Alumni/ae Weekend - Another Great Success!
We were pleased to welcome eight classes back to campus this year for
NUSL’s Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend. Our returning alumni/ae enjoyed
the opportunity to relive memories, renew friendships, reconnect with
professors, and get to know our new dean, Jeremy Paul. In terms of
fundraising, our reunion class committees have thus far raised close to
$400,000 in a combined effort, setting a new record for the school. We
extend our sincerest thanks to our Reunion Class Committee members and
to all who helped make the weekend a fun and refreshing experience for
» View and order prints from the Alumni/ae Weekend Photo Gallery
Law Practice Management Seminar: Access to Justice
Northeastern University School of Law is a national and international
leader in providing students with not only the theoretical education
necessary to analyze the complex legal challenges faced in the practice
of law, but also the practical applications of these skills through
experiential learning. This year we have added a new course to the
curriculum which embraces these ideals entitled "Law Practice Management
Seminar: Access to Justice,” taught by Professor Jim Rowan and Sofia
The seminar challenges conventional law practice
management by exploring means of methods of filling the market gap in
the provision of legal services to middle-class clients. Using the
vehicle of a business plan, students investigate and document ways using
improved marketing, staffing patterns, technological innovations, and a
variety of other tools to provide legal services to underserved
portions of the market in a sustainable and economically viable fashion.
This course is not only designed to educate the entrepreneurial
attorney interested in setting up shop after graduation, but introduces
tools and platforms relevant to any practitioner.
Upcoming NUSL Regional Events
NUSL NYC Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Workshop: Engaging in Difficult Conversations
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
and effective communication is essential to working productively with
others. Seize this unique opportunity to practice that difficult “talk”
with your boss, your challenging client, that combative colleague or
unmanageable direct report. This event will take place from 6:00 – 8:30
p.m., hosted by Tarter, Krinsky & Drogin LLP, 1350 Broadway New
York, NY 10018. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington, D.C. Regional Alumni/ae Event with Dean Jeremy Paul
Wednesday, November 15, 2012
graduates in the Washington, D.C., area for a reception with our new
Dean at Johnny’s Half Shell, 400 North Capitol Street, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. This event will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
» Register online now
New Hampshire Regional Alumni/ae Event: Manchester Monarchs v. Portland Pirates Game
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Gather with our New Hampshire Alumni/ae Chapter to watch the Monarchs
take on the Pirates at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Doors open at 2:00
p.m., and an after party will be held at Murphy’s Taproom, 494 Elm
Street, Manchester, N.H. Contact Talesha Caynon ’09 at email@example.com for more information about this event.
» Register online now
Keep an eye on our calendar for updates on upcoming regional events!
Annual Labor and Employment Panel Discussion: Employee Communications and Privacy in the Workplace
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Save the date for our annual NUSL Labor and Employment panel discussion
and reception. This year’s panel, Employee Communications and Privacy
in the Workplace, will focus on 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
Moderator: Mark Irvings ’75
Panelists: Erica Crystal ’88, Evan Fray-Witzer '93, Maia Spilman ’96, James Shaw ’07, Elizabeth Vorro ’91
» Register online now
No Welcome Home: Remembering Harms, Restoring Justice
An Evening with Toni Morrisson
In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 18, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
us for an evening of historical and literary exploration with Nobel
Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison, presented by the
Northeastern University School of Law's Civil Rights and Restorative
Justice Project, in collaboration with the Northeastern University
Humanities Center. Professor Morrison and representatives of the Civil
Rights and Restorative Justice Project will discuss the harms suffered
by so many during the Civil Rights era and highlight the current work to
» Purchase tickets
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the News
Maggie Hassan ’85 Elected Governor of New Hampshire, Other Graduates Take State Senate Seats
New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader Maggie Hassan '85 was elected as
governor of the Granite State on November 6. Hassan is the first NUSL
graduate ever elected governor and will be the only female Democratic
governor in the country when she is sworn in in January. A former
three-term state senator, Hassan is the second woman to ever be elected
New Hampshire Governor.
Also victorious in their respective
state senate races were Mike Barrett ’77 (3rd Middlesex, Mass.), Frank
Lombardi ’88 (District 26, R.I.), and Karen Spilka ’80 (2nd Middlesex
and Norfolk, Mass.).
Corporate Counsel Magazine Features Northeastern as Innovator in Training Lawyers
Northeastern's "long tradition" of hands-on training is hailed in an
article on how law schools nationwide are finally "beginning to offer
courses that prepare students for in-house careers—often by serving up
Professors Dukasis, Parmet Featured on WBUR's new Website, Cognoscenti
Michael Dukakis and Wendy Parmet offer their thoughts on how President
Obama, Congress, and the Supreme Court should deal with Obamacare, and
how those decisions could affect the way “We the People” understand our
relationship with the federal government.
Eight Grads, Professor Celebrated as Massachusetts "Top Women of Law"
At an October luncheon, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly honored eight
Northeastern University School of Law graduates and Matthews
Distinguished University Professor Wendy Parmet as "Top Women of Law."
Northeastern Law Teams Sweep First-Place Awards at Regional Tournament
Northeastern law students won all four individual and team categories
at the Northeast Regional Mediation Tournament held in September.
Northeastern entered two teams in the competition and every student on
each team garnered both team and individual awards.
Justice in New England
In a Boston.com opinion piece, Professor Daniel Medwed says it's easy
to take "potshots" at criminal justice issues in the South, but "in New
England, it is not entirely clear that we do it better."
Change in Store for Red Sox Nation?
Professor Roger Abrams talks to WGBH's Emily Rooney about John Farrell, the newly named manager of the Red Sox.
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