Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join NUSL's Immigrant Justice Clinic in honoring Harvey Kaplan and Maureen O'Sullivan for their profound contribution to building Northeastern's immigration law program. From the 1980s until 2009, Harvey and Maureen taught immigration law at the School of Law and mentored countless students in their capacity as co-op employers. NUSL alumni/ae and others who have been touched by their work will gather for this celebratory event.

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Tributes by:  
Virginia Benzan ’03
Jeremiah Friedman 86
Nancy Kelly 84
Audrey Robert-Ramirez 11
John Willshire Carrera 85

Reception at 5:30 p.m. in lounge on 2nd floor across from 240 Dockser Hall. 
Program will be held at 6:15 p.m in 240 Dockser Hall.

Our Honorees

HARVEY KAPLAN and MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN taught immigration law at Northeastern University School of Law for several decades, from 1982 (Harvey) and 1986 (Maureen) until 2009. They were jointly awarded the Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 2002. Along with their law partner Jeremiah Friedman, they mentored countless Northeastern co-op students at their firm, Kaplan, O’Sullivan & Friedman. Harvey is a graduate of Clark University and Boston University Law School. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Brazil from 1968 to 1970. In 1978, after working in legal services, Harvey founded his own law practice, which eventually became Kaplan, O’Sullivan & Friedman. In addition to teaching at Northeastern University School of Law, he has taught at Harvard Law School. He is the recipient of the Mentor Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (1992) and the Carol King Award from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (1989).

Maureen is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Antioch School of Law, and holds an LLM from Harvard Law School. From 1980 to 1981, she was a staff member of the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy, and from 1982 to 1985, she served as director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. In 1986, she joined Harvey Kaplan’s law practice as an associate, and in 1990, together with Jeremiah Friedman, they formed the partnership of Kaplan, O’Sullivan & Friedman. In 2010, she was appointed by then-Attorney General Eric Holder as an immigration Judge in the Los Angeles Immigration Court, transferring to the Boston Immigration Court in 2015. In addition to teaching at Northeastern, Maureen has taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law) and Boston College Law School.

For more information on the Immigrant Justice Clinic, visit northeastern.edu/law/immigrant-justice.