Labor and Employment Panel and Reception
Join us for two labor and employment panel discussions on Thursday,
December 8, 2011, at Northeastern University School of Law, 230 Dockser
Hall. During these panels, we will discuss Employment Practices
Liability Insurance on the practice of employment law and the settlement
process as well as the crisis in the public and private pension
systems. There will be a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres
immediately following the event. NUSL graduates and students are invited
» Register online
For updated details and full panelist biographies, please visit our website
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.:
“The Effects of Employment Practices Liability Insurance on the Practice of Employment Law and the Settlement Process”
Moderated by Mark Irvings ’75
, Arbitrator Mediator
Leonard Kesten ’83
, Partner, Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten (BHPK)
Jaclyn Kugell ’92
, Managing Partner, Morgan, Brown & Joy
Elizabeth Rodgers ’76
, Partner, Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.:
“The Crisis in the Public and Private Pension Systems”
Moderated by Mark Irvings ’75
, Arbitrator Mediator
, Regional Solicitor, Boston Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Labor
Richard Griffin ’81
, General Counsel, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
Linda McGill ’78
, Partner, Bernstein Shur
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.:
Networking Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres
Please RSVP for this event by registering online
or by phone at 617.373.8268.
Upcoming NUSL Regional Events:
We’re coming your way this year!
We will be holding alumni/ae gatherings across the nation in the coming year so keep an eye on our calendar for updates.
- Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Scotch Tasting
Thursday, January 19, 2012
and mingle with fellow alumni/ae over a sampling of vintage Scotches!
This event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location TBA.
- New York Regional Alumni/ae Event
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Join our New York-area grads for a reception hosted by Tarter
Krinsky & Drogin LLP, 1350 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY
10018. Special Guest Speaker: The Honorable Paul Wooten '77, Justice, Supreme Court of New York County. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Important Save the Dates:
Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence
Thursday, December 1, 2011, and Friday, December 2, 2011
Co-sponsored by Brandeis University, this two-day symposium will
explore the performative dimensions of justice-seeking in the aftermath
of violence, with a focus on Cambodia, Peru and the United States. The
symposium will be held at Brandeis University. This event is free and
open to the public. » Detailed program and speaker bios
Alumni Speaker Series:
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.)
Guest Speaker: William Mostyn '74
William J. Mostyn III '74 currently serves as Senior VP and Corporate
Secretary at TIAA-CREF, an organization that helps those in the
academic, medical, cultural, and research fields plan for and live in
retirement. This event will be held in Dockser Hall, Room 42.
Connections Networking Reception
Thursday, February 9, 2012 (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.)
The Connections Networking Reception will be hosted by Sherin and
Lodgen LLP, 101 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110. We will be inviting
New England area-graduates to participate in this annual networking
event for graduates and students.
Northeastern Law Forum: “A Look Inside SB 1070”
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 (12:00 to 1:30 p.m.)
The Northeastern Law Forum presents a screening of “A Look Inside SB
1070,” a documentary film focused on Arizona's highly controversial 2010
immigration law. Following the screening, we will hear from
representatives from the Center for New Community, a national civil
rights organization that produced the film. The film depicts a national
student delegation as it toured Arizona in August 2010, trying to gain a
better understanding of the debate over SB 1070. This screening will
be in 240 Dockser and is co-sponsored by the Latin American Law Students
Women in the Law Brown Bag Lunch: “Putting your JD to use in a non-profit setting”
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Our next WIL Brown Bag Lunch will be hosted by Prince Lobel Tye LLP
, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 2200, Boston, MA.
Guest speakers: Sharon Scott-Chandler '93, Executive Vice President,
ABCD, Inc. and Nicci Meadow '88, Director of Elder Services, ABCD, Inc.
Action for Boston Community Development
is an antipoverty agency, serving more than 100,000 low-income Greater
Boston residents through its city-wide network of neighborhood-based
organizations. This event will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. » Register online
March 1 - 4, 2012
Join us for a national discourse on the critical role of field
placements in preparing new lawyers. A welcome reception and Sunday
morning sessions will be held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in
Boston’s historic Back Bay. Friday’s plenary and break-out sessions will
be held at Northeastern University School of Law and Saturday sessions
will be held at Harvard Law School. » Register online
Health Systems in Reform
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Office of Alumni/ae Relations, in cooperation with the Program on
Health Policy and Law, invites you to this interdisciplinary conference
exploring the myriad ways that law and policy affect health law
practices in the U.S. and globally. The Program on Health Policy and
Law provides a rich resource for faculty and students interested in
public health law, health and human rights, health governance,
intellectual property, bioethics, health care delivery law, and the
regulation of our healthcare systems. It is guided by faculty with
diverse areas of expertise — including law, pharmacy and nursing,
economics, business administration, and philosophy.
Keynote Speaker: Lewis Morris ‘80
, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Lunchtime Address by John McDonough: The Fate of the Affordable Care Act
John McDonough is the Director of the Center for Public Health
Leadership, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard
University School of Public Health. Mr. McDonough will discuss the law
and the political implications of the Supreme Court hearing the ACA case
For a full listing of the day’s panels and speakers, please visit our website
Graduates in the News:
Peter C. Alexander ’83, chosen as the founding dean of Indiana Tech’s law school
Indiana Tech’s Board of Trustees granted approval for establishment of
the School of Law on May 13, and it is slated to open in Fort Wayne in
Fall 2013. Alexander will officially begin work on January 9, 2012. He
is currently a professor at the Southern Illinois University School of
Law in Carbondale, Illinois, where he served as dean from 2003-09.
Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society publishes article by Daniel Klein ‘11
Daniel Klein’s article on patent law entitled “The Integrity of Section 101: A "New and Useful" Test for Patentable Subject Matter,'
published in the October edition of the Journal of the Patent and
Trademark Office Society. The article focuses on the decision in
Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO (Myriad), in which all
forms of isolated DNA were held to be unpatentable subject matter, as a
case study in the consequences that hold when courts seek to apply
extra-statutory categorical exclusions.
» Read more
Mary T. Sullivan ’81, confirmed for Appeals Court Judgeship
Following her September nomination, the Governor’s Council has voted to appoint Mary T. Sullivan ‘81
to a judgeship on the Appeals Court.
Sullivan is a partner at the Boston firm of Segal Roitman, LLP with
extensive litigation experience. She represents labor organizations,
labor-management, health, welfare and pension funds, and individual
employees in labor, employment, and benefits matters. Sullivan joined
the firm in 1983 after serving as a law clerk for a U.S. District Court
judge in New Hampshire. Sullivan serves as co-chair of the Boston Bar
Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. Her public service also
includes membership on the Commonwealth's Apprenticeship Training
Council, the Public Library of Brookline Board of Trustees, and the
Artbarn Community Theater Board of Trustees.
Lawyers Weekly recently recognized Sullivan as one of the 2011 Top Women
in the Law. Sullivan will fill the vacancy on the Appeals Court
created by the appointment of The Honorable Fernande R. V. Duffly to the
Supreme Judicial Court.
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