Alumni/ae Weekend 2011
2011 Alumni/ae weekend was greatly enjoyed by all who attended and was
an opportunity for almost 240 graduates to reconnect with faculty and
classmates. Attendees found the Dean’s State of the Law School address
and the Saturday panels to be very informative and noted that it
provided a space to revisit NUSL’s values and mission while learning
about new areas of growth and development for the Law School.
Our capstone event, the Reunion Class Dinner and Reception at the
Colonnade Hotel, was a resounding success this year. More than two
hundred alumni/ae attended the evening’s celebrations and more than a
quarter of a million dollars was raised from reunion class gifts to
benefit the School. Those who attended enjoyed catching up with
classmates, dining on delicious food, looking/laughing at old facebook
pictures, and dancing to the Dave Jamrog Jazz Quartet!
first silent art auction also created quite a buzz and raised a
significant amount for the School’s Annual Fund and the Fund for the
» View and order prints from the Alumni/ae Weekend Photo Gallery
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 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 is sponsored in part by Chris Parker ‘76, who founded The Law Offices of Christopher W. Parker in 2011. » Register online
- Washington DC Regional Chapter Reception
Thursday, November 17, 2011
With special guest Dean Emily Spieler
Also joining us will be Marie-Therese Connolly '84, NUSL’s first
MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” awardee. This reception will take
place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Johnny’s Half Shell, 400 North Capitol
For more information visit the DC Alumni/ae Chapter Facebook Group. » Register online
- San Francisco Regional Chapter Event
Friday, November 18, 2011
Join fellow Bay Area NUSL grads for a Lunchtime Round Table
Discussion with Joseph Frankl ’79, Regional Director of the NLRB. This
event will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Gallup Inc., 101
California Street, Suite 3000, San Francisco, CA .
Bring your own lunch! Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
To RSVP please contact Laura Fauber ’10 at 415.844.8312 or Laura_Fauber@gallup.com.
Important Save the Dates:
Same Sex Estate Planning Panel:
Thursday, November 10, 2011 (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
will happen to your estate plans if DOMA is repealed? Do you know how
the new Uniform Probate Code will affect same-sex couples? Come hear
fellow NUSL and CSH alumni/ae Lisa Cukier '87, Cliff Cohen '89, Barb
Macy '84, and Joyce Kauffman '92 highlight the changing landscape in
this area of estate planning.
Sponsored by the Northeastern
University School of Law and the Office of Gift Planning, this event
will be held at the Northeastern University Faculty Club, 716 Columbus
Avenue, 6th floor.
For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Sierra Rosen '06 at 617.373.8012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBA Beacon Award Ceremony:
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.)
has been named the second recipient of the Boston Bar Association’s
Beacon Award. On November 16, more than 300 members of the Boston
legal community will gather to honor the School of Law’s exceptional
leadership on diversity strategies that will have a lasting impact on
the legal profession in Greater Boston. This event will be held at the
Boston Harbor Hotel.
We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an inspirational evening!
To add your name to the guest list for this event, please contact Siobhan Fanning at 617.373.3269 or email@example.com
Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence
Thursday, December 1, 2011 and Friday, December 2, 2011
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.
Labor & Employment Panel and Reception
Thursday, December 8, 2011 (5:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
Join us in Dockser Hall, Room 230, for two panel discussions focused on
the crisis in the public and private pension systems and the effects of
Employment Practices Liability Insurance on the practice of employment
law and the settlement process. Mark Irvings '75 will moderate. Our
labor and employment practitioners are encouraged to attend these
topical panels, which will be followed by a networking reception for all
- 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
“The Effects of Employment Practices Liability Insurance on the Practice of Employment Law and the Settlement Process”
Panelists: Jacyln Kugell '92, Elizabeth Rodgers ’76, Leon Kesten ’83
- 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
“The Crisis in the Public and Private Pension Systems”
Panelists: Michael Felson '78, Richard Griffin '81, Linda McGill ’78
- 8:30 p.m.
There is no charge for this program, but RSVP is required
» Register online now
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
by December 1, 2011. » More information
Alumni Speaker Series:
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.)
Guest Speaker: William Mostyn '74
William J. Mostyn III 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.)
Connections Networking Reception will be hosted by Sherin and Lodgen
LLP, 101 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110. New England area graduates
will be receiving a notice about participating in this event in the mail
by early December.
The Northeastern Law Forum, presents “A Look Inside SB 1070”
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. This screening will be
in 240 Dockser and is co-sponsored by the Latin American Law Students
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 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, which brings together faculty and students from
across the university, 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:
Dyal-Chand ’94 to offer legal assistance to low-income entrepreneurs in
the startup phase or early stage of their businesses.
US Department of Commerce has awarded a $500,000 grant to the School of
Law to develop a university center that will provide free legal
services to low-income and other underserved entrepreneurs in the
region. The principal investigator behind the project is Rashmi
Dyal-Chand ’94, also a professor of law at Northeastern.
efforts of many entrepreneurs to launch new businesses fail because they
cannot afford high quality legal services necessary to navigate complex
regulatory requirements and protect their intellectual property
assets,” Dyal-Chand said. She said the new center will target a number
of new and emerging industries in the Greater Boston area, including
clean energy, green technologies, science and health technologies, and
small and ethnically diverse businesses.
purpose of our work is to support entrepreneurs in economically
distressed areas who have the capacity to accomplish the
commercialization of technology and to achieve high growth,” Dyal-Chand
said. Legal assistance to the entrepreneurs will be primarily provided
by law students, supervised by Dyal-Chand and other Northeastern law
school faculty and staff.
Boston Business Journal
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.
Questions about a Newsbriefs article? Call 617.373.3819 or
e-mail Mielle Marquis, senior associate director of alumni/ae relations and development, at email@example.com.