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  • Banning Trump from Twitter and Facebook isn’t nearly enough

    In an op-ed co-authored for the LA Times, Professor Woodrow Hartzog addresses the need to hold social media companies accountable for their role in fostering political violence. (more)

  • BBA to Honor COVID Relief Coalition with Empowerment Award

    The Boston Bar Association (BBA) will honor the COVID Relief Coalition with its 2020 Empowerment Award at the organization’s virtual Beacon Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Priya Lane ’13 and Russell Paul ’18 have played pivotal roles in the success of the COVID Relief Coalition, which synthesizes the sources of relief that are available to small businesses and nonprofits in the Greater Boston area into a single online resource, and then offers small businesses and nonprofits pro bono legal services. (more)

  • Rashida Richardson ’11 Joins Northeastern as Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science

    Rashida Richardson ’11 will join Northeastern effective July 1, 2021, as Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science within the School of Law and the Department of Political Science within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. (more)

  • Baker Harnesses “Revolutionary Power” in New Book

    In Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition (Island Press, 2021), Professor Shalanda Baker ’05 arms those made most vulnerable by our current energy system with the tools they need to remake the system in the service of their humanity. (more)

  • Local Expert Says Trump Social Media Ban Does Not Infringe on First Amendment Rights

    Watch: Professor Claudia Haupt talks to 7News Boston about social media and the First Amendment. (more)

  • Haupt Named Health Faculty Fellow

    Professor Claudia Haupt has been named the law school’s Center for Health Policy and Law faculty fellow for the current academic year. Haupt’s research is situated at the intersection of the First Amendment, health law and torts in the context of professional speech. (more)

  • The Higher Education Industry Is Embracing Predatory and Discriminatory Student Data Practices

    Rashida Richardson '11, who joins the Northeastern Law faculty in July, has co-authored a new article for Slate on student data practices in higher ed: "Algorithms cannot correct the racial, gender, and disability discrimination of the past and should not be used to reverse the progress we are making toward equality and accessibility in higher education." (more)

  • 157 Law Deans Publish Rare Joint Statement on the 2020 Election and Events at the Capitol

    Today, 157 law school deans from schools across the country published a statement addressing the 2020 election and the events that took place in the United States Capitol last week. The statement marks a rare occasion. It is unusual for such a diverse group of law deans to come together to speak as one on an issue that falls outside the ambit of legal education. (more)

  • Momentum Grows for a Trump Impeachment

    An impeached president can be barred from serving in a federal office, but there is debate about whether that ban includes elected office, like the presidency, says Professor Jeremy Paul. (more)

  • Twitter and Facebook Have the Right to Ban Trump’s Accounts. But That Won’t Stop the Violent Rhetoric.

    Professors Claudia Haupt and Woodrow Hartzog comment on social platforms and free speech for Northeastern News.... (more)

  • Rolland’s Book is a Top CHOICE

    Professor Sonia Elise Rolland’s book, Emerging Powers in International Economic Law — Cooperation, Competition and Transformation (2019, Cambridge University Press, co-authored with David M. Trubek) has been selected as an Outstanding Academic Titles for 2020 by CHOICE — the review publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Only 10 percent of approximately 6,000 eligible reviewed titles are awarded each year. (more)

  • Domestic Violence, Gun Sales Are on the Rise. Does a Louisiana Parish Have a Solution?

    "The pandemic has exacerbated an already really challenging public health crisis," Professor Margo Lindauer '07, director of Northeastern Law’s Domestic Violence Institute, tells the Tennessean. "It’s hard to understand the scope of the issue of intimate partner violence because so much is unreported. We know based on expertise and what we’re seeing that intimate partner violence is going up.” (more)

  • Coca-Cola Hires Star Lawyer, Signals Aggressive Tax Fight

    Professor Blaine Saito comments for Bloomberg Tax on Coca Cola's multibillion-dollar tax fight. (more)

  • After Protests, Attention Turns to Possible Consequences for Trump

    "One far-fetched but not impossible repercussion for Trump could be impeachment in the final days of his presidency," Professor Daniel Urman tells Northeastern News. (more)

  • Professor Waldman Appointed to Editorial Board of Law & Social Inquiry

    Professor Ari Ezra Waldman, a leading authority on law, technology and society, has been appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of Law & Social Inquiry (LSI), a peer-reviewed journal that publishes work on sociolegal issues across multiple disciplines, including anthropology, criminology, economics, history, law, philosophy, political science, sociology and social psychology. (more)

  • Prisoner Advocates Call For Reform Of Parole Board As COVID Spreads

    “We have not seen any progress in a long time," Professor Patricia Garin '84, co-director of Northeastern Law's Prisoners' Rights Clinic, tells WGBH News. “We're hoping to get some support from the executive branch and the Legislature to get the parole board to do its work more effectively and expeditiously.” (more)

  • What Will It Take To End The COVID-19 Pandemic?

    "The [vaccine] innovators hold patent rights and trade secret rights over those technologies, and they're unwilling to share them broadly to other manufacturers. So we have artificially constricted supply," Professor Brook Baker tells NPR. (more)

  • Domestic Abuse Survivor Works to Help Women and Kids as Cases Skyrocket During Pandemic

    “Calls to hotlines and 911 are up, which isn’t surprising because in times when familial, health and economic stress is exacerbated in relationships that are already violent, the severity of violence escalates,” Professor Margo Lindauer '07, director of Northeastern Law’s Domestic Violence Institute, tells People magazine. (more)

  • From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Climate Justice

    In an op-ed coauthored for The Hill, Professor Shalanda Baker ’05 offers concrete proposals to turn climate justice goals into climate justice policies. (more)

  • Professor Ramirez Testifies Before the California Legislature

    Professor Deborah Ramirez, chair and founder of Northeastern Law’s Criminal Justice Task Force, was invited to speak before the California Assembly select committee at a virtual hearing on police accountability last month. Professor Ramirez explained how her idea to make personal liability insurance mandatory for individual police officers would work. (more)

  • New Grants Bolster Initiative for Energy Justice

    The Barr Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation have joined the roster of funders to the Initiative for Energy Justice, which supports the delivery of equity-centered energy policy research and technical assistance to policymakers and frontline communities across the country. (more)

  • Birmingham Public Safety Task Force Report Draws on CRRJ Findings

    Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and the Birmingham Public Safety Task Force have released Reform and Reimagine Birmingham Public Safety, a report which relies on CRRJ’s investigations of police killings in Jefferson County to provide historical context about policing in Birmingham. (more)