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 '52, '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, and '07
meet our new Dean, get up to date election information from our
graduates, unwind with your closest friends from the Law School, tour
the MFA’s new wing and much more!
This year NUSL is pleased to
partner with Dress for Success, a not for profit organization that
promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing
professional attire and career development tools to help women thrive in
work and in life.
We will be collecting in-season,
interview-appropriate attire on Saturday, October 20 from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m. at the Colonnade Hotel (including business attire, shoes and
jewelry). For a full list of accepted items, including items that are
particularly high-need, please visit Dress for Success’ website. We appreciate your support of this worthy drive!
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Sheilah McCarthy ’91, President of the NUSL Alumni/ae Board
Sheilah McCarthy is the 2012-2013 president of NUSL’s Alumni/ae Association.
"As president this year, I look forward to assisting the School in
promoting and enhancing the regional chapters around the country and
supporting our new dean, Jeremy Paul, in multiple ways. The Board
continues to work closely with numerous regional chapter leaders and
graduates around the country to accomplish these goals. We have helped
to build growing communities of our own special brand of NUSL
practitioners around the country."
We also work closely with
the current students and hope to help them make their transition to
practicing or otherwise using their law degree as easy as we can in
this challenging economic period. We offer several events that assist
students with learning more about the profession and making
connections. Our board welcomes ideas and suggestions from graduates."
is a partner at labor and employment law firm Lenow &
McCarthy located in Wayland, MA. She is a frequent guest lecturer on
topics related to labor and employment and has served for
many years as a teacher at The Labor Guild, teaching a class
on public sector labor law.
Look for additional board member profiles in future Newsbriefs.
Admissions Update – Volunteer! Class Profile! Invitation!
year the School of Law received 3,224 applications for our Class of
2015 and enrolled 170 students. Our class represents a diverse,
accomplished group of people from across the United States and even
abroad. Collectively they represent 113 different undergraduate
institutions, have an average age of 25, and 32% of students identify
themselves as people of color (among that 32 percent: 26% identify as
Asian, 24% African American, 31% Hispanic/Latino, 17% Multiracial, and
2% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander). We’re also very happy to
welcome four NUSL legacies to the law school. In terms of profile, the
median LSAT of the class is a 161 and the median GPA is a 3.53.
As you may know from media reports, the law school admissions
landscape has changed significantly over the past two years.
Applications are down nationally and prospective law students are
finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish between law school
choices. This is where graduates can assist us! You can help us
recruit the best and the brightest students in two ways:
Volunteer for the admissions office.
From meeting with an admitted student in your community (and the
coffee or lunch is on us), to representing NUSL at an event, there are
many opportunities to have an impact.
Recommend NUSL to a prospective law student.
Our co-op program has never been stronger, our faculty never more
committed, and the opportunities never more abounding. We encourage you
to share your NUSL experience and recommend the school to others
considering a legal education.
NUSL's 2013 Loan Deferral and Forgiveness Application now available on-line.
you have questions or concerns about the admissions process at NUSL
or would simply like to get more involved, email Emily Almas
Deadline is October 31, 2012
Northeastern University School of Law is committed to supporting
students who pursue careers in public interest law and public service.
As one of the first law schools in the nation to institute a
post-graduate loan repayment program, we have provided our public
interest graduates with millions of dollars of support through our Loan
Deferral and Forgiveness (LD/F) Program since 1990.
pleased to report that our recent graduates are able to reduce their
monthly payments using the income-based repayment formula under the
CCRAA, and the School of Law is now able to meet much more of their
need. For example, in our 2012 funding year, the School of Law covered
76 percent of the debt obligations of 2010 and 2011 graduates in the
If you have any questions concerning the LD/F program please contact the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you wish to make a gift in support of the LD/F program, please click here.
Upcoming NUSL Regional Events
Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Reception
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Come network on November 8, 2012, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The Boston Alumni/ae Regional Chapter will hold its first event, at Vlora Restaurant, 545 Boylston Street, a restaurant co-owned by Cynthia Tsai '98.
» Register online now
Washington, D.C. Regional Alumni/ae Event with Dean Jeremy Paul
Wednesday, November 15, 2012
D.C. Area graduates for a reception with our new Dean at Johnny’s Half
Shell, 400 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. This
event will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Keep an eye on our calendar for updates on upcoming regional events!
Daynard Distinguished Lecture: “Building Legal Protections for Immigrant Survivors: Past, Present and Future.”
October 1, 2012
Leslye Orloff, director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, will deliver the Daynard Community Lecture.
Daynard Roundtable: “Emerging Issues in Family Law for Immigrant Survivors”
October 3, 2012
Leslye Orloff, director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy
Project, and other experts for this dynamic discussion.
Experience the Future: Inaugural National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law
October 26 – 28, 2012
Hosted by Northeastern University School of Law, the Alliance for
Experiential Learning in Law and the Northeastern University Law
Journal, the Inaugural Symposium on Experiential Education in Law
represents a transformational moment in the development of law school
curriculum. The symposium provides a forum for creative and innovative
thinking and planning to reimagine the relationship between
experiential learning and other pedagogies to ensure that law graduates
are ready to practice with a full complement of skills and ethical and
social values necessary to serve clients and the public interest, now
and in the future. The symposium will engage constituencies in the
legal academy and profession to initiate new approaches and programs
for curriculum reform and to change the way law students are educated
in order to address the shared complex challenges of the 21st century.
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on Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health, sponsored by the
Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and the Program on
Health Policy and Law
November 1-2, 2012
institute will provide a forum for practitioners and scholars to engage
in discussion on the role of human rights in improving health through
action on the social determinants of health.
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Annual Labor and Employment Panel Discussion: Employee Communications and Privacy in the Workplace
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Save the date for our annual NUSL Labor and Employment panel
discussion and reception. Each year, we try to provide up-to-date
information on key issues that impact the labor and employment field.
This year’s panel will discuss the following topics:
- The latest line of Social Media cases from the NLRB and what it means for employees and employers
- The ever-expanding scope of what constitutes protected concerted activity under the NLRA
- New state CORI regulations
- EEOC guidelines on criminal history background checks and employer practices that may violate Title VII
- Confidentiality of investigations in the workplace.
plan to have the perspectives of counsel for employees,
management-side counsel, in-house counsel, a neutral and key labor
agencies represented on the panel. The panel will be followed by a
networking reception for graduates and students.
If you are interested in speaking on a panel about these topics, please contact Mark Irvings at email@example.com
In the News
Medwed Talks to NPR About Crime Lab Scandal
Stephen Kohn ’84 Wins Landmark Whistleblower Case for Bradley Birkenfield
Stephen’s client Bradley
Birkenfield, was recently awarded $104 million dollars by the United
States, the largest such payout in history, for his role in exposing
the illegal offshoring of many billions of dollars by Swiss banks.
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Enrich quoted in the Boston Globe
Professor Peter Enrich comments on Mitt Romney’s handling of the Massachusetts economy.
Abrams talks to Newsday about the NFL Referee Lockout
"What is the NFL Players Association doing?" Abrams asked. "Their
members' bodies are on the line and, last time I checked, they were
Professor Daniel Medwed talks to NPR’s Tovia Smith about the “rogue
chemist” who may have mishandled evidence in as many as 40,000 cases
over 10 years.
Questions about a Newsbriefs article? Call 617.373.3819 or
e-mail Mielle Marquis, senior associate director of alumni/ae relations and development, at firstname.lastname@example.org