#NUSLReunion is On(line)!

October 23 - 24, 2020

Thank you to all who joined us for our first-ever virtual Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend!
We enjoyed a weekend of fun and friendship as we honored
 the classes of the
1950s, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, 2005, '10 and '15.

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Schedule of Online Events

Friday, October 23, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Why The Fight Matters: Grads at the ACLU Leading the Charge

ACLU staff members Brigitte Amiri ’99 and Chase Strangio ’10, who are national leaders in advocating for reproductive rights and LGBTQ rights, respectively, are featured in a powerful new documentary, The Fight. On Friday, October 23, the Northeastern Law community gathered to view clips from the movie and Professor Aziza Ahmed led a live discussion with Brigitte and Chase about their careers and landmark cases. To watch The Fight documentary, please visit fightthefilm.com/watch-at-home.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

9:00 AM

Welcome Address
Dean James Hackney

9:15 - 10:00 AM

Karen SpilkaA Conversation with Mass. 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. 

10:00 - 10:15 AM 
Joseph Feaster ’75
Of Counsel, McKenzie & Associates

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


10:20 - 10:35 AM 
Todd Shuster ’90
Co-Founder, Aevitas Creative Management; Co-founder, The Peace Studio

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


10:40 - 10:55 AM
Kathy Henry ’00
General Counsel and Secretary, Eastern Bank

Interviewer: Mary O'Connell ’75, Professor of Law Emerita


11:00 - 11:15 AM
Adrian Bispham ’10
Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County

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

5:00 - 8:45 PM

Class Zooms
In order to recognize important class milestones, Class zooms will be held Saturday night to celebrate the classes of ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, ’05, ’10, ’15. 

5:00 - 5:45 PM 

Class of ’75
Special Guests
Professors Steve Subrin and Dan Givelber

Class of ’80
Special Guest
Professor Emerita Judy Brown 


5:45 - 6:30 PM 

Class of ’85
Special Guest
Professor Dick Daynard

Class of ’90
Special Guest
Professor Jim Rowan 


6:30 - 7:15 PM

Class of ’95
Special Guest
David Hall, Former Dean of Northeastern University School of Law and Current President, University of the Virgin Islands.

Class of ’00
Special Guests
Professors Karl Klare and Lucy Williams


7:15 - 8:00 PM

Class of ’05
Special Guest
Professor Peter Enrich

Class of ’10
Special Guest
Dan Jackson ’97, Executive Director, NuLawLab 


8:00 - 8:45 PM

Class of ’15
Special Guest
Professor Jeremy Paul

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.