NUSL Newsbriefs October 2013

NUSL Newsbriefs   October 2013

Eve Strother '00, President of the NUSL Alumni/ae Association

Eve Strother is the board president of the 2013-14 Alumni/ae Association. "I love my school!" Eve said. "Attending Northeastern was part of the fulfillment of my destiny. I know it sounds like a cliché but at one point my goal of being a lawyer seemed almost completely lost. A series of unexpected assists and quite a bit of sheer doggedness got me in the door. I do what I love now. I feel I had the best possible legal education available from Northeastern. That's why I have served on the board since graduation and will do anything I can to help the students and faculty."

Eve is a deputy general counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Her focus is on administering, advising, and assisting the department on real estate-related agreements with various types of parties (municipalities, state and city agencies, private parties, and advocacy groups) as well as construction contracts, state procurement, general policy development, and staff management. Eve was instrumental in preparing a new model of permit offering, leading to increased revenues for the department.

Reunion Time is Almost Here ... Don't Miss Out! 

NUSL alumnai/ae enjoy a long and lasting connection to one another as well as to the law school. Alumnai/ae Weekend provides a great opportunity to reconnect with your classmates and favorite faculty. Join us for this dynamic two-day celebration in October. This year's celebrating classes are 1953, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98, 2003, and '08.
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NUSL Gathers to Honor Sen. William "Mo" Cowan '94

School of Law graduates, faculty, and friends gathered on Sept. 12, 2013, to honor William "Mo" Cowan '94, who served as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts during the first half of 2013. The event was hosted by Trustee Emeritus Kevin Fitzgerald '77 at Jacob Wirth, the legendary Boston restaurant owned by Mr. Fitzgerald.
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CRRJ Commemorates the Birmingham Bombing

Hundreds gathered at the First Congregational Church in Oakland, Calif., in September to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Bombing. World-renowned author, activist, and scholar Angela Davis spoke at the event organized by the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. Check it out on Democracy Now!
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Upcoming Events


A Conversation about Health Care Education: Assuring Quality and Safety for Patients
10.3.2013 | New York, N.Y.
Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend
10.19.2013 - 10.20.2013 | Boston, Mass.

PHRGE Institute
Human Rights and Violence Against Women: Applying the Due Diligence Framework
Keynote Speaker: Charlotte Bunch, Advisor to the Due Dilligence Project, Founding Director and Senior Scholar, Centre for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University
11.07.2013 | Boston, Mass.
NUSL Washington, D.C., Regional Alumni/ae Reception
Featuring Leocadia Zak '82, Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
11.14.2013 | Washington, D.C.

2013 Labor and Employment Panel and Reception
Implicit Bias and Public Sector Collective Bargaining Agreements and the Resulting Public Policy Questions that Arise
12.05.2013 | Boston, Mass.

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In the News

Professor Emerita Judy Brown to Receive Prestigious Lelia Robinson Award

Named for the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts bar, the Lelia J. Robinson Award has been presented by the Women's Bar Association since 1994 to recognize women who, like Robinson, have captured the spirit of pioneering in the legal profession and have made a difference in the community. The ceremony will take place on Nov. 12 at the Copley Marriott Hotel.
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Rachael Rollins '97 named Massport's New Chief Legal Counsel 

Rachael joined the Massachusetts Port Authority's leadership in early September. In her new role, she will oversee legal activity in all functional areas including real estate, construction, litigation, employment and ethics, maritime, aviation, security, and public finance.
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Ellen Dichner '81 Appointed as Chief Counsel to the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board

NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce has selected Ellen Dichner '81 to serve as his Chief Counsel. Ellen has been a partner with the law firm Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss, LLP in New York City since 1990.
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Associate Dean Luke Bierman Talks to Radio Boston about NuLawLab

Associate Dean Luke Bierman, faculty director of the law school's recently launched NuLawLab, talks to Radio Boston about how to teach and practice law in the 21st century.
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With All Due Respect, Mr. President

In The American Lawyer, Dean Jeremy Paul and Professor William Henderson of the Maurer School of Law write: "Although two years may make sense for some students in some contexts, the real challenge is building a better model for educating lawyers."
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Forget the Food: Fast Food Ads Aimed at Kids Feature Lots of Giveaways  

A new study by the law school's Public Health Advocacy Institute is featured in TIME magazine.
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Important Save-the-Dates

Connections Networking Event
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

The Connections Networking Reception will be hosted by Ropes and Gray LLP, 800 Boylston Street, Boston.
Environmental Law Conference: Lawyering for the Sustainable City
Friday, March 21, 2014
Women in the Law Conference
Friday, May 16, 2014
Featuring Keynote Speaker New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan '85.

Make Your Gift

Your gift to the School of Law Annual Fund is more important than ever. It provides student support – everything from scholarships to co-op stipends – and is the easiest way to ensure that today's students have access to Northeastern’s unique model of legal education. If your class is celebrating with a reunion this year (classes ending in 3 and 8), please consider a special contribution to mark this milestone! To make a gift, contact Dan Scanlan, Director of Annual Giving, at 617.373.5126, or give online. Thank you.

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