How to Get it Done conference!

Please join us for the How to Get it Done conference on April 22! How To Get It Done: Where Legal Power Meets People Power is a student-organized conference designed to connect law students, activists, and members of the Boston community, to share knowledge, strategize together, and develop the skills needed to take action. Our programming is based on the expertise and perspectives of those who have lived experiences central to the issues we are most concerned with today. Register Here. Read on to find out more about what will be featured at the conference!

How To Get It Done will feature:

  • Panel discussions featuring activists and subject matter experts to help participants understand some of today’s pressing social issues.
  • Identity-based caucusing to create spaces for folks from similar backgrounds and identities to share their experiences and figure out how to work together well.
  • Trainings designed to help participants leave with a clear understanding of how they can organize to Get It Done.
  • A healing space for participants looking to decompress and tap into their inner selves.
  • How To Get It Done will convene at Dockser Hall on the campus of Northeastern University on April 22, 2017, beginning at 8:45am.

How To Get It Done will convene at Dockser Hall on the campus of Northeastern University on April 22, 2017, beginning at 8:45am, and is open to the public.

Alfred Brownell’s Long Road to Northeastern

By Kevin Murray, Executive Director – Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE)

Alfred Brownell’s wife and children probably never expected to be living in Boston this winter. Nonetheless, in early January Mr. Brownell began work at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) as a Visiting Scholar affiliated with the Law School’s, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE).

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Alfred Brownell

A well-known human rights and environmental lawyer in his native Liberia, Brownell has always done work that raised eyebrows. He came of age in a country wracked by not one, but two bloody civil wars. He took a law degree in hopes of being able to do something to address the injustices he saw in his country.

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Exploring Careers in Health Law

Naomi Bass, Assistant Director, Center for Co-op and Professional Advancement

What is health law? What jobs come to mind when you consider the intersection of law with the delivery of patient care and public health concerns?  These are some of the questions that I discuss with NUSL students who are interested in pursuing a career in health law.  Many NUSL students are drawn towards opportunities to do public service.  In health law, that might entail prosecuting Medicaid fraud, lobbying for the accessibility of health care, representing low-income patients through a Medical-Legal Partnership program, or advocating for improvements in environmental conditions that are harmful to public health.

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Judicial Co-ops and Clerkships: Exploring Law Through the Eyes of a Judge

By Melissa Tapply, Judicial Co-op and Clerkship Advisor, Center for Co-op & Professional Advancement

Are you looking for a co-op where you can sharpen your research, writing and analytical skills while exploring different areas of the law and gaining exposure to the court system? Read on to find out how to find it…   Continue reading

International Arbitration: An Impediment for Human Rights and Environmental Law — RIGHTSCAPES

By Devan Braun, PHRGE Fellow at Center for International Environmental Law The Center for International Environmental Law (“CIEL”) in an organization that advocates using the law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and support indigenous communities. During the course of my co-op there as a PHRGE fellow, I focused mainly on corporate accountability, and […]

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