3Qs: Debating the impact of ‘stand your ground’ laws

The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black teenager shot by self-​​appointed com­mu­nity watch cap­tain George Zim­merman in Florida, has sparked a tur­bu­lent nation­wide dia­logue on race and so-​​called “stand your ground” laws, which autho­rize the use of lethal force in cases of self-​​defense. On Tuesday, law pro­fessor Deb­orah Ramirez spoke at a panel con­vened by Con­gres­sional Democ­rats to address the case.

3Qs: Are cigarette warning labels effective?

This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion unveiled graphic new cig­a­rette warning labels that will be required to appear on pack­ages starting next year. We talked to law pro­fessor Richard Day­nard, the pres­i­dent of the School of Law’s Public Health Advo­cacy Insti­tute and chair of its Tobacco Prod­ucts Lia­bility Project, about the effec­tive­ness of warning labels and a law­suit chal­lenging the new labels’ legality.

Law professor honored for work on human rights

Hope Lewis, who is legally blind, named Employee of the Year by the Car­roll Center for the Blind and the Mass­a­chu­setts Com­mis­sion for the Blind

Shaping communities through social justice work

Global women’s rights activist and lawyer urges North­eastern law school grad­u­ates to pick up the mantle of public service

Partnering with United Nations to fight official corruption

Global scholars and gov­ern­ment offi­cials con­vene at North­eastern to draw up the frame­work for an aca­d­emic cur­riculum to train future leaders against cor­rupt prac­tices in public life

A champion for immigrants’ health-​​care rights

Law pro­fessor Wendy Parmet rep­re­sents legal immi­grants who were cut from the state’s health cov­erage in Supreme Judi­cial Court case