Student Honors Student Honors
Brown '18 Awarded 2017 Irving K. Zola Award
1.14.18 — Lydia X.Z. Brown ’18 has been awarded the 2017 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies for their paper, “Legal Ableism, Interrupted: Developing Tort Law & Policy Alternatives to Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims.” (more)
Leonard ’18 Pens Article for the NU Law Review's Online Forum
1.10.18 — In a post for the NU Law Review's online forum, Madison Leonard ’18 writes about bail sentencing in Massachusetts, three months after the SJC's ruling that judges must consider a defendant’s financial ability before setting a bail amount. (more)
Brown ’18 Honored by the American Association of People with Disabilities
1.10.18 — Lydia X.Z. Brown ’18 has been honored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) with a 2018 Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award. Lydia plans to use the award to establish a community/peer empowerment fund in partnership with the Autism Women’s Network to award micro-grants to autistic people of color seeking support for education, professional development, art, health and safety, and community organizing. (more)
Baron '19 Weighs in on PACA Program for the NU Law Review's Online Forum
12.06.18 — Seth Baron ’19 has posted a new article to the NU Law Review's Online Forum titled, “Consumer Protections Fall Short Again for California PACE Customers.” (more)
Cook '18 Makes Case for Legal Reform Regarding the Human Right to Water
11.26.17 — "Boston is uniquely situated as a city with the available resources and local advocacy power to create significant social change and legal reform regarding the human right to water," writes Alicia Cook ’18 in a blog for Human Rights at Home. "Boston must mobilize to recognize its current deficiencies, and utilize its available resources by dedicating its attention to this critical issue." (more)
Eash-Gates '18 Blogs for Rightscapes
11.16.17 — Hannah Eash-Gates '18 published a post to PHRGE’s blog entitled, “Island Prison: The Right to Freedom of Movement on Lesvos, Greece.”
Brown '18 Honored by PSJD
11.02.17 — Congratulations to Lydia Brown '18, who has been named as the 2017 PSJD Pro Bono Public Award Winner. This prestigious award honors one law student nationwide for their pro bono contributions to society, and recognizes the significant contributions that law students make to underserved populations, the public interest community, and legal education through public service work. (more)
Braun '18 Awarded Leadership Scholarship by Mass. Lawyers Weekly
11.02.17 — Devan Braun ’18 has been named as this year’s Top Women of Law Leadership Scholarship recipient, in recognition of her public interest work. Congratulations to Devan and all who were honored by Mass Lawyers Weekly at their annual event, including Jessica Block ’82, Elizabeth Brody Gluck ‘92, Kristen Kearney ‘07 and Elisabeth Medvedow ’85. (more)
Quinn '19 Blogs for Northeastern University Law Review
10.26.17 — Ryan McGovern Quinn '19 has penned an article titled, "SCOTUS to Address Whistleblowing Protections in Dodd-Frank,' for the NU Law Review's online forum. (more)
Tabashneck ’18 Presents with State Supreme Court Justice at ABA Conference, Focuses on Implicit Bias in the Judiciary
10.19.17 — At the recent American Bar Association Family Law Section conference in Beaver Creek, Colorado, law student Stephanie Tabashneck ’18, who is a forensic psychologist, joined Justice Debra Lehrmann of the Texas Supreme Court for a presentation on implicit bias in the judiciary. (more)
Carter '18 Named as the Recipient of the 2017 Jan Jancin Award
Northeastern News profiles Alvin Benjamin Carter III '18, winner of the American Intellectual Property Law Association's 2017 Jan Jancin Award. (more)
Rasay '18 and Wu '19 win Moot Court Competion
10.16.17 — Congratulations to Jen Rasay ’18 and Sherelle Wu ’19, who won the Northeastern Regional round of the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition on Saturday. Rasay also won best oralist at the competition. The Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition is an appellate advocacy competition sponsored annually by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation (NAPABA ). (more)
Sena '18 Takes Second Place in Vance Memorial Writing Competition
10.2.2017 — Bianca Sena has won second prize in the Andrew Vance writing competition for her essay, "Strategies for Competitive Advantage: The Steel Industry and International Trade." This is a nationwide competition administered by Brooklyn Law School and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association. (more)
Nelson '19 Wins Gordon Essay Award
9.5.2017 — Siri Nelson '19 was named winner of the 2017 Valerie Gordon human rights essay contest for her essay, "Black Lives Matter in Every Town: An Argument for Scaling Up Existing Reconciliatory Practices in the United States."
Blanchette ’18 Blogs for Rightscapes
9.11.17 — Jason Blanchette ’18 published a post to PHRGE’s blog entitled, “Trump: More Monopoly Pricing in Developing Countries Would Not Reduce U.S. Pharma Prices.”
Sigal ’18 and Cieslik ’19 Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowships
07.01.2017 — The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded 10-week summer fellowships to Stacey Sigal ’18 and Keally Cieslik ’19. The application process is highly competitive and the awards were based on their outstanding qualifications. Stacey will spend her fellowship working at the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) in Washington, DC. Keally’s fellowship will be with Greater Boston Legal Services. (more)
Newman '18 Blogs for Northeastern University Law Review
06.28.17 — "Courts and prosecutors need to consider what direction they want to take cyberbullying and bullying cases in the future," writes Laura Newman ’18 in a piece written for the NU Law Review's online forum. (more)
All the Weight of Our Dreams by Brown '18
06.20.17 — Congratulations to Lydia Brown ’18 on the publication of their new book, All the Weight of Our Dreams. Available now through the CreateSpace store! (more)
Canty '19 Blogs for Rightscapes
06.20.17 — In an article for Rightscapes, Tanisha Canty '19 explores the consequences of the US government's non-recognition of the human right to water. (more)
Guzman '18 Pens Article for Northeastern University Law Review
06.14.17 — In an article for the NU Law Review's online forum, Karina Guzman '18 outlines the impact changes in priority enforcements have had on immigration practices. (more)
Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Award Winners
05.26.17 — Eight members of the class of 2017 were awarded stipends to cover bar expenses at a ceremony and reception named in honor of the late Professor Denise Carty-Bennia. This year’s keynote speaker was Rachel Muñoz '06, Partner at Morgan, Brown & Joy. Families, faculty and staff joined us for this moving year-end celebration.
Brian Bermudez, Brittany Burk, Janelle Dempsey, Tara Dunn, Anel Morales, Reyna Ramirez, Victoria Szeto, Morgan Wilson.
Burke '18 Presents at William Winter Institute
05.21.17 — Kyleen Burke ‘18, a student with NUSL’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, delivered a talk at the William Winter Institute on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi. (more)
Dobak '17 on Transatlantic Relations.
05.17.17 — Greg Dobak '17, one of the US organizers of the German American Conference 2017 at Harvard University, is featured in an article by the German Federal Foreign Office. (more)
Brown '18 Takes Second Place in Law Writing Competition
04.21.17 — Lydia Brown '18 has won second prize in this year’s Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition for her paper “Addressing Ableism: Developing Tort Law and Policy Alternatives to Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims.” The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities. (more)
Fourth Annual CourtCall Law School Award Winners Announced
04.2.17 — In recognition of their skills in moot court, EWiggins ’18 and Jacob Pecht ’17 will be presented with an award of $250 by CourtCall, an industry leader for conducting remote court appearances.
Massachusetts Black Judges Conference Honors Howe '18
04.6.17 — Laurielle Howe is the 2017 recipient of the Annual Book Award offered by The Massachusetts Black Judges Conference, an organization comprised of nearly all the African-American judges in the Commonwealth. The Annual Book Awards Program provides financial assistance to a worthy African American student pursuing legal studies at a Massachusetts law school. The criteria considered is scholarship, leadership qualities, trial advocacy skills and need. (more)
Dunn ’17 and Lee ’17 Win Ethics Award
04.1.17 — Tara Dunn ’17 and Go-Eun Lee ’17 have been selected to receive the 2017 Law Student Ethics Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Northeast Chapter. ( more)
Lamz '17 Quoted in The Boston Globe
03.3.17 — Cory Lamz ’17 talks to The Boston Globe about the diversity and inclusive nature of Berlin’s club culture. Last summer, Cory co-oped at Clubcommission Berlin as part of a collaborative research project between the School of Law and the College of Arts, Media and Design. (more)
Article by Carter '18 Published in the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal
02.1.17 — Alvin Carter's article, "Law student affinity mentoring forges the path to diversity and inclusion in Boston," has been published in the latest issue of the MBA's Massachusetts Lawyers Journal. (more)
Sabbidine '17 Drafts Article for Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
01.12.17 — Karim Sabbidine's article, "Does Security Trump All: Will Muslims Face Extreme Vetting Under the Trump Administration?," has been published by his current co-op employer, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. (more)
Brown '18 Comments for CNN
01.5.17 — "When someone kills disabled people, it's usually not given the same degree of seriousness of zeal in prosecution as when the victim is not disabled," Lydia Brown '18, chairperson of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, tells CNN. (more)
Braun '18 Blogs for Rightscapes
12.16.16 — Devan Braun ’18 blogs about her co-op experience as a PHRGE fellow at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), a public-interest environmental law organization. (more)
"Witch, Please" Discusses Harry Potter, Disability, Queerness
11.15.16 — Lydia Brown '18, chairperson of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, joined Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman of the Canadian podcast “Witch, Please” for a panel discussion about queerness and disability representation in the Harry Potter series. The event was hosted by the Tufts Podcast Network. (more)
Colin '17 Pens Winning Essay for National Law Review's Student Competition
10.10.16 — Peter Colin's essay, "Elvis and Prince: Personality Rights Guidance for Dead Celebrities and the Lawyers and Legislatures Who Protect Them," has been selected by the National Law Review's Legal Writing Contest as its winner for the September contest period. (more)
Brown '18 Honored by the Disability Policy Consortium (DPC)
10.05.16 — Lydia X. Z. Brown '18 has been selected as a co-op recipient of the Disability Policy Consortium's Mary Lou Maloney Award, which recognizes outstanding legislative and regulatory advocacy for disabled people in Massachusetts. Lydia will be honored by the DPC at its annual dinner and awards ceremony on October 13, 2016.
Carter '18 Appointed to MBA Law Student Council
09.26.16 — Alvin Carter '18 has been appointed to the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) Law Student Council. The Law Student Section Council is a committee of 16 law student representatives and will govern the MBA Law Student Section with guidance and support from the MBA's Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and the officers of the MBA. (more)
Infinity Law Group Announces Salim '19 as Scholarship Award Recipient
09.08.16 — Keren Salim '19 has been selected to receive the Infinity Law Group's 2016 Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship, in recognition of her efforts in the pursuit of legal education. "Pursuing law school is a very personal yet professional goal for me, but I also want it to be a vehicle by which I make this world a better place," says Salim. (more)
Fishkin '17 and Mosher '18 Selected for Prestigious Rappaport Fellowship
06.11.16 — The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has named Jaki Fishkin '17 and Jon Mosher '18 amongst its 2016 Fellows. Jaki will intern at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Jon will intern at the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel this summer. (more)
Drada '17 Honored by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR)
06.7.16 — Lina Drada '17 has been selected to received PAIR's 2016 Pro Bono Interpreter award in recognition of her outstanding contributions as an interpreter and translator for the organization's asylum clients. (more)
Carter '18 and Costa '18 to Join ABA's First Circuit team
5.16.16 — Alvin Carter '18 and Kevin Costa '18 have been selected to join the American Bar Association's Law Student Division's First Circuit. Alvin will serve as executive lieutenant governor and Kevin will serve as lieutenant governor of communications. (more)
Kelley '16 Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
5.9.16 — Jacqueline Kelley '16 has been awarded an Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship, sponsored by GE and Jones Day. EJW fellowships provide the opportunity for lawyers to positively impact vulnerable communities around the country. Jackie will serve her fellowship at the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC), in partnership with the School of Law's Domestic Violence Institute (DVI), where she will directly represent immigrant survivors of violence.
Williams '18 Awarded Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship
5.5.16 — Tanesha Williams ’18 was awarded the Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship at the annual dinner of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association. Tanesha was the sole recipient, chosen in a competitive process. The Alexander G. Gray, Jr., Scholarship Award is awarded each academic year to a law student who demonstrates a commitment to and involvement in the LGBTQ community, leadership, maturity and responsibility. (more)
Rainsford '17 Awarded the Lichten & Liss-Riordan Wage Justice Fellowship
4.19.16 — William Rainsford '17 has been awarded the second annual Lichten & Liss-Riordan (LLR) Wage Justice Fellowship, which is geared toward law school students who are interested in pursuing a public interest career focused on economic justice for low-wage workers. The Lichten & Liss-Riordan (LLR) Wage Justice Fellowship is a collaboration between Justice At Work (J@W) and LLR. William's 10 week fellowship will be housed at J@W this summer. His tasks will include attending meetings of a Boston-area anti-wage theft committee, providing training for the staff and members of worker centers, and performing all aspects of wage and hour casework, especially cases within J@W’s Small Claims Wage Theft Project.
Sheldon '16 Wins Ethics Award
3.22.16 — Anne Sheldon '16 has been selected to receive the 2016 Law Student Ethics Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Northeast Chapter. Sheldon will receive her award at a ceremony on April 25 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. The Northeast Chapter created the awards program to “recognize and encourage the ethical practice of law at the earliest stages of a young lawyer’s professional career,” and to demonstrate that “the legal community values lawyers who are guided by ethical principles.” (more)
Maloney '16 to Be Honored by the National Lawyers Guild
3.18.16 — Trevor Maloney '16 has been selected to receive a student award by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Massachussets Chapter. Trevor will be honored at the NLG's annual gala dinner on Friday, May 13, at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center in Cambridge. (more)
Buchanan and Swanson to Compete in International Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition
3.17.16 — Bridgette Buchanan '16 and Pamela Swanson '16 will represent Northeastern University School of Law at the 40th Annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Moot Court Association of New York Law School (NYLS). (more)
Schwartz '17 Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship
2.22.16 — The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Samuel Schwartz '17, a second-year student at Northeastern University School of Law. Samuel will spend the fellowship working at the UFCW International Union in Washington, DC. The application process is highly competitive, and the award is a tribute to his outstanding qualifications. (more)
Student Pushes Bill on Autism Training
2.9.16 — The Milford Daily News reports on the important advocacy work Lydia Brown '18 has undertaken over the last seven years. As chairperson of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, Brown is urging the Legislature to pass bills on police and criminal justice training for working with people who have autism.
Prakash '16 Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
2.3.16 — Shiva Prakash '16 has been awarded an Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship, sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. EJW fellowships provide the opportunity for lawyers to positively impact vulnerable communities around the country. Shiva's fellowship will be with the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) in their Environmental Justice Program in New York City. She will provide legal services to low-income communities in New York City developing affordable, reliable and clean energy projects that create local economic development opportunities and relieve utility burdens. ( more)
Bischoff '16 Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
1.27.16 —Brooke Bischoff '16 has been awarded an Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship, funded by the Texas Access to Justice Commission. EJW fellowships provide the opportunity for lawyers to positively impact vulnerable communities around the country. Brooke will work for Diocesan Migrant and Refugees Services in El Paso, Texas, on immigration matters for victims of crime. ( more)
Brown '18 Quoted in The Boston Globe
01.26.16 — “[It's] fantastic to learn more about a marginalized community’s history in part by looking to see evidence of our existence in the past," Lydia Brown '18, chairperson of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, tells The Boston Globe.
(Full text: "The Boston Doctor Who Studied Autism Before Autism.")
Ainbinder '17 Awarded Michael Weiner Scholarship
01.23.16 — Stephanie Ainbinder '17 has been named as a recipient of the 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, which was founded to recognize, inspire and support a new generation of union leaders, dedicated to the preservation and growth of the labor movement in the United States. Upon graduation from Northeastern, Stephanie wants to support workers and unions in their organizing and bargaining to get the working conditions and share of capital they deserve.( more)
Terenzi '16 Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
12.18.15 — Kate Terenzi '16 has been awarded an Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship with Proskauer Rose as the sponsor. EJW fellowships provide the opportunity for lawyers to positively impact vulnerable communities around the country. Kate will work for the Center for Popular Democracy on School to Prison Pipeline issues. (more)
Shea '16 Awarded Prestigious Skadden Fellowship
12.5.15 — Colleen Shea '16 has been chosen to receive a Skadden Fellowship to support her work in public service. She will work with the Disability Law Center in Boston, MA, addressing the legal needs of low-income students with disabilities from minority backgrounds in special education cases. The Skadden Fellowship Program was established in 1988 to commemorate the firm's 40th anniversary. It provides funding for graduating law students to pursue their own projects providing legal services to the poor, the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights. Skadden will be one of 28 fellows from 11 states in the program’s 2016 class. (more)
Mass AG's Office Selects Acosta '16 as a 2016 Honors Fellow
12.1.15 — The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has selected Jess Acosta '16 as a 2016 Honors Fellow. Candidates for the Mass AG Honors Program are selected on the basis of several factors, including: academic achievement; law journal participation; law school competitions; extracurricular activities; legal, professional or personal experience related to the mission of the Attorney General’s Office; and a demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of the diverse residents of the Commonwealth. Following the two-year fellowship term, Jess plans to work permanently in government and public service to empower marginalized children and families in Massachusetts.
Brown '18 Becomes Youngest Person to Chair the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
11.16.15 — The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) has selected Lydia Brown '18 as its new chairperson. At age 22, Brown becomes the youngest person in the country to serve as chair of a statewide Developmental Disabilities Council. In this new role, Brown will work closely with council leadership and state and federal policymakers to continue the MDDC’s efforts to promote self- sufficiency, community inclusion and opportunity for all people with developmental disabilities. (more)
Zwisler '16 Serves as Law Sudent Reporter for the United States Patent and Trademark Office
11.7.15 — In the Boston Patent Law Association's Fall Newsletter, John Carl Zwisler '16 reports on the American Bar Association's 3rd annual Trademark Day.
New Article by Akkaya '17
10.29.15 — Kate Akkaya '17, legal research assistant for the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA), has posted a new article on the organization's blog, "Havens or Targets: Would Syria Benefit from a Humanitarian Safe Zone?"
Liew and Lee Win Thomas Tang Regional
10.3.15 — Congratulations to Nicole Liew '17 and Brian Lee '17, newly crowned winners (including best brief) of the Northeast Region of the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition held at Northeastern University School of Law. They will now proceed to the finals to be held in New Orleans at the annual convention of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, which sponsors the competition. Congratulations also to Victoria Szeto '17, who won best oralist, and her partner Tiffany Tsang '17, who ably represented Northeastern in the contest.
Tabashneck '18 Pens Leadership-focused Multicultural Coloring Book for Girls
08.12.15 — Stephanie Tabashneck '18 has published a leadership-focused multicultural coloring book for girls titled Dream Big! More than a Princess. The empowering coloring book encourages the next generation of trailblazing ladies to reach for the stars in science, technology, medicine and leadership. (more)
Huntsman '16 Awarded ABI Medal of Excellence
08.12.15 — Christopher Huntsman '16 has been awarded a 2015 American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Medal of Excellence. Top law students from around the country are recognized through this program. Winners receive engraved medals and certificates, as well as a one-year ABI membership.
Winn '16 to be Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
08.10.15 — Jessica Winn '16 has been named the 2015 Leadership Scholarship recipient by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The award is chosen based on high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement in community service. Jessica will be honored at the annual Top Women of the Law event on October 28.
Alvarado '15 Receives 2015 C.B. King Award
07.06.15 — Danielle Alvarado '15 will be honored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) with a C.B. King Award at the organization's 78th Annual Law for the People Convention in Oakland on October 24. The C.B. King Award is given each year to a law student whose commitment to the struggle for justice is an example to others. Danielle follows the tradition begun by Hannah Adams '15, who was last year's honoree. (more)
Terrell '15 Takes 3rd Place in Student Essay Competition
05.21.15 — Katy Terrell's essay titled, “Iowa’s Eight Factors for Avoiding How Distributed Solar Disrupts the Status Quo," has been selected as the 3rd place winner of the 2015 Energy Law Student Writing Competition for the RADER, EEMF, and GPSI Committees of ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Katie's essay will be posted on the ABA RADER website and published in the upcoming edition of the ABA RADER newsletter. (more)
NUSL Hosts 22nd Annual Denise Carty-Bennia Bar Award Ceremony
05.21.15 — Six members of the class of 2015 students received stipends to cover bar expenses at a ceremony and reception in honor of the late Professor Denise Carty-Bennia. This year’s keynote speaker was Patricia Elam Walker '79.
Congratulations to the 2015 Honorees:
Alicia Tambe, Aysha Gregory, Gabrielle Pingue, Kyle Rapinan, Scheagbe Mayumi Grigsby and Tyana Murray
Kominers '15 Honored by ACLU
05.21.15 — Sarah Kominer '15 is to be honored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts at their 2015 Bill of Rights Dinner this evening. Sarah will be recognized for the role she played in helping 11-year-old Leetka Katzenblickstein win the right to protest without paying a fee. (more)
Maloney '16 Selected as John J. Curtin Jr. Justice Fund Legal Fellow
Trevor Maloney '16 has been selected as a John J. Curtin Jr. Justice Fund Legal Fellow. The Fund is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, with the goal of encouraging careers that further social justice. Trevor will spend the summer at the Roxbury Defenders Unit in Roxbury, MA - a perfect fit given his interest in criminal defense and how the criminal justice system intersects with current racial and economic power structures. He was selected from more than fifty applicants because of his commitment to public interest work and the quality of the program at RDU. "Receiving this fellowship is very encouraging, especially since it memorializes Mr. Curtin," said Trevor. "At Northeastern, I've had several great opportunities to explore my interest in criminal defense, and this fellowship will help me to continue to do so. The way I see it, working on behalf of those the state accuses of a crime is an honor." (more)
McAllister '15 Selected For Legal Honors Program by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
05.07.15 — Nicole McAllister '15 has been chosen as one of only 17 third-year law students to join HUD's 2015-2016 class in its Legal Honors program. Nicole's 14-month appointment will commence this fall at HUD's Office of General Counsel in Boston. "My interest in applying for this opportunity was strengthened by many of my experiences at NUSL," said Nicole. "I have spent the majority of my time during law school focused on human rights - including the human right to housing - and my co-ops at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, HUD - Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and the United Nations helped further my interest in this area of law. Although graduation closes a chapter in my legal career, I am very excited to begin working with HUD."
Adams '15 and Marin '15 Awarded 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowships
05.06.15 — Hannah Adams '15 and Alexa Marin '15 have been selected as 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellows. Projects designed by Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellows address a wide range of legal issues, including immigration, juvenile justice and health care. EJW matches fellows with sponsors that support their project, which is then implemented at a host organization. Hannah's project will be hosted at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. She will establish a Medical-Legal partnership targeted at substandard housing conditions faced by low-income New Orleans tenants. Alexa will work at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in Boston and her fellowship is sponsored by Latham & Watkins. Alexa's project is tailored around providing transactional services to low income and minority entrepreneurs, as well as developing and established businesses throughout East Boston. Additionally, the project will provide an education based seminar on various legal issues that small business deal with on a daily basis, open office hours via community development organizations and one on one counseling for extended transactional issues. (more)
Alvarado '15 Awarded 2015 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship
04.30.15 — Danielle Alvarado '15 has been named to the 2015 class of Justice Fellows by the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC), the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation. (more)
Acosta '16 and Shea '16 Selected for Prestigious Rappaport Fellowship
04.24.15 — The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has named Jessica Acosta '16 and Colleen Shea '16 amongst its 2015 Fellows. Jessica will intern at the Salem Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, implementing a project aimed at reducing the number of youth with complex social, emotional and mental health needs committed to the Department of Youth Services and involved in delinquency matters. Colleen will intern at the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel.
Gonzalez '16 Invited to Participate in IP Immersion Program in Washington, DC
04.23.15 — Eduardo Gonzalez '16 has been selected as only one of 25 law students to attend the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI), a week-long immersive IP program for Hispanic law students interested in IP. (more)
Newman and Krause Named to the "Huntington 100"
04.23.15 — Michelle Newman '15 and Allie Krause '15 have been honored by Northeastern University as members of the "Huntington 100," a group of extraordinary students who have excelled in various areas across the university—from research to athletics to experiential learning. (more)
Akkaya '17 Selected as a Boren Fellow
04.17.15 — Katherine Akkaya '17 has been selected as a Boren fellow for 2016. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Katherine will spend six months in Istanbul, Turkey, studying the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish, conducting research and pursuing an international legal co-op. Her research project will focus on the role and international legal standing of Kurdish irregular forces in the Syrian Civil War, the Turkish conflict with the PKK and the instability in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Najeeb '16 and Georgieva '16 Win Parole Release for Client
04.14.15 — Students Fiza Najeeb '16 and Alexandra Georgieva '16 represented a prisoner at a Massachusetts Parole Board hearing, and the board voted to release him on parole. Read the parole board's decision here.
Colin '17 to Present LSSC Findings at "Meet in the Middle: Expanded Learning Summit”
04.14.15 — Peter Colin ’17 will travel to Washington, DC, on April 17 to present on the “State Initiatives” panel at the "Meet in the Middle: Expanded Learning Summit" co-hosted by Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. Colin will provide an overview of a report completed for Citizen Schools by Northeastern University School of Law first-year students in the Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Social Justice Program.
Pingue '15 Honored by the MBLA
04.09.15 — The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) has selected Gabrielle Pingue '15 (pictured right) as the first ever recipient of the Roderick L. Ireland Leadership and Juvenile Advocacy Award, in recognition of her leadership and dedication to juvenile rights. She was presented with her award at the MBLA’s 2015 Gala on April 8, 2015. (more)
Gledhill '15 Wins Human Rights Essay Award
04.01.15 — Sarah Gledhill's paper on Cambodia has been chosen as the winner of the Human Rights Essay award for 2015 by the Program of Advanced Studies of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University's Washington College of Law. (more)
Payne '15 Pens Winning Essay for National Law Review's Student Competition
3.1.15 — Jordan Payne's essay, "‘Exemptions’ & Court-Sanctioned Discrimination: The Post-Hobby Lobby Tension Between the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) & Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws," has been selected by the National Law Review's LegalWriting Contest amongst its winners for the month of March.
"This award is a tremendous honor and is truly a testament to the opportunities that Northeastern Law has to offer in the realm of reproductive rights, public health and social justice. My passion for these issues has been carefully and artfully nurtured by my brilliant professors, including Aziza Ahmed," said Jordan. " I owe Professor Ahmed a debt of gratitude for helping me find my path."
The School of Law congratulates members of the class of 2015 who have already secured a broad array of highly prestigious post-graduate clerkships and fellowships and more are coming!
To date, we are pleased to share the following placements:
Equal Justice Works Fellowship – Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (sponsored by Latham & Watkins)
National Labor Relations Board – Honors Program
Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship – Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship
US Department of Justice Honors Program
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Chicago National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Community Law Fellowship
Parmet Fellowship – Health Law Advocates
US Bankruptcy Court
US District Court for the District of Utah
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (multiple)
Maine Supreme Court
Rhode Island Supreme Court
Massachusetts Appeals Court (multiple)
Vermont Superior Court
New Jersey Superior Court (multiple)
Alaska Appeals Court
VT Law Student Investigates Racial Killings
03.13.15 — The Burlington Free Press highlights Samantha Lednicky '15 and the extraordinary investigative work she has conducted into Jim Crow Era killings in conjuction with the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. (more)
Grigsby '15 Awarded a 2015 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship by Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) Chicago
03.13.15 — S. Mayumi Grigsby '15has been selected by the BPI to join its impressive new class of fellows for 2015. Each fall, BPI hires a recent law or policy school graduate to become a Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for a two-year term. Fellows do not create stand-alone projects, but instead are fully integrated into BPI’s staff as attorneys and policy analysts. (more)
NUSL Triumphs at the American Bar Association's Boston Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition
03.08.15 — The ABA Law Student division hosted it's annual Boston Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competion (NAAC) in which competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Representing the School of Law, Michelle Newman '15 and Janine Pare '15 won for best brief and were finalists in oral arguments. Lou Mattei '16 and Kate Tolbert '16 won fourth best brief and were semifinalists in arguments.
Heydemann '16 Awarded Michael Weiner Scholarship
02.20.15 — Sarah David Heydemann '16 has been named as a recipient of the 2015 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, which was founded to recognize, inspire and support a new generation of union leaders, dedicated to the preservation and growth of the labor movement in the United States. After graduation, Sarah plans to work for a membership based organization as a lawyer whose work is deeply embedded in ongoing organizing.
McCormack '15 and Morte '15 Advance to the National ABA Client Counseling Competition
02.14.2015 — Ashley McCormack '15 and Vicki Morte '15 have taken first place at New England Regional ABA Client Counseling Competition. This year's competition theme was family law, with problems largely focused on complicated child custody matters. Ably coached by Professor Melinda Drew and Professor Peter Sessa, the team will now advance to the National Competition in Durham, North Carolina on March 13.
Ainbinder '17 and Heydemann '16 Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowships
02.01.2015 — The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded 10-week summer fellowships to Stephanie Ainbinder '17 and Sarah David Heydemann '16. The application process is highly competitive and the awards were based on their outstanding qualifications. Stephanie and Sarah will spend their fellowships working at the general counsel’s office of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, DC.
The Peggy Browning Fund is a not for-profit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent union-side attorney who was a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1994 until 1997. Peggy Browning Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice. These experiences encourage and inspire students to pursue careers in public interest labor law. To learn more about the Peggy Browning Fund, visit www.peggybrowningfund.org.
Hannah Adams '15 Featured in Lawdragon Campus
02.01.2015 — Student Limelight: Hannah Adams '15 talks to Lawdragon Campus about her experience working with Professor Margaret Burnham for the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic. (more)
BLSA's Kemet Chapter Takes Home Awards
01.31.15 — Northeastern University School of Law's Black Law Student Association chapter has been named Small Chapter of the Year for the Northeast Region by the Northeast Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) at its 47th national convention. The Northeastern chapter, which goes by the name "Kemet," in reference to the ancient Egyptian word meaning "black people," won out against 32 law schools throughout the New York and New England area and was also recognized by the regional chair for Best Overall Advocacy. (more)
Marsophia Ducheine '16 to be Honored by Massachussetts Black Judges Conference
01.13.2015 — Marsophia Ducheine '16 has been selected as the recipient of a 2015 Massachussetts Black Judges Conference (MBJC) Book Award, in recognition of excellent academic achievment and leadership skills. Since 1987, the MBJC has awarded stipends to outstanding second-year law students to provide them with assistance in covering the costs of their law books. This year's ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2015, at the John Adams Courthouse, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Trevor Maloney ’16 Helps Secure Parole for Client
12.19.14 — Trevor Maloney ’16, a student in the law school’s Prisoners’ Rights Clinic, secured a major victory when his client was granted parole by the Massachusetts Parole Board in a 6-0 decision. Check out Trevor’s blog about the case. (more)
Paper Co-written by Robert Gessinger '16 Presented at the 19th Annual Insurance Law Institute
11.13.14 — Robert Gessinger '16 has co-written and published a paper, "How to Pick Your Battlefield: Strategies Employed by Insurers and Policyholders to Secure and Protect the Most Advantageous Forum," that was presented at a symposium on insurance law, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law and the Texas State Bar Association. (more)
Brenda Kombo '16 Writes for Pambazuka News
11.05.14 — Brenda Kombo's article, "The Danger of Two-tiered Justice: Lessons from the Haiti Cholera Case," has been published by Pambazuka News, a widely read website on African politics and development. Brenda K. Kombo is a Public Interest Law Scholar pursuing her Juris Doctor at Northeastern University School of Law. Between June and August of this year, she was an Ella Baker Fellow at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. (more)
Alicia Selman '17 Chosen to Receive the Adler Pollock Diversity Scholarship
The 2014 Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship has been awarded to Alicia Selman '17. Developed as part of Adler Pollock & Sheehan’s Diversity Plan, the purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist a diverse student who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community, to attend law school and successfully enter the practice of law, with the ultimate goal of diversifying the legal profession. The firm's Diversity Committee found Alicia to be the most outstanding student among a group of very qualified candidates. She will work as a summer associate in Adler Pollock's Boston Office in 2015. The award was presented by Robert P. Brooks, Managing Partner and Robert I. Stolzman, Shareholder and Chair of the AP&S Diversity Committee, at a reception held on October 30, 2014 at the law school. (more)
S. Mayumi Grigsby '15 Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
10.23.14 — S. Mayumi Grigsby '15 has been named the 2014 Leadership Scholarship recipient by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The award is chosen based on high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement in community service. Mayumi was honored at the annual Top Women of the Law event on October 23. (more)
Joel Quick '15 Takes First Place in the State Bar of Michigan's 13th Annual Environmental Law Essay Contest
09.01.14 — Joel Quick has has won first place in the 13th Annual Environmental Law Essay Contest, sponsored by the Environmental Section of the State Bar of Michigan, for his paper "Does Bowman v. Monsanto Co. provide a basis for common-law trespass suits against genetically engineered crop producers in state courts to remedy organic crop contamination?" Joel began the paper Professor Kara Swanson's Bioproperty seminar in the summer of 2013 as a 2L. It will be published in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal, an on-line bar publication. The award ceremony will be held in Grand Rapids on September 18th.
Hannah Adams '15 Partipates in Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Review of the US in Geneva
08.14.14 — Hannah Adams was in Geneva this week to promote a shadow report on racial discrimination in access to justice written by NUSL's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and the Columbia Human Rights Institute. She blogs about the experience here.
Ashley McCormack '15 Awarded ABI Medal of Excellence
08.04.14 — Ashley McCormack '15 has been awarded a 2014 American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Medal of Excellence. Top law students from around the country are recognized through this program. Winners receive engraved medals and certificates, as well as a one-year ABI membership. (more)
Hannah Adams '15 to Receive National Lawyers Guild C.B. King Award
07.31.14 — Hannah Adams '15 has been honored with the 2014 National Lawyers Guild (NLG) C.B. King Law Student Award, which is given each year to a law student whose commitment to the struggle for justice is an example to others. The award will be presented at the 77th Annual Law for the People Convention in Chicago on September 6. (more)
Moriah Silver '15 Wins Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
07.11.14 — Moriah Silver's essay, ""The Second Rape": Legal Options for Rape Survivors to Terminate Parental Rights," has taken the top prize in the American Bar Association's 2014 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest. (more)
Melanie Medalle '14 Awarded the LSRJ's Inaugural Reproductive Justice-HIV Fellowship!
06.02.14 — Congratulations to Melanie Medalle '14, who will be the RJ-HIV Fellow at SisterLove. Her work is grounded by a community whole health lens, with an emphasis on the intersection between self-determination and the social determinants of health, reproductive and sexual health justice, racial and environmental justice.
Danielle Alvarado Awarded 2014 Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship
05.30.14 — Danielle Alvarado '15 has been named the recipient of the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship for 2014 by the The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in partnership with the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP/NLG). Danielle will use her time as a fellow to clerk at the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice. (more)
Caroline Leonard '14 Wins American Bar Association's Professional Liability Writing Award
05.09.14 — Leonard's winning essay was a legal memorandum to a hypothetical law firm management committee recommending a social media policy that would allow the firm to meet ethical obligations, avoid claims and use social media tools to market its practice areas. (more)
The Freedom to be Safe
05.08.14 — A group of students in NUSL's Domestic Violence Institute have crafted—and helped pass—a resolution making freedom from domestic violence a human right in the city of Boston. (more)
Greg Dorchak '14 Selected as a 2014 Presidential Management Fellow
04.10.14 — Greg Dorchak will serve his fellowship as an Equal Opportunity Specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program for the Federal Government at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order. The PMF Program received approximately 7,000 applicants for the 2014 application cycle. (more)
Jordan Payne '15 Wins National Law Review's Student Competition
03.11.14 — Jordan Payne's essay, "Conceiving Real Protection: Paternalistic Surrogacy Laws & The Necessity of Massachusetts Legislation that Appropriately Protects the Gestational Surrogate," has taken the top prize in the National Law Review's Winter 2014 Student Legal Writing Contest. (more)
Nicolle Vasquez '14 Awarded Prestigious Skadden Fellowship
12.10.13 — Nicolle Vasquez '14 will work with the Domestic Violence Action Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, addressing the legal needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the military. (more)
Neema Chaiban '14 Wins National Law Review's Student Competition
12.26.13 — Neema Chaiban's essay, "Reframing Climate Change: A Public Health-based Climate Change Framework," takes the top prize in the NLR's Fall 2013 Student Legal Writing Contest. (more)