The law’s role in supporting sustainable cities

At a recent con­fer­ence at Northeastern’s School of Law, former Envi­ron­mental Pro­tec­tion Agency admin­is­trator Carol Browner said his­tory and nature can help guide cities in finding inter­dis­ci­pli­nary solu­tions to chal­lenges in urban sustainability.

3Qs: Who is American?

Rachel Rosen­bloom, an immi­gra­tion policy expert and asso­ciate pro­fessor of law, explains the short­com­ings of the immi­gra­tion enforce­ment system, which erro­neously deports scores of U.S. cit­i­zens each year.

The immigration debate in America

As part of Northeastern’s edu­ca­tional series on civic sus­tain­ability, a trio of North­eastern scholars led a dis­cus­sion on immi­gra­tion issues in the U.S. from a legal, philo­soph­ical, and crim­inal jus­tice perspective.

3Qs: SC upholds routine DNA tests by police

Law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed said he is con­flicted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that police can take DNA sam­ples from people upon arrest, noting both the pri­vacy con­cerns and the poten­tial to solve cold cases.

3Qs: Free speech in the digital age

Dale Her­beck, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Studies, says the Internet, glob­al­iza­tion, and the speed at which tech­nology evolves has raised many ques­tions regarding the law, freedom of expres­sion, and privacy.

Cracking down on human trafficking

A report by North­eastern researchers released on Monday out­lines ways local, state and fed­eral law enforce­ment can improve the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, inves­ti­ga­tion and pros­e­cu­tion of human trafficking.