#NUSLReunion2020 is On(line)!

October 23 - 24, 2020

We hope you will join us for our first-ever virtual Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend!
Join us for a weekend of fun and friendship as we honor
 the classes of the 1950s, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, 2005, '10 and '15.

Details of our online program will be added to this page as they are confirmed so please check back often!
Questions? Contact lawalumni@northeastern.edu.


Tentative Schedule of Online Events

Friday, October 23, 2020

Evening Program

Class Zooms
In order to recognize important class milestones, we will host a number of virtual class Zoom on October 23. Details about our plans for October 2020 virtual programming will soon be coming your way.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

9:00 AM

Welcome Address
Dean James Hackney

9:15 - 10:00 AM

Karen SpilkaKeynote Speaker
Senate President Karen Spilka ’80
Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka ’80 represents the MetroWest communities of Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick, which comprise the 2nd Middlesex and Norfolk district. Prior to being voted in as president by her Senate colleagues in 2018, she served as chair of the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means (beginning in January 2015) and as the Senate Majority Whip (2013-2015), Assistant Majority Whip (2012-2013), chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies (2009-2012) and chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities (2005-2009), a committee she helped originate. She began her legislative career as a state representative for the 7th Middlesex district in 2001.

Prior to becoming a legislator, Spilka was in private practice as an arbitrator and mediator, specializing in labor and employment law and community and court mediation. In addition, she has been a facilitator and fact finder in disputes in the public and private sectors, as well as a trainer of adult mediation and school-based peer mediation programs, collaborative-based collective bargaining and conflict resolution strategies. She also previously worked as a labor and employment attorney on behalf of employees, unions, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and the commonwealth. In addition to her law degree, Spilka holds a BS in social work from Cornell University.

10:00 - 11:30 AM

“Conversations with ...”

Join us for conversations with a group of graduates who are leaders and trend-setters in a variety of legal and professional fields. Faculty and staff will interview the graduates in a conversational style that invites frank and lively discussions. 

Speakers include:

Adrian Bispham ’10
Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County

Interviewer: Margaret Burnham, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project

Kathy Henry ’00
General Counsel and Secretary, Eastern Bank

Interviewer: Mary O'Connell, Professor of Law Emerita

Dorothy Samuels ’75
Senior Fellow, Brennan Center/Formerly 30 year member of the New York Times Editorial Board 

Interviewer: Michael Meltsner, George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law

Todd Shuster ’90
Co-Founder, Aevitas Creative Management; Co-founder PEACE Institute

Interviewer: Daniel Medwed, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Afternoon

Class Zooms
In order to recognize important class milestones, we will host a number of virtual class Zoom on October 24. Details about our plans for October 2020 virtual programming will soon be coming your way.

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 in October 2018.