Week of May 10, 2021
In This Issue
News from Knowles
Deadline Lowdown
Office Hours 411
Events: This Week
Events: Next Week
Save the Date
Apply Yourself
Distinguish Yourself
News from Knowles 
Reminders, Announcements and Administrative Updates 

  • Congratulations, Class of 2021! We're proud of all of your hard work and wish you luck on the bar exam!

  • Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: For all rising 2Ls and 3Ls who will be requesting a refund for living expenses for the summer term can do so on 5/10. If you plan to use the PLUS loan to offset tuition and/or living expenses, you must have received credit approval prior to 5/10/21. Please email lawfinaid@northeastern.edu with any questions.

  • The Northeastern University Law Review 2021-22 Application: Calling all rising 2Ls and 3Ls! The application to join the Law Review for the 2021-22 academic year is live and available now on our website at http://nulawreview.org/application. The full application is due by Monday, May 10th at 5:00 pm. For more information, see our website or direct questions to nulr@northeastern.edu

  • Work for CISP: The 2021-2022 class year CISP sign-up is now available! Any interested 1L or 2L is encouraged to sign-up by August 31, 2021, at 5:00 PM. Work study eligible and volunteer students accepted. When the law school is open full-time, CISP employees sells snacks and merchandise to raise money for students going on public interest co-ops. If you are an interested 2L, consider working as a co-chair on your rotation. Please sign up via this google form. Any questions, please contact wall.d@northeastern.edu and smith.ryan1@northeastern.edu.

  • Clinic Honor Cords: The Clinic has ordered honor cords for 2021 graduating students who have participated in any clinic during their time at the Law School. The final day to pick up your cords up at the front desk of the Law Clinics will be Tuesday, May 11th between 8am-4pm. Please ring the bell by the front door of the Clinic space in 140DK upon arrival. Please contact lawclinics@northeastern.edu with any questions.

  • Good news everybody! The Law Library is proud to announce access to an online collection of legal study aids. Need some help understanding your course materials from well-established experts? Need some practice with multiple-choice questions? Is COVID-19 an obstacle to consulting print study aids? Then this is the tool for you! Consult the Understanding,MasteringQ&ASkills & Values and A Student's Guide series. You can access the study aids anywhere, anytime, on any device with no restrictions. Initially access the Legal Study Aids Collection with your Northeastern credentials. Thereafter your computer/device will remember your access and personalized account. https://lexisdl.com/library/northeastern/. If you need any help with access, please contact LawLibrary@northeastern.edu.

Deadline Lowdown
Co-op, Graduation Requirement, and Other Upcoming Administrative Deadlines
  • Co-op Deadlines: The Main Deadline for Fall 2021 collecting co-ops is Tuesday, June 8th at 11:59 PM Eastern.

  • Locker Clean-out: any student who still has belongings in a locker assigned during the 2019-2020 academic year must clear them out. Lockers should not currently be in use. Students currently in classes have until the end of the term to clean out any remaining belongings, while students on who will be in classes during the summer will have through Tuesday, May 25th to clean out their locker. Any lockers that are not cleaned out will have their locks cut and anything inside will be discarded.

Office Hours 411
This Week's Administrative Office Hours, Appointments, and Drop-by Schedules
  • ASA Office Hours: ASA will have drop-by office hours from 12:30-1:30pm on Wednesday, May 12 in 56/59 Cargill. Please email lawstudentaffairs@northeastern.edu to set up an appointment to speak with ASA. 

  • Co-op Office Drop-by Hours: Virtual Drop-by Hour: Monday 5/10 from 11 - 12. Meet with Naomi on Zoom here: https://northeastern.zoom.us/j/5016747377. Passcode: 514215. In-Person Drop-by HoursTuesday 5/11 from 1:00 - 2:00, Wednesday 5/12 from 10:30 - 11:30, Thursday 5/13 from 2:00 - 3:00

  • Financial Aid Appointments: the office of financial aid is currently working remotely. To schedule an appointment with either Hillary Werner or Linda Schoendorf please use this link. You can also email us at lawfinaid@northeastern.edu.

  • Law Library: Away from campus this quarter? You can still schedule an appointment with a librarian! Click here and set up a meeting on Teams today!

  • The Dean's Suite (120 Knowles) will be open Monday-Friday, 9-5.  

Events Round-Up: Next Week
Events & Programs at Northeastern & Beyond
  • Monday, May 17: Post-Graduate State Court Clerkships: Monday, May 17th, 12:45 - 2:10 , via Zoom. Open to all NUSL students. Join the Co-op Office's Clerkship Advising team for a discussion of state court clerkships, the application process, and hiring timelines.  Join us on Zoom here: https://northeastern.zoom.us/j/92988737033, Password: Clerkships

  • Bar Exam Prep Support Group: Please join peers for a new Free & Confidential support group for law students preparing for the July bar exam, facilitated by Barbara Bowe, LICSW & Tracey Meyers, Psy.D, staff clinicians at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Massachusetts (LCL MA).Our Support Group Meetings are designed specifically for 3L law students in law schools throughout Massachusetts who are preparing for the bar exam in July and may be facing anxiety, doubts, or feeling overwhelmed. Peer support groups can provide a helpful and compassionate space to explore challenges and develop new and fresh approaches to beginning bar preparation. This group will be offered beginning on May, 17th 2021 for 4 sessions with an option for an additional 2 sessions in July. See more information and sign up here.

  • 6-7 pm, Wednesday, May 19: The War on Drugs in Massachusetts: The Racial Impact of the School Zone Law and Other Mandatory Minimum Sentences. In the 1980s, Massachusetts embraced the War on Drugs, enacting harsh mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. It took decades to confront the reality that, in addition to being ineffective and costly, mandatory minimums resulted in the pervasive and disproportionate incarceration of Black and Brown people. Panelists will discuss this troubling history, recent reforms, and the prospects for implementing drug policies that are effective, fair, and just. Part of the Confronting Racial Injustice Panel Series sponsored by NUSL's newly created Criminal Justice Task Force. Register here or see a flyer here.

  • Women in the Law. Students are invited to this year's Virtual Women in the Law Conference on Friday, May 21, from 8:30 AM ET – 4:30 PM ET. It's our 13th year and we have a fantastic array of speakers and panels - covering everything from the state of our democracy to Women and Tech to Diversity and Inclusion. The overarching theme is Reimagining a more inclusive workplace and we have topflight speakers covering this topic from our keynote speaker to our two special presenters. Student registration is FREE, to register, please click here.

Save the Date
Events to Register For or Put on Your Calendar
  • JTB is hosting the Tea-Time with Attorney’s Virtual Program for undergraduate and law students. Tea-Time with Attorneys is a virtual program that exposes students to the various legal career paths and helps them navigate the legal field. Students can look forward to an attorney panel discussion that covers the essential skills necessary to succeed in law school and breakout sessions where students can ask lawyers questions and delve more deeply into the skills needed for law school and legal careers. This free program will be held on May 25, 2021. Interested students can click here to register.  
  • June 11, 2021 (Virtual)- 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (ET): The University of Maine School of Law is partnering with Northeastern University School of Law and The Roux Institute to host this one day virtual conference, which includes a Privacy and Policy Responses to AI panel that Professor Hartzog is chairing. NUSL students can attend at no charge. Please contact Rhonda Rittenberg, Director of New Markets, for registration details.

  • Are you LGBTQ+ or an ally? The National LGBT Bar Association is hosting its annual Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair, July 28 - 30th. With over 1700 annual attendees and more than 180 recruiters, it is the largest LGBTQ+ legal career fair in the world! This year the conference will host more than 50 programs, including a number geared specially to law students about career planning, student activism, and more. Additionally, top law firms and organizations from across the country will be recruiting students at the Career Fair.  You can learn more about the conference and register online here. Remember: Student members of the LGBT Bar can register for free! Students interested in signing up for membership should email s.bergelson@northeastern.edu./
Apply Yourself
RA, TA, and Work-Study Positions around Campus 
  • Prof. Wendy Parmet is seeking research assistants for the summer to work on a several public health law issues. Interested students should send their evaluations and a note to w.parmet@northestern.edu. The note should state whether the student is qualified for work study or would prefer to work for credit.

  • Professor Ari Waldman is looking for two additional research assistants to work over the summer and fall semesters on issues related to social networks, surveillance and censorship online, privacy, and the LGBTQ community. If you are interested in doing substantive research--in legal, media, and sociology sources--please send Professor Waldman an email (a.waldman@northeastern.edu) with the Subject "RA position" along with a resume and up to date transcript. Work study students are encouraged to apply; also available for credit.

  • Weekly Wire Work Study Position: ASA needs a new student worker to manage the Weekly Wire during the spring and fall quarters! Worker will manage the weekly input and formatting of the newsletter in Constant Contact and proof read content for publication. Applicants must be work-study eligible and in class during the fall/spring; 2Ls strongly preferred. Please email a resume and statement of interest to Aileen McGrory to apply. 
  • Work-study Eligible Student Intern for CRRJ: The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project is seeking a work-study eligible student intern for the summer. The student intern will provide administrative and research assistance to the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project staff, including data management, legal research, outside events, communications, and meetings. Applicants must be efficient and organized, with knowledge and commitment to civil and human rights issues. Project management experience, research skills, and proficiency in Microsoft excel preferred. Work-study only. Work can be completed in person or remotely, approximately 10 hours per week. Please send resume and cover letter to l.mann@northeastern.edu

  • Summer Interpreters for Law Clinics: The Law Clinics are hiring law students fluent in any language who can serve as translators for our clients during the summer semester. There will likely be a handful of virtual meetings over the course of the quarter for each Clinic, with the potential for document translation, as well. Preference given to work-study eligible law students, though not required. We have a high demand for Spanish fluency, though fluency in any language will be given consideration. Please contact lawclinics@northeastern.edu with interest, or with any questions.

  • Prisoners’ Rights Clinic Teaching Assistant: The Prisoners’ Rights Clinic is hiring a tech-savvy TA to assist with the summer semester Clinic’s use of NUFlex virtual learning equipment and with Canvas-related issues. Work-study eligible preferred, but not required. Student must be available in person during class times 4:25-6:20pm on Monday and Wednesday, and at other times via Zoom as needed. Must have had experience with the NUFlex classroom equipment, Canvas, and Zoom. If interested, please email w.holohan@northeastern.edu and lawclinics@northeastern.edu.

  • Prisoners’ Rights Intake Desk Work-study Positions: The Prisoners’ Rights Clinic is hiring work study positions for the summer quarter. Students will help to answer the PRC mail, staff the Prisoners’ Rights Clinic phone line in the Clinic space, and work with the Clinics’ legal software, Clio, to retrieve records from old parole cases to send to outside lawyers. Preference will be given to students who are coming to classes on campus and willing to work out of the Clinic space, as well as students who are currently enrolled in or have previously taken the Prisoners’ Rights Clinic. 2L and 3L students encouraged to apply. If interested, please email lawclinics@northeastern.edu and w.holohan@northeastern.edu. You do not need to be enrolled in a clinic to apply - this job is open to all work-study eligible law students.
Distinguish Yourself 
Opportunities for Student Distinction
  • PHRGE Immigration Intern: The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) is now accepting applications from upper-level students for summer-term immigration internships that involve 8 hours of work per week (or more) on a flexible schedule. Compensation is available for work-study students. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Additional information and application instructions are available here.

  • First annual Zipporah B. Wiseman Prize for Scholarship on Law, Literature, and Justice: The international and multidisciplinary writing prize, administered by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law, will be offered annually in honor of the late Zipporah Batshaw Wiseman’s important work at the intersection of law and literature. We welcome papers from any discipline that engage both legal and literary methods or texts. For these purposes, literary texts include written and other narrative forms, such as film. Papers should use an interdisciplinary lens to explore issues of justice, broadly understood. The papers may work from any of a variety of perspectives: legal and literary, of course, but also philosophical, historical, sociological, political, economic, or cultural. The call for papers is available online and submissions are due by June 15, 2021.

  • Law Student Writing Competition: For the past ten years, the ABA Forum on Construction Law has held an annual Law Student Writing Competition. Through the Competition, the Forum introduces itself to the next generation of construction lawyers and pursues its mission of “Building the Best Construction Lawyers.” And, talented law student writers gain the opportunity to demonstrate their skill to the Forum and attend its Fall Meeting. The Law Student Writing Competition was prompted, in part, by the increasing number of law school courses dedicated to construction law.  Competition closes July 21st. Click here for more information.

  • The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to submit articles for publication consideration on the NLR Web site. No entry fee is required. Applicants can submit an unlimited number of entries each month. Entries are reviewed October through May, when school is in session. Entries must be submitted via email to lawschools@natlawreview.com by 5:00 pm Central Standard Time by the last day of the month.

  • The Law Review Online Forum is accepting submissions from students to write a blog post on any legal or policy topic. The Forum provides an opportunity for NUSL students to publish an article, gain writing experience, and express their views. All posts are between 250 and 1,500 words and follow a blog-style format. The Forum is particularly looking for students to respond to current events. More information can be found here. Current posts are viewable here. Email your questions or proposal to forum.nulr@northeastern.edu.

  • The Law Review's online counterpart Extra Legal is accepting article submissions from faculty and students. Extra Legal is aimed at publishing legal commentaries that support legal professionals and facilitate ongoing discussion of emerging legal issues. Submissions should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words and written as a formal Law Review article. Extra Legal is particularly looking for responses to current events. More information can be found here. Current posts are available here. Email your questions or proposals to extralegal.nulr@northeastern.edu.
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