by Andrew ’16
In my career before school, I spent years working in industries where Mondays were either slow or a day off from work. When everyone else was beginning their week, I was ending mine. It had its positives and negatives. On the positive side, errands were usually a breeze because no one else was out doing them. On the other hand, on Saturday when it seemed like everyone else slept in, I went to work. Everything changed when I started my college career. Mondays suddenly took on a new identity, one which understandably became much harsher than the slow, relaxed standard to which I had become accustomed. As a result, I always look forward to Monday holidays as a way to rekindle that old feeling and to recharge my battery.
by Cory ’16
Hi folks! Cory here, reporting from 11 weeks into the first semester of law school at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). In my last post, I wrote a bit about the community at NUSL. As someone who moved from 2000 miles away, having a Boston community on which to rely was imperative to my success in law school. And in these past few weeks of high stress levels, this group of people has kept me sane.
Over the past month a number of our students and faculty have been featured in a variety of publications. Read on to see what the NUSL community has been up to lately!
Emily Rochon ’13 is Boston Community Capital’s first public-interest law fellow – Boston Community Capital launches a $100K public-interest law fellowship
Professor Brook Baker is quoted in a Tempo.co article about the anticipated affects of the Transpacific Partnership Agreement on Indonesia — Take it or Leave it
news@Northeastern asks Professor Rachel Rosenbloom three questions about immigration enforcement — 3Qs: Who is American?
Professor Daniel Medwed in the New York Times – Parole Is Granted in a 1995 Killing Investigated by a Brooklyn Detective
Dean Jeremy Paul shares his opinion on legal education in preLaw Magazine — You Could Look it Up: What Does Legal Education Really Teach?
The Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project, founded by Professor Margaret Burnham, continues to do important research on Civil Rights-era (and earlier) cases, like the one recently reported on in the Baton Rouge Advocate — 1933 La. lynching receiving new scrutiny
Professor Dan Austin shares his ideas about solving the student loan debt crisis in the Huffington Post — Not So Fast, Senator! How to Really Solve The Student-Loan Debt Crisis
by Andrew ’16
It is easy to get wrapped up in law school. All of my classes are with the same group of people. And though the doctrinal class schedule rotates in a pattern that keeps it interesting, most of the classes are in one room. Outside of class, which means in the library, I once again see many of the same faces. In other words, your world feels smaller in law school. It may sound like I am complaining, but I promise that I am not. There are benefits to being around the same people every day. The familiar environment fosters a sense of collegiality and a feeling that you are taking on the challenge of law school as a group rather than individually. Law school is challenging and you need all the help you can get to absorb the information you are being taught. That being said, you also need to get out and do other things when the opportunity arises.
by Andrew ’16
Autumn in New England is something special. September ushers in the arrival of college students from around the globe descending upon Boston and surrounding cities. The academic inhabitants bring with them an energy you can feel. The T (the subway) is a little more crowded and the coffee shops are bustling with patrons. October arrives with cool nights and crisp mornings. As the leaves begin to turn, Boston looks more like a painting than a real city. One might think that people would spend more time indoors as the temperature drops and the days become shorter. However, I’d say that the opposite is true. Fall is a great time for festivals and special events, and the Boston area has a lion’s share of both.
Hi everyone! My name is Cory Lamz. I graduated from the University of Denver in Denver, CO, with a B.A. in Journalism, Digital Media Studies and Marketing. I worked full-time as a journalist in some capacity or another throughout undergrad, finishing my degree in November 2012. I worked in telecommunications for six months before diving into law school. I’m a dual-degree student here at Northeastern, which means that I am in a four-year JD/MS program; the masters of science degree is in Music Industry Leadership Studies.
Our 1L bloggers are all set and ready to blog for NUSL! They’ll be sharing their experiences as new law students – what made them choose NUSL, first impressions of Boston, their LSSC projects, and more!
And So It Begins…
First things first: Who am I? My name is Andrew Collins, and I graduated in May 2013 from Tufts University in Medford, MA with a B.A. in History. I am originally from a small town in Arkansas with a population of around 360 people. However, I discovered my love for the urban lifestyle after my first trip to a larger city. The pace, the people, and the opportunities spoke to me. As a result, I have lived in several different cities as an adult, including St. Louis, Chicago, and now Boston. In spite of my Southern/Midwest roots, after 5 years in Boston I now proudly consider myself both a New Englander and a Bostonian.
Our faculty have been weighing in on a variety of cultural and legal topics lately. See what they have say!
by Katherine Schulte, Supervising Attorney, Domestic Violence Institute at Northeastern University School of Law
“Any information from the purported victim?”
“Nothing definite, judge…the information I have is that she’s not here….about whether she’s coming later today, I don’t know.”
“I understand, but at least she’s not here now, so there’s no reason for me to hold this situation and address it?”
This is an excerpt from a transcript of the August 14th hearing in which Jared Remy, son of the famed Red Sox broadcaster, was charged with assaulting his girlfriend Jennifer Martel. The night before he had been arrested for slamming her face into a mirror. Martel was granted an emergency restraining order that night, but, as the above exchange shows, chose not to come to court to extend it the following morning. Remy was released with a warning not to abuse Martel. The next day, she was dead.
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It’s the start of Orientation and the Class of 2016 is finally here! We are so fortunate to welcome this great group of talented, passionate, diverse, and experienced first-year law students to Northeastern and the entire Office of Admissions cannot wait to see what wonderful things they accomplish over the next three years.