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.

Legal Skills in Social Context: The First Semester

By Professor Hemanth Gundavaram

We treat our first-year students as professionals and give them legal experience from day one through the law school’s unique, yearlong Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program. With two months on the books, our students are currently doing the first outside legal work of their young careers. Students are working with a variety of social justice or community-based organizational partners on problems affecting marginalized communities. Read on to see how the first semester has progressed.

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Faculty Post: Arbitration vs. Labor Arbitration

By Roger I. Abrams, Richardson Professor of Law

Recently, the New York Times published a three-day series on the “evils” of arbitration. Many of my colleagues and friends who know that I teach a workshop in arbitration at Northeastern and have served as a labor arbitrator for over forty years have asked me how I could possibly be involved with such a shameful procedure! In fact, I am not. The difference between labor and commercial arbitration is not very well known. Continue reading

Faculty Post: Real Lawyering from Day One — How Does Northeastern’s Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Program Jump Start Your Professional Development?

by Susan Maze-Rothstein, Teaching Professor

A warm welcome to our incoming Class of 2018! Read on to learn a little more about what’s in store for your 1L year…

To compete in today’s rapidly evolving legal profession, law students need to know, more than ever before, how to get practice-ready and fast. The profession can no longer accommodate graduates who need their first five years of practice to really learn how to be a lawyer. In coming to NUSL, you have picked perhaps the most interesting time to go to law school because the law school business model of lecture courses is changing as it must. You are entering the ground floor of the future of lawyering. Welcome!

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