Save the Date for Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend 2019!

October 18 - 19, 2019

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Join us in October at Northeastern University School of Law for Alumni/ae Weekend 2019, honoring the classes of 1950s, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, 2004, '09 and '14. Some of our reunion classes are still in need of volunteers to assist with planning and fundraising. If you are interested in getting involved with your class reunion this year, please contact Mielle Marquis at

William “Mo” Cowan ’94,  President, Global Government Affairs and Policy, GE

Mo CowanFormer US Senator William “Mo" Cowan is President, Global Government Affairs and Policy for GE, responsible for directing the company’s government relations and public policy engagement in the United States and around the world. Mo also leads the Global Growth Organizational national executive teams in Europe and Canada. Mo previously served as Vice President, Litigation and Legal Policy for the Company, overseeing litigation, enforcement proceedings, investigations and compliance globally.
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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 18, 2019

5:00 - 7:30 PM 

Back to School Night at NUSL's Faculty Offices

Join NUSL faculty members in their natural habitats, as we celebrate "Back to School Night" at NUSL on Friday, October 18th. Many of our faculty members will be in their offices welcoming back graduates from all class years. Reception fare will be offered throughout the hallways. We invite you to join us back at your favorite law school for fun, frolicking and fare! 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

 Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Dean's Welcome
Dean James Hackney will welcome graduates back to campus. 

“Conversations with ...”

Join us for conversations with eight leading graduates working in a variety of cutting-edge practice areas who will share their experiences with our community. Faculty and staff will interview the graduates in a conversational-style back and forth. Come get the inside scoop on immigration, data privacy, capital punishment, government relations and more.

Speakers include:

Leslie Ditrani ’94
Principal, Ditrani Law
Topic: The impact of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies on a broad range of people and institutions, including asylum-seekers, immigrant families, universities, and employers, and Leslie’s role in mobilizing pro bono responses, including NUSL’s alumni/ae naturalization clinic and the Immigrant Justice Clinic’s trip to the Dilley Detention Center in Texas to represent asylum-seekers detained there.
Interviewer: Rachel Rosenbloom, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic

Robert Jarrin ’99
Strategic Advisor on international policy and legal government affairs for digital health, medicine, and Life Sciences
Topics: International policy, legal government affairs for digital health, medicine and Life Sciences
Interviewer: Jennifer Huer, Managing Director, Center for Health Policy and Law

The Honorable Raheem Mullins ’04
Associate Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
Topics: Associate Justice Raheem Mullins ’04 will discuss his pathway to the bench as the youngest member of the Connecticut Supreme Court. Raheem L. Mullins was nominated to the Supreme Court on October 4, 2017 by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, and was sworn in on November 1, 2017. 
Interviewer: Libby Adler ’94, Professor of Law and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Juliana Spofford ’89
Assistant General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer, Dun & Bradstreet
Topic: Juliana will discuss how the global corporate environment has responded to change in relation to data privacy laws around the world; what are some of the biggest challenges companies have faced in the rapidly changing privacy landscape; what does the future look like for privacy laws in the US?
Interviewer: Woodrow Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science

Joshua Zakim ’09
Boston City Councilor, District 8
Topics: Zakim will discuss his work on the Boston Trust Act, fair housing issues and where he feels the future of Boston politics is heading.
Interviewer: Peter Enrich, Professor of Law

Elizabeth Zitrin ’79
President, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Topics: What led her to Capital punishment work; race and the death penalty; what are the biggest impediments to change; where are we headed? 
Interviewer: Michael Meltsner, George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law

11:30 - 1:00 PM

Complimentary Lunch in Dockser Commons

1:30 - 3:00 PM 

Boston's World Famous Duck Tour 

6:30 - 10:30 PM 

Reunion Cocktail Reception and Dinner at the Colonnade

Saturday evening's program will feature former US Senator, William "Mo" Cowan '94 as the keynote speaker, a delectable buffet featuring fresh seafood and a wonderful band.

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Video Presentations
Watch: 50 Years: Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future
For those of you who missed or asked to see it again, here is the retrospective video that was shown at our 50th anniversary bash last October.