January 2012
NUSL Newsbriefs

Connections 2012: Graduate Participation Needed!

As an NUSL graduate, we hope that you will consider participating in the 2012 Connections career networking reception. Sponsored by the Connections Committee of the NUSL Alumni/ae Association Board as well as the Offices of Alumni/ae Relations and Career Services, Connections is intended to provide an informal opportunity for current law students to learn from small groups of alumni/ae about a broad range of career options.

The Connections reception will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the lobby of Sherin and Lodgen, located at 101 Federal Street in Boston. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Alumni/ae will be clustered at small tables within their field of specialization and there will also be an opportunity to mingle.    

The purpose of this gathering is to expose law students to the broad range of work that our graduates do, to exchange information, and to create informal mentoring and networking opportunities.  While it is not meant to focus on specific job openings or co-op opportunities, you may certainly also use this forum as a chance to discuss your employer or practice and describe career opportunities with your employer.

For those that are interested, there will be a post-Connections gathering for graduates only in the offices of Sherin and Lodgen on the 30th floor from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Upon receipt of your RSVP, you will be receiving further communications via e-mail about the post-event gathering.

Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Connections2012 to register no later than January 12, 2012.  
If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Hommel at 617.373.8268 or e.hommel@neu.edu.  

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.

January 2012

  • New York Regional Alumni/ae Chapter 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:

Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program
January 9 - 11, 2012

The Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program brings noted public interest law practitioner Carlos Spector to the Northeastern campus for a three-day visit. Spector, a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, is internationally recognized for his representation of Mexican asylum seekers.   
  • Daynard Distinguished Lecture, Monday, January 9, 2012 (12:00 to 1:30 p.m.)  Community Lecture:  “Mexicans Seeking Political Asylum.”  This event will be held in 240 Dockser Hall.  
  • Daynard Roundtable with Carlos Spector, Wednesday, January 11, 2012 (12:00 to 1:30 p.m.)  Join human rights expert Spector and others for a roundtable, "Thoughts on Mexicans Seeking Political Asylum." This event will be held in 240 Dockser Hall.  
This vibrant program was established in 2004 through the generosity of Professor Richard A. Daynard, president of the law school’s Public Health Advocacy Institute, and his wife, Carol Iskols Daynard.  The Daynard Fellows serve as role models for students, demonstrating how legal skills can be used effectively and creatively to make the world a better place.

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.  

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 Association (LALSA).

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

Externships 6
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 health reform efforts impact law, policy, and health law practice on a national and global level.

  • Keynote Address: Lewis Morris '80, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Lunchtime Address: John McDonough, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University School of Public Health.
» More information and registration

Alumni Speaker Series: Paul Kaplan '77
Monday, March 26, 2012 (12:00 to 1:30 p.m.)

Join NUSL Alumnus Paul Kaplan for a discussion about the antitrust issues surrounding college football's Bowl Championship Series.

Graduates in the News:

Obama names Richard Griffin '81 to serve on the National Labor Relations Board
President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Richard Griffin '81 to the National Labor Relations Board. Griffin is the general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers and has served on the board for the Lawyers Coordinating Committee at the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (A.F.L.-C.I.O.) since 1994.  
» Read more

Faculty in the News:

Lewis honored by the American Bar Association
Professor Hope Lewis has been selected as the recipient of the 2011-12 “ABA Section on International Law Mayre Rasmussen Award for the Advancement of Women.”

The Mayre Rasmussen Award is given annually by the American Bar Association Section of International Law to someone who has demonstrated sustained outstanding service or a specific and extraordinary service in connection with the advancement of women in the legal profession. It focuses specifically on nominees who have served as a mentor to a woman or a group of women to assist in the advancement of women in the practice of international law. The award will be given at the Section’s Spring meeting on April 20, 2012, at New York’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.

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NUSL in the News:

The Financial Times Reports on the Success of the Co-op Program

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Thank You
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 m.marquis@neu.edu.

Upcoming Events

January 9-11, 2012
Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program
Boston, MA

February 1, 2012
Alumni Speaker Series
Boston, MA

February 9, 2012
Connections Networking Reception
Boston, MA

February 15, 2012
Northeastern Law Forum Event
Boston, MA

February 16, 2012
Women in the Law Brown
Bag Lunch
Boston, MA

March 1-4, 2012
Externships 6
Boston, MA

March 2, 2012
Experiental Education Conference
Boston, MA

March 8, 2012
BRAC Chapter Event
Boston, MA

March 16, 2012
Health Law Conference
Boston, MA

March 23, 2012
Gordon Lecture
Boston, MA

March 26, 2012
Alumni Speaker Series
Boston, MA

April 5, 2012

Philadelphia Regional Reception
Philadelphia, PA

April 12, 2012
Alumni/ae of Color Panel
Boston, MA

April 18, 2012
New York City Regional Reception
New York, NY

April 25, 2012
Boston Regional “Meet the Professionals” Reception
Boston, MA

May 11, 2012
Women in the Law Conference
Boston, MA

May 24, 2012
Denise Carty-Bennia Event
Boston, MA

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