Professor Wendy Parmet9.29.15 — Dean Jeremy Paul has appointed Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law Wendy Parmet as the school’s first Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Research. As a prolific scholar and public health
law specialist, Parmet has long explored the blending of public health methodologies and perspectives with normative and doctrinal approaches that are more commonly found 
in law schools. She founded Northeastern’s Program on Health Policy and Law, and, in addition to her position on the law school faculty, she was recently named by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities as Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. 

“Professor Parmet’s new role encompasses truly thorny intellectual questions,” said Paul. “What exactly is law as a discipline and what do lawyers explicitly have to add to interdisciplinary efforts? Programmatically, she will more closely
link our curriculum and research to all parts of our thriving university. Training our students to speak the languages of their clients in addition to the language of the law is crucial to Northeastern’s commitment to being the law school focused on what lawyers need now to succeed. Professor Parmet is perfectly suited to this challenge.

“I am excited about the opportunity to expand our partnerships and offerings in other disciplines, to ensure that our students graduate with the broad range of skills and knowledge they will need to work across a wide variety of fields,” said Parmet.

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The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.