Ron Ruth

10.2.17 — The School of Law is pleased to welcome Ron Ruth '80 as board president of the Alumni/ae Association for 2017-2018. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Alumni/ae Association Board of Directors,” Ruth said. “I fondly remember the years I spent at Northeastern law and the energy and ambition to improve the circumstances of those injured, harmed, victimized and discriminated against in our society. I am delighted to find that same energy in today’s students. I also celebrate the lasting connections I made while there. As president this year, I look forward to the Alumni/ae Association actively participating in the selection of the next dean. Through the selection of the new dean we hope to build on the considerable reputation and assets of the school and to build on the tremendous recent successes of the students, faculty and Dean Paul. We also will be continuing the initiatives of past presidents, as we work to engage the alumni/ae community and support the development of current student/graduate relationships.”

Ron Ruth is a partner at Sherin and Lodgen, where he co-chairs the Environmental Law Group. He concentrates his practice on environmental, real estate and land use law. Intensely involved in brownfield issues, Ron has represented owners and tenants in connection with numerous sites that have been successfully redeveloped from abandoned manufacturing or industrial operations into commercial developments. He is particularly familiar with the complicated problems arising from the construction of projects undertaken on contaminated properties. In addition, Ron represents petroleum distributors and other marketers with regard to gasoline supply, real estate and the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act.

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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 for the past 45 years, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.