NUSL Newsbriefs February 2014

NUSL Newsbriefs February 2014

Take a Sneak Peak at Northeastern Law Magazine's Winter Issue!

The latest issue of Northeastern Law Magazine will be in your mail box soon but you can read it here first. In his message to alumni/ae, Dean Jeremy Paul writes, "As your dean, faculty, and staff strive to lead Northeastern to new heights, we draw inspiration from the trailblazing successes of our graduates. In this magazine, we find Northeastern lawyers heading to Alaska to start life anew; using technology to re-fashion small law practices; and bending the arc of history in winning legal recognition for same-sex marriage. Their stories make us proud." 
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Professor Hope Lewis Selected to Receive the 2014 Kate Stoneman Award

Albany Law School has chosen Professor Hope Lewis as their 2014 Visiting Professor in Law and Democracy. She will also receive a 2014 Kate Stoneman Award, named after the first woman admitted to practice law in New York. 

Lewis will deliver the Stoneman lecture on human rights and globalization on April 16, 2014. As part of her visiting professorship, she will also deliver a series of lectures specifically for students, spanning such topics as violence against women with disabilities and information communication technology. 
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Margaret Klaw '84 Honored for Exemplary Legal Writing

Margaret Klaw's new book, Keeping it Civil: The Case of the Pre-Nup and the Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer, has been selected as a Green Bag Almanac & Reader 2013 honoree for exemplary legal writing.

Keeping it Civil was published by Algonquin Books in September. Klaw continues to practice family law in Philadelphia with her firm, Berner Klaw & Watson, and writes about family law issues for The Huffington Post, DailyWorth and her own blog, Family Law Unraveled.
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Summer in the City

Save the Date for NUSL's First Environmental Law Conference!

Friday, March 21, 2014
This conference will explore the important roles that lawyers play in questioning old arrangements and fashioning ecologically sound designs to support resilient, healthy, and equitable communities in the face of environmental threats and uncertainties.

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).
There is no fee to attend this event but registration is required.

Upcoming Events


NUSL Annual Connections Networking Event
Sponsored by PretiFlaherty, Ropes & Gray and Sherin & Lodgen
2.5.2014 | Ropes & Gray, Boston

BRAC Scotch Tasting
Join us for a Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Scotch Tasting Event at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club.
2.13.2014 | 6 p.m. | Carrie Nation, Boston


NUSL Los Angeles-area Regional Alumni/ae Reception
Gather with Dean Jeremy Paul and local NUSL graduates for a reception at the home of alumna Janis Barquist '78.
3.6.2014 | Los Angeles, Calif. 

New Hampshire Regional Event
This event, hosted by the New Hampshire Regional Alumni/ae Chapter, will coincide with the mid-winter New Hampshire Bar meeting.
3.7.2014 | Manchester, N.H.

Legal Scholarship 4.0: Looking Toward the Future
A conference exploring the future of legal scholarship through conversations among leading legal scholars.
3.13.2014 | 8:30 a.m. | Northeastern University School of Law

Environmental Law Conference: Lawyering for the Sustainable City
Save the Date for NUSL's First Environmental Law Conference!
3.21.2014 | Northeastern University School of Law

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In the News

PHAI to Hold Tobacco Conference in September

After a half century, we still have tens of millions of Americans addicted to tobacco products that will cause the premature death of nearly half of them. "After 50 years, this has to stop," says the law school's Public Health Advocacy Institute.
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NUSL and IDEA Team up to Support Local Startups

A new collaboration between the School of Law's Community Business Clinic and IDEA, Northeastern's student-run venture accelerator, offers Boston-based entrepreneurs support and free business and legal advice.
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Bankruptcy: What It Is, When to File, FAQ & More

In an article recently published by CardHub, Professor Daniel Austin weighs in on some of the most common questions people have about the bankruptcy process.
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A-Rod Needs a History Lesson

In a Huffington Post piece, Professor Roger Abrams writes, "Labor arbitration and the MLB Players Association made A-Rod rich. His home runs, timely hitting and steady fielding would have been worth little had it not been for the union he now attacks and the labor arbitration process he castigates."
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Important Save-the-Dates

Through a Glass Starkly: Procedure Reassessed
Celebrating the Scholarship of Professor Steve Subrin
April 11 - 12, 2014
Clashing Rights: Free Speech and Reproductive Autonomy
Friday, April 25, 2014
Join prominent legal scholars and practitioners to explore the relationship between free speech and reproductive autonomy
Women in the Law Conference
Friday, May 16, 2014
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. Featuring Keynote Speaker New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan '85. 

Thank You

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