Northeastern Law Forum: Discussions on Contemporary Legal Issues
Same-Sex Couples in Japan: What Legal Framework?
A Presentation by Professor Yokoyama, Kyoto University School of Law Event sponsored by the ILS, APALSA, FLJJS, WLC, NLG, QUIRR, HRC. While Japanese law does not recognize marriage for same-sex couples, a number of other legal instruments have been used to provide legal protection and recognition to same sex families. Professor Yokoyama brings in a social and historical dimension to this debate, including 150 years of data on divorce rates in Japan.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
220 Dockser Hall
The Northeastern Law Forum and the National Lawyers Guild co-present a panel discussion, The Future of Sex Advocacy, moderated by Professor Aziza Ahmed. Friday, Febuary 1, 2013, at noon, 220 Dockser Hall.
The Northeastern Law Forum presents a panel discussion, Accuracy and Error: Tales from the Front Lines of Criminal Law, moderated by Professor Daniel Medwed. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at noon, 220 Dockser Hall. (more)
The Northeastern Law Forum presents a panel discussion, Looking Ahead: The 2012 Supreme Court Term. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at noon, 220 Dockser Hall. (more)
- The Northeastern Law Forum presents a viewing of Ma Ki Zabahn ("Mother Tongue"), a film by Jawaid Stationwala '12. After the 1971 Bangladeshi Liberation War, 250,000 Urdu speaking “refugees” were stranded in Bangladesh. Forty years later, most of these people still live in camps the size of prison cells. Hasan, a young man living in the "refugee" camps, battles the legacy of historical resentment that was created long before his birth. To deal with his fears and sense of isolation, Hasan discovers expression through Urdu poetry, which frees him from the imprisonment of his past.But the time to confront a difficult question has come. How much is he willing to sacrifice in order to belong? Cosponsored by the Student Bar Associatin Association (LALSA). Monday, February 13, 2012, at noon, 240 Dockser Hall. (more)
- The Northeastern Law Forum presents a screening of "Neshoba: The Price of Freedom" a documentary about the murder of three young civil rights workers in Neshob county, Mississippi. For 40 years the state refused to prosecute the Klansmen responsible for the murders even though they bragged openly about what they did. In 2004 a multi-racial group of Neshoba citizens got together to publicly pressure the state to prosecute the murders. For the first time ever, this film captures the outspoken views of a Klan member charged with a civil rights murder. It explores whether the prosecution of one unrepentant Klansman constitutes justice and whether healing and reconciliation are possible without telling the unvarnished truth. The films director, Miki Dickoff, will be on hand for a question and answer session following the screening. This event is co-sponsored by Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 5:00pm. (more)
- The Northeastern Law Forum presents an IP-focused panel discussion, "Princely Appropriations" with lawyer-artist Alfred Steiner and Professor Michael Bennett. Using Steiner's work and the recent Cariou v. Prince et al. decision (finding that Prince's "Canal Zone" images violated the Cariou's copyright) as entry points, this presentation and panel discussion will explore the cultural and political implications of current trends in appropriation and conceptual art, wide distribution of increasingly cheap digital copying technologies, and intellectual property law. This event is co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Society. Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at noon, 240 Dockser Hall. (more)
- The Northeastern Law Forum presents Dr. Adrienne Asch, Director of the Center for Ethics, Edward and Robin Milstein Professor of Bioethics, Yeshiva University, on "Markets in Assisted Reproduction: Should We Pay for Eggs, Sperm and Wombs?" Are there areas that should be off limits to market principles? This presentation explores the intersection between law, biotechnology and ethics. This event is co-sponsored by the Women's Law Caucus, Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at noon, 240 Dockser Hall. (more)
- The Northeastern Law Forum will cosponsor the New England premiere of “Coming Home: The Dry Storm,” a documentary about the struggle of local activists in the face of the demolition of nearly all public housing New Orleands. Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at 5:30 p.m., 240 Dockser Hall. (more)
- The Northeastern Law Forum presents Rana Husseini, founder of the National Jordanian Committee to Eliminate Crimes of Honor. Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at noon, 220 Dockser Hall. (more)
- The Northeastern Law Forum and Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project are joining other NU groups in co-sponsoring “The Race Beat: Then and Now,” with Pulitzer Prize winner Hank Klibanoff and award-winning filmmaker Judy Richardson. Professor Margaret Burnham will moderate. Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at 6 p.m. 230 Dockser Hall. (more)
- The Northeastern Law Forum presents Dr. Jennifer Leaning, professor of the practice of international health and member of the Department of Population and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at 12:15 p.m., 220 Dockser Hall. (more)
- The Northeastern Law Forum presents Lisa Graybill, legal director of the ACLU of Texas. Thursday, April 23, 2009, at noon, 220 Dockser Hall.
- The Northeastern Law Forum presents Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley. Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 12:15 p.m., 240 Dockser Hall. (more)