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Abrams, Roger I.

Richardson Professor of Law Emeritus

Cornell University, BA 1967
Harvard University, JD 1970

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Professor Subrin is retired from the faculty. He is a prolific author and leading authority on sports and labor law and legal education. He has served as a salary arbitrator for major league baseball and as a permanent arbitrator for the television, communications, electronics and coal industries, for the US Customs Service, Internal Revenue Service, Walt Disney World, the State of Florida and Lockheed-Martin Company.

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Adler, Libby S.

Professor of Law and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

University of Michigan, AB 1989
Northeastern University, JD 1994
Harvard University, LLM 1998

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Professor Adler teaches Constitutional Law, Sexuality, Gender and the Law, and Family Law. At Northeastern, she also has taught Administrative Law and Trusts and Estates. She received the Northeastern University Excellence in Teaching Award for 2007-2008.

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Ahmed, Aziza

Professor of Law

Emory University, BA 2000
Harvard University, MS 2003
University of California, Berkeley, JD 2007

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Professor Ahmed is an internationally renowned expert in health law, criminal law and human rights. Her scholarship examines the legal, regulatory and political environments on health in US domestic law, US foreign policy and international law. She teaches Property Law, Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, and International Health Law: Governance, Development and Rights.

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Baker, Brook K.

Professor of Law

Harvard University, AB 1969
Northeastern University, JD 1976

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Professor Baker teaches a Global HIV/AIDS Policy seminar, disability discrimination law, negotiations and an analytical skills workshop. His recent scholarship has focused intellectual property and access to medicines and intensifying the legal, economic and policy response to the global HIV/AIDS pandemics. He has taught and consulted in South African law schools and law school clinics since 1997. Professor Baker is an honorary research fellow at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa.

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Baker, Shalanda H.

Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs

United States Air Force Academy, BS 1998
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 2005
University of Wisconsin Law School, LLM 2012

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Professor Baker works closely with colleagues in the Northeastern's Global Resilience Institute, linking it to the School of Law's new Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC). She teaches courses at the law school and in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities related to her research interests in environmental law and energy law

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Beletsky, Leo

Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences

Vassar College, AB 2000
Brown University, MPH 2004
Temple University, JD 2008

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Professor Beletsky holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. His expertise is in the public health impact of laws and their enforcement, with special focus on drug overdose, infectious disease transmission and the role of the criminal justice system as a structural determinant of health. One of the nation’s preeminent experts on North America’s opioid crisis, Beletsky is a frequent media commentator on drug policy, health equity and criminal justice issues. Those issues define the project portfolio of the School of Law’s Health in Justice Action Lab, which he directs.

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Bloom, Elizabeth M.

Teaching Professor

Wesleyan University, BA 1995
Georgetown University Law Center, JD 2001

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Professor Bloom teaches in the first-year Legal Skills in Social Context program.

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Breckenridge, Lee P.

Professor of Law

Yale University, BA 1973
Harvard University, JD 1976

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Professor Breckenridge specializes in environmental and natural resources law. She began her career as an attorney with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, where she worked on some of the agency's initial regulatory efforts to implement the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. Professor Breckenridge continued her environmental work as an assistant attorney general with the state of Tennessee and the commonwealth of Massachusetts. She served as a law clerk for Judge Gilbert S. Merritt on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1977-1978.

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Burnham, Margaret A.

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project

Tougaloo College, BA 1966
University of Pennsylvania, LLB 1969

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Professor Burnham joined the Northeastern University School of Law faculty in 2002. Her fields of expertise are civil and human rights, comparative constitutional rights, and international criminal law. She is the founder of the School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, which engages students in legal matters relating to the 1960s US civil rights movement.

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Danielsen, Dan

Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society

University of California, Los Angeles, BA 1984
Harvard University, JD 1989

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Professor Danielsen is a legal scholar who spent many years as an international business lawyer. He teaches Corporations, Law and Development, International Business Regulation, International Law and Conflict of Laws. Professor Danielsen’s research explores the complex role of the business firm in global governance.

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Davis, Martha F.

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Experiential Education

Harvard University, AB 1979
Trinity College, Oxford University, MA 1981
University of Chicago, JD 1983

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Professor Davis teaches Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility. She is also a faculty director for the law school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and the NuLawLab.

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Daynard, Richard A.

University Distinguished Professor of Law and President, Public Health Advocacy Institute

Columbia University, AB 1964
Harvard University, JD 1967
Columbia University, MA 1970
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD 1980

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Professor Daynard is at the forefront of an international movement to establish the legal responsibility of the tobacco industry for tobacco-induced death, disease and disability. He is president of the law school’s Public Health Advocacy Institute, chairs its Tobacco Products Liability Project and helped initiate its new Center for Public Health Litigation. He is also an international leader in combating the obesity epidemic.

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Durkin, Christine M .

Associate Teaching Professor

Connecticut College, BA
Suffolk University Law School , JD 1991

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Christine Durkin joined the law school faculty in 2017, after 20 years of teaching legal research and writing, family law drafting and legal English at Boston University School of Law.

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Dyal-Chand, Rashmi

Professor of Law

Grinnell College, BA 1991
Northeastern University, JD 1994

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Professor Dyal-Chand's research and teaching focus on property law, poverty, economic development and consumer law. Her recent projects have examined the role of property remedies in achieving more equal distribution.

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Enrich, Peter D.

Professor of Law

Yale University, BA 1972
Harvard University, JD 1983

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Professor Enrich is a leading authority on state and local government and state tax policy, and frequently serves as an advisor to state and local governments and to advocacy groups interested in state and local fiscal policy. He teaches Contracts, State and Local Government, State and Local Taxation, and Legal Skills in Social Context. His areas of research and expertise include state taxation of businesses, tax equity, relationships between different levels of government and funding of public education.

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Fray, Julian M.

Assistant Teaching Professor

Amherst College, BA 2005
Columbia University School of Law, JD 2008
Boston University School of Law, LLM Taxation 2013

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Professor Fray teaches Basic Federal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, and Non-Profit Organizations. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Senior Editor of the Law Review, and her B.A. from Amherst College in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. She also earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University. Her current research focuses on federal regulation of non-profit organizations, with an emphasis on institutions of higher education.

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Gundavaram, Hemanth C.

Teaching Professor and Co-Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic

Boston University, BS 2000
Boston University School of Law, JD 2004

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Professor Hemanth Gundavaram is co-director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic and teaches Administrative Law and Immigration Law.

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Hackney, James R.

Dean and Professor of Law

University of Southern California, AB 1986
Yale University, JD 1989

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James Hackney was appointed as dean of the law school on July 1, 2018. Dean Hackney teaches in the areas of torts, corporate finance, corporations, critical race theory, and law and economics. Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty, Professor Hackney was an associate with the Los Angeles law firm of Irell & Manella. He was book review and comment editor of the Yale Law Journal during law school.

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Hahn-Dupont, Margaret

Teaching Professor and Program Administrator, Legal Skills in Social Context

University of Pennsylvania, BA 1987
Georgetown University, JD 1991

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Professor Hahn-DuPont directs the Legal Skills in Social Context program, and teaches Legal Research and Writing, Advanced Legal Writing and Civil Procedure.

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Hartung, Stephanie R.

Teaching Professor

Northwestern University, BA 1990
Boston College Law School, JD 1994

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Professor Hartung teaches in the first-year Legal Skills in Social Context program. She has written extensively in the area of federal criminal procedure and wrongful convictions, specifically focusing on procedural bars to post-conviction innocence claims. Most recently, she proposed a federal post-conviction innocence track to address the issue. Additionally, much of her scholarship focuses on the intersection of legal writing and social justice.

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Hartzog, Woodrow

Professor of Law and Computer Science

Samford University, BA 2000
Samford University, JD 2002
George Washington University Law School, LLM 2004
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD 2011

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Professor Woodrow holds a joint appointment with the College of Computer and Information Science, where he teaches privacy issues. He will teach Torts to the first year law class this fall. His research focuses on privacy, human-computer interaction, online communication and electronic agreements.

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Haupt, Claudia E.

Associate Professor of Law and Political Science

University of Cologne, First Law Degree (LLB equivalent) 2003
University of Cologne, PhD 2008
George Washington University Law School, LLM 2009
Columbia Law School, JSD 2017

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Brief Description

Claudia E. Haupt joins Northeastern as Associate Professor of Law and Political Science. Her current research is situated at the intersection of the First Amendment, health law, and torts in the context of professional speech. Further research interests include constitutional law and comparative constitutional law as well as law and technology.

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Holohan, Wallace E.

Senior Clinical Specialist and Director, Prisoners’ Rights Clinic

Fitchburg State University, BA 1976

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Professor Holohan is founding director of the Prisoners’ Rights Clinic, which provides rigorous training in the adversarial process to students and extraordinary representation to prison inmates

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Hooke, Sarah

Associate Dean and Director of Research and Information Services

University of Maine, BA 1974
University of Maine, MLS 1976
University of Maine, JD 1982

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Professor Hooke heads the School of Law's library and information systems.

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Klare, Karl E.

George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law

Columbia University, BA 1967
Yale University, MA 1968
Harvard University, JD 1975
University of Pretoria, LLD 2015

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Professor Klare focuses on labor and employment law and legal theory, fields in which he has written and lectured extensively. In 1993, he was named Matthews Distinguished University Professor, one of Northeastern’s highest honors.

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Kukas, Kandace

Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs

Salem State University, BA
Suffolk University School of Law, JD

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Dean Kukas is responsible for designing, administering, and overseeing the Northeastern University School of Law’s bar examination preparation efforts and activities, including teaching classes, counseling bar applicants, and working with students on an individual and group basis.

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Landergan, Mary E.

Associate Teaching Professor and Co-Director, IP CO-LAB

Wellesley College, BA 1978
University College Dublin, Ireland, MA 1979
Columbia University, JD 1982

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Professor Landergan, of counsel to Rich May, concentrates on corporate and intellectual property matters. Ms. Landergan has practiced in international law, general commercial litigation, bankruptcy, constitutional law, civil rights and entertainment law.

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Lindauer, Margo K.

Associate Teaching Professor and Director, Domestic Violence Institute

Wellesley College, BA 2003
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 2007
Georgetown University Law Center, LLM 2012

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Professor Lindauer holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences and serves as director of the Domestic Violence Institute and Domestic Violence Clinic.

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Madison, Kristin M.

Professor of Law and Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

University of California, Berkeley, BA 1992
Yale University, JD 2000
Stanford University, PhD 2001

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Professor Madison holds a joint appointment in the School of Law and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Her primary research is in the areas of health law, health policy and health economics.

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Mallory, Carol R.

Associate Teaching Professor

Bowdoin College, BA 1990
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 1996

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Professor Mallory teaches legal research and writing and supervises students’ social justice projects in the Legal Skills in Social Context program.

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Matwyshyn, Andrea M.

Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)

Northwestern University, BA, 1996
Northwestern University, MA, 1996
Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 1999
Northwestern University, PhD, 2005

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Professor Andrea Matwyshyn is a legal academic studying technology innovation and its legal implications, particularly corporate information security regulation and consumer privacy. Her book, Harboring Data: Information Security, Law, and the Corporation, looks at common mistakes companies make, which breaches go unreported despite notification statutes and surprising weaknesses in the federal laws that regulate financial data privacy, children's data collection and health data privacy. Professor Matwyshyn addresses all of these topics and more in her courses, including Internet Law and Information Security Law.

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Maze-Rothstein, Susan A.

Teaching Professor

Cornell University, BS 1981
Boston College, JD 1985

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Susan Maze-Rothstein's primary focus is social justice. She teaches Dynamic Lawyering for Systemic Change.

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McCoy, Victoria

Assistant Teaching Professor and Director, Academic Success Program

University of Texas at Arlington, BA 2004
University of Texas at Arlington, MBA 2004
Vanderbilt University Law School, JD 2009
The University of Houston Law Center, LLM 2013

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Brief Description

Professor McCoy directs the law school’s Academic Success Program.

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Medwed, Daniel S.

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Faculty Director, Professional Development

Yale College, BA 1991
Harvard Law School, JD 1995

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Professor Medwed teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, and Advanced Criminal Procedure: Wrongful Convictions and Post-Conviction Remedies. His research interests and pro bono activities revolve primarily around the topic of wrongful convictions. Professor Medwed is legal analyst for WGBH News, Boston’s local NPR and PBS affiliate.

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Meltsner, Michael

George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law

Oberlin College, AB 1957
Yale University, JD 1960

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Matthews Distinguished University Professor Michael Meltsner was first assistant counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in the 1960s. Among his clients were the North Carolina doctors and dentists who ended Southern hospital racial segregation, Mohammad Ali and numerous death row inmates challenging capital punishment. He is the past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been honored many times for his civil rights work and his advocacy for ending the capital punishment.

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Montgomery, Susan Barbieri

Executive Professor of Law and Business

Rhode Island School of Design, BFA 1971
Rhode Island School of Design, MAE 1978
Northeastern University, JD 1986

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As a member of the faculties of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and the School of Law, Professor Montgomery focuses on interdisciplinary business and law programs, including the campus Intellectual Property (IP) Clinic and IP/Innovation Connection, and teaches Law for Managers and Entrepreneurs, Early Stage IP Decisions, IP Transactions Practice and Branding Law and Practice. She is of counsel to Foley Hoag and involved in IP policy development and law reform as a dDelegate to the ABA House of Delegates and officer of the ABA Section of IP Law.

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Parmet, Wendy E.

Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Policy and Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Cornell University, BA 1979
Harvard University, JD 1982

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Professor Parmet, a leading expert on health, disability and public health law, directs the law school’s Center for Health Policy and Law as well as its JD/MPH programs. She also holds a joint appointment with Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in recognition of her national leadership in interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues related to health care.

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Paul, Jeremy R.

Professor of Law

Princeton University, BA 1978
Harvard University, JD 1981

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Jeremy Paul served as dean of Northeastern University School of Law from 2012 until June 2018. He teaches Constitutional Law, Property and Jurisprudence.

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Phillips, David M.

Professor of Law

Brandeis University, AB 1964
Columbia University, JD 1967

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Professor Phillips has written extensively in the areas of business ethics, foreign trade and investment, commercial law, corporations, the Uniform Commercial Code, the role of legal scholarship and law schools in developing nations and foreign legal systems, and federal restrictions on aviation and foreign investment.

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Potter, Jason

Associate Teaching Professor

University of Michigan, BFA 2001
New York University School of Law, JD 2006

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Professor Potter teaches in School of Law's first-year Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program.

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Ramirez, Deborah A.

Professor of Law

Northwestern University, BA 1977
Harvard University, JD 1981

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Professor Ramirez is dedicated to teaching and working within the network of students and professors at Northeastern University. She teaches criminal justice for first year students, along with advanced courses in criminal procedure and post-9/11 civil rights vis-à-vis counter-terrorism.

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Robinson, Hilary C.

Associate Professor of Law and Sociology

Harvard College, AB 2003
Harvard Law School, JD 2006
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD 2017

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Professor Robinson teaches courses focusing on the way technology influences the law and plays a key role in the law school’s Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC). Her current research concerns the interaction between technological change and legal decision-making in the construction of social order, particularly as legal institutions engage in decision-making about technological things and practices.

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Rolland, Sonia Elise

Professor of Law and Faculty Director, LLM and International Programs

Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (France), BA 1999
Université Paris-10 (France), MA 2000
University of Michigan, JD 2003
Cambridge University (UK), PhD 2009

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Professor Rolland's writings focus on the legal framework for sustainable and socio-economic development in international economic law. Her research interests include public international law, international trade law, international environmental law and energy regulation. Through the exploration of different subject matters, she examines the intersection of legal regimes to improve the understanding of an increasingly multi-layered international and transnational legal order. She teaches Public International Law, International Trade Law, International Business Transactions and Cross-Border Civil Litigation.

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Rosenbloom, Rachel E.

Professor of Law and Co-Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic

Columbia University, BA 1990
University of California, Berkeley, MA 1994
New York University, JD 2002

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Professor Rosenbloom teaches and writes in the area of immigration law and policy. Her recent scholarship has focused on the intersection of criminal law and immigration law, the possibilities and limits of transnational legal advocacy in advancing the rights of deportees, and the role of race and immigration in the historical development of U.S. citizenship law. She is co-director of the law school's Immigrant Justice Clinic.

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Rowan, James V.

Professor of Law and Director, Clinical Programs

Georgetown University, AB 1967
Duke University, JD 1970
Duke University, LLM 1978

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Professor Rowan is an expert at representing poor people and their organizations. He has taught courses in Welfare Law, Poverty Law and Practice, Trial Practice, Lawyering Process, Professional Responsibility and an advanced course in Criminal Procedure. He is also involved in the law school’s Legal Skills in Social Context program.

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Sessa, Peter B.

Associate Teaching Professor and Director, Community Business Clinic

Long Island University, BA 1973
St. John's University School of Law, JD 1977

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Professor Sessa is an expert practitioner who brings more than three decades of practical experience to his role as director of the School of Law’s Community Business Law Clinic.

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Silbey, Jessica M.

Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)

Stanford University, AB, 1992
University of Michigan, JD, 1998
University of Michigan, PhD, 1999

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Professor Jessica Silbey is a leading scholar and nationally recognized expert on intellectual property and the use of film to communicate about law.

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Sills, Ira

Lecturer in Law

Queens College, BA 1967
Brown University, MA 1971
Northeastern University, JD 1977

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Professor Ira Sills is a part-time lecturer who teaches Labor Law and Collective Bargaining. He is a partner in the law firm of Segal, Roitman and Coleman, where he has practiced labor and employment Law since his graduation from the School of Law.

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Spieler, Emily A.

Hadley Professor of Law

Radcliffe College/Harvard University, AB 1969
Yale University, JD 1973

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Emily Spieler is the Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law. From 2002 until 2012, she served as dean of the School of Law. During 2012-2013, Professor Spieler was on sabbatical and she returned to teaching at Northeastern in 2013-2014.

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Swanson, Kara W.

Professor of Law

Yale University, BS 1987
University of California, Berkeley, MA 1988
University of California, Berkeley, JD 1992
Harvard University, PhD 2009

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Professor Swanson is an accomplished scholar, legal practitioner and scientist whose chief interests are in intellectual property, gender and sexuality, the history of science, medicine and technology, and legal history. She earned her PhD in the history of science from Harvard University in 2009.

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Williams, Lucy A.

Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration

Baylor University, BA 1969
University of Chicago, JD 1974

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An internationally recognized authority on welfare law and low-wage labor, Professor Williams focuses on the dependency created in low-wage labor relationships, and how the political rhetoric connecting "dependency" with receipt of welfare has diverted attention from the structural issues within low-wage labor markets.

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Woo, Margaret Y. K.

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Interdisciplinary Education

Brown University, AB 1979
New York University, JD 1983
Georgetown University, LLM 1989

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Professor Woo is a leading expert on the Anglo-American legal system and the Chinese socialist legal system.

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Zoltek-Jick, Rose

Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project

University of Toronto, BA 1977
Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB 1981
Harvard University, LLM 1986

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Brief Description

Professor Zoltek-Jick has taught at Northeastern University School of Law for over 20 years, specializing in criminal law and procedure, evidence, and law and psychiatry. She is associate director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project.