NUSL in the News Round-Up

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 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 MagazineYou 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 Advocate1933 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

Student Post: LSSC — Not Just Another Class

by Andrew ’16

NUSL has a unique take on education, and it shows by the focus it gives to experiential learning.  In addition to doctrinal classwork, students get experience working in the law long before they graduate.  It is one of the features of NUSL that initially caught my attention, and it ultimately became the reason I chose to come to this school.  The Cooperative Legal Education Program is one way they accomplish the task of exposing students to legal world.  The other way is through their Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) curriculum.  In LSSC’s Social Justice Program, students work with a small group of other students, a faculty supervisor, and a supervising attorney to do substantive legal work with a legal organization or task.  This is not a lecture class or a seminar.  Instead it is a dynamic, year-long project working for a real client doing real legal work.

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Student Post: U.N. Human Rights Committee

This post was re-reblogged from the PHRGE Fellow Talk Blog. You can view the original post here.

See the video below for an update from the Law Center’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy Fellow, Kirsten Blume, from her first two days in Geneva. Kirsten was able to make the trip to Geneva and attend scheduled meetings with UN Special Rapporteurs and various non-governmental organizations despite the postponement of the U.S. hearing before the Human Rights Committee in Geneva due to the U.S. Government shutdown. Stay tuned for more video updates about her advocacy efforts on behalf of the Law Center in Geneva this week!

The original version of this post can be found on the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty’s website blog.

Student Post: Co-oping for the U.S. District Court in Detroit

During the fall quarter we’ll be featuring some posts from students currently on co-op. They’ll discuss the type of work they’re doing, their experiences in a new city, tips and tricks about surviving & thriving on co-op, etc. Today we hear from Alisyn ’13.


Where did the time go? As I begin my law school departure, let me introduce myself: my name is L. Alisyn Daniel, and I am a JD/MPH student. I will be sitting for the Michigan Bar Exam this coming February. My final co-op is currently underway, where I am gaining immense legal knowledge co-oping for the Honorable Judge Victoria Roberts (NUSL Alum) at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Co-oping in Detroit, my hometown, has been eye opening and humbling experience.

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Student Post: Welcome Andrew ’16 to the blogosphere!

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.

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Student Post: Saving Roşia Montana from International Trade Law

This blog post was written by Northeastern University School of Law student Adam Cernea Clark for the Blog on the Huffington Post. Adam is currently on co-op in Bucharest, Romania.

After years of struggle and, most recently, historic protests throughout Romania and abroad, over 20,000 people took to the streets in Romania last week to protest a mining project in the western commune of Roşia Montana. Among the charges brought by the protestors were irrevocable harm to a historic location (the Romans mined gold there two thousand years ago), environmental harm through the use of over 13,000 tons of cyanide (for which there are now far cleaner alternatives for “green gold”), political corruption, and a lack of transparency. At issue is the state’s decision to sign a secret contract with Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources while at the very same time attempting to use its sovereign authority to take private property under the guise of serving the “public interest.”

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