health insurance if the court had ruled the other way," Professor Wendy Parmet tells New England Cable News. (more)

  • Health Care: Here to Stay

    In her latest contribution to the Human Rights at Home Blog, Professor Wendy Parmet provides an analysis of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act. (more)

  • What do we do about A-Rod?

    "It is hard to praise A-Rod's current resurrection out of understandable fear that, once again, he has found a way to fool us and skirt the rules of the game," writes Professor Roger Abrams in his latest blog for HuffPost Sports. (more)

  • 'We are all hurt'

    The law school’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project took the lead in organizing an event on Tuesday that honored the memories of those killed in Charleston last week. (more)

  • “Organ Marketplaces” of the Future

    Listen now! Professor Kara Swanson was invited to WGBH's Innovation Hub to discuss the growing market in organs: “I think we need to try some different models in order to increase the supply, in order to decrease the scarcity, in order to increase the justice in access to these things.” (more)

  • Trying Teens As Adults

    On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses juvenile murder suspects being charged as adults in Massachusetts. (more)

  • Law Enforcement Officers Should be Authorized to Administer Overdose Antidote

    "Having cops carry naloxone represents a general shift in policing the nation's drug problem away from incarceration, which has proven inexpensive, ineffective, and deadly for far too many people," Professor Leo Beletsky tells news@Northeastern. (more)

  • Thinking Of Breaking Out Of Prison? Read This First

    In a blog for WGBH news, Professor Daniel Medwed explores the criminal law of prison escape. (more)

  • NUSL Welcomes Leading Intellectual Property Expert Jessica Silbey

    Jessica Silbey, a leading scholar and nationally recognized expert on intellectual property and the use of film to communicate about law, has joined the tenured faculty of Northeastern University School of Law. (more)

  • Tech Advocate Spilka Sits in Unique Vantage Point in Senate

    Senator Karen Spilka '80, chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, is profiled by the Worcester Business Journal. (more)

  • Spectators and the Baseball Rule

    In his latest blog for The Huffington Post, Professor Roger Abrams outlines the implications of the age-old "Baseball Rule,’ which protects ballparks from lawsuits. (more)

  • Reconstructing FIFA

    "The transition to a transparent system of organizing and regulating world football will not be easy," cautions Professor Roger Abrams in his HuffPost blog. (more)

  • 3Qs: Professors weigh in on SCOTUS decision, free speech on social media

    Professors Michael Meltsner and Daniel Medwed discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Elonis v. United States, its first case addressing free speech on social media. (more)

  • Where the Housing Crisis Continues

    "If we don’t act, we will continue to build a generation of low-income residents who are hostage to their mortgages, unable to build equity, unable to participate in the American dream," writes Elyse Cherry '83 in an op-ed for The New York Times. (more)

  • Save the Date!

    Celebrate and participate in Alumni/ae Weekend October 23 - 24, 2015. Catch up with friends, colleagues and faculty. Celebrating the milestone reunions of 1955,'75,'80, '85, '90, '95, '2000, '05 and '10. Find out more now! (more)

  • National and International Media Look to Professor Daniel Medwed for Expert Comments on Marathon Bombing Trial

    Media outlets from across the globe have looked to Professor Daniel Medwed for his expert opinion over the course of the Tsarnaev trial and in the aftermath of the jury's decision in favor of the death penalty. (more)

  • These 26 states won’t let you sue McDonald’s for making you fat. The surprising consequence of banning obesity lawsuits.

    Professor Richard Daynard gives his opinion on “commonsense consumption” laws in The Washington Post: “The whole point was to sneak by very quietly and immunize the junk food companies from liability.” (more)

  • FIFA hit with ‘red card’ over corruption charges

    Professor Roger Abrams answers 3 questions regarding the #FIFA corruption charges. (more)

  • Shifting American Police From Warriors to Guardians

    "Fundamental shifts in policing culture are required to move policing into the 21st century so police can be viewed with greater legitimacy and community members treated with greater respect," write Professor Deborah Ramirez and Tara Lai Quinlan '04 in a piece co-authored for the Huffington Post. (more)

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

    More than 200 graduates received their degrees during the School of Law commencement ceremony in Matthews Arena on Friday, May 22, 2015. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey '98 delivered the commencement address and received an honorary degree. (more)

  • Healey: 'I was accepted'

    “When I came here, I was accepted,” Mass. AG Maura Healey ’98 told the class of 2015 in her commencement speech yesterday. “I was accepted by my peers. I was accepted by our faculty. And it was OK because this was a school that to its very fiber ... celebrates equality and 
diversity.” (more)

  • Policing Testimony from Professor Deborah Ramirez

    Watch Professor Deborah Ramirez in action as she outlines her proposed roadmap to justice before the House Judiciary Committee! (more)

  • Tsarnaev Trial Shows the Value of Process

    "The mere fact that a terrorism trial unfolded in open court without major incident is notable, and important," writes Professor Daniel Medwed in an op-ed for The Boston Globe. (more)

  • Northeastern Co-Sponsors "Getting Criminal Justice Right”

    The School of Law will co-sponsor "Getting Criminal Justice Right” with MassInc on June 2. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law will also provide a presentation on its new report "What Caused the Crime Decline?" The event will also include remarks from former Lt. Governor and Attorney General Frank Bellotti, and an expert panel discussion moderated by former Congressman Bill Delahunt. (more)

  • Boston Bombing: Jury's Death Penalty Checklist Explained

    Watch video: Professor Daniel Medwed is interviewed by BBC News. (more)

  • Can Students Click Their Way to a Better World?

    NuLawLab's mapping app encourages "digital citizenship.” (more)

  • Lawyers Don't Know Enough About Business. Law Schools Are Trying to Fix That

    Bloomberg Business quotes Dean Jeremy Paul on the increasing demand for lawyers who are fluent in business matters: “You have to understand, not just the language of the law, but the language of your clients. Sometimes the language of your client is business.” (more)

  • 'Dead Man Walking' Nun Testifies on Boston Bomber's Behalf

    On NBC Nightly News, Professor Daniel Medwed comments on the testimony of Sister Helen Prejean in the sentencing phase of the Tsarnaev trial: "I imagine this testimony could sway at least one juror and that's all the defense needs." (more)

  • Gemstones, ink cartridges and mattresses

    What do heating appliances, gemstones, laser printers and personalized mattresses all have in common? Find out what Leora Maccabee Itman '09 has to say! (more)

  • McAllister '15 Selected For Legal Honors Program by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    Nicole McAllister '15 has been chosen as one of only 17 third-year law students to join HUD's 2015-2016 class in its Legal Honors program. (more)

  • LSSC Now Accepting Client Applications

    Community organizations and government agencies are invited to apply to the Social Justice Program. Selected organizations received 2,000 hours of research and analysis by 1L students. (more)

  • Maloney '16 Selected as John J. Curtin Jr. Justice Fund Legal Fellow

    Trevor Maloney '16 has been selected as a John J. Curtin Jr. Justice Fund Legal Fellow. The Fund is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, with the goal of encouraging careers that further social justice. (more)

  • Boston’s 50 Most Powerful People: The List

    Congratulations to President Joseph Aoun, Mo Cowan' 94 and Maura Healey '98 on being named to Boston's 50 Most Powerful People List by Boston Magazine. (more)

  • Baltimore Wasn’t The First City To Burn, And It Won’t Be The Last

    "The absence of political will, not constitutional authority, explains the longstanding federal absence from the most charged arena of race relations in our national history," writes Professor Margaret Burnham in a piece for WBUR's Cognoscenti. (more)

  • 3Qs: Bruce Jenner and the Transgender Rights Movement

    Professor Gabriel Arkles discusses Jenner’s decision to come out as a transgender woman, the barriers facing the transgender rights movement and the current state of mental health services for the transgender community. (more)

  • The Plight of the Smoking Man

    In the Boston Globe, Chris Banthin, program director of PHAI's Tobacco Control Resource Center at the School of Law, weighs in on the issue of regulating smoking in privately owned properties. (more)

  • Obama Walks a Fine Line on Baltimore Riots

    Professor Margaret Burnham is interviewed by Australia's RN Breakfast radio show about the recent rioting in Baltimore. (more)

  • Danielle Alvarado '15 Awarded 2015 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship

    Danielle Alvarado '15 has been named to the 2015 class of Justice Fellows by the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC), the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation. (more)

  • Same-sex Marriage Case in Court: Attorney Mary Bonauto

    The Boston Globe profiles Mary Bonauto '87 as she prepares to argue the issue of same-sex marriage before the US Supreme Court. Mary will represent couples from Kentucky and Michigan challenging their states’ same-sex marriage bans. (more)

  • Acosta '16 and Shea '16 Selected for Prestigious Rappaport Fellowship

    The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has named Jessica Acosta '16 and Colleen Shea '16 amongst its 2015 Fellows. (more)

  • Black in Time: Generations connect seeking justice

    The Miami Herald reports on CRRJ's work with a group of Cambridge-Rindge & Latin High School students through its Kimbrough Scholars Program. (more)

  • Newman and Krause Named to the "Huntington 100"

    Michelle Newman '15 and Allie Krause '15 have been honored by Northeastern University as members of the "Huntington 100," a group of extraordinary students who have excelled in var­ious areas across the university—from research to ath­letics to expe­ri­en­tial learning. (more)

  • Bankruptcy Means Test: What It Is & Who Must Take It

    CardHub.com looks to Professor Daniel Austin for his expert advice on bankruptcy means test requirements. (more)

  • Changing the 'How' But Not the 'Why'

    In the New York Law Journal, Dean Jeremy Paul proposes some new approaches to legal education. (more)

  • NUSL Holds Official Law School Service Day

    In Partnership with the Boston Public Heath Commission, the Andrew House and the PILS Committee, NUSL will hold an official law school service day on Saturday, April 25. There are several ways to get involved and lend a hand, including: beautification projects, Know Your Rights trainings, recreational activities and donations. For all questions, and to RSVP, please contact Jess Acosta: Acosta.j@husky.neu.edu (more)

  • Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Sarah David Heydemann '16

    The Major League Baseball Players Trust profiles Sarah David Heydemann '16, recipient of the 2015 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. (more)

  • Healey to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey ’98 will deliver the School of Law’s commencement address and receive an honorary degree on May 22, 2015. (more)

  • Professor Karl Klare Honored by University of Pretoria

    Matthews Distinguished University Professor Karl Klare has been recognized by the University of Pretoria with an honorary doctorate in law. (more)

  • First-Year Student to Present LSSC Findings at "Meet in the Middle: Expanded Learning Summit”

    Peter Colin ’17 will travel to Washington, DC, on April 17 to present on the “State Initiatives” panel at the "Meet in the Middle: Expanded Learning Summit" co-hosted by Citizen Schools. (more)

  • Group’s Lawsuits Aim to Boost Public Health

    In The Boston Globe, University Professor of Law Richard Daynard says, "litigation can be the best way to tackle a public health issue if regulation has not done its job.” (more)

  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences

    On a Radio Boston debate with Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, Professor Daniel Medwed lays out his case for ending mandatory minimum sentencing. (more)

  • Should Human Organs be for Sale?

    Professor Kara Swanson, an expert in the his­tory of sci­ence and medicine, delivered the 51st annual Robert D. Klein Lec­ture on Tuesday, April 7, at Northeastern's Raytheon Amphithe­ater. (more)

  • Gledhill '15 Wins Human Rights Essay Award

    Sarah Gledhill '15 has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Human Rights Essay award by the Program of Advanced Studies of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University’s Washington College of Law. Gledhill was recognized for her paper on transitional justice, international human rights and humanitarian law in Cambodia. (more)

  • Women in the Law Conference

    Join us on May 15 for the law school's 7th Annual Women in the Law Conference. This year's keynote speaker is Nancy Prior '94, president of Fidelity Investment's $750 Billion Fixed Income Division. (more)

  • Mass Lawyers Weekly Honors Grads

    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly will honor Jane Edmonstone '07, Rachel Muñoz '06, Staci Rubin '10, Samuel Segal '10 as top "Up and Coming Lawyers" during its annual celebration of "Excellence in the Law" on Thursday, May 18. Chelsea A. Loughran '08 will be recognized for "Excellence in Pro Bono." (more)

  • Payne '15 Pens Winning Essay for National Law Review's Student Competition

    Jordan Payne's essay, "‘Exemptions’ & Court-Sanctioned Discrimination: The Post-Hobby Lobby Tension Between the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) & Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws," has been selected by the National Law Review's Legal Writing Contest amongst its winners for the month of March. (more)

  • Mary Bonauto '87 to Argue Supreme Court Marriage Case

    Mary Bonauto '87 will lead the argument on April 28 before the Supreme Court in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage nationwide. (more)

  • Swanson Selected as the 51st Robert D. Klein Lecturer

    Professor Kara Swanson has been selected as the 51st Robert D. Klein Lecturer. She will deliver her talk, “Banking on the Body: The Market in Blood, Milk and Sperm in Modern America” at 3 pm on Tuesday, April 7, in the Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University. (more)

  • Amanda White '14 Awarded NUSL Public Interest Fellowship

    Amanda White '14 is the recipient of a one-year fellowship that will fund her work with the Maryland Disability Law Center. (more)

  • Health Care for Immigrants — Implications of Obama's Executive Action

    In an article co-authored for the The New England Journal of Medicine, Professor Wendy Parmet outlines the potential effects of Deferred Action for undocumented immigrants on health insurance coverage. (more)

  • Kimberly Dougherty '03 Takes Top Honor as Massachusetts' "Lawyer of the Year"

    Kimberly Dougherty, a managing attorney at Janet, Jenner & Suggs was named the top 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Her selection from among 13 finalists was unveiled March 5, at the publication’s annual awards ceremony in Boston. (more)

  • University of Michigan School of Public Health to Host Symposium Honoring Professor Wendy Parmet’s Book

    The George Consortium will hold a symposium at the University of Michigan School of Public Health on April 17, 2015, to honor Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law Wendy Parmet’s book Populations, Public Health, and the Law. (more)

  • Beletsky Teams with UCSD and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte to Promote Prevention of HIV in Mexico

    Assistant Professor of Law and Health Science Leo Beletsky is partnering with colleagues from the University of California San Diego and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) in Mexico to promote prevention of HIV and other blood-borne infections. Dubbed "Proyecto ESCUDO" (Project SHIELD), this will be the first major effort to evaluate such an intervention. (more)

  • The Legacy of Torture

    News@Northeastern reports on the law school's 22nd annual Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lec­ture. This year's keynote speaker was Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and director of its Center for Democracy. (more)

  • Law Faculty Awarded NU Grants

    The School of Law congratulates our faculty who have been awarded grants by the university for interdisciplinary research in 2015-2016. (more)

  • NUSL Ranked #1 for Practical Training by The National Jurist!

    The National Jurist and preLaw Magazines have ranked Northeastern University School of Law the no. 1 law school in the nation for practical training. (more)

  • Brook Baker on Intellectual Property Rights, Free Trade, and Access to Medicines

    Professor Brook Baker is interviewed by Harvard University's Health and Human Rights Journal (HHR). (more)

  • Time to End Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

    In a Boston Globe op-ed., Professors Daniel Medwed and Michael Meltsner weigh in on the ongoing debate about mandatory minimum sentences. (more)

  • As Heroin Deaths Skyrocket, Prescription Monitoring Programs May Do More Harm

    Professor Leo Beletsky blogs for the Huffington Post Politics. (more)

  • Nuttern McClennen & Fish Selects NUSL for Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series

    The law firm Nutter McClennen & Fish has selected Northeastern University School of Law’s Queers United in Radical Rethinking to host one of three events sponsored by the 2015 Nutter Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series. The event will take place at Northeastern University School of Law on March 20, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. (more)

  • VT Law Student Investigates Racial Killings

    The Burlington Free Press highlights Samantha Lednicky '15 and the extraordinary investigative work she has conducted with the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project under the guidance of Professor Margaret Burnham. (more)

  • Scott '74 Named WBA 2015 Woman Lawyer of the Year

    Judith Scott '74, general counsel to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), will be recognized as the 2015 Women's Bar Association Woman Lawyer of the Year at the organization’s annual dinner on May 20, 2015, in Washington, DC. (more)

  • AG Healey Appoints New Leaders to Focus on Top Priorities

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey ’98 continues to look to NUSL as she builds her leadership team! Margret Cooke '95 will serve as deputy bureau chief of the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau and Gillian Feiner '05 will head the office's False Claims Division. (more)

  • Abrams Appointed to New York Journal of Books Panel of Reviewers

    Richardson Professor of Law Roger Abrams, a leading authority on sports and labor law and labor arbitration, has been appointed to the New York Journal of Books (NYJB) Panel of Reviewers. The panel includes bestselling and award-winning authors, journalists, experienced publishing executives, tenured academics and highly experienced professionals across a number of disciplines and industries. (more)

  • U.S. News & World Report Ranks NUSL #17 for Health CareLaw

    In recognition of the School of Law's outstanding health law offerings, including leading faculty, courses, the Program on Health Policy and Law, the Public Health Advocacy Institute, dual-degree (JD/MPH) programs, and more, U.S. News & World Report ranks NUSL #17 for health care law. (more)

  • New Commissioner Vows to Revitalize Agency That Fights Discrimination in New York

    Carmelyn Malalis '01, newly appointed chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, is profiled by The New York Times. (more)

  • Northeastern U's Law School Dean Looks Beyond Big Law for Job Placements

    Dean Jeremy Paul shares his take on current legal industry hiring trends with the Boston Business Journal. (more)

  • Kimberly Dougherty '03 Fights for Clients in Compounding Settlement

    Kimberly Dougherty, managing attorney of the Boston office of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, is representing 100 victims nationwide seeking compensation related to the tainted drugs produced by the New England Compounding Center. As of early March, the fund to compensate patients killed and sickened by tainted drugs had grown to $210 million. (more)

  • Take 5: What to watch for in the Tsarnaev trial

    Professor Daniel Medwed breaks down the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial for news@Northeastern. (more)

  • Professor Michael Meltsner's Play Confronts the Guantanamo “Torture Years”

    "In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years" will be performed at Northeastern University's Blackman Auditorium on Thursday, March 19. A panel discussion on the ethics of torture in terrorism will immediately follow the play. (more)

  • Health Law and Policy Expert Named Chief of Staff of Commonwealth Medicine

    Commonwealth Medicine, the consulting division of UMass Medical School, has named former state health care policy director Kimberly Haddad '08 as the organization's new chief of staff. (more)

  • Professor Margaret Burnham Featured in Lawdragon's Faculty Limelight

    “I love law – its complexity, its importance in human life and experience,” Professor Margaret Burnham tells Lawdragon Campus. (more)

  • In Regulating E-Cigarettes, No Easy Fix For The FDA

    "By subjecting e-cigarettes to its regulatory regime, the FDA risks retarding the growth of what may prove to be a powerful new tool for harm reduction," writes Professor Wendy Parmet in a Health Affairs blog. "But by failing to act, the agency risks undermining decades of progress in tobacco control. In either case, the public health impact is apt to be significant." (more)

  • Memorial Tribute to Professor Dan Schaffer in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

    Daniel Fox, president emeritus of the Milbank Memorial Fund, pays tribute to his colleague, friend and co-author, the late Professor Daniel Schaffer, in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. (more)

  • Northeastern Law Magazine

    Check out our winter magazine! It’s chock full of fascinating stories, from our cover feature on Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey ’98, who achieved a sweeping victory following a long-shot grassroots campaign, to the student/graduate entrepreneurs who are choosing the legal road less traveled. (more)

  • Probing the Mysteries of a Photographer and Her Images

    Charlie Siskel '96 talks to The New York Times about his Oscar-nominated documentary, Finding Vivian Maier. The critically acclaimed documentary tells the story of a mysterious nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers. (more)

  • YMCA of Greater Boston Names Morton '81 as New CEO

    The YMCA of Greater Boston has announced the appointment of James Morton '81 as its new president and CEO. He will start in his new role on April 6, 2015. (more)

  • Law School Closed & Rescheduled Classes Canceled Monday February 16th

    In light of the MBTA's limited service, Northeastern University School of Law will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015. All rescheduled classes and activities are canceled. (more)

  • NUSL to Host Sixth Annual iSerp Meeting

    Northeastern University School of Law will host the 6th annual conference of the International Social and Economic Rights Project (iSERP) over four days from February 27 to March 1, 2015. (more)

  • Law Professor Named to Mass. SJC Eyewitness Committee

    Professor Daniel Medwed, an expert in crim­inal law and a renowned scholar on the topic of wrongful con­vic­tions, has been appointed a member of a new Standing Com­mittee on Eye­wit­ness Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion by the Mass­a­chu­setts Supreme Judi­cial Court. (more)

  • BLSA's Kemet Chapter Takes Home Awards

    Northeastern University School of Law's Black Law Student Association chapter has been named Small Chapter of the Year for the Northeast Region by the Northeast Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) at its 47th national convention. (more)

  • US Experience with Doctors and Patients Sharing Clinical Notes

    A new paper co-authored by Professor Michael Meltsner for the British Medical Journal finds that patient access to physician notes has led to more collaborative doctor-patient relationships and more engaged health care consumers. (more)

  • Spilka Brings Compassion to Budget Challenge

    The Boston Globe highlights Senator Karen Spilka '80, a week into her new role as chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. (more)

  • Vaccinations and Human Rights, American Style

    "Whatever mechanism a government adopts for promoting vaccination...it is clear that the weight of the human right arguments fall on the side of promoting the right to health," writes Professor Martha Davis in her latest blog for Human Rights at Home. (more)

  • Annual Connections Networking Event

    Join us on April 8 for the law school's largest and most important networking event of the year. The goal of Connections is to provide career guidance and professional development to our current students. (more)

  • The Shame of America’s Family Detention Camps

    The New York Times Magazine highlights Barbara Hines '75 and her advocacy work on behalf of detained immigrants. (more)

  • Vaccine Mandates: Second Circuit Reaffirms their Constitutionality

    In a Bill of Health blog for Harvard Law's Petrie-Flom Center, Professor Wendy Parmet offers insight into the Second Circuit's per curiam decision in Phillips v. City of New York. (more)

  • Law Student Limelight: Hannah Adams '15

    Hannah Adams talks to Lawdragon Campus about the reasons she chose Northeastern University School of Law. (more)

  • NUSL Top 20 For Diversity

    In a ranking just released, preLaw magazine has placed Northeastern among the top 20 law schools for diversity nationwide; Northeastern — ranked #17 — is the only law school in New England to be included in a list of the 28 “best law schools for diversity.” (more)

  • Professor Brook Baker on the Impact of US Pressure to Change India’s IP Laws

    In an op-ed for Express Pharma, Professor Brook Baker cautions that the Modi government’s accelerating flirtation with the US and its investors is dangerous to hundreds of millions of people worldwide whose lives depend on Indian generics. (more)

  • Why Medical Debt – and Bankruptcy – are Growing Problems

    Professor Dan Austin's research on medical debt shows that medical expenses are the predominant factor in 18% to 26% of consumer bankruptcy filings. In a blog for The Conversation, he discusses his findings. (more)

  • Journalist Goes Behind the Scenes on Healthcare Law

    News@Northeastern reports on Steven Brill's visit to the School of Law in January. “It’s good that the Affordable Care Act has extended health coverage to more than 10 million Americans,” Brill said during his lecture, “but what’s not good is that hospitals and drug companies haven’t changed their prices.” (more)

  • Maura Healey Sworn In as AG

    Maura Healey '98 was inaugurated as Massachusetts' 55th attorney general attorney, before a packed crowd at historic Faneuil Hall on Wednesday, January 22. (more)

  • New State Attorney General Healey Outlines Initial Priorities

    Maura Healey '98 pledges to answer public’s questions online and at in-person events as she prepares to take office. (more)

  • Karen Spilka '80 to Chair State Senate Ways and Means

    Ashland Senator Karen Spilka has been appointed as the new chair of the powerful budget-writing Senate Ways and Means Committee. (more)

  • Kickoff of the NFL's Silly Season

    Now that the match up for the 2015 Super Bowl has been set, Professor Roger Abrams suggests the real challenge for the media over the next fortnight will be to find something intelligible to say about the personnel of the two teams. (more)

  • The Cynical Connectedness of Gilead's Hepatitis C Pricing and Anti-Diversion Policies

    On TheBodyPRO.com, Professor Brook Baker writes, "We are allowing companies to ride roughshod over health rights of patients and to undermine the public health imperative of disease eradication." (more)

  • Streetcars Center of Many Racially Motivated Killings

    Professor Margaret Burnham talks to Georgia Public Radio about NUSL's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project and its efforts to document every racially motivated killing in the South during the Jim Crow era. (more)

  • Documenting Jim Crow-Era Deaths

    "Surprisingly enough, we really don’t have any sense of what the final number will be,” Professor Margaret Burnham tells BYU Radio's Morning Show. (more)

  • NUSL Welcomes Leading Technology and Law Expert Andrea Matwyshyn

    Andrea Matwyshyn, a leading expert on technology innovation and its legal implications, has joined the tenured faculty of Northeastern University School of Law. (more)

  • The Mueller Whitewash

    "The real news of the Mueller report -- although it receives lesser billing in the press -- is the incompetence of the initial investigation of the Rice incident," says Professor Roger Abrams. (more)

  • Thurgood Marshall's Improbable But Brilliant Choice

    "It is worth remembering that demonstrations and significant changes in the law go hand and hand," writes Professor Michael Meltsner in his Huffington Post blog. (more)

  • A Sobering Truth: A Look At Differential Treatment After Ferguson And Staten Island

    Professor Daniel Medwed blogs for WBUR's Cognoscenti. (more)

  • 3Qs: Jury selection for marathon bombing trial

    Professor Daniel Medwed tells news@Northeastern that the jury selection process in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will differ from other federal cases in two fundamental ways. (more)

  • New Video Game Will Teach Pro Ses Ins and Outs of Court System

    In the Connecticut Law Tribune, Dan Jackson '97, executive director of NuLawLab, shares his vision for the innovation lab's online advocacy project. (more)

  • Jury Selection To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

    Professor Daniel Medwed talks to NPR's Morning Edition about jury selection for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing. (more)

  • The Goal: To Remember Each Jim Crow Killing, From The '30s On

    Don't miss NPR's Weekend Edition interview with Professor Margaret Burnham about the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project! (more)

  • A Trip Back to Atlanta’s Streetcars in the Jim Crow Era

    Read about Professor Margaret Burnham and the amazing students who work with her in the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project on the front-page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (more)

  • There's More to Tobacco Cases Than Engle

    In the Daily Business Review, Professor Richard Daynard weighs in on the decision by the First District Court of Appeals to reverse a directed verdict for R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris on negligence and strict liability claims. (more)

  • Olivia Singer '15 Secures Highly Competitive NLRB Honors Program Position

    Olivia Singer '15 has been has been offered a National Labor Relations Board Honors Program Position at the agency's General Counsel Headquarters in Washington, DC. (more)