by Cory Lamz ’16
It’s finals time for 1Ls at NUSL – so what does that mean? Little time, lots to do and handfuls of stressed students. One thing that helps alleviate some of that stress is knowing what co-op you have lined up for summer 2014.
Let’s start with the basic question: what is a co-op? A co-op is a hands-on learning experience during which you, the student, get to live, breathe, and work as a lawyer. NUSL is unique in that the co-op program, the school’s experiential learning component, is built into the curriculum such that, upon graduating, you have completed one year of lawyering work. Pretty cool.
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
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.
by Andrew ’16
It seems crazy, but half the semester has passed already. At this point I am more familiar with my classes and less intimidated by my professors. I feel less frazzled now that I have survived a couple cold calls and turned in a few assignments. Everyone seems less stressed. I think we are all getting to the point where law school seems to make at least some sense, if only comparative to where we were 8 weeks ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) is an integral part of Northeastern University School of Law. To learn more about their efforts to promote economic, social and cultural rights, you can…
- Sign up for their newsletter
- Attend the 2013 PHRGE Institute — Human Rights and Violence Against Women: Applying the Due Diligence Framework (November 7, 2013)
- Check out their blog, Fellow Talk, which features posts by PHRGE fellows about their co-op experiences