3Qs: Law professor remembers civil rights icon

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 […]

New White House drug program to help combat ‘national crisis’

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.

Internet reacts to unflattering Brady sketch

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.

3Qs: Vaccination policy, the Constitution, and the education system

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.

3Qs: Brady ‘Deflategate’ suspension upheld. What’s next?

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.

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.

3Qs: Supreme Court upholds healthcare law for second time

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.

Law school alumna to argue landmark Supreme Court same-​​sex marriage case

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.

February’s can’t-miss campus events

Here’s a run­down of some exciting events taking place at North­eastern this month that you won’t want to miss.

Understanding Ferguson

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.

A new tool in drug overdose prevention

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.

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.

Genius’ alumna advocates for elder-​​abuse reform

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.