We have moved quickly in recent months to transition previously on-the-ground events to virtual opportunities to connect. Check our calendar regularly as we build our virtual programming. We are hopeful that we will be back on the ground for our spring events so you’ll see save the dates below, subject to public health safety.  

Upcoming Virtual Events and Spring Save the Dates

September 14, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
COVID-19: Law and Social Justice Community Conversation
Legal and Policy Assessment of COVID-19
Hosted by 
Professor Wendy E. Parmet and Faith Khalik
Sponsored by Northeastern Law's Center for Health Policy and Law

September 16 -17, 2020
2020 Public Health Law Virtual Summit: COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Experts including Northeastern Law Professors Patricia Williams, Wendy Parmet and Leo Beletsky and affiliated health law scholar Dr. Michael S. Sinha will present at the Network for Public Health's 2020 summit. 

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

September 21, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
COVID-19: Law and Social Justice Community Conversation
Healthcare Worker Safety and PPE
Hosted by Michael S. Sinha, Visiting Scholar, Northeastern University School of Law
Sponsored by Northeastern Law's Center for Health Policy and Law

September 21-23, 2020
Fall 2020 Daynard Distinguished Public Interest Visiting Fellow 
Emma Ketteringham ’98
Managing Attorney, Family Defense Practice, The Bronx Defenders

Community Lecture
Regulation System: A Largely Unexamined Part of the Carceral State
Monday, September 21, 12:00 - 1:30 PM 

Roundtable Discussion
Family Defense: An Urgent Call to Action
Wednesday, September 23, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

September 22, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM | Zoom
CLIC Distinguished Lecture Series: The Automated Adminstrative State
Ryan Calo, Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Law; Faculty Co-Director, University of Washington Tech Policy Lab

September 24, 2020
Celebrating the Life of Chief Justice Ralph Gants 
Northeastern University School of Law welcomes our community and friends to a celebration of the life the Honorable Ralph Gants, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. We will come together virtually to reflect and pay tribute to Chief Justice Gants, a treasured friend and mentor to many in our community, and cherished husband of Professor Deborah Ramirez.

September 25, 2020
NEW DATE! Women in the Law Conference
Now in its 12th year, the annual Women in the Law conference provides career guidance and professional development growth to women attorneys and other professionals at all stages of their careers, and brings together powerful decision makers from Boston and beyond. 

September 30, 2020
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series
Featuring: 
Michael Kasdan, Partner, Wiggin and Dana
David Morris, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for TripAdvisor Inc. 

October 5, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
COVID-19: Law and Social Justice Community Conversation
Racial Justice
Hosted by Professor Aziza Ahmed
Sponsored by Northeastern Law's Center for Health Policy and Law

October 6, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
The Great Firewall of America? Unraveling the TikTok Affair
Join the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity for a discussion about global data privacy regulation, the innovation economy and IP/technology law.

October 7, 2020 | 12:10 - 1:40 PM | ZOOM
Community Forum: The Role of Lawyers in Addressing Structural Injustice in the Criminal Punishment System 
Guest Speaker: Alec Karakatsanis, Founder and Executive Director, Civil Rights Corps; Author, Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System.   

October 14, 2020
Robert D. Klein Lecture Featuring Professor Jessica Silbey
Professor Jessica Silbey has been selected as the 56th Robert D. Klein Lecturer. She will deliver her talk, “Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age,” at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14. The lecture will be live-streamed from Northeastern's Egan Research Center. 

October 16, 2020
Annual CLIC Conference
CLIC’s 2020 conference will take a close look at the intersection between technology, intellectual property, innovation and democracy.

October 19, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
COVID-19: Law and Social Justice Community Conversation
Carceral Systems
Hosted by Professor Leo Beletsky
Sponsored by Northeastern Law's Center for Health Policy and Law

October 22, 2020 | 7:00 PM
What the Civil Rights Movement Accomplished and What it Left Undone: An Evening with a Veteran Civil Rights Attorney Michael Meltsner
Join Professor Michael Meltsner for a conversation examining his long-standing and historic role advocating for civil rights since the 1960s.

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.

October 26, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
COVID-19: Law and Social Justice Community Conversation
Elections
Hosted by Professor Jeremy Paul
Sponsored by Northeastern Law's Center for Health Policy and Law

October 27, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM | Zoom
CLIC Distinguished Lecture Series
Dr. Joan Donovan, Research Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
The True Costs of Misinformation: Producing Moral and Technical Order in a Time of Pandemonium

October 27, 2020 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM
The Pros and Cons of Ranked Choice Voting

November 2 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
COVID-19: Law and Social Justice Community Conversation
Domestic Violence
Hosted by Margo Lindauer and Morgan Wilson

November 6, 2020
Annual Health Law Lecture
Civil Rights During a Pandemic: Privacy, Protest and Racial Justice
Featuring Esha Bhandari, Senior Staff Attorney, Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, ACLU

November 9 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
COVID-19: Law and Social Justice Community Conversation
Vaccines and Equitable Access
Hosted by Professors Brook Baker and Jonathan Kahn
Sponsored by Northeastern Law's Center for Health Policy and Law

November 10, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM | Zoom
CLIC Distinguised Lecture Series
Dr. Kate Darling, Expert, Robot Ethics; Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab
The New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots

November 13, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
CLIC Book Launch Discussion
In cooperation with the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law, CLIC will co-sponsor a book launch discussion with Ignacio Cofone, editor of The Right to be Forgotten: A Canadian and Comparative Perspective. Professor Woodrow Hartzog and Professor Lisa Austin of the University of Toronto will provide comments. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Claudia Haupt.  
>> Register online

November 13, 2020
Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop
The Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) is proud to host the 2020 Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop in honor of Joel R. Reidenberg, who passed away in April 2020. The workshop, now in its fourth year and generously sponsored by Microsoft, offers privacy scholars from diverse fields the opportunity to receive extensive, constructive commentary on their works in progress.

November 16, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
The Future of Entrepreneurship: Equitable Economy
Join Northeastern's Venture Mentoring Network as they  kickoff Global Entrepreneurship Week with an inspiring conversation between D’Amore-McKim School of Business Dunton Family Dean Raj Echambadi and distinguished guests Betty Francisco ’98 and Segun Idowu. 

November 16 - 17, 2020 
NUImpact Presents: Rebuilding an Economy that Works for All
Professor Shalanda Baker’05 will particpate in a panel titled, “A New Opportunity to Meet the Climate Crisis,” as part of  this virtual flagship event presented by Northeastern University Sustainable Investment Summit. 

November 17, 2020
Lynching: Reparations as Restorative Justice
Northeastern Law's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) invites you to a virtual conference that will bring together scholars, lawyers and descendants of lynching victims to explore avenues for compensatory reparations and other forms of repair. Testimonies from the families of lynching victims will set the tone and reverence of the day. Several legendary activists, scholars and artists will join us, live noting the significance of this time in US history. 

November 17, 2020
Cardio Dance Class for Northeastern’s Domestic Violence Institute
A charity cardio dance class, taught by Trillfit, to raise funds for Northeastern’s Domestic Violence Institute (DVI). 

December 3, 2020
LWI Conference
Getting Out of Our Comfort Zones: Addressing Issues of Race in the LWR Classroom

December 7 - 9, 2020
Winter 2020 Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellow 
RJ Thompson
Managing Director, Sex Workers Project, Urban Justice Center

Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration at Northeastern University School of Law.

January 14, 21 and 28, 2021
Public Health Approaches to Protecting Youth from Gun Violence: COVID and Beyond
A Three Part Conference Series
Northeastern Law's Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) is proud to partner with the Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the School Health Academy to the present a three-part virtual conference to highlight the impact of gun violence on youth during the time of COVID and beyond.

January 21, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:40 PM
Civil Litigation in the COVID Era
Over the course of nearly a year, the coronavirus has drastically altered personal lives and professional careers.  Litigators have also had to adapt to a new litigation landscape, shaped by the global pandemic. Cetrulo LLP’s Lawrence G. Cetrulo, Michael J. Cahalane, and Erica A. Dumore will speak about civil litigation in the COVID era, what precautions courthouses are taking, how virtual trials are unfolding and how attorneys are preparing themselves for success amidst the pandemic.  

February 4, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM | Zoom
Virtual Bookclub on Racial Inequality Moderated by Professor Patricia Williams
Join the Alumni/ae Association Board of Directors Community Building Committee and the Office of Alumni/ae Relations and Development for a Virtual Book Club. We will read Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. The discussion will be led by Professor Patricia Williams, one of the most provocative intellectuals in American law and a pioneer of both the law and literature and critical race theory movements in American legal theory.  

February 18, 2021
Confronting Racial Injustice Panel: Slavery, Wealth Creation and Intergenerational Wealth
This panel is part of a five-part virtual series that will explore historical events in Massachusetts history in order to probe how slavery, racism and their legacies have and continue to influence the criminal justice system.

February 18, 2021 | 12:00 -1:00 PM ET | Zoom
Making Black Lives Matter in Boston and Beyond: A Conversation with Leader, Activist and Change maker Paul Francisco

Join us for this exclusive and empowering interview with Paul Francisco, chief diversity officer and head of workforce development programs at State Street Corporation, by Northeastern University Law School student Tai-Lyn Parboosingh ’23, on making change for racial justice in your workplace and communities.
>> Register online

February 24, 2021 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM | Zoom
Virtual Craft Night
Paint with Northeastern Law grads nationwide! 

February 25, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
Lost and Found: Intellectual Property, Race and Restorative Justice
Join Northeastern Law's Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) and its Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) for an interdisciplinary conversation exploring the racial gap in invention and patenting in the past and present, considering how IP regimes have been used to exploit BIPOC intellect and creatorship and what is needed to reverse this historic inequity and use IP regimes to develop a more equitable society. 

March 11, 2021
Confronting Racial Injustice Panel: Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years
This panel is part of a five-part virtual series that will explore historical events in Massachusetts history in order to probe how slavery, racism and their legacies have and continue to influence the criminal justice system.

March 19, 2021
Northeastern University Law Review Symposium
The Many Faces of Health

March 26, 2021
New England Clinical Conference

April 1, 2021
Connections 2021

Due to the uncertainty of hosting events amidst the ongoing pandemic, the School of Law's largest annual networking event for current students and alumni/ae will be held virtually this year. 


April 15, 2021
Confronting Racial Injustice Panel: Boston School Desegregation through the Rearview Mirror
This panel is part of a five-part virtual series that will explore historical events in Massachusetts history in order to probe how slavery, racism and their legacies have and continue to influence the criminal justice system.

April 16, 2021
Health Law Conference
Health and the Body Politic: Undermining Democracy, Undermining Health​​​​​​​

May 12, 2021
Denise Carty-Bennia Event
The 28th Annual Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. All students, their families, the Alumni/ae Board, and faculty and staff of the Law School are invited to this event.

May 14, 2021
Commencement

May 19, 2021
Confronting Racial Injustice Panel: The War on Drugs in Massachusetts: The Racial Impact of the School Zone Law and Other Mandatory Minimum Sentences
This panel is part of a five-part virtual series that will explore historical events in Massachusetts history in order to probe how slavery, racism and their legacies have and continue to influence the criminal justice system.

May 21, 2021
Women in the Law Conference
All In: Reimagining Inclusive Workplaces

June 6 - 11, 2021
Health Law Professor Conference

June 9, 2021
Confronting Racial Injustice Panel: The Charles Stuart Case: White Lies and Black Lives
This panel is part of a five-part virtual series that will explore historical events in Massachusetts history in order to probe how slavery, racism and their legacies have and continue to influence the criminal justice system.

Recent Events

Northeastern University School of Law was proud to co-sponsor two virtual events series this spring: 

COVID-19 Public Health Law Briefings 
Public health law experts from around the country connected every Tuesday and Thursday for live briefings discussing the biggest legal issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. All past briefings are archived at The Week in Health Law podcast.

Co-sponsored by:
The Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law
The Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law
American Public Health Association (APHA) Law Section.

COVID-19: Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic
This bi-weekly series, hosted via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:10 - 1:10 PM, brought together scholars and practitioners to discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus across the world, and in all domains of our lives, from physical and mental health, to job security, housing and family life. 

Co-sponsored by:
The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law 
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University
Duke Law Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

The International Human Rights Clinic at University of Chicago Law School
Opinio Juris, UCLA's Promise Institute for Human Rights
The Human Rights Center at University of Minnesota Law School

See the full lists of our 2009-20102010-20112011- 20122012-2013,  2013-20142014 - 20152015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019 and 2019-2020 conferences, and check out the multimedia offerings from these events.