NUSL Newsbriefs March 2013

NUSL Newsbriefs March 2014

Alumni/ae Board Supports Student Co-op in Cambodia 

The NUSL Alumni/ae board receives applications for the Alumni/ae Association Co-op Award each fall from some extraordinary law school students. This past fall the board selected Anli Jiao '14 as its award recipient. Anli took the initiative to create a co-op in line with the core principles of the NUSL program. Her co-op was with the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT), which tries the most senior and responsible Khmer Rouge members for violations of international law and serious crimes.

Anli spent three months living and working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. As a co-op student in the Trial Chamber, she had the opportunity to experience first-hand the inner workings of an international tribunal and its impact on a post-conflict society. Through her assignments at the tribunal, she realized the magnitude and complexity of international criminal cases, and the unique political implications that are often connected to the operation of an international tribunal. Anli also learned a tremendous amount about the history of Cambodia and the period of the Khmer Rouge, including the Cambodian Genocide. The board is honored to support Anli’s co-op at the UNAKRT.
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Join NUSL's LinkedIn Group!

The LinkedIn network for Northeastern University School of Law alumni/ae now has more than 2,200 members. Are you one of them? If not, be sure to join us on LinkedIn. Accelerate your career when you join this professionally focused networking community. 

Through our group, you can:
  • Leverage the power of the NUSL Alumni Network to connect with NUSL alumni/ae and their non-NUSL contacts.
  • Search LinkedIn's jobs database, then connect with alumni/ae group members at that company. 
  • Expand your professional or personal network and find business referrals!

Still Time to Register 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, 1993-2001) and former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (Obama Administration, 2009-11). 
There is no fee to attend this event but registration is required.
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Summer in the City

Sports Law and Fenway Park Open to Grads and Friends

As part of the NUSL Summer program, which invites students from ABA-accredited law schools to take summer courses at Northeastern, the School of Law will allow graduates and friends to participate in Sports Law and Fenway Park, an extraordinary program that will include a twice-weekly Sports Law class taught by Richardson Professor of Law Roger Abrams.The course will explore the legal, economic and social aspects of national and international professional and amateur sports by focusing on judicial, administrative, legislative and arbitration decisions that have created a cohesive body of principles for the resolution of disputes.

Contact Mielle Marquis,, to register for the course. Space is limited. If you have any questions about the course, contact Professor Roger Abrams at

Upcoming Events


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

From Sudan to Afghanistan: Human Rights in the 113th Congress
A lecture by Congressman James McGovern (D-Mass.). Hosted by the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE).
3.28.2014 | 12 p.m. | Northeastern University School of Law

Hugo Adam Bedau Memorial Lecture: The Dilemmas of Excessive Sentencing
Professor Michael Meltsner has been invited to deliver the Hugo Adam Bedau Memorial Lecture at Tufts University on March 28. Free and open to the public!
3.28.2014 | Tufts University


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

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In the News

Professor Margaret Burnham Honored as "Living Legend"

The Museum of African American History will honor Professor Margaret Burnham along with actor and humanitarian Harry Belafonte and former Mayor Thomas M. Menino during its annual "Living Legends Awards" event on March 7, 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.
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CRRJ Files Amicus Brief in George Stinney Case

The law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project is arguing for posthumous exoneration in a case involving George Stinney, a 14-year-old boy who was hastily tried and executed in 1944. CRRJ argues that race was a defining factor in this miscarriage of justice.
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Northeastern Team Takes Top Honors for Best Brief at Lefkowitz Competition 

Northeastern University School of Law teams garnered top honors for Best Brief and also earned third place in overall team rankings at the 23rd annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Regional Competition.
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Experts Increasingly Contemplate End of Smoking

"It's hard to do a ban on cigarettes because you're taking something away from people they have and are using. Once you have something, you hold tight," Professor Richard Daynard tells The Washington Post.
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Are College Athletes Employees? 

"College athletics produce millions in revenue for their colleges, but the stars of the game cannot receive compensation commensurate with their contribution to the entertainment they provide. It is a sweet deal for colleges," Professor Roger Abrams says in a Huff Post blog.
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3Qs: What’s next for gay rights in America?

"The gay rights movement is on track to be remembered as a very successful movement for fairness and equality that captured the American mainstream," Professor Libby Adler says.
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Important Save-the-Dates

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. 
Alaska Regional Alumni/ae Event
June 19, 2014

Thank You

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