Northeastern University School of Law is pleased to host a wide variety of conferences and major events in 2019-2020. We hope you can join us!

2019-2020 Conferences and Major Events

June 19, 2019 
A Celebration of Professor Alfred Brownell's Goldman Prize 
This event is sponsored by the School of Law's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and its Center for Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration.

August 26-27, 2019
Orientation for the class of 2022 will be held on Monday, August 26, and Tuesday, August 27, 2019. 

September 10, 2019
CLIC IP/Tech Lecture Series:Technology, the First Amendment and Resisting Government Regulation
Featuring Alan Rozenshtein, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

September 12, 2019
Lunch and Learn Speaker Event
Featuring Andrew Droste ’15, Board Advisory Specialist, Russell Reynolds Associates (Seattle, Washington)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
CLIC IP/Tech Lecture Series: Race and Intellectual Property
Anjali Vats, Assistant Professor in Communication and African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College

September 19-28, 2019
Givelber Distinguished Public Interest Lecturer Program
Savi Horne, Executive Director, Land Loss Prevention Project

September 23 - 25, 2019
Fall 2019 Daynard Distinguished Public Interest Visiting Fellow 
Jaribu Hill
Founder and Executive Director, Mississippi Worker’s Center for Human Rights and the Mississippi Project

Community Lecture
Back In the Day Is Today: Continued Forms of Race Discrimination in Workplaces
Monday, September 23, 12:00 - 1:30 PM | 250 Dockser

Roundtable Discussion
Sexual Harassment in Low-Wage Workplaces: Demystifying the Law
Wednesday, September 25, 12:00 - 1:30 PM | 250 Dockser

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Celebrating Pathbreaking Legal Careers

Featuring Janson Wu, executive director of GLAD (GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders)

October 10
Unthinking the Politics of Fear
A lecture and conversation with University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities Patricia Williams.

October 16, 2019
Faculty Book Forum Featuring Katherine Franke '96
Katherine Franke ’86, Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Columbia University, will speak about her new book, Repair.

October 18-19, 2019
Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend

Wednesday October 23, 2019
CLIC IP/Tech Lecure Series: Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property
Jane Anderson, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies, New York University

October 25, 2019
Annual Health Law Lecture
We Will Be Citizens: From AIDS Activism to Mobilizing for (Health) Justice…
Gregg Gonsalves
Yale University
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), School of Public Health
Associate (Adjunct) Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership
Co-Director, Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency

October 28, 2019
Hearing Regarding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the City of Boston
Hoin Boston City Councillors Andrea Campbell and Ed Flynn in partnership with Northeastern University School of Law's Domestic Violence Clinic and Center for Health Policy and Law for a hearing regarding domestic violence and sexual assault in the city of Boston. 

November 1, 2019
C2P – Connecting Silos and Mapping Points of Intervention in the Cradle-To-Prison Pipeline
Northeastern University’s Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline (C2P) project hosts an initial convening of interdisciplinary advocates and organizers interested in collaborating to dismantle the pipeline. 

November 5, 2019
The Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function
Sponsored by Northeastern Law's Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) and the Boston Patent Law Association

November 14, 2019
Power to Heal
Documenatary Screening and Panel 

November 14, 2019
Stable Ground Anti-Displacement Lab and Game Jam
Join NuLawLab at Boston’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) to play and critique a prototype board game called “Fight Displacement!” that teaches players about Boston’s Office of Housing Stability, the Boston Planning and Development Agency, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and Tenants’ Legal Rights, as well as how to apply lessons from past Boston activism to today’s housing crisis. 

December 2, 2019
CLIC IP/Tech Lecure Series: Patents, Global Healthcare and Access to Medicines
Film screening of Dylan Mohan Gray’s documentary, “Fire in the Blood,” in honor of World AIDS Day

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Annual Labor and Employment Reception
NUSL's annual Labor and Employment Program provides a unique opportunity to hear from fellow grads, all of whom are recognized experts in the field of labor and employment law. 

January 13, 2020
A Conversation With Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Sponsored by Northeastern Law's Center for Public Interest and Collaboration; Human Rights Caucus; Queer Caucus; Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 

January 13, 2019
CLIC ART Artist-in-Residence Distinguished Lecture
Join CLIC’s Artist-in-Residence, Sarah Newman, as she discusses her work as a senior researcher and artist. Learn more about the power of art in sparking the digital imagination as Newman shares her insights from three recent projects, including the work she is exhibiting at Northeastern Law throughout the academic year.

January 14, 2020
Holistic Legal Advocacy: The Role of the Modern Public Defender
Panel discussion and networking reception. 

January 16, 2020
A Tribute to the Dream: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Join Professor Joseph E. Aoun and Professor Patricia Williams for a conversation about about the escalation of unconscious biases in algorithm-driven technologies. Introduction by Dean James Hackney. 

January 23 - March 1, 2020
Givelber Distinguished Public Interest Lecturer Program

January 29, 2019
CLIC Public Domain Day Open House and IP Trivia Night
Join the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) for its second annual Public Domain Day Open House. This year, in celebration of the annual expansion of the copyright public domain, CLIC will host a fun-filled night of music and trivia.

February 3- 5, 2020
Spring 2019 Daynard Distinguished Public Interest Visiting Fellow
Chaumtoli Huq '97
Founder/Editor, Law@theMargins; Associate Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law

Community Lecture
Monday, February 3, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

February 11, 2020
How Should Countries Regulate Privacy?
CLIC discussion featuring international visiting scholar, Fumio Shimpo. 

March 5, 2020
Strength in Diversity: Women of Color on Leadership
Join us for an informative and lively breakfast as we take our highly popular Women in the Law programming on the road to New York City.

March 13, 2020 
Canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19.
Repression and Accommodation in Popular Claims for Social and Economic Rights
Featuring Sarah Biddulph, Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor International – China; Professor of Law and Director, Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School. 
Presented by Northeastern University School of Law and Northeastern University's Asian Studies Program. 

March 16, 2020
Canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19.
Faculty Book Forum Featuring Professor Sonia E. Rolland and David Trubek, Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professors Rolland and Trubek will speak about their new co-authored book, Emerging Powers in International Economic Law

March 18, 2020
Canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19.
Peeking the Blindfold: The Crisis at DOJ
Come join a panel of experts featuring two Northeastern faculty members and Andrew Weissmann, former chief of the Criminal Fraud Section of the Department of Justice and a leading member of Robert Mueller’s team, to explore recent threats to the rule of law in the United States.

March 21, 2020
Canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19.
Northeastern Law Review Symposium
Eyes on Me: Innovation and Technology in Contemporary Times 

March 25, 2020
Canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19.
CRRJ Film Screening: The Silence of Others
Join Northeastern Law's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) for a screening of The Silence of Others, an award-winning documentary directed by Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo. 

April 1, 2020
Postponed due to concerns related to COVID-19. Date to be announced.
Connections is NUSL’s largest annual networking event that the Office of Alumni/ae Relations hosts for current students. The event's goal is to provide career guidance and professional development to our current 1L’s, 2L’s and 3L’s. 

April 4
Canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19.
Reach(OUT) LGBTQIA Law Conference
This career conference will focus on the perspectives and concerns of queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, intersex and asexual law students in preparation for co-op, internships and professional life in law and legal-related fields beyond campus. 

April 8, 2020
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event will be live-streamed. Stay tuned for details. 
Film Screening and Discussion: The Vote
The Vote is a four-part documentary series, slated to air nationally on PBS this summer in conjunction with the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment — giving women the right to vote. View two clips of the documentary and a lively discussion co-led by Professor Kara Swanson and Rachael Wyant ’22.  

April 9, 2020
Postponed due to concerns related to COVID-19. Date to be announced.
2020 Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture: Displacement, Citizenship and Human Rights Challenges for the 21st Century
Featuring Tiffany Joseph, Associate Professor Sociology and International Affairs; Affiliated Faculty in Africana Studies, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

April 17, 2020
Annual Health law Conference 
Public Health Litigation: Possibilities and Pitfalls
due to concerns related to COVID-19, the paper workshop component of our 2020 Health Law conference will now be hosted virtually. Join us from noon on Friday, April 17, via Zoom at
The community discussion has been postponed until the fall. Details to be announced soon. 

April 30, 2020
This event has been postponed due to concerns related to COVID-19. Date to be announced. 
Celebrating Professor Peter Enrich
Join us as we celebrate Professor Peter Enrich’s many contributions to Northeastern Law with a roundtable discussion titled, “Making Change in Massachusetts: Working at the Intersections of Law and Politics, Policy and Activism.”

May 1, 2020
Postponed due to concerns related to COVID-19. Date to be announced.
CLIC Conference
CLIC’s 2020 conference will take a close look at the intersection between technology, intellectual property, innovation and democracy. The program will also feature the second installation from CLIC's ART Artist-in-Residence, Sarah Newman.

May 20, 2020
Denise Carty-Bennia Award Reception
The 27th Annual Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Awards Reception will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. 

May 21, 2020
The class of 2020 will receive their degrees during the School of Law’s commencement ceremony in Matthews Arena on Thursday, May 21. Nabiha Syed, president of The Markup, will deliver the keynote address. 

June 3-5, 2020
Health Law Professors Conference
The Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law is thrilled to host ASLME’s 43rd Annual Health Law Professors Conference

September 18, 2020
Pioneers in Social Justice: The Battle for Voting Rights in 2020
Join us as we celebrate celebrate the Public Interest Law Scholars Program at Northeastern Law and tackle the battle for voting rights in 2020. 

September 25, 2020
Women in the Law Conference

*October 23, 2020
Richard Daynard Celebration
*Due to the international public health crisis, this celebration, previously scheduled for April 17, will now be held on Friday, October 23, as part of Northeastern Law's Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend.  

Join us in celebrating the 50-year career of Professor Richard Daynard, a pioneer and international leader in establishing the legal responsibility of the tobacco industry for tobacco-induced addiction, disease and death. 

October 23-24, 2020
Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend
Join us as we honor the classes of 1950s, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, 2005, ’10 and ’15.

See the full lists of our 2009-20102010-20112011- 20122012-2013,  2013-20142014 - 20152015-20162016-20172017-2018 and 2018-2019 conferences, and check out the multimedia offerings from these events.