Civil rights activist Julian Bond, who co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as chairman of the NAACP for 22 years, died on Saturday at the age of 75. An […]
Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky described the federal government’s new Heroin Response Strategy, which looks to combat drug abuse through a public health approach, as a positive development, but added that there is still more work to be done.
A courtroom rendering of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received some unexpected attention online Wednesday. Here, law professor Daniel Medwed explains why these drawings—though not always flattering—are an important part of court proceedings.
Public health law expert Wendy Parmet recently co-authored an article in the New England Journal of Medicine exploring the evolving landscape of vaccination policy. Here, she discusses what could come from a recently adopted law in California.
The NFL on Tuesday upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension. School of Law professor Roger Abrams talks about what could come next on the legal landscape, and predicts “the beginning of the end” of Roger Goodell’s tenure as NFL commissioner.
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.
Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law Wendy Parmet discusses the implications of the court’s ruling on Thursday that federal subsidies can be offered to subscribers to President Obama’s healthcare law, regardless of whether the states in which they live have set up their own health insurance exchanges.
Mary Bonauto, L’87, has been selected by the attorneys for gay and lesbian plaintiffs to argue for overturning same-sex marriage bans, based on the rights afforded by the 14th amendment.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert this week signed a new law that makes death by firing squad an alternative option for capital punishment. Northeastern law professor Michael Meltsner weighs in on the controversial law.
Here’s a rundown of some exciting events taking place at Northeastern this month that you won’t want to miss.
Maura Healey, L’98, (pictured above, right) won her race to become Massachusetts’s next attorney general, while New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, L’85, H’13, was re-elected to a second term.
An interdisciplinary panel of Northeastern University professors convened on Wednesday night to discuss the factors that contributed to and arose from the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Assistant professor of law and health sciences Leo Beletsky was tapped by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to lend his expertise in developing a new toolkit for law enforcement to help them prevent drug overdoses.
Four Northeastern law students delivered powerful reflections on Friday at the School of Law commencement, during which they recalled their academic experiences and looked forward to their careers ahead.
A group of students in Northeastern’s law school crafted — and helped pass — a city council resolution making freedom from domestic violence a human right in Boston.
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., a leading voice in Washington on human rights issues, visited Northeastern on Friday to discuss his work advocating for human rights across the globe and what still needs to be done.
Northeastern University law professor Margaret Burnham was recognized by the Museum of African American History for her work as a civil rights lawyer, educator, and activist, as well as for being the first African American woman to serve in the Massachusetts judiciary.
In a campus lecture on Friday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon said he writes about African American slavery because it’s a way to infuse personality into stories that were originally written in dehumanizing ways.
A new collaboration between IDEA, Northeastern’s student-run venture accelerator, and the School of Law’s Community Business Clinic offers Boston-based entrepreneurs support and free business and legal advice.
The School of Law’s innovation lab is exploring new, innovative ways to deliver legal assistance and educate lawyers in order for more people yo have access to legal services.
Josh Zakim, a 2009 graduate of Northeastern’s School of Law, was elected to the Boston City Council last week and said he is excited to be part of a new chapter in Boston politics.
Public interest attorney Sharon Eubanks said Monday that lawyers will need to forge strong partnerships with advocates and journalists in order to continue advancing equal rights for all in the 21st century.
Michael Bennett, associate professor in the School of Law, examines the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that wipes out three decades of government patent awards.
Stephanie Gharakhanian received a fellowship through the School of Law’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy to work at a nongovernmental organization in Mexico City this spring.
More than 200 graduating students of the School of Law were challenged to shape the future of the legal system and take professional risks for the sake of justice in a Commencement ceremony on Friday afternoon at Matthews Arena.
More than 230 students will graduate from the School of Law in a Commencement ceremony Friday afternoon at Matthews Arena. New Hampshire Governor Margaret Wood Hassan will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary degree.
Marie-Therese Connolly, a 1984 School of Law graduate who received a prestigious MacArthur Foundation grant in 2011, returned to campus this week as a Daynard Distinguished Visiting Fellow.
Law professor Michael Meltsner discusses the impact of a recent study that sought to determine the effect of allowing patients to review their doctors’ notes after a visit.
Democrat Maggie Hassan, L’85, was elected governor of New Hampshire. She is the first School of Law graduate to serve as a United States governor.
Desiree Mitchell was awarded a scholarship in recognition of her body of work with clients in both civil and criminal cases.
A pair of students will spend the next year addressing healthcare disparities in underserved communities.
Ana Moraga, a second-year law student, was recognized Friday as a Champion of Change for her work with at-risk Guatemalan women.
A co-op employer has offered third-year law student Paige Walker a job with a top Boston firm.
Paul is a highly accomplished legal scholar who is a strong proponent of legal education that integrates theory and practice.
Three School of Law alumnae played key roles in the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court.
An amicus brief filed by Wendy Parmet, an associate dean in the School of Law, was cited to demonstrate that statewide reforms cannot fully solve health-care issues because of the market’s interstate nature.