Fourth Annual Women in the Law Conference:
"Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going"
Join us for this year’s Women in the Law Conference, which will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012
at the School of Law. The conference will focus on the changes in the
legal world over the last few years and how women can best position
themselves for success in these challenging and rapidly evolving times.
There will be numerous panel discussions and breakout sessions to
strategize with others in your field about how best to embrace the
changes in today’s workplace. Experience a full day of dynamic
presentations, networking, and mix and mingle with faculty, presenters,
and alumnae. Our keynote speaker is Gloria Cordes Larson
a public policy expert, lawyer, and business leader Gloria assumed the
presidency of Bentley College in July 2007. She joined Bentley from the
leading law firm Foley Hoag, where she co-chaired the Government
Strategies Group. The topics and panelists promise a day of intriguing
dialogue and discussion.
» Register online
Panelists and moderators:
- Kelly Bonnevie ’92, Partner, Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, Boston
- Nancy Cremins ’03, Attorney, Gesmer Updegrove LLP; President, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts (2011-2012)
- Professor Martha Davis
- Marguerite Fletcher, Founder, Fletcher Legal Consulting and Senior Consultant, Verna Myers Consulting Group
- Margaret Klaw ’84, Partner, Berner & Klaw & Watson
- Elisabeth J. Medvedow '85, Executive Director, Discovering Justice, Boston
- Rachael Rollins '97, General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
- Nancy Reiner, ’84, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, LLC
- Lauren Stiller Rikleen,
Author, Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women’s Success in
the Law; Success Strategies for Women Lawyers and Executive-in-Residence
at Boston College Center for Work and Family
- P. Miyoko Sato ’97, Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris et al
- Juliana Spofford ’89, General Counsel at RapidBuyr, LLC and Corporate Counsel at NetProspex, Inc.
- Darnley Stewart '90, Partner, Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP
- Leslie Walker ’85, Executive Director, Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, Boston
- Professor Margaret Woo
For more information, please call 617.373.8268 or contact Eileen Hommel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our conference page for evolving details!
Website Redesign: We Want Your Feedback!
The School of Law is redesigning its website at www.northeastern.edu/law.
We would appreciate it if you would take an online survey about your
experience as a visitor to our site and indicate which features you
would like to see in a new site. The survey will take no more than five
minutes. The redesign involves only the law school's official site; it
does not involve the Husky Nation Alumni/ae Online Community, which is a
separate, password-protected site through which you can access the
alumni/ae directory and other searchable options. Take the Survey Now.
Upcoming NUSL Regional Events
We’re coming your way this year!
NUSL has several upcoming regional events planned in the next few months so keep an eye on our calendar
Philadelphia Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Event
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Philadelphia alumni/ae chapter will gather for a reception hosted
by Nan Lassen '83, Wendy Pongracz '85 and Amy Rosengberger '94 at the
offices of Willig, Williams & Davidson. With special guest Professor
James Hackney. This event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. » Register online
New York City Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Reception
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
With special guest Dean Emily Spieler. Mix and mingle with fellow
alumni/ae at Flûte Restaurant, 40 East 20th Street, New York, NY. This
event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. » Register online
New Hampshire Regional Alumni/ae Event
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This regional event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bedford Village Inn
, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, NH. With special guest Luke Bierman, Associate Dean for Experiential Education. » Register online
Our regional events are a wonderful chance to network with graduates in
your area, build your business opportunities, and catch up with faculty
Important Save the Dates
Alumni/ae of Color Panel: Thursday, April 12, 2012 (12:00 to 1:30 p.m.)
This event will be held in 230 Dockser Hall.
Guest speakers: Kwabena Abboa-Offei '00, Donald Cabell '91, Raquel
Webster Donnalson '03, Alexandra Echandi '05, and Eve Strother '00.
How to Start and Run a Solo Practice: Saturday, April 21, 2012 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Sign up for this free workshop about how to start and run your solo practice. The workshop features panelists who have gone into solo practice and who are willing to spend the day helping you open yours. To enroll, contact Janis Galligan by email email@example.com
or by phone at 617/373-4930.
Panel: James Baron, Gabriel Cheong ’07, Audrey Heidt ’06, Sofia Lingos ’09, Professor Jim Rowan and Veronica Zolina ’05. » Read more
Students in the News
Northeastern Law Team Advances to National ABA Competition
A Northeastern University School of Law student team took first place
in the regional American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division
Client Counseling Competition held February 11 in Boston. The students,
Moriah Silver ’14 and John Naranja ’14, will advance to the national
finals in Durham, North Carolina, on March 16-17. » Read more
Sohrab Ahmari ’13 co-edits anthology of essays penned by young Middle Eastern dissidents
The book entitled “Arab Spring Dreams” includes a forward by activist
and author Gloria Steinem, and will be published by Palgrave Macmillan
on May 8. » Read more
Faculty in the News
Michael Meltsner’s play debuts in NYC
The New York performances of Professor Michael Meltsner’s In Our Name: A
Play of the Torture Years, will take place in May at the Black Box
Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. These performances
will take place under the auspices of the John Jay College (CUNY)
Theater Arts Department. » Read more
Join the Alumni/ae online community
Nation, our alumni online directory, is an amazing tool to have at your
fingertips. In addition to discovering fellow alumni working or living
in your area or those from your class year, you can utilize the Advanced
Search function to narrow your search to a specific area of law
practice. Banking and finance law, civil rights and liberties, family
law, or intellectual properties – regardless of what you’re looking for,
you’ll find it in a snap in Husky Nation! » Sign up today!
Class Notes in Northeastern Law Magazine
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Questions about a Newsbriefs article? Call 617.373.3819 or
e-mail Mielle Marquis, senior associate director of alumni/ae relations and development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.