Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend

Save the Date for #NUSLReunion2021!

October 22 - 23, 2021
Join us for a weekend of fun and friendship as we honor the classes of the 1950s, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, 06, ’11 and ’16.

Donald Cabell
The Honorable Donald Cabell ’91

Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Donald Cabell ’91

Donald L. Cabell ’91 is a US Magistrate Judge sitting in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. After earning his BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and JD from Northeastern Law, he spent his first four years in private practice with firms where he had completed co-ops. He first joined the litigation department of Hale and Dorr, now known as Wilmer Hale, where he focused on commercial and securities matters. He left after two years for Peckham Lobel Casey Prince and Tye, now known as Prince Lobel and Tye, where he worked on both civil and criminal matters. Craving the courtroom experience, he joined the Boston office of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in 1995 and spent the next 17 years prosecuting all types of felony offenses, concentrating for the last several of those years on national security and terrorism matters. In 2012, he was selected to serve as the U Department of Justice’s (DOJ) legal attaché at the American Embassy in Paris, France, where he was responsible for representing the interests of DOJ’s Criminal Division in France and Monaco. He returned to the US in 2014 and rejoined the US Attorney’s Office as part of the team prosecuting the Boston Marathon bombing case. He was subsequently selected to serve as a magistrate judge in late 2014 and assumed his position in January 2015.

Judge Cabell has been married since 1992 to fellow law school classmate Amy Hudspeth Cabell ’91. They are the proud parents of three wonderful children, none of whom has any desire to ever practice law.

Schedule of Events


Friday, October 22, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 PM Judiciary Under Fire
Judges are the first line of defense in upholding the rule of law. Today, in holding that line, they are facing challenges of historic proportions. Like so much else in this country, the judiciary is increasingly seen as politicized, with those on the right and the left weighing in on the merits—and possible rulings—of judges appointed by Democratic presidents versus those appointed by Republican presidents. And what about the ideologies that judges themselves bring to the bench: conservative, liberal and progressive? Join us for a discussion on these topics as we consider what can be done to restore faith in an impartial judiciary and protect the judiciary from physical danger.Moderator: 
Professor Brook Baker


Hon. Carol Ball ’76, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court (retired)
Hon. Dana Fabe ’76, Ret. Chief Justice, Alaska Supreme Court (retired)
Hon. Victoria Roberts ’76, US District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (senior status)
Hon. David Weingarten ’81, First Justice, Boston Municipal Court, Roxbury Division
Saturday, October 22, 2021
9:00 AM Welcome Address
Dean James Hackney
9:15 - 10:00 AM Keynote Address
Hon. Donald Cabell ’91, US Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
10:00 - 11:30 AM Conversations with...
Join us for conversations with a group of graduates who are leaders and trend-setters in a variety of legal and professional fields. Faculty and staff will interview the graduates in a conversational style that invites frank and lively discussions.Conversations include:Neil Leifer ’81
Neil T. Leifer, LLC, Children’s Environmental Health Attorney.
Interviewer:  Professor Hemanth Gundavaram, co-founder and director of the school's Immigrant Justice Clinic 


James Morton ’81
President/CEO, YMCA of Greater Boston
Interviewer: Professor James Rowan


Mytrang Nguyen ’96
Program Counsel, Pro Bono Innovation, Legal Services Corporation
Interviewer: Nima Eshghi ’96, Assistant Dean, Center for Co-op and Career Development


Gina Perini ’01
Interviewer: Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick

Jay Pozenel ’91
Director, General Legal Division, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations
Interviewer: Professor Jeremy Paul

Reed Zars ’86
Reed Zars, Esq., Environmental Attorney  

2:00 - 8:00 PM Class Zooms
In order to recognize important class milestones, Class zooms will be held Saturday night to celebrate the classes of ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, ’06, ’11, ’16.

Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend Highlights

Alumni/ae Weekend offers a time for connecting with old friends and making new ones, visiting campus and catching up with your favorite faculty. In addition to a gala dinner for classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th class reunions, Reunion offers fun activities open to all graduates.