NUSL Newsbriefs December 2013

NUSL Newsbriefs December 2013

Annual Labor and Employment Program 

Join us for two labor and employment panel discussions on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Northeastern University School of Law, 230 Dockser Hall. The program's first panel, Implicit Bias, will focus on unconscious bias in the workplace. Panel 2, Public Sector Collective Bargaining Agreements and the Resulting Public Policy Questions that Arise, will focus on public sector collective bargaining agreements. There will be a reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres immediately following the event. NUSL graduates and students are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!
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Annual Connections Networking Event

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2014
Join us for NUSL's largest networking event of the year. The goal of Connections is to provide career guidance and professional development to our current students. Graduates from all over New England are invited to attend — approximately 100 alumni/ae participate each year. These graduates serve as short-term advisers to approximately 200 student attendees. The event also offers graduates an opportunity to network amongst peers. This year's event will be hosted by Ropes & Gray, located at 800 Boylston St., Boston.
Thank you to our Connections 2014 Sponsors:
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Daynard Visiting Fellows Program Welcomes Debra Gardner

Jan. 27-29, 2014 

The Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program is honored to welcome Debra Gardner, coordinator of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel and legal director for the Public Justice Center, to Northeastern for a three-day visit. 

Community Lecture 
Justice Delayed Remains Justice Denied: The Pursuit of a Civil Right to Counsel
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014,
12 p.m.

Overcoming the Notion that a Civil Right to Counsel is Unrealistic 
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 12 p.m.
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Summer in the City

Alumni/ae Board Member Profile

Joseph Callanan, '00

Joe Callanan has been a member of the Alumni/ae Associate board since 2005. He currently serves on the Admissions Liaison and Career Services committees. Joe serves as an assistant attorney general in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where he defends civil suits against state agencies and protects the public's interest in state-owned land. In addition, he was an assistant district attorney in the Bristol (Mass.) District Attorney's Office and an associate with a Boston law firm.

"I have the job I went to law school for and I got this job because of NUSL's co-op program," Joe said. "That's why I serve on the board."
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Upcoming Events


Annual Labor and Employment Panel and Reception
12.5.2013 | Northeastern University School of Law, 250 Dockser Hall
Northeastern Roundtable on Health Policy and Law
12.6.2013 | Northeastern University School of Law, 250 Dockser Hall


Daynard Community Lecture
Justice Delayed Remains Justice Denied: The Pursuit of a Civil Right to Counsel
1.27.2014 | 12 p.m. | Northeastern University
Daynard Roundtable
Overcoming the Notion that a Civil Right to Counsel is Unrealistic
1.29.2014 | 12 p.m. | Northeastern University
NUSL Annual Connections Networking Event
Join fellow NUSL graduates for the largest networking event of the year
2.5.2014 | Ropes & Gray, Boston

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In the News

Josh Zakim '09 Elected to Boston City Council

Josh Zakim has been elected to represent District 8 in the Boston City Council and says he is excited to be part of a new chapter in Boston politics.
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Emily Rochon '13 Named the First Public Interest Fellow with Boston Community Capital

At Boston Community Capital, Emily works on state and federal public policy issues related to clean energy and she is helping the organization develop a solar and energy business focused on low-income communities.
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NuLawLab Looks to Bridge Justice Gap

Dan Jackson '97, executive director of NuLawLab, tells news@northeastern that NuLawlab will build on the NUSL's long­standing commitment to social justice.
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Swanson's Forthcoming Book Explores Contemporary Debates in the Use of Body Parts

It's not out in print yet but you can bank on a good read when Professor Kara Swanson's Banking on the Body: Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America hits the book stores in early 2014!
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Abrams' Latest Book Provides Insider's Perspective on Arbitration

Professor Roger Abrams' latest book, Inside Arbitration: How an Arbitrator Decides Labor and Employment Cases, candidly explains what goes on in the mind of an arbitrator throughout the arbitration process. 
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Graduating with Debt: Student Loans Under the Bankruptcy Code

Student loan debt in the US exceeds $1.1 trillion — more than any other type of consumer debt except for mortgage loans — while new education lending continues at an explosive pace. In his latest book, Professor Daniel Austin offers expert knowledge to enable bankruptcy and consumer credit professionals to assist clients in dealing with student loan debt.
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Important Save-the-Dates

NUSL Annual Labor and Employment Program
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013                        

Connections Networking Reception
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Environmental Law Conference: Lawyering for the Sustainable City
Friday, March 21, 2014
Featuring keynote speaker Carol Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Clinton Administration, 1993 to 2001) and former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (Obama Administration, 2009 – 2011)
Women in the Law Conference
Friday, May 16, 2014
Featuring keynote Speaker New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan '85.

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Don't Forget to Make Your Gift to the Annual Fund

Tuesday, Dec. 31, is the last day to make a charitable gift in this tax year. The support of our graduates makes a significant difference for the law school and your gift today will help ensure the school starts the new year ready to assist students and our community. To make a gift, contact Daniel Scanlan, Director of Annual Giving, at 617.373.5126 or make a gift online. Thank you!

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