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.
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.
Roger Abrams, the Richardson Professor of Law at Northeastern’s School of Law, examines the new NFL labor agreement and the state of the sport.
Panel at Northeastern law school sheds light on the need for attorneys to be part of the solution for victims of human trafficking
Through fellowship, recent School of Law graduate examined contemporary ethical issues through the historical lens of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
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
Global women’s rights activist and lawyer urges Northeastern law school graduates to pick up the mantle of public service
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
Law professor Wendy Parmet represents legal immigrants who were cut from the state’s health coverage in Supreme Judicial Court case
Law-school researchers discover that land-ownership by blacks often served as a deadly trigger during the civil rights era.