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  • Baker Joins the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) as a Member Scholar

    Professor Shalanda Baker ’05, an expert in the fields of environmental law and energy law has been invited to join the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) as a Member Scholar. (more)

  • Now That SCOTUS Has Denied Michelle Carter's Appeal, What's Next?

    Listen back: Professor Daniel Medwed joined WGBH News to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to deny Michelle Carter’s appeal in the texting suicide case. (more)

  • The Old, the New, and the ‘Spaghettification’ of the LGBTQA+ Community

    Victor Madrigal-Borloz visited Northeastern Law yesterday and shared his experience as the United Nation’s first independent expert on sexuality and gender identity. “In situations of complete exclusion, states refuse to acknowledge individuals as good citizens, as contributors to society,” he said. “In that sense, the key factor is to acknowledge politically, that LGBT persons, that persons of sexual diversity and gender diversity, bring contribution to society.” #NUSLPride (more)

  • The Equal Rights Amendment Could Soon Hit a Major Milestone. It May Be 40 Years Too Late.

    "Nobody thought this would be easy," Professor Martha Davis tells NBC News. "It's been many decades and generations in the making, and there's excitement that it's moving forward." (more)

  • Virginia May Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment. What Would Come Next Is Murky.

    "There certainly would be the opportunity to argue about abortion under the Equal Rights Amendment, but it's not clear how that would come out," Professor Martha Davis tells NPR. (more)

  • Rolland to Join ASIL Executive Council

    Professor Sonia E. Rolland has been nominated to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), which fosters the study of international law and promotes the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. (more)

  • Professor Haupt Named to the Board of ASCL's Younger Comparativists Committee

    Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Claudia Haupt has joined the board of the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) at the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law. (more)

  • Boy Scout Sex-Abuse Suit Involving Floridian Could Open Floodgates for More Victim Claims

    “What we have now understood in a way that we did not a couple of decades ago is the rampant cover-up,” Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick, associate director of Northeastern Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project tells the Miami Herald. “The idea of corporate or organizational responsibility is now coming into the courts.” (more)

  • AALS Honors Beletsky for Community Service

    Professor Leo Beletsky received the Association of American Law Schools’ Law, Medicine and Health Care Community Service Award at the organization’s annual meeting in January. (more)

  • Michele Coleman Mayes to Keynote Women in the Law

    Michele Coleman Mayes will deliver the keynote address at the School of Law's 12th annual Women in the Law Conference on Friday, May 15, 2020. A renowned speaker on the topic of diversity and inclusion, Coleman Mayes is vice president, general counsel and secretary for the New York Public Library. She is a co-author of the book, Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500. In 2012, Coleman Mayes received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Lawyer. In 2014, she became chair of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the American Bar Association. (more)

  • Here’s What Massachusetts Political Leaders Are Resolving to Do in 2020

    Senate President Karen Spilka ’80 shares her New Year’s resolution with The Boston Globe: “To get people talking — really talking — about the need for mental health care to be fully integrated into our health care system.” (more)

  • Kresge Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to NuLawLab

    The Kresge Foundation has awarded a renewal grant of $250,000 to Northeastern University School of Law’s NuLawLab to provide ongoing support for Stable Ground, a collaboration among three organizations: NuLawLab, which leads the project and has engaged arts-based disciplines since 2013 to imagine and realize new models of legal empowerment; the City of Boston’s Office of Housing Stability, which works to prevent displacement and promote housing preservation and stabilization; and Violence Transformed, which fosters creative action to overcome violence and extends trauma-informed training to community-based groups. (more)