Talk to a current student! The best way to learn about being a student at Northeastern University School of Law is to talk to someone who is already walking the walk. Our Student Ambassadors are happy to answer your questions about life at Northeastern.


C. Benjamin Brooks '16

Email: brooks.co@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: St. Simons Island, GA
Undergraduate College: Berry College
Undergraduate Majors: Biochemistry (BS), Sociology (BA)
Areas of Legal Interest: International Law, Public Health Law, Health Law
NUSL Activities: National Lawyers Guild, Student Bar Association, Queer Caucus
Hobbies: Reading for pleasure, Cooking, Baking, Haitian Language Group, going to museums.
My favorite thing about NUSL is...: no grades! Because we have no grades, we don't compete for places on an imaginary curve. Everyone is cooperative and sharing is a common practice. It makes everything much more fun and relaxed than I expected.

Andrew J. Collins ’16

E-mail: collins.an@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: Gepp, AR
Undergraduate College: Tufts University
Undergraduate Major: History
Areas of Legal Interest: Business, Corporate, Business and Community Development
NUSL Activities: Business Interests Group (BIG), Queer Caucus
Co-ops: Adler, Pollock, & Sheehan P. C.
Hobbies: Cooking, Running
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the access to practical experience, the professors, and the location

Jonathan Culpepper ’16

E-mail: culpepper.j@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergraduate College: Howard University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Rights Law, Business Law, Healthcare Fraud
NUSL Activities: Chair of Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Intramural Basketball
Co-ops: U.S. Attorney's Office Civil Division (Boston, MA)
Hobbies: Playing Basketball; Mentoring/Training High School Athletes in Basketball, Baseball, and Football; Reading; Spending time with family
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the Experiential Learning/Co-op program. It provides an opportunity to gain invaluable work experience, and expand your network by working with four different employers.

Cary Dube ’16

E-mail: dube.ca@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: Burlington, VT
Undergraduate College: University of Vermont
Undergraduate Major: Environmental Studies/Psychology
Areas of Legal Interest: Environmental Law
NUSL Activities: Northeastern Environmental Law Society
Co-ops: Massachusetts Attorney General's Office - Environmental Protection Division
Hobbies: Watching hockey and heading over to the TD Garden whenever I can.
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the cooperative nature that is whole-heartedly embraced here. Everyone is always willing to help as best they can.

Marsophia Ducheine ’16

E-mail: ducheine.m@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Undergraduate College: Suffolk University
Undergraduate Major: Sociology; Paralegal Studies
Areas of Legal Interest: Immigration, Criminal Law, Juvenile Justice
NUSL Activities: Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
Co-ops: Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Painting, Running
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: having the space in the classroom to talk about how the law impacts people of color, poor people, women, and noncitizens.  

Zachary Heath '17

E-mail: zacharywheath@gmail.com
Hometown: Winchester, MA
Undergraduate College: Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate Major: Classical Languages
Graduate University: Southern Connecticut State University
Graduate Degree/Area: Education
Areas of Legal Interest: Education Law
NUSL Activities: Higg-Lew Leaders
Hobbies: sports, music
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: my classmates - a dedicated, passionate, fun group

Rachel Johnston '15

E-mail: johnston.ra@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Undergraduate College: Portland State University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science and Chinese
Areas of Legal Interest: Property, Environmental Law
Co-ops: Bubalo, Sales, Goode, and Bliss; Massachusetts Land Court; Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE)
Hobbies: gardening, hiking, wine tasting, traveling abroad

Jason McGraw '15

E-mail: mcgraw.jason@gmail.com
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate College: Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD)
Undergraduate Major: History
Graduate University: Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
Graduate Degree/Area: M.S. in Higher Education Administration
Areas of Legal Interest: Employment Law; Higher Education Law; Domestic Violence Prevention, Education, and Advocacy; LGBT Legal Issues; Criminal Law
Co-op(s): Massachusetts Appeals Court; Massachusetts Attorney General's Office; Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
NUSL Activities: Queer Caucus and Student Bar Association
Hobbies: cooking, eating, running, and generally being outdoors

Brian Morrissey '15

E-mail: morrissey.b@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: Quincy, Massachusetts
Undergraduate College: Tufts University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: Health and Biotech Law, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, Free Speech Issues
NUSL Activities: Student Bar Association, Federalist Society, Community Council, Health Law Society, IP Law Society
Hobbies: boxing, history, hip-hop, comedy

Fiza Najeeb ’16

E-mail: najeeb.f@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate College: San Jose State University
Undergraduate Major: Philosophy, Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Rights: Prison Industrial Complex/Prisoner's Rights, School-to-Prison Pipeline/Juvenile Justice; Issues of power-based violence especially in relation to the economic activity of Multi-National Corporations
NUSL Activities: National Lawyers Guild
Hobbies: Community organizing
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the commitment to social justice work

Gabby Rosenblum '17

E-mail: garosenblum@gmail.com
Hometown: Glenmont, NY
Undergraduate College: Penn State University
Undergraduate Major: Comparative Literature, Spanish, Global and International Studies
Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Law and Family Law
NUSL Activities: Jewish Law Students Association and Student Bar Association
Hobbies: exploring Boston, watching football, running
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the approach to legal education. The LSSC program has shown me how the skills that I learn here will be applied in a legal career. From the first week as a 1L, you are given the opportunity to experience being a lawyer.

Karim Sabbidine '17

E-mail: sabbidine.m@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Undergraduate College: Northeastern University
Undergraduate Major: Finance & Marketing
Areas of Legal Interest: Securities, Banking, and Entertainment Law
NUSL Activities: Intramural Basketball & Volleyball, Student Bar Association
Hobbies: cooking, independent films, anything extreme sports
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the professors and full year of legal experience!!!

Jamie Upham '17

E-mail: upham.j@husky.neu.edu
Hometown: Piketon, Ohio / Austin, Texas
Undergraduate College: University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Major: English, Government
Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Law/Public Defense, Poverty Law, Prisoners' Rights
NUSL Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, Higg-Lew Leader, Intramural Volleyball, NUSL Softball Team
Hobbies: Zumba, softball
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: everyone works together in class (and outside of class) to make sure that we all understand and do well-and that includes the professors. NUSL truly is a cooperative learning environment. We also all try do fun things to offset the challenge of law school.