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  October 2010
NUSL Newsbriefs

Alumni/ae Weekend 2010: October 22-23

NUSL Reunion

Alumni/ae Weekend is almost here! Join us for this dynamic two-day reunion celebration this month. On Friday, October 22, 2010, NUSL will host a cocktail reception for all graduates and your favorite, talented faculty members. This reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Dockser Common, following the Dean’s State of the School Address in Dockser room 240 at 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday, October 23, 2010, the reunion class dinner and reception will be held at the Colonnade Hotel from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. This year’s celebrating classes are: ’50, ’55, ’75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, and '05.

Saturday morning programming will start with a welcome from the Dean at 10:15 a.m., followed by a question-and-answer session with NUSL faculty, including Dan Givelber, Steve Subrin, James Hackney, and Martha Davis. The afternoon will include tours of the school by current students, lunch in Dockser Commons, and a “Duck Tour” of Boston.

There are numerous activities at varying price ranges, but many are free. Take this opportunity to come back, see what made NUSL such a special place to learn about the law, and enjoy a great time with classmates and professors!

Check out our Facebook page for Alumni/ae Weekend and become a Facebook Fan.

Register online by visiting http://northeasternlaw.ealumni.com/alumniweekend2010. Hotel suggestions can be found on our Web site as well.

New NUSL Video

To get a glimpse of our latest campus renovation and additions, check out our new Discover Northeastern University School of Law Video online at www.northeastern.edu/law/news/multimedia.

Join us for a Reception Introducing NUSL’s New Intellectual Property Faculty

On Monday, November 1, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., graduates are invited to join us for a special reception introducing Michael Bennett and Kara Swanson. The event will be held in the beautifully renovated space on the fourth floor of the law library. Read all about them in the fall issue of our magazine.

NUSL to Host 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

This year, for the first time, the Northeastern University School of Law will contribute to the university’s campus-wide Global Entrepreneurship Week activities. During this week, people come together to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Through this global initiative, the next generation of entrepreneurs will be inspired and supported. 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's Dockser Hall from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

For the full listing and description of events for Global Entrepreneurship Week events, visit: http://www.northeastern.edu/eweek/2010/

Attention: Labor and Employment Practitioners! Wage Misclassification 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 followed by a networking reception. 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; Bryan Decker ’92, Partner, Sandulli Grace Shapiro Horwitz, who will discuss the intersection of union contracts and wage and hour law; Joseph McConnell ’93, Partner, Morgan, Brown, & Joy LLB, who will discuss Outside Management Counsel; and Ian Russell ’08, Associate, Pyle, Rome, Lichten, Ehrenberg, & Liss-Riordan, P.C., who will offer the plaintiff’s perspective. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow NUSL practitioners.

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

The Office of Admissions Welcomes the Class of 2013!

It was an exciting year in the Office of Admissions. We received more than 4,300 applications – a law school record! With a median LSAT of 161 and median GPA of 3.53, the entering class of 220 students has the strongest academic profile in the history of the law school. They are a wonderfully diverse group – 34 percent identify as students of color, ranging in ages from 20 to 50, come from 122 different undergraduate institutions, and 12 percent self-identify as LGBT. We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2013 to the law school!

Thank you to the wonderful group of alumni/ae volunteers who played a vital role in our recruitment efforts this year. Almost 60 graduates participated in our admissions ambassador programs – e-mailing, calling, and meeting with prospective and admitted students. Our ambassadors represented NUSL at law fairs in DC, New York, San Francisco, LA, Atlanta, Seattle, and Minnesota, and also joined us at our on-campus receptions for admitted students.

On the road again! The Admissions staff is now traveling all over the country, recruiting applicants for fall 2011. We need lots of proud and enthusiastic NUSL alums — from all walks of law and all over the world — to help get the word out about our unique program. Whether you can spare a few minutes to e-mail a prospective student, a few hours to attend an event, or even to grab lunch with an admitted student — we’d love to have your help! Anyone interested in becoming an admissions ambassador should contact Abby Fitzgerald, Associate Director of Admissions, at a.fitzgerald@neu.edu or 617.373.4522.

Upcoming NUSL Regional Events: We’re Coming Your Way This Year!

We will be holding alumni/ae gatherings across the nation in the coming year. We anticipate visiting California, New Hampshire, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Alaska, and Washington. We will also hold several Boston alumni/ae events as part of the Boston Regional Chapter.

PHRGE Institute: Beyond National Security: Immigrant Communities and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

On October 14 and 15, 2010, Northeastern's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) will bring together leading immigration and human rights advocates, scholars, jurists, and activists for a two-day intensive institute to address developments within the human rights framework. There will be a plenary session open to the public on each day of the institute. A student-organized workshop will take place on October 16, 2010. For further information, go to www.northeastern.edu/law/phrge.

Feminist Theory - Feminist Practice - Women's Experience: Challenging Boundaries in Legal Education:
A Symposium Honoring Clare Dalton's Contributions as a Scholar and Advocate

This symposium, on Friday, November 5, 2010, will explore the ways in which feminist theory has enriched feminist practice and both shaped and reflected women's experiences. Panels will address the institutional integration of women into law schools and explore its impact. It is co-sponsored by the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. More information at: www.northeastern.edu/law/dalton-symposium

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 (6:00 – 9:30 p.m.)

NUSL is hosting a Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association (MGBLA) panel and reception. NUSL graduates who are members of the MLGBA will speak to members of the Queer Caucus and other LGBT identifying students about career paths.

Graduates in the News

If you haven’t read the latest issue of Northeastern Law Magazine, do it now, and find out what your fellow grads are up to!

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

October 5, 2010
MGBLA panel and reception, NUSL

October 14-16, 2010
PHRGE Institute, NUSL

October 22-23, 2010
Alumni/ae Weekend, Boston

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, Dockser Hall 230

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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