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

Choosing Your First Co-op and How To Get There

By Destini M. Agüero, Assistant Director, Center for Co-op & Professional Advancement

When it comes to finding the right first co-op, it is important to use all the resources at your disposal, and one place you should always start with is the Center for Co-op & Professional Advancement, commonly known as “CCOPA.” Read on to learn about the different ways we can help you find your first co-opContinue reading

Programs to Help Students Navigate Co-op & Post-Grad Opportunities

By Tricia Gould, Assistant Director, Center for Co-op & Professional Advancement

One of the most outstanding things about NUSL is the incredibly wide spectrum of experiential learning opportunities available to students when applying for their four co-ops. Having said that, one of the most important tasks for students is to strategically choose among the options – all with an eye towards building a network that will lead to post graduate employment.   Where and how do you begin? Read on to find out.

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CCOPA Post-NUSL In New York: How To Get To NYC

By Naeema Hernandez, Center for Co-op & Professional Advancement

Thinking about working in New York City at some point during your legal education? NUSL’s co-op program has you covered! CCOPA recently outreached to a number of public interest and international employers to strengthen existing relationships and to build new opportunities for student exploration and post-graduate career placement. Every employer that CCOPA has connected with in NYC has reinforced the importance of establishing legal connections and experiences in the city during the law student’s education if the student ultimately wants to work in NYC after graduation.

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