Chase Strangio ’10
Deputy Director for Transgender Justice, ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, New York
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And, as always, the Office of Development and Alumni/ae Relations is here—remotely, for the time being—to serve you. We encourage you to reach out at any time.
Check our online calendar regularly as we continue to build our virtual programming.
Responsibilities may include attending recruitment events such as college fairs and informational sessions, assisting with on-campus events for newly admitted and prospective students, hosting receptions and much more. To get involved, contact Associate Director of Enrollment Marketing and Communications Carol Kerbaugh at email@example.com or (617) 373-2395.
The Alumni/ae and Student Professional Network partners law students with graduates working in the legal profession (and non-legal professions). An attorney-mentor is someone to whom the student can turn to for “real world” professional advice and, while mentors are not expected to be potential employers, they are asked to provide professional advice and tips to help law students prepare for fulfilling careers. Mentor/student relationships can be as simple as sending emails back and forth or talking on the phone. If mentors have the time, in-person meetings are always welcome.
To register to be a mentor, go to the NUSL Symplicity site.
If you already have a NUSL Symplicity username and password, simply log in at the above link and go to the “Network” tab to complete your mentor profile.
If you do not have a NUSL Symplicity username and password, you will be able to register for an account at the above link. Once your registration is complete, you can log in and complete your mentor profile.
Graduates can sign up to be mentors at any time. Once registered, students will be able to browse your mentor profiles and request a match.
You are an invaluable resource for our students, and we truly appreciate all that you do for them!
Since 1993, the Office of Alumni/ae Relations and Development, along with the Alumni/ae Association board and the Office of Career Services, has sponsored this valuable networking event for students. Connections is open to all three class years and even recent graduates—to assist them in learning more about potential career paths. Graduates are clustered at tables within their fields of specialization, providing an excellent informal opportunity for students to learn from small groups of alumni/ae about a broad range of career options. Typically, a larger Boston-area firm hosts the event.
Also, typically, in February, we hold a Networking Panel, where we feature graduates and others who may be involved as hiring attorneys or in bar association-related networking events. The panel presents information to current students about networking skills and techniques. We plan this event the week before our annual Connections program.
The School of Law is committed to enhancing and promoting the collaborative education model by providing students with opportunities to distinguish themselves through involvement in a wide array of competitions. The Opportunities for Student Distinction program (OSD) seeks alumni/ae mentors to be paired with students involved in external competitions, as a means for facilitating further alumni/ae involvement with NUSL and to provide students with an opportunity to be coached by professional practitioners. Most coaching opportunities pertain to the development of pieces to be entered into external writing competitions. In addition, there are opportunities for alumni/ae coaching and mentoring in various external moot court and mock trial competitions, although these ventures are far more time-intensive and require frequent in-person meetings and practices, as well as travel to the competition itself.
The Office of Alumni/ae Relations and the Alumni/ae Association Board offer an Alumni/ae of Color Panel each year, typically in the spring. Graduates of color from around the country come to share their experiences with current students. This event is usually very well received.
The Office of Alumni/ae Relations, along with student leadership, invites a host of alumni/ae speakers each year to offer career advice and discuss experiences related to their professions to current students.
If you are interested in becoming involved in these programs, or wish to suggest new programs, please contact Mielle Marquis, Director of External Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 373-3819.
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.
Founded in 1974, the Alumni/ae Association exists to increase the number of actively engaged School of Law alumni/ae, to provide opportunities for graduates to interact and maintain relations with each other and the general School of Law community and to promote the public image and well-being of the School of Law.
The Alumni/ae Association board of directors consists of approximately 30 graduates who serve three-year terms. From time to time, one or more current NUSL students are appointed to serve as student representatives to the board.
There are thriving chapters located in Anchorage, Boston, Chicago, Greater Connecticut, Denver, Los Angeles, Western Massachusetts, Greater New Hampshire, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.
If you are interested in getting involved with a regional chapter, or want to reach out to a chapter chair, please contact Mielle Marquis, Director of External Relations, at email@example.com.