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Law professor on the Supreme Court ruling and what comes next

In a land­mark ruling for gay equality, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-​​sex mar­riage should be legal in all 50 states. Here, School of Law pro­fessor Martha Davis offers insight into the deci­sion and what comes next.


A simulation game to help people prep for court

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is devel­oping an online sim­u­la­tion game that would pro­vide self-​​represented lit­i­gants with advo­cacy expe­ri­ence before they appear in court for legal pro­ceed­ings such as evic­tions, mort­gage fore­clo­sures, and debt col­lec­tion cases.

Virtual Courtroom Team

3Qs: Gay marriage, voting rights, and the evolution of equality

Fac­ulty experts weigh in on this week’s highly antic­i­pated Supreme Court deci­sions on gay mar­riage, voting rights, and affir­ma­tive action.


3Qs: Obama administration fights gay marriage ban

The Depart­ment of Jus­tice has filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-​​​​sex mar­riage, arguing that it vio­lates the Constitution’s equal pro­tec­tion clause. […]


3Qs: Gender equality in the military

Lifting the military’s offi­cial ban on women in combat had been high on the agenda of many women’s advo­cacy groups, says Martha Davis, women’s rights expert and pro­fessor of law.


Health-​​care verdict spawns new questions

A panel dis­cus­sion among North­eastern pro­fes­sors exam­ined the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the bulk of Pres­i­dent Obama’s Afford­able Care Act.


Law students argue both sides of Affordable Care Act

Stu­dents in pro­fessor Martha Davis’ Con­sti­tu­tional Law class brought cur­rent events into the class­room, arguing the con­sti­tu­tion­ality of the Afford­able Care Act in a sim­u­lated court pro­ceeding on Tuesday.

Law School lands grant for human rights scholarship

Ford Foun­da­tion sup­ports work by the law school’s Pro­gram on Human Rights and the Global Economy in con­necting scholars and activists

Professor’s award-​​winning book brings human rights home

Law pro­fessor Martha Davis’ “Bringing Human Rights Home,” a his­tory of human rights in the United States from the 1920s to the 1970s, recently won an Out­standing Book Award.

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


Oklahoma and Beyond: Understanding the Wave of State Anti-Transnational Law Initiatives

(with Johanna Kalb) Indiana Law Journal Supplement 1 (2011)


Law, Issue Frames and Social Movements: Three Case Studies

14 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change 363 (2011)

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