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. Trevor will spend the summer at the Roxbury Defenders Unit in Roxbury, MA - a perfect fit given his interest in criminal defense and how the criminal justice system intersects with current racial and economic power structures. He was selected from more than fifty applicants because of his commitment to public interest work and the quality of the program at RDU. "Receiving this fellowship is very encouraging, especially since it memorializes Mr. Curtin," said Trevor. "At Northeastern, I've had several great opportunities to explore my interest in criminal defense, and this fellowship will help me to continue to do so. The way I see it, working on behalf of those the state accuses of a crime is an honor." (more)
McAllister '15 Selected For Legal Honors Program by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
05.07.15 — 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. Nicole's 14-month appointment will commence this fall at HUD's Office of General Counsel in Boston. "My interest in applying for this opportunity was strengthened by many of my experiences at NUSL," said Nicole. "I have spent the majority of my time during law school focused on human rights - including the human right to housing - and my co-ops at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, HUD - Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and the United Nations helped further my interest in this area of law. Although graduation closes a chapter in my legal career, I am very excited to begin working with HUD."
Adams '15 and Marin '15 Awarded 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowships
05.06.15 — Hannah Adams '15 and Alexa Marin '15 have been selected as 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellows. Projects designed by Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellows address a wide range of legal issues, including immigration, juvenile justice and health care. EJW matches fellows with sponsors that support their project, which is then implemented at a host organization. Hannah's project will be hosted at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. She will establish a Medical-Legal partnership targeted at substandard housing conditions faced by low-income New Orleans tenants. Alexa will work at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in Boston and her fellowship is sponsored by Latham & Watkins. Alexa's project is tailored around providing transactional services to low income and minority entrepreneurs, as well as developing and established businesses throughout East Boston. Additionally, the project will provide an education based seminar on various legal issues that small business deal with on a daily basis, open office hours via community development organizations and one on one counseling for extended transactional issues. (more)
Alvarado '15 Awarded 2015 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship
04.30.15 — 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)
Acosta '16 and Shea '16 Selected for Prestigious Rappaport Fellowship
04.24.15 — 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. Jessica will intern at the Salem Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, implementing a project aimed at reducing the number of youth with complex social, emotional and mental health needs committed to the Department of Youth Services and involved in delinquency matters. Colleen will intern at the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel. (more)
Gonzalez '16 Invited to Participate in IP Immersion Program in Washington, DC
04.23.15 — Eduardo Gonzalez '16 has been selected as only one of 25 law students to attend the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI), a week-long immersive IP program for Hispanic law students interested in IP. (more)
Newman and Krause Named to the "Huntington 100"
04.23.15 — 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)
Akkaya '17 Selected as a Boren Fellow
04.17.15 — Katherine Akkaya '17 has been selected as a Boren fellow for 2016. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Katherine will spend six months in Istanbul, Turkey, studying the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish, conducting research and pursuing an international legal co-op. Her research project will focus on the role and international legal standing of Kurdish irregular forces in the Syrian Civil War, the Turkish conflict with the PKK and the instability in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Najeeb '16 and Georgieva '16 Win Parole Release for Client
04.14.15 — Students Fiza Najeeb '16 and Alexandra Georgieva '16 represented a prisoner at a Massachusetts Parole Board hearing, and the board voted to release him on parole. Read the parole board's decision here.
Colin '17 to Present LSSC Findings at "Meet in the Middle: Expanded Learning Summit”
04.14.15 — 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, a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. Colin will provide an overview of a report completed for Citizen Schools by Northeastern University School of Law first-year students in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Social Justice Program.
Pingue '15 Honored by the MBLA
04.09.15 — The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) has selected Gabrielle Pingue '15 (pictured right) as the first ever recipient of the Roderick L. Ireland Leadership and Juvenile Advocacy Award, in recognition of her leadership and dedication to juvenile rights. She was presented with her award at the MBLA’s 2015 Gala on April 8, 2015. (more)
Gledhill '15 Wins Human Rights Essay Award
04.01.15 — Sarah Gledhill's paper on Cambodia has been chosen as the winner of the Human Rights Essay award for 2015 by the Program of Advanced Studies of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University's Washington College of Law. (more)
Payne '15 Pens Winning Essay for National Law Review's Student Competition
3.1.15 — 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 LegalWriting Contest amongst its winners for the month of March.
"This award is a tremendous honor and is truly a testament to the opportunities that Northeastern Law has to offer in the realm of reproductive rights, public health and social justice. My passion for these issues has been carefully and artfully nurtured by my brilliant professors, including Aziza Ahmed," said Jordan. " I owe Professor Ahmed a debt of gratitude for helping me find my path."
The School of Law congratulates members of the class of 2015 who have already secured a broad array of highly prestigious post-graduate clerkships and fellowships and more are coming!
To date, we are pleased to share the following placements:
Equal Justice Works Fellowship – Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (sponsored by Latham & Watkins)
National Labor Relations Board – Honors Program
Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship – Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship
US Department of Justice Honors Program
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Chicago National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Community Law Fellowship
Parmet Fellowship – Health Law Advocates
US Bankruptcy Court
US District Court for the District of Utah
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (multiple)
Maine Supreme Court
Rhode Island Supreme Court
Massachusetts Appeals Court (multiple)
Vermont Superior Court
New Jersey Superior Court (multiple)
Alaska Appeals Court
VT Law Student Investigates Racial Killings
3.13.15 — The Burlington Free Press highlights Samantha Lednicky '15 and the extraordinary investigative work she has conducted into Jim Crow Era killings in conjuction with the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. (more)
Grigsby '15 Awarded a 2015 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship by Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) Chicago
3.13.15 — S. Mayumi Grigsby has been selected by the BPI to join its impressive new class of fellows for 2015. Each fall, BPI hires a recent law or policy school graduate to become a Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for a two-year term. Fellows do not create stand-alone projects, but instead are fully integrated into BPI’s staff as attorneys and policy analysts. (more)
NUSL Triumphs at the American Bar Association's Boston Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition
3.8.15 — The ABA Law Student division hosted it's annual Boston Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competion (NAAC) in which competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Representing the School of Law, Michelle Newman '15 and Janine Pare '15 won for best brief and were finalists in oral arguments. Lou Mattei '16 and Kate Tolbert '16 won fourth best brief and were semifinalists in arguments.
Heydemann '16 Awarded Michael Weiner Scholarship
02.20.15 — Sarah David Heydemann '16 has been named as a recipient of the 2015 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, which was founded to recognize, inspire and support a new generation of union leaders, dedicated to the preservation and growth of the labor movement in the United States. After graduation, Sarah plans to work for a membership based organization as a lawyer whose work is deeply embedded in ongoing organizing.
McCormack '15 and Morte '15 Advance to the National ABA Client Counseling Competition
2.14.2015 — Ashley McCormack '15 and Vicki Morte '15 have taken first place at New England Regional ABA Client Counseling Competition. This year's competition theme was family law, with problems largely focused on complicated child custody matters. Ably coached by Professor Melinda Drew and Professor Peter Sessa, the team will now advance to the National Competition in Durham, North Carolina on March 13.
Ainbinder '17 and Heydemann '16 Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowships
2.1.2015 — The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded 10-week summer fellowships to Stephanie Ainbinder '17 and Sarah David Heydemann '16. The application process is highly competitive and the awards were based on their outstanding qualifications. Stephanie and Sarah will spend their fellowships working at the general counsel’s office of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, DC.
The Peggy Browning Fund is a not for-profit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent union-side attorney who was a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1994 until 1997. Peggy Browning Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice. These experiences encourage and inspire students to pursue careers in public interest labor law. To learn more about the Peggy Browning Fund, visit www.peggybrowningfund.org.
Hannah Adams '15 Featured in Lawdragon Campus
2.1.2015 — Student Limelight: Hannah Adams talks to Lawdragon Campus about her experience working with Professor Margaret Burnham for the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic. (more)
BLSA's Kemet Chapter Takes Home Awards
1.31.15 — 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. The Northeastern chapter, which goes by the name "Kemet," in reference to the ancient Egyptian word meaning "black people," won out against 32 law schools throughout the New York and New England area and was also recognized by the regional chair for Best Overall Advocacy. (more)
Marsophia Ducheine '16 to be Honored by Massachussetts Black Judges Conference
1.13.2015 — Marsophia Ducheine '16 has been selected as the recipient of a 2015 Massachussetts Black Judges Conference (MBJC) Book Award, in recognition of excellent academic achievment and leadership skills. Since 1987, the MBJC has awarded stipends to outstanding second-year law students to provide them with assistance in covering the costs of their law books. This year's ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2015, at the John Adams Courthouse, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Trevor Maloney ’16 Helps Secure Parole for Client
12.19.14 — Trevor Maloney ’16, a student in the law school’s Prisoners’ Rights Clinic, secured a major victory when his client was granted parole by the Massachusetts Parole Board in a 6-0 decision. Check out Trevor’s blog about the case. (more)
Paper Co-written by Robert Gessinger '16 Presented at the 19th Annual Insurance Law Institute
11.13.14 — Robert Gessinger '16 has co-written and published a paper, "How to Pick Your Battlefield: Strategies Employed by Insurers and Policyholders to Secure and Protect the Most Advantageous Forum," that was presented at a symposium on insurance law, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law and the Texas State Bar Association. (more)
Brenda Kombo '16 Writes for Pambazuka News
11.05.14 — Brenda Kombo's article, "The Danger of Two-tiered Justice: Lessons from the Haiti Cholera Case," has been published by Pambazuka News, a widely read website on African politics and development. Brenda K. Kombo is a Public Interest Law Scholar pursuing her Juris Doctor at Northeastern University School of Law. Between June and August of this year, she was an Ella Baker Fellow at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. (more)
Alicia Selman '17 Chosen to Receive the Adler Pollock Diversity Scholarship
The 2014 Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship has been awarded to Alicia Selman '17. Developed as part of Adler Pollock & Sheehan’s Diversity Plan, the purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist a diverse student who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community, to attend law school and successfully enter the practice of law, with the ultimate goal of diversifying the legal profession. The firm's Diversity Committee found Alicia to be the most outstanding student among a group of very qualified candidates. She will work as a summer associate in Adler Pollock's Boston Office in 2015. The award was presented by Robert P. Brooks, Managing Partner and Robert I. Stolzman, Shareholder and Chair of the AP&S Diversity Committee, at a reception held on October 30, 2014 at the law school. (more)
S. Mayumi Grigsby '15 Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
10.23.14 — S. Mayumi Grigsby has been named the 2014 Leadership Scholarship recipient by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The award is chosen based on high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement in community service. Mayumi was honored at the annual Top Women of the Law event on October 23. (more)
Joel Quick '15 Takes First Place in the State Bar of Michigan's 13th Annual Environmental Law Essay Contest
09.01.14 — Joel Quick has has won first place in the 13th Annual Environmental Law Essay Contest, sponsored by the Environmental Section of the State Bar of Michigan, for his paper "Does Bowman v. Monsanto Co. provide a basis for common-law trespass suits against genetically engineered crop producers in state courts to remedy organic crop contamination?" Joel began the paper Professor Kara Swanson's Bioproperty seminar in the summer of 2013 as a 2L. It will be published in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal, an on-line bar publication. The award ceremony will be held in Grand Rapids on September 18th.
Hannah Adams '15 Partipates in Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Review of the US in Geneva
08.14.14 — Hannah Adams was in Geneva this week to promote a shadow report on racial discrimination in access to justice written by NUSL's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and the Columbia Human Rights Institute. She blogs about the experience here.
Ashley McCormack '15 Awarded ABI Medal of Excellence
8.04.14 — Ashley McCormack '15 has been awarded a 2014 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)
Hannah Adams '15 to Receive National Lawyers Guild C.B. King Award
7.31.14 — Hannah Adams '15 has been honored with the 2014 National Lawyers Guild (NLG) C.B. King Law Student Award, which is given each year to a law student whose commitment to the struggle for justice is an example to others. The award will be presented at the 77th Annual Law for the People Convention in Chicago on September 6. (more)
Moriah Silver '15 Wins Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
7.11.14 — Moriah Silver's essay, ""The Second Rape": Legal Options for Rape Survivors to Terminate Parental Rights," has taken the top prize in the American Bar Association's 2014 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest. (more)
Melanie Medalle '14 Awarded the LSRJ's Inaugural Reproductive Justice-HIV Fellowship!
6.2.14 — Congratulations to Melanie Medalle '14, who will be the RJ-HIV Fellow at SisterLove. Her work is grounded by a community whole health lens, with an emphasis on the intersection between self-determination and the social determinants of health, reproductive and sexual health justice, racial and environmental justice. (more)
Danielle Alvarado Awarded 2014 Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship
5.30.14 — Danielle Alvarado '15 has been named the recipient of the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship for 2014 by the The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in partnership with the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP/NLG). Danielle will use her time as a fellow to clerk at the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice. (more)
Caroline Leonard '14 Wins American Bar Association's Professional Liability Writing Award
5.9.14 — Leonard's winning essay was a legal memorandum to a hypothetical law firm management committee recommending a social media policy that would allow the firm to meet ethical obligations, avoid claims and use social media tools to market its practice areas. (more)
The Freedom to be Safe
5.8.14 — A group of students in NUSL's Domestic Violence Institute have crafted—and helped pass—a resolution making freedom from domestic violence a human right in the city of Boston. (more)
Greg Dorchak '14 Selected as a 2014 Presidential Management Fellow
4.10.14 — Greg Dorchak will serve his fellowship as an Equal Opportunity Specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program for the Federal Government at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order. The PMF Program received approximately 7,000 applicants for the 2014 application cycle. (more)
Jordan Payne '15 Wins National Law Review's Student Competition
3.11.14 — Jordan Payne's essay, "Conceiving Real Protection: Paternalistic Surrogacy Laws & The Necessity of Massachusetts Legislation that Appropriately Protects the Gestational Surrogate," has taken the top prize in the National Law Review's Winter 2014 Student Legal Writing Contest. (more)
Nicolle Vasquez '14 Awarded Prestigious Skadden Fellowship
12.10.13 — Nicolle Vasquez '14 will work with the Domestic Violence Action Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, addressing the legal needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the military. (more)
Neema Chaiban '14 Wins National Law Review's Student Competition
12.26.13 — Neema Chaiban's essay, "Reframing Climate Change: A Public Health-based Climate Change Framework," takes the top prize in the NLR's Fall 2013 Student Legal Writing Contest. (more)