Calling All Artists!
are well under way for an exciting reunion weekend, October 21 – 22,
2011. A new addition to this year’s class reunion dinner is a silent art
auction, featuring works generously donated by graduates, faculty, and
friends of the school. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the
school’s annual fund.
If you wish to donate an auction item, please contact Mielle Marquis, email@example.com.
» More information on the silent auction
This year’s celebrating classes are '51, '56, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, and '06.
As always, all NUSL graduates are invited to attend, whether or not you
are celebrating a reunion this year. We have a wonderful program
planned, and there will be something of interest for each and every one
In addition to reconnecting with classmates, enjoy
the school tours and Saturday’s panel discussions. Topics include “NUSL
and the Future of U.S. Legal Education” and “Bringing Human Rights
Home,” focusing on international human rights in a domestic context.
Other highlights of the weekend include the Dean’s State of the Law
School address on Friday, which will be followed by a cocktail reception
for all graduates, faculty, and current students. On Saturday night,
the reunion class dinner and reception will be held at the Colonnade
Hotel on Huntington Avenue from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. This year’s dinner
will feature live music, cocktails, delicious food, and our first silent
We look forward to seeing you again and welcoming you back to the law school! » Register online now
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Upcoming NUSL Regional Events:
We’re coming your way this year!
We will be holding alumni/ae gatherings across the nation so keep an eye on our calendar for updates.
- New York Alumni/ae Chapter: Regional Event
With special guest Kathy Bryan ’81
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
NUSL's New York Alumni/ae Chapter launches a new breakfast speaker
series, "Transforming the Practice of Law,” on October 5, from 8:30 to
10:30 a.m. At each of these breakfast events, a NUSL grad will talk
about how she or he is transforming the practice of law. Kathy Bryan ’81
is President & CEO of the International Institute for Conflict
Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute), a nonprofit coalition of
corporate counsel, top law firms, judiciary, and academics dedicated to
providing resources and information in commercial conflict prevention
and dispute management (www.cprard.org). This breakfast session will be
held at the Rock Center Café, 20 W. 50th Street, on the lower concourse.
RSVP by Sept. 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Please note that attendance is free but individuals must purchase their own breakfasts.
- Connecticut Alumni/ae Chapter: Regional Event
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
With special guest Associate Dean Luke Bierman
Stuart Johnson ’94 will host a reception for the Connecticut
Alumni/ae Chapter at the offices of Carmody & Torrance, 195
Church Street, in New Haven, on October 5, 2011. Complimentary hors
d’oeuvres and a selection of beer and wine will be served. This
event will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
» Register online now
- Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Reception
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni/ae at a reception at the Union Club of Boston, 8 Park Street. This event will take place
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. If you would like to sponsor this event and
be mentioned in upcoming communications, please contact Eileen
Hommel at email@example.com.
- Washington DC Regional Chapter Reception
Thursday, November 17, 2011
With special guest Dean Emily Spieler
This reception will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Johnny’s Half Shell, 400 North Capitol Street, N.W. » Register online
Important Save the Dates:
The Northeastern Law Forum Presents “Markets in Assisted Reproduction: Should We Pay for Eggs, Sperm, and Wombs?”
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 (12:00 – 1:30 p.m.)
The Northeastern Law Forum will host a talk by Dr. Adrienne Asch,
Director of the Center for Ethics, and Robin Milstein, Professor of
Bioethics, Yeshiva University, in 240 Dockser Hall. This dynamic
presentation will explore the intersection among law, biotechnology, and
Co-sponsors: Women’s Law Caucus, Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.
The Northeastern Law Forum presents “Princely Appropriations”
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 (12:00 – 1:30 p.m.)
Join us for an IP-focused panel discussion with lawyer-artist Alfred
Steiner and Professor Michael Bennett, in 240 Dockser Hall. Using
Steiner's work and the recent Cariou v. Prince et al. decision- finding
that Prince’s “Canal Zone” images violated the Cariou’s copyright- as
entry points, this presentation and panel discussion will explore the
cultural and political implications of current trends in appropriation
and conceptual art, wide distribution of increasingly cheap digital
copying technologies, and intellectual property law.
Co-Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Society
Women In the Law Brown Bag Lunch
“Data Privacy in a Global Economy”
Thursday, October 13, 2011 (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.)
Please join us for our upcoming Women in the Law Brown Bag Luncheon featuring Gina Perini ’01,
GTC Law Group LLP. With news of widespread data breaches and concerns
over online tracking in the headlines on a daily basis, data privacy law
in the U.S. and abroad is in a state of dynamic change. Step away from
your desk for an hour and learn about how U.S. businesses can navigate
the patchwork of data privacy laws in this country and the
commercialization and flow of data in a global economy. This is a free
event open to NUSL graduates and their guests — bring your own lunch,
and we’ll supply dessert and drinks. Hosted by Prince Lobel Tye LLP, 100
Cambridge Street, Suite 2200, Boston, MA 02114. » Register online now
Program on Health Policy and Law Inaugural Lecture: Taxpayer Conscience and Health Care Reform
Friday, October 28, 2011
Sylvia Law, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law, Medicine, and
Psychiatry at New York University Law School, and co-director of the
Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, delivers the inaugural
lecture for the Program on Health Policy and Law. As plaintiffs' counsel
in two Supreme Court decisions determining the status of public funding
of abortions — Maher v. Roe
(1977) and Harris v. McRae
(1980) — Professor Law is well known for her work in reproductive rights. Her co-authored chapter in Women and the Law Stories
(Foundation Press, 2011) chronicles these cases. Professor Law has also
written extensively on health policy and law, including books and
articles on the U.S. health care system, medical malpractice, and sex
discrimination in health insurance.
Labor & Employment Panel & Reception
Thursday, December 8, 2011 (5:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
NUSL presents two exciting panel discussions followed by a networking reception on Thursday, December 8, in 230 Dockser Hall:
- “The Crisis in the Public and Private Pension Systems”
Michael Felsen ’78, Regional Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor,
Office of the Solicitor, will speak about recent USDOL regulatory and
enforcement initiatives designed to better protect employee pensions.
Richard Griffin ′81, General Counsel, International Union Operating
Engineers, AFL CIO, will discuss the challenges faced by trustees of
large multi-employer pension plan.
We are still seeking
someone who is experienced in pension and employee benefit issues in the
public sector. Please contact Mark Irvings at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to speak.
- “The Effects of Employment Practices Liability Insurance on the Practice of Employment Law and the Settlement Process”
Jackie Kugell ′92, Partner, Morgan Brown & Joy, will present
the perspective of outside counsel who are both on insurance panels and
handle cases for existing clients.
Liz Rodgers ′76, Partner,
Rodgers Powers & Schwartz, will talk about how the spread of EPLI
has influenced the plaintiff bar.
Mark Irvings ’75, Arbitrator
and Mediator, will focus on the impact of EPLI in mediation and on fee
petitions in arbitration.
We hope to have someone speak about
the role of coverage counsel and/or an insurer’s view of the world of
employment law. Please contact Mark Irvings at email@example.com.
There is no charge for this program, but RSVP is required
» Register online now
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
by December 1, 2011.
The Northeastern Law Forum presents “A Look Inside SB1070”
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 (12:00 - 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 follows a national
student delegation as it tours Arizona in August 2010, trying to gain a
better understanding of the debate over SB 1070. 240 Dockser Hall.
Co-sponsor: Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA).
March 1- 4, 2012
Join us for a national conference 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 now
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. Keynote Speaker: Lewis Morris '80,
Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Office of Inspector General,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. » More information
Graduates in the News:
“Love and Shame”
A Novel by Peter Orner ’97
Peter Orner’s latest work of fiction will be released by Little Brown
Publishing Company in November. He is the author of two widely praised
books, Ester Stories
and The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo
. He is also the editor of a book of oral histories, Underground America
. His work has appeared in The Paris Review
, The Atlantic Monthly, Granta,
and Best American Stories
and been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. He lives in San Francisco and is
an associate professor at San Francisco State University.
» Read more
Connolly Named MacArthur "Genius" Fellow
Marie-Therese Connolly ’84, a leading voice in efforts to prevent the
suffering of older adults and ensuring that elder abuse becomes a
priority on the national agenda, is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious
$500,000 MacArthur "genius" award.
» Read more
NPR’S David Green spoke with Marie Therese about the huge impact this recognition will have on her work.
» Listen now
Dean Emily Spieler to Step Down
Emily Spieler, who has served as the School of Law’s dean since 2002,
has decided to step down from her position at the end of the academic
Spieler, the Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law, has
brought about transformative change at the School of Law, recruiting
outstanding faculty, building innovative interdisciplinary programs,
globalizing education, and research, enhancing experiential education
and advocating for the importance of law, policy, and justice across all
of Northeastern’s endeavors.
“It has been a privilege to
serve as the dean at Northeastern,” Spieler said. “I came here because I
was attracted to the history and values of this law school,
particularly our commitment to education that emphasizes experiential
education and the role of law in advancing the public good. I continue
to believe that these principles are essential to educating great
lawyers, to doing research that matters, and to addressing the
challenges of the world.” » Read More
NUSL Honored with Beacon Award from Boston Bar Association
NUSL has been named the second recipient of the Boston Bar
Association’s Beacon Award. This award was established by the BBA “to
recognize organizations or individuals who have had an exceptional
impact in advancing diversity and inclusion in one or more of these
areas: legal scholarship, recruitment and retention practices, pro bono
representation, community service, legal advocacy, and legislative
advocacy.” The School of Law will be honored for exceptional leadership
on diversity strategies that will have a lasting impact on the legal
profession in Greater Boston. The November 16 reception for this event
is Free. Come celebrate with us at the Boston Harbor Hotel! » Register online
Class of 2014
great class has arrived! This year, the School of Law received 3,674
applications and we enrolled 218 students. Our gender ratio remained
fairly steady with 55 percent females and 45 percent males. The average
age is 25 years old and the age range is 20-45 years old. The median
LSAT score is 162 and the median GPA is 3.48. There are 140 colleges
and universities represented in the class of 2014.
diversity front, students of color comprise 39% of the class. Among
those students of color: 27% are Asian Americans; 20% are African
Americans; 42% are Hispanic/Latinos; and 11% are multiracial. We are
ecstatic to have another superb class join the NUSL family.
An important source of support for NUSL programs is the generosity of
our graduates and friends who share our commitment to social justice. Make an online donation.
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