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  May 2011
NUSL Newsbriefs

SAVE-THE-DATE: Alumni/ae Weekend 2011
Join us October 21-22, 2011

Mix and mingle as you enjoy fun events and catch up with old friends.

All graduates are invited to join us for a faculty reception on Friday, October 21, 2011. This annual event always draws a terrific crowd of graduates and faculty in Dockser Hall’s lovely Commons. Dean Emily Spieler will give the State of the Law School address prior to the faculty reception, providing an update on key information related to NUSL. Saturday events will include departmental updates, fun activities, and a memorable reunion class dinner and cocktail reception in the Colonnade Hotel’s elegant ballroom. Celebrating reunion years in 2011 include: 1951, ’56, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01 and ’06. Surrounding class years are always welcome to attend as well.

Volunteers Wanted
Some of our reunion classes are still in need of volunteers to assist with marketing and fund-raising. If you are interested in volunteering to assist in marketing and building attendance for your reunion year, please contact Mielle Marquis at m.marquis@neu.edu. If you're interested in assisting in fund-raising for your Reunion Class Gift, please contact Amelia Confalone at a.confalone@neu.edu. Or, feel free to call 617.373.8268. We hope to recruit at least six volunteers for each reunion class. Get involved, help us build the excitement, and assist with bringing in financial support for your alma mater.

CALL for Artists
As part of Alumni/ae Weekend 2011, we are reaching out to graduates of all years to donate art work for a silent auction to raise money for NUSL’s Annual Fund. If you are an artist who would be willing to donate (free of charge) a canvas, photography, sculpture, or piece of jewelry for the auction, please e-mail Mielle Marquis at m.marquis@neu.edu. The auction will take place as part of the Reunion Class Dinner on Saturday, October 22, 2011.

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Women in the Law Brown Bag Lunch Series: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
How to Use Social Media to Build Your Business and Assist with Rainmaking

Presentation by Sofia Lingos '09
Hosted by Goodwin Procter, Exchange Place, 52 State Street
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 26A

Step away from your desk for an hour and learn about the evolving role that social media plays in today’s businesses, and how to best utilize it for networking and expansion. This is a free event open to NUSL graduates and their guests—bring your own lunch, and join us for dessert and a timely topic.

Sofia Lingos is the principal and founding attorney of Lingos Law, a boutique business and real estate law practice located in downtown Boston.

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Over 100 graduates, students, and friends attended the Women in the Law Conference on April, 1, 2011. Leocadia Zak, Director, US Trade and Development Agency, delivered the keynote talk.

Upcoming Regional Events:

NUSL is headed your way!

  • Bay Area (California): Friday, May 13, 2011, 12:00 - 1:30 PST, Gallup, 101 California Street, Suite 3000, San Francisco, CA
    • Managing Your Role as an Attorney At Every Stage
      : Round Table Panel Discussion about Making Your Way as an Attorney in the Bay Area from a 10-years-out.
    • 5-years-out, and Recent Graduate Perspective Panelists: Jason Porth '99, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at San Francisco State University, Amy Whelan '01, Senior Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights; Mario Choi '05, Associate at Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP; and Monica Katz-Lapides '09, Attorney at Lauren Tate and Associates. Moderated by Laura Fauber '10, Consultant at Gallup.
    • RSVP: Contact Laura Fauber at Laura_Fauber@gallup.com or at 415.844.8312
      Lunch will be provided!
  • Newport, Rhode Island: Tentative date, Thursday, June 2, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Location: TBD.
  • Boston: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Location: TBD.
  • Anchorage: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - hosted by Jeffrey Lowenfels ’75, Special Guest:Professor Steve Subrin (Yes, even in Alaska!)

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

RSVP today by e-mailing Eileen Hommel at e.hommel@neu.edu.

Upcoming On-Campus Events

Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Event
Thursday, May 26, 2011, NUSL, Office of the Dean Conference Room (120 Knowles), 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

The event celebrates the life and work of Denise Carty-Bennia as well as our outstanding students of color. Five third-year students of color will receive $1,000 scholarships for bar-related expenses. This year’s keynote speaker is a former recipient of the award, Rachael Splaine Rollins ’97, Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Massachusetts.

Mark Your Calendar Now: Commencement May 27, 2011

The School of Law 2011 Commencement will take place on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in Northeastern University's (Matthews Arena.) A reception for graduates, family, and friends will follow the ceremony.

Rashida Manjoo, an internationally recognized expert on women’s and human rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, will deliver the 2011 commencement address.

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Faculty in the News

Mass. Film Tax Credits: Blessing Or Boondoggle?
Listen now to NPR's "All Things Considered," with Professor Peter Enrich debating tax credits for movies made in Massachusetts.
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Graduates in the News

A Tale of Shale: Drill Baby Drill or Too ‘Fracking’ Risky?
John Rumpler ’96, senior environmental attorney, at Environment America, spoke on April 16 at a national conference on the dangers of gas drilling (aka “fracking”), a recent hot topic in the media.
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Skadden Awarded to Liza Hirsch '11
Liza Hirsch will use a prestigious Skadden Fellowship to provide legal representation to low-income families referred by Boston Medical Center’s Family Medicine Department.
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Northeastern University School of Law Ranked Most Diverse in New England

The School of Law ranks as the “most diverse law school” in New England, according to rankings compiled by The National Jurist, which placed Northeastern in the top 13 law schools nationwide for diversity.

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Giving Back Means So Much!

Did you know that alumni/ae support is the single largest funding source for co-op stipends? When you give back to NUSL, you give students the chance to pursue unpaid public interest co-op opportunities that wouldn’t be possible without financial assistance. Please consider making a gift to the Annual Fund this year.

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! Write 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

May 12, 2011
Boston Regional "Meet The Professionals" Reception, Boston

May 13 , 2011
Regional Event
San Francisco, CA

May 18 , 2011
Women in the Law Brown Bag Lunch Series

May 26 , 2011
Denise Cary-Bennia Memorial Event
Boston, MA

May 27, 2011
Boston, MA

June 2, 2011
Regional Event
Newport, RI

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

June 9, 2011
Boston Regional Event

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

October 22 , 2011
Alumni/ae Weekend 2011
Boston, MA

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