The leaders, the motivators, the mobilizers of change’

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.

McGovern: more focus needed on human rights

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.

Law professor honored as ‘Living Legend’

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.

The untold stories of slavery

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.

IDEA, School of Law team up to support local startups

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.