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.