Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison visits Northeastern
The legendary Toni Morrison brought her wit and wisdom to the law
school for our Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project's
celebration of Martin Luther King Day. “Evil and violence take the
stage — all of it. It needs so much to call our attention,” Morrison
said. “But goodness doesn’t need anything. If it says anything at
all, it’s a whisper.”
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"The Trouble I've Seen"
Featuring the work of Northeastern University School of Law's Civil
Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ), "The Trouble I've Seen"
follows the investigations of three harrowing civil rights cold cases.
Founded by Professor Margaret Burnham, CRRJ takes on cases that both
horrify us and beg us to correct the record, to search for
reconciliation and remediation for families and communities that even
decades later shudder in the shadows of bigotry and injustice. "The
Trouble I've Seen" is narrated by Julian Bond, former chairman of the
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Alumni/ae Board Member Profile
Gordon Moriarty ’93
Moriarty ’93 has served on the NUSL Alumni/ae Board since 2008 and has
co-managed the Connections Program for several years.
school’s emphasis on teaching practical legal skills, both in the
classroom and through the co-op program, made it my No. 1 choice during
the application process,” Gordon said. “In fact, my first co-op led to
my post-graduate position. Because of this and the many relationships
with faculty, colleagues, and students I have developed, I feel
tremendous satisfaction by giving back to the school through my work on
the Alumni/ae Board. If my role helps a handful of students and recent
graduates, my time is well spent.”
As an intellectual property attorney and director in the Boston office of Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP
Gordon develops and coordinates patent portfolios for corporate and
institutional clients. In managing his clients’ intellectual property
assets, Gordon provides guidance in the prosecution and licensing of
patents and trademarks.
A native of the Philadelphia area,
Gordon received a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering,
specializing in Communications Theory and Optics, from Northwestern
University in 1982. He continued his engineering education at Loyola
University in Baltimore, Md., before moving to Boston with his wife,
Stacey, to attend NUSL in 1990. He and Stacey live in Newton, Mass.,
with their high school-aged daughters, Lee and Lauren. For fun, Gordon
enjoys photography and competes in road races, ranging from 5Ks to
marathons, including the Boston Marathon as a qualified runner three
Learn more about the NUSL Alumni/ae Association by visiting its webpage
The Connections Reception will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Ropes and Gray LLP
, located in the Prudential Tower at 800 Boylston St. in Boston. Connections is graciously sponsored by:
Demeo & Associates, P.C.
Morgan, Brown, & Joy, LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Sherin and Lodgen, LLP
Connections provides an informal opportunity for current law students
to learn from small groups of alumni/ae about a broad range of career
options. In today’s challenging economic environment, these
opportunities are tremendously beneficial to current NUSL students.
Many of our practice area tables are already at capacity due to space
constraints, but we are still looking for a few volunteers in the
following areas: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Law; Environmental Law;
Government Practice; Health Care; Immigration; Insurance; and Defense.
If you wish to participate, please contact Eileen Hommel at 617.373.8268 or email@example.com
Northeastern University School of Law Launches LLM with Specialization in Health Policy and Law
Building on the success of our newly launched LLM program, the law
school will offer an LLM with a specialization in Health Policy and Law,
beginning in fall 2013.
The Health Policy and Law
specialization is open to seasoned practitioners in the field, as well
as lawyers aiming to transition into the field. Fields of focus may
- Health Law
- Public Health Law
- Health Policy
- Global Health
- Health and Human Rights
- Drug Law
- Biotechnology and the Law.
The very successful LLM program for international lawyers also welcomes candidates for fall 2013.
Visit our website
for more information about all of our LLM programs, or write to LLMinfo@neu.eduaw
Upcoming NUSL Regional Events
Bay Area Welcome Reception for Dean Jeremy Paul
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
Bay Area graduates are invited to meet our new dean at Perry’s on the
Embarcadero, 155 Steuart Street, San Francisco. This event will take
place from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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Seattle Regional Alumni/ae Event
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Mix and mingle with fellow grads at Northeastern’s new Seattle campus,
located at 401 Terry Ave North. You will hear from Dean Jeremy Paul as
well as the Seattle campus' new dean and CEO, Tayloe Washburn. This
event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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New Hampshire Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Dinner
Friday, March 8, 2013
Catch up with our New Hampshire area grads over dinner following the
New Hampshire Bar Association’s Midyear Memberships Meeting. This event
will be held at Mint Bistro in Manchester from 6:30-8:30 p.m. RSVP:
Talesha L. Caynon ’09, chapter chair, at 603.665.8814 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Regional Alumni/ae Reception
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Join us at Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar, 625 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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North Carolina Welcome Reception for Dean Jeremy Paul
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Come meet our new dean and check out Northeastern University’s
Charlotte campus from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The campus is located at 101 North
Tryon Street, in Charlotte, N.C.
Keep an eye on our calendar
for updates on upcoming regional events!
Health Law Society Panel
Monday, February 4, 2013
12-1:30 p.m., 240 Dockser
Please join us for a discussion with alumni/ae about careers in health
law. Panelists will discuss their current roles and the evolution of
their career paths. They will also share advice and answer student
questions about pursuing a career in health law.
- Kate Scarborough ’10, Associate Counsel, Senate Ways & Means Committee for Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Alyssa Vangeli ’11, Systems Policy Analyst, Health Care for All
- Susan Coakley ’94, General Counsel, Boston Medical Center Healthnet Plan
- Clare McGorrian ’91, Attorney, Consumer Health Law Counsel
RSVP: Lindsey Cei '13 at email@example.com
After the Storm: New Directions in Health Policy and Law
Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2013
us for a day of informative discussion and exploration with some of the
nation’s leading policymakers and researchers in health policy and law.
Engage in conversations that examine the new directions for health
policy and law, regionally, nationally and globally in the wake of the
tumultuous events of 2012, including the Supreme Court’s ACA decision
and the US Presidential Election.
The Keynote Speaker will be Julie Rover of National Public Radio. Keep an eye on our conference page for evolving details.
Women in the Law Conference
Friday, May 3, 2013
Save the date for our annual, dynamic conference. This year’s keynote
address will be delivered by The Honorable Victoria A. Roberts ’76,
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
In the News
Mo Cowan ’94 Appointed Interim US Senator
William “Mo” Cowan ’94, a senior adviser to Deval Patrick, has been
named by the governor to serve as the interim U.S. senator until a
successor to John Kerry is chosen by voters in a June 25 special
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Professor Margaret Burnham Writes for WBUR's Cognoscenti
On WBUR's Cognoscenti, Professor Margaret Burnham writes, “The Task of
sustaining and correcting national memories of an unpleasant past calls
for national cultivation to rework an account that is tainted with
silence and denial ...”
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Leocadia Zak ’82 profiled by Bloomberg TV
"Capitol Gains" profiles Leocadia Zak ’82, U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director.
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Professor Michael Meltsner talks to WNYC
Meltsner, who 40 years ago spearheaded New York’s legal standard
protecting people with criminal records, talks to WNYC about challenges
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Above the Law Calls NUSL One of the Nation’s “Top Five Overlooked Law Schools”
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