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  March 2011
NUSL Newsbriefs

Third Annual Women in the Law Conference: "Trailblazing in a Changing Terrain"

Mark your calendar for this year’s Women in the Law Conference, which will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011, at the School of Law. The conference will focus on the changes in the legal world over the last few years and how women can best position themselves for success in these challenging and rapidly evolving times. There will be numerous panel discussions and breakout sessions to strategize with others in your field about how best to embrace the changes in today’s workplace. Experience a full day of dynamic presentations, networking, and mix and mingle with faculty, presenters, and alumnae. Our keynote speaker is Leocadia (Lee) Zak ’82, Director of the US Trade and Development Agency in Washington, D.C. Lee leads an organization dedicated to encouraging economic growth in emerging markets and the export of U.S. goods and services to those markets. Learn more about her. The topic and panelists promise a day of intriguing dialogue and discussion.

Panelists and moderators:

  • Elyse D. Cherry ’83, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Community Capital
  • Kelly Douglas ’92, Vice President and General Counsel, Vinfen Corporation
  • Maura Healey ’98, Chief, Division of Civil Rights & Liberties, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Thomas Hemnes, Partner, GTC Law Group, LLP
  • Deborah Howard ’82, Founder, Guiding Change Consulting
  • Emily Gray Rice ’84, Shareholder, Orr & Reno
  • Honorable Debra Shopteese ’86, Circuit Justice of the Massachusetts District Court
  • Deborah Thaxter ’78, Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP
  • The Honorable Catherine A. White ’72, Of Counsel, Cetrulo and Capone, LLP
  • Toni Wolfman, Executive in Residence, Women’s Leadership Institute, Bentley University

View the complete Conference schedule

Regional Events: We’re Coming Your Way in 2011!

NUSL has several upcoming regional events planned in the next few months. Refer to the list below to see when NUSL is headed your way!

  • Seattle: Thursday, March 10, 2011, McCormick and Schmick’s Restaurant, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Betsy Gutting ’90. Will speak on: "The Thriving Lawyer: Breathing New Life Into Your Practice and Life.” RSVP today be emailing e.hommel@neu.edu.
  • Philadelphia: Thursday, April 7, 2011, hosted by Ted Lieverman ’78 and his firm, Spector, Roseman, Kodroff & Willis, P.C. Special Guest: Professor Steve Subrin. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • New York City: Thursday, April 28, 2011, with Professor Steve Subrin at Flute Grammercy. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Anchorage: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - hosted by Jeffrey Lowenfels ’75, Special Guest: Yes, even in Alaska: Professor Steve Subrin!

Our regional events are a wonderful chance to network with graduates in your area, build business opportunities, and catch up with faculty members.

Gordon Lecture

Join us on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at noon in 240 Dockser Hall, for the Gordon Lecture 2011: "Legalizing Social Rights: Experience from the Global South," featuring Balakrishnan Rajagopal, associate professor of law and development and director of the Program on Human Rights and Justice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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"Save-the-Date" Regional Chapter Activities

Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Networking Reception
Thursday, September 9, 2011 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Location: TBD

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) at Northeastern on April 29, 2011

The law school and the Boston Patent Law Association welcome a hearing of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) on Friday afternoon, April 29, 2011, in the Moot Courtroom in Dockser Hall. The full program of events will include a panel discussion, speakers on trademark law, and a reception. For more details, contact Professor Susan Montgomery ’86 at s.montgomery@neu.edu.

Career Services is Reaching Out to Graduates

The Office of Career Services seeks your assistance in helping our students and graduates find meaningful employment during these challenging economic times. Please let us know if you hear of any job opportunities in your workplace or elsewhere that may be of interest to our students or graduates. We post free job listings for full-time, part-time, temporary, or contract work until the position is filled. You can send us a job listing via e-mail to lawcareers@neu.edu or post a listing directly on Symplicity, our web-based job listing service.

To register for an account with Symplicity and post a listing, please go to http://law-neu-csm.symplicity.com/employers. In addition to keeping us informed of job opportunities, we very much appreciate your willingness to meet with students or graduates who may contact you for job search advice or informational interviews. As always, if you have any creative ideas or thoughts you would like to share with us, please contact Randi Friedman, Assistant Dean and Director of Career Services.

We appreciate your support!

Faculty in the News

Professor Roger Abrams Pens New Book, Sports Justice: The Law and the Business of Sports
Professor Abrams, an expert in sports law, chronicles some of the most influential cases, controversies and characters of the last century in which law and the right to participate in sports have converged.

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Professor Peter Enrich Says No to Hollywood Tax Credits
"The Fighter" and "The Social Network" may seem like a boost to the Bay State economy, but tax expert Peter Enrich tells NECN, "We are literally paying for 25 percent of the cost of these films."

» Read More

Davis Argues Against Anti-International Law Initiatives
Professor Martha Davis speaks out with an American Constitution Society issue brief on the ongoing legal and public debate about Oklahoma's Question 755, a ballot initiative that amended the state constitution in an attempt to bar state and municipal courts from considering international or Sharia law when making judicial decisions.

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Graduates in the News

Alexander Walker, ’92, Susan Duprey, ’76 and Susan A. Hartnett ’84 named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2011.

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Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun has appointed Ralph Martin ’78 to be the university's senior vice president and general counsel. A highly accomplished attorney and civic leader with more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, Martin will lead a broad portfolio of legal, regulatory and non-legal responsibilities.

» Read More

David Carliner Public Interest Award
The American Constitution Society’s David Carliner Public Interest Award recognizes outstanding mid-career public interest lawyers whose work best exemplifies its namesake’s legacy of fearless, uncompromising and creative advocacy on behalf of marginalized people. It offers $10,000 for a public interest practitioner who graduated from the classes between 1999 and 2004.

» For more details visit their Website

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

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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

March 10, 2011
Seattle Regional Chapter Event

March 16, 2011
Boston Regional Chapter Event

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

April 1, 2011
Women in the Law Conference, NUSL

April 7, 2011
Philadelphia Regional Event
Hosted by
Ted Lieverman ’78

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 30, 2011
Alaska Regional Event
Hosted by Jeff
Lowenfels ’75

Click here for more information and other events

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