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  December 2010
NUSL Newsbriefs

Labor and Employment Panel: Navigating the Wage and Hour Deluge - Overtime, Tips, and Employee/Contractor Classification Panel

On Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., in 230 Dockser Hall at NUSL, join us for a panel discussion focused on wage and hour and employee misclassifications. Our labor and employment practitioners are encouraged to attend this topical panel and networking reception. The panel moderator will be Mark Irvings ’75. The speakers include: Jocelyn Jones ’98, deputy attorney general, Office of the Attorney General, who will offer the enforcement perspective; Joseph McConnell ’93, Morgan Brown & Joy, LLP, who will discuss outside management counsel; Bryan Decker ’92, partner, Sandulli Grace Shapiro and Horwitz, will discuss the intersection of union contracts and wage and hour law; and Ian Russell ’08, associate, Pyle Rome Ehrenberg will offer the plaintiff's perspective.

Northeastern University Law Journal Symposium: Food and Agricultural Law

On behalf of the Northeastern University Law Journal, we invite you to participate in a symposium titled, “From Seed to Stomach: Food and Agricultural Law,” focusing on recent legal developments relating to food and agricultural law.

Our participants will address such topics as: (1) the intellectual property, ethical, and health issues surrounding the patenting of seeds, farming methods, and live animals; (2) the impact of Monsanto v. Geertson, a recent Supreme Court case denying an injunction against the planting of a genetically modified crop; (3) issues concerning the labeling and marketing of food; (4) organic certification, including the ways in which the process could be improved through legislation and litigation; (5) the future of food safety legislation; (6) the future of obesity litigation; and (7) social implications of food policies.

The symposium will take place on Friday, January 21, 2011, at the School of Law. We encourage you to attend or to consider participating as a speaker at the event. To register as an attendee, visit http://www.nulj.org. If you are interested in speaking at the symposium, please contact the Journal at nulj@gmail.com.

Connections Networking Reception

The annual Connections Networking Reception will take place on Thursday, February 10, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Mintz Levin. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet graduates who will share their experiences in regard to career paths, the cooperative legal education program, and other types of advice. Please watch for registration forms in the mail — with the job market continuing to be tight, networking is critical for students and graduate participation is essential. Call 617.373.8268 to have the form e-mailed to you.

New York Regional Alumni/ae Chapter

On February 15, 2011, the New York Regional Alumni/ae Chapter will host a career strategies event focusing on satisfaction and alternatives, featuring Deborah Howard '82, Founder, Guiding Change Consulting; Kathy M. Morris ’75, Chief Training and Development Officer, Sidley Austin, LLP; and Todd H. Shuster ’90, Agent and Founding Partner, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth. More details to follow.

Recent Events

Nearly 60 Washington, D.C., area graduates had an enjoyable time at Johnny's Half Shell on November 18, 2010. Dan Givelber was the guest of honor. Check out the photos!

If you missed "Feminist Theory - Feminist Practice - Women's Experience: Challenging Boundaries in Legal Education: A Symposium Honoring Clare Dalton's Contributions as a Scholar and Advocate," watch the videos now.

Graduates in the News

Wendy L. Harman ’02 was recently featured in a New York Times article.

Robert Jarrin ’99, Senior Director of Government Affairs for Qualcomm, Inc., was recently asked to join the Medical Automation Scientific Advisory Board.

Faculty in the News

On November 17, 2010, Dean Emily Spieler testified before the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee about state workers’ compensation systems. Her testimony is available at http://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/.

Professor Michael Meltsner was honored in early December with the Hugo Adam Bedau Award for outstanding contributions to death penalty scholarship.

Law School News

The National Jurist named NUSL a top law school for externships, based on our unique co-op program! A White House co-op by Phil Hancock '10 is also described in the article.

Thank You

An important source of support for NUSL programs is the generosity of our graduates and friends who share our commitment to social justice. Make an online donation.

Class Notes in Northeastern Law Magazine

Recently married? Additions to your family? Do you have news for Class Notes? Send in your recent news! To send a class note, please send an e-mail to lawalumni@neu.edu.

Questions about a Newsbriefs article? Call 617.373.3819 or e-mail Mielle Marquis, senior associate director of alumni/ae relations and development, at m.marquis@neu.edu.


Upcoming Events

December 2, 2010
Labor and Employment Panel, Boston, 230 Dockser Hall

January 11, 2011 Alumni/ae Association Board Meeting, Boston

February 7-9, 2011
Daynard Fellow Visit

March 10, 2011
Boston Regional Chapter Event

March 22, 2011
Alumni/ae Association Board Meeting, Boston

April 1, 2011
Women in the Law Conference

April 14, 2011
Alumni/ae of Color Panel, NUSL

April 27, 2011
New Hampshire Regional Reception, Manchester, NH

April 28, 2011
New York City Regional Reception, New York, NY

May 12, 2011
Boston Regional “Meet The Professionals” Reception, Boston

June 7, 2011
Alumni/ae Association Board Meeting, Boston

June 9, 2011
Boston Regional Chapter Event, Boston

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