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International Social and Economic Rights Project (iSERP) Annual Conference

iSERP, a global consortium of judges, lawyers, human rights advocates and legal academics who critically examine the effectiveness of social and economic rights law in promoting real change in peoples lives, came together in November 2017 at Universidad EAFIT, in Medellín, Colombia, for a discussion of the trajectory of Latin American social constitutionalism, particularly on the question of land rights and indigenous peoples. iSERP is a project of the law school’s Program on Human Rights in the Global Economy (PHRGE) and Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC).
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Upcoming Public Interest Events

January 23, 2019
Masterclass on Environmental Justice Law With PHRGE Distinguished Scholar Alfred Brownell
Learn how Alfred Brownell, in collaboration with his indigenous clients in West Africa, successfully used a non-judicial complaint mechanism to save millions of hectares of tropical forest from destruction by a multinational corporation. A light reception will follow the presentation.

January 25, 2019
Tribute to the Dream: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join the Northeastern community in paying homage to homage to the life and values of Dr. King through the power of film, music and conversation. This event will feature the premier of Murder in Mobile, a short documentary about the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic and one family's untold story of race and justice. The screening will be followed by a dialogue with Margaret Burnham, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, and Roderick L. Ireland, Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Featuring music by Danielle Ponder '11.

January 31 - February 2 and February 7-9, 2019
Givelber Distinguished Public Interest Lecturer Program
Purvi Shah, Founder and Executive Director, Movement Law Lab

February 4-6, 2019
Daynard Distinguished Visiting Fellows Program 
Winter 2019 Daynard Visiting Fellow: Dimple Abichandandi ’02, Executive Director, General Service Foundation

Monday, February 4, 2019, noon
Community Lecture
Shifting the Story: Narrative Change in the Time of Trump

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, noon
Roundtable Discussion
Just Narratives: When Law and Storytelling Intersect

April 17, 2019
Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture
Alfred Brownell,  Distinguished Scholar in Residence in Northeastern University School of Law’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE)

May 22, 2019
Denise Carty-Bennia Award Reception
The 26th Annual Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in the Moot Court Room (160 Dockser Hall). Students will be notified in advance if they are selected for the scholarships. All students, their families, the Alumni/ae Board, and faculty and staff of the Law School are invited to this event.



Recent Public Interest Events

December 14, 2018
Finding the Nexus: Linking Systems for Domestic Violence Survivors
This one-day conference will explored the many barriers domestic violence survivors face, as well as potential solutions to bridging the gaps and linking the systems. 

October 3, 2018
Screening and Filmmaker Discussion Featuring David Heilbroner '84
Join NUSL's Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC) and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) for a special screening of Traffic Stop, an Oscar-nominated short film produced by David Heilbroner '84.

November 2, 2018
Northeastern University Law Review Symposium
Rethinking Borders: Climate Change, Migration and Human Rights

November 7, 2018
Annual Health Law Lecture
Brigitte Amiri ´99, Deputy Director, Reproductive Freedom Project, American Civil Liberties Union

September 24 - 26, 2018 
Daynard Distinguished Visiting Fellows Program 
Fall 2018 Daynard Visiting Fellow: Prerna Lal, Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor, Immigration Practice, East Bay Community Law Center

September 20-22 and September 27-20, 2018
Givelber Distinguished Public Interest Lecturer Program
Leah Aden, Senior Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund

August 9, 2018
PHRGE Forum: Challenges of Human Rights and Law in Sudan
Abdelrahman Al Gasim in conversation with Eric Reeves
Abdelrahman Al Gasim, a Sudanese lawyer who just received the 2018 ABA International Human Rights Award for his courageous and effective work, will discuss his strategies for increasing access to justice for victims of human rights violations in Sudan.

September 7, 2018
Volunteers for Justice Fair
The Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration invites all students to find out more about pro bono work with a variety of organizations. 

July 30, 2018
Workers' Rights Post-Janus
The Supreme Court’s recent Janus decision overturned decades of labor law precedent with far-reaching consequences for millions of workers. Join us for a dinner discussion with Professor Karl Klare to break down what Janus means and to explore legal and organizing responses to the decision.

June 20, 2018
World Refugee Day
Come learn about the US Resettlement Process and walk in the shoes of a refugee. 

June 1, 2018 | 6:30 PM 
Book Launch: Gay Priori
Join CPIAC at Porter Square Books for the launch of Professor Libby Adler's new book, Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform (Duke University Press, 2018). 

April 24, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM 
PHRGE Colloquium: Maria Green, PHRGE Affiliated Scholar

April 27, 2018 | 3:00 PM | 230 Dockser
Valerie Gordon Book Award
Hakeem M. Muhammad '20 is the winner of the 2018 Valerie Gordon essay contest. His winning essay is entitled, “Angela Davis: A South African Moment for Palestine.” 

April 18, 2018
NUSL Volunteers for Justice/Pro Bono Fair
The Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration invites all students to find out more about pro bono work with a variety of organizations. This event is co-sponsored by the student group How to Get it Done (HTGID).
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April 13, 2018
Annual Health Law Conference
Diseases of Despair: The Role of Policy and Law

March 15-17 and March 22-24, 2018
Givelber Distinguished Public Interest Lecturer Program
Spring Lecturer: Joey Mogul, Director, Civil Rights Clinic, DePaul University College of Law
Striving to Secure Systemic Justice, Redress and Reparations for Mass Criminalization and Incarceration

February 5-7, 2018
Daynard Distinguished Visiting Fellows Program 
Winter 2018 Daynard Visiting Fellow: Chase Strangio '10, Staff Attorney, ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project

November 17 - 18, 2017
International Law, Local Justice: Human Rights Transformed
A Symposium in Honor of Professor Hope Lewis

December 7 - 8, 2017
PHRGE Human Rights Institute
Securing Land Rights in the Era of Land Grabbing: The Role of a Land Tenure Security

November 2-4, 2017
International Social and Economic Rights Project (iSERP) Annual Conference
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October 30, 2017
Annual Health Law Lecture Featuring Stephen Rosenfeld, Health Care Attorney and Advocate 
Making Good Health Policy by Practicing Good Health Law

September 25 - 27, 2017
Daynard Distinguished Visiting Fellows Program 
Fall 2017 Daynard Visiting Fellow: Adam Foss, Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

September 14, 2017
Bearing Witness to Trauma: Innovative Tools to Assist First Responder and Victim Services Agencies
An Interdisciplinary Conversation

September 19, 2017
Safety First: Toward Safe Consumption Facilities in Massachusetts
A Community Forum

September 7, 2017
Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Film Screening and Discussion

September 6, 2017
PHRGE Forum Featuring Jillian Tuck '12 
From Law School to Human Rights Leadership: A Personal Account 

September 5, 2017
Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture 
Guest Lecturer: Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy