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.

NuLawLab looks to bridge justice gap

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.

The future of equal rights in America

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.

Northeastern to celebrate 2013 law graduates

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.