NUSL Newsbriefs   April 2014

Register Today for the Sixth Annual Women in the Law Conference!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Women in the Law Conference at the School of Law on Friday, May 16. This conference provides career guidance and professional development growth to women attorneys and other professionals at all stages of their careers and brings together powerful decision makers from Boston and beyond. We emphasize practical, useful information to take away from the full day's programming to further develop your career — whatever that means for you. 

This thought-provoking conference is also open to non-NUSL grads. Don't miss this critical networking opportunity, which frequently results in business development. Spread the word and bring your colleagues!
  • TOP-NOTCH PANELS will help you get to your next higher level position, into another field, or to a more satisfying job.
  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS including leadership and senior executive skills.
  • SPEED MENTORING with high-level practitioners.
  • FREE HEAD SHOTS for your LinkedIn and firm websites.
Featuring Keynote Speaker New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan '85.
» Register today!

Thank you to our 2014 Women in the Law Conference Sponsors: 

Lawyering for the Sustainable City

NUSL's first environmental law conference took place on Friday, March 21, 2014, with more than 100 people coming to the law school to discuss issues pertaining to environmental law and sustainability. The event was an enormous success due to the contributions of our speakers, moderators, panelists, and participants.

Carol Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, gave the keynote address.
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Stephen Blum

Steven G. Blum '84 Honored for Teaching, New Book

Steven G. Blum '84 has been awarded the William G. Whitney Award for Distinguished Teaching of Undergraduates at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His new book, Negotiating Your Investments, was published in April by Wiley. It examines investing and financial decisions through the lens of the negotiation theory he has been teaching for more than 20 years. Steve explores these and other issues at his blog

Conference Celebrating the Scholarship of Professor Steve Subrin 

On Friday, April 11, 2014, join the nation's leading civil procedure experts for a conference entitled, "Through a Glass Starkly: Civil Procedure Reassessed." This event is co-hosted by Northeastern University School of Law and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Williiam S. Boyd School of Law and sponsored by Cetrulo LLP. The keynote address will be given by The Honorable Nancy Gertner.
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Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture

Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE), in collaboration with the NUSL chapter of the Black Law Students Association, will host the 21st annual Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture on April 17, 2014. This year's lecture will feature Dean Penelope Andrews of Albany Law School, who will speak about "Universal Feminisms and Localized Masculinities: How Should Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Deal with Violence Against Women."

This event is free and open to the public.
» Register now!

Health Law Conference

Friday, April 25, 2014
Join prominent legal scholars and practitioners to explore the relationship between free speech and reproductive autonomy. Panel discussions will focus on key issues, including the rights of physicians to speak freely to their patients, the rights of abortion protesters to have their message heard, and the way that courts should review the clash of rights.
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Summer in the City

Join NUSL's Alumni/ae Association for the Lawyers Have Heart Road Race

We are excited to announce that NUSL's Alumni/ae Association has signed up to participate in the annual Lawyers Have Heart Road Race and Summer Celebration Series in Boston and Washington, DC. Since its creation in 1991, Lawyers Have Heart has raised more than $9 million to benefit the American Heart Association. Participating in this event will help to strengthen your own heart through exercise and help raise vital funds to support the AHA's mission.

Our Boston alumni/ae team will start out from Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 5 p.m.
» Learn more & register here

Our D.C. alumni/ae team will hit the pavement bright and early on Sunday, June 14, 2014 at 7 a.m.
» Learn more & register here!

Upcoming Events


Alumni/ae of Color Panel
This year's panel will be moderated by Eve Strother '00 and Raquel Webster '03.
4.10.2014 | Northeastern University School of Law

Through a Glass Starkly: Civil Procedure Reassessed
Celebrating the Scholarship of Professor Steve Subrin
4.11.2014 | Northeastern University School of Law

Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture
Keynote address by Dean Penelope Andrews, Albany Law School
4.17.2014 Northeastern University School of Law

New York Regional Alumni/ae Gathering
Join NUSL graduates living and working in the New York area with special guest Professor Daniel Medwed, a leading scholar in criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence.
4.24.2014 P.J. Clarke's, Lincoln Square, New York

Clashing Rights: Free Speech and Reproductive Autonomy
Join prominent legal scholars and practitioners to explore the relationship between free speech and reproductive autonomy.
4.25.2014 | Northeastern University School of Law

Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter (BRAC) Gathering
Meet, mingle, and network with fellow members of the Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter at Forum Restaurant from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
4.29.2014 | Forum



Women in the Law Conference
This year's conference will feature keynote speaker New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan '84.
5.16.2014 Northeastern University School of Law

In the News

NUSL Tops the Mass Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law Event with NINE Grads Who are Honorees!

Congratulations to Ruthanne Withers '05, Anjali Waikar '05, Audrey O'Shaughnessy '06, Melissa Murphy '07, Christopher Logue '11, Sofia Lingos '09, Julia Devanthery '09, Asya Calixto '11, and Lennox Chase '98, who will be honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at the prestigious "Excellence in Law" event on May 1, 2014.
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Northeastern University School of Law is Studying its Alumni/ae Base

The School of Law is in the midst of an ambitious research study called the Outcomes Assessment Project (OAP). The OAP is designed to study the Northeastern model of legal education so that we can improve what we do and tell our story more clearly and persuasively to others. A critical component of the research centers on the career histories of our alumni/ae. Toward this goal, during the month of May many of you will receive an email from the OAP research team that contains a link to the OAP alumni/ae questionnaire. We would greatly appreciate your willingness to complete the survey. The resulting data will be used to evaluate and improve Northeastern law's curricula and educational programming, including features that distinguish Northeastern from other law schools such as cooperative placements and narrative grading. With your help, Northeastern will also add a serious and constructive voice to the public dialogue on legal education.
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Phyllis Crocker '85 Named Dean of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Congratulations to Phyllis Crocker '85, who will take over as dean at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law effective July 1, 2014.
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Jordan Payne '15 Wins National Law Review's Student Competition

Jordan Payne's essay, "Conceiving Real Protection: Paternalistic Surrogacy Laws & The Necessity of Massachusetts Legislation that Appropriately Protects the Gestational Surrogate," has taken the top prize in the National Law Review's Winter 2014 Student Legal Writing Contest. 
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Important Save-the-Dates

Boston Alumni/ae Lawyers Have Heart Fun Run
June 2, 2014
Alliance for Learning in Law Symposium 
June 13, 2014
To be held at Elon University, N.C.
D.C. Alumni/ae Lawyers Have Heart Fun Run
June 14, 2014 
Alaska Regional Alumni/ae Event
June 19, 2014

Thank You

Any time of year is a good time to donate to the Annual Fund, which provides support to Northeastern law students in the form of scholarships, financial aid, and co-op stipends. Give online at or call our gift line at 617.373.5126. Thanks!

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