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  November 2010
NUSL Newsbriefs

Alumni/ae Weekend 2010 Was a Hit!

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More than 225 people attended NUSL’s Alumni/ae Weekend events over October 22-23, 2010. The two-day celebration included both educational and social events, kicked off by a State of the Law School address by Dean Emily Spieler. On Friday evening, many members of the faculty and graduates reunited and enjoyed a reception in Dockser Hall. On Saturday morning, a panel of NUSL professors answered questions and engaged in dialogue in a Town Hall forum. A behind the scenes tour of the Dockser facility was offered on Saturday afternoon. On the evening of October 23, the reunion class dinners were attended by nearly 150 people at the Colonnade Hotel, with highest attendance by the classes of 1985 (25th Reunion) and 1975 (35th).

Women in the Law

Our Women in the Law program continues to grow. On Friday, April 1, 2011, we will host our third comprehensive conference, which will be open to all. We are also offering a series of topical brown bag luncheons, to be held at Goodwin Procter.

Brown Bag Luncheon on November 3, 2010: The Pros and Cons of Starting and Owning Your Own Firm

This academic year’s first Women in the Law brown bag luncheon will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Goodwin Procter, 53 State Street. The luncheon will feature Darnley Stewart ’90, a partner with Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart. Darnley is a plaintiff’s employment and civil rights lawyer who will give us the inside story on owning your own firm.

To RSVP, contact Eileen Hommel at e.hommel@neu.edu.

NUSL Participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week: Panels on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.

This year for the first time, the law school will contribute to the university’s campus-wide Global Entrepreneurship Week activities.

This exciting week will bring together those who wish to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Events hosted at the law school include a reception, networking opportunities, and three panels: "Entrepreneurship and Urban Development," "Challenges for Entrepreneurs in the Electronic Games Industry," and "Impact of Changes in the Economy on Venture Capital." Other events on the university campus include programs on social entrepreneurship and demonstrations for IDEA and the Husky Innovation Challenge.

The NUSL panels will bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, practitioners, and members of the law, business, and media faculties, including the following NUSL graduates: Mary Kay Leonard ’78, President and CEO, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City; Rashmi Dyal-Chand ’94, Professor of Law, NUSL; Alexander J. Aber ’02, Attorney, Foley Hoag LLP; and William Hochberg ’90, Attorney, High Mountain Law. The moderators are professors James R. Hackney, Jr., James V. Rowan, and Susan Barbieri Montgomery ’86. The conference will be held at NUSL, 230 Dockser Hall.

NUSL Coming to Washington, D.C. on November 18, 2010

The Office of Alumni/ae Relations is hosting the NUSL annual regional reception at Johnny’s Half Shell in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Professor Dan Givelber will be our special guest of honor.

To RSVP, contact Eileen Hommel at e.hommel@neu.edu.

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

On Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., 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 a networking reception immediately following the panel. 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.

To RSVP, please e-mail Eileen Hommel at e.hommel@neu.edu or call 617.373.8268 by November 15, 2010.

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 the 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.

Northeastern Law Magazine

If you haven’t read our summer/fall 2010 issue, check it out online!

Graduates in the News

David E. Sullivan ’86 earned a decisive victory as the candidate for district attorney in the Northwestern district in Massachusetts.

Faculty in the News

In a National Law Journal opinion piece, immigration expert Rachel Rosenbloom calls for the Department of Justice to reopen cases of those wrongly deported.

Law School News

The National Jusrist named NUSL a top law school for externships based on our unique co-op program! Recent alumnus Phil Hancock '10's White House co-op 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

November 1, 2010 Intellectual Property Welcome Reception, NUSL

November 5, 2010
Dalton Symposium, NUSL

November 16, 2010
Alumni/ae Association Board Meeting, Boston

November 18, 2010 Washington, DC, Regional Reception, Washington, DC

November 18, 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Program, Boston

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

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

January 13, 2011
Boston Regional Chapter Panel, 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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