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News and Events Archive
  • NUSL Ranked Best Public Interest Law School in Nation


  • PHRGE-Senate Testimony on Human Rights Treaties

    In December 2009, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) submitted testimony to the first-ever Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on US compliance with international human rights treaties. (more)

  • Northeastern Law Magazine: Winter 2009 Issue

    "Are We There Yet? Imagining New Paths to Professional Equality for Women Lawyers" and many more stories! (more)

  • Davis Appointed to Civil Rights Advisory Committee

    Associate Dean Martha Davis has been appointed to the Massachusetts State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights. (more)

  • Student Receives Diversity Scholarship

    Chikaelo Ibeabuchi '12 is the recipient of a prestigious $10,000 Diversity Scholarship from Adler Pollock & Sheehan. (more)

  • Globe Op-ed by Professor Brook Baker: "An express line for AIDS treatment"

    Have you ever waited in line for a long time for something you didn’t just want but desperately needed? Have you ever faced the prospect of dying in line while you waited? Have you ever wondered which of the people near the front of the line will be chosen to start life-saving treatment? (more)

  • Globe Op-ed by Professor Brook Baker: "An express line for AIDS treatment"


  • Thomas Tang Moot Court Win

    Northeastern team takes third place award for best brief at the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. (more)

  • Bringing Human Rights Home

    The University of Pennsylvania Press has just published an abridged version of Professor Martha Davis' history of human rights in the United States. (more)

  • Northeastern Bar Passage Rate Tops 97 Percent

    With a 97.3 percent pass rate, Northeastern graduates had the second highest bar pass rate for first-time test takers of the July 2009 Massachusetts exam. (more)

  • Burnham Honored with Community Change Leadership Award

    Professor Margaret Burnham will receive a 2009 Community Change Leadership Award from the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change. The lifetime achievement award celebrates those who have been and continue to be at the forefront of work against racism and whose efforts have made significant impact on issues surrounding structural racism. (more)

  • The School of Law’s Domestic Violence Institute has received a grant from the Verizon Foundation

    to support domestic violence survivors in Massachusetts. (more)

  • Dockser Hall Earns Gold LEED Honor

    The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) applauds the School of Law’s Dockser Hall for water and energy efficiency, air-quality standards and materials use. (more)

  • White House-bound


  • NUSL in Princeton Review’s Best Law Schools: 2010

    Northeastern University School of Law is ranked as one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review. (more)

  • Student Heads to DC for White House Co-op

    Phil Hancock ’10 will spend the fall quarter on co-op with the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison (more)

  • Davis Appointed Associate Dean for Clinical and Legal Education


  • Davis Files Amicus Brief on Hunger Strike in International Context

    Professor Martha Davis has sought leave to file an amicus brief on behalf of several law faculty across the country in a case pending in Connecticut. The state attorney general wants to force feed William Coleman, a prisoner who has launched periodic hunger strikes over the past several years. (more)

  • The Patriot Ledger reports co-op students help take wraps off disability records.


  • Professor Brook Baker pens op-ed for The Boston Globe on the danger of IMF policies.


  • Join us!

    Don’t miss this chance to catch up with classmates, friends and faculty! (more)

  • Professor Margaret Burnham on the Courtship Process for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.


  • National Cancer Institute awards $2.7 million grant to Public Health Advocacy Institute.

    The grant will support research on how the tobacco, fast-food and sweetened-beverage industries use and exploit the concept of personal responsibility and choice, and the resulting effect on public health. (more)

  • The School of Law congratulates Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor

    Sotomayor was an employer in our Cooperative Legal Education Program and recipient of a 2007 honorary degree. (more)

  • Commencement Speakers Urge Commitment to Ideals.

    Videos also available. (more)

  • Professor Hillary Farber '92 quoted in Christian Science Monitor and on ABC on police use of GPS tracking.


  • Commencement takes place Friday, May 22, 2009

    Keynote by Stephen Oleskey (more)

  • Professor Michael Meltsner on Obama's Supreme Choice

    A Q&A with professor Michael Meltsner, who teaches constitutional law and has argued six times before the Supreme Court of the United States (more)

  • Boston Business Journal reports NUSL applications spike.


  • Northeastern University Law Journal launches inaugural issue.


  • Renovating Knowles: Improvements to Benefit Students and the Community


  • Professor Margaret Burnham Honored by South Africa Partners

    Gala Celebration February 7. (more)