Daniel Davies ’22 Named 2023 Roux Institute Legal Fellow

Daniel Davies ’22 Named 2023 Roux Institute Legal Fellow

08.28.23 — The Roux Institute at Northeastern University has named Daniel Davies ’22 as its 2023 Roux Institute Legal Fellow. The fellowship is a collaboration between Northeastern University School of Law and the Roux Institute to support start-ups and entrepreneurs affiliated with the Roux Institute by providing guidance on a variety of business formation and related matters. Founded in 2020, the Portland-based Roux Institute is designed to spur innovation, build talent and drive economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine and northern New England. Eaton Peabody one of Maine’s top law firms, has partnered with the Roux Institute to provide supervision and mentorship to Davies.

Davies, a U.K. national, earned his undergraduate master’s degree (MSci) in chemistry from Imperial College London before beginning his career with a technology start-up providing payment security software solutions. He later relocated to Boston to aid in the business’s North American expansion. A recipient of Northeastern Law’s Intellectual Property and Innovation Scholarship, Davies completed co-ops at Public Knowledge, a Washington, DC, public advocacy group; Progress Software, a provider of enterprise applications; and in the chambers of Justice Elspeth Cypher at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He also participated in Northeastern Law’s Intellectual Property Law Clinic, providing legal services to members of the Northeastern University and Boston entrepreneurial communities.

“I am thrilled to join the Roux as its newest legal fellow,” said Davies.“This presents a fantastic opportunity to work in an innovative, entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary environment. Northeastern Law taught me the importance of legal access in advancing the public interest and promoting community success. With the Roux Founders Program’s mission to create a diverse and equitable startup ecosystem in Maine, I’ll be working within a space that embodies this philosophy, collaborating with entrepreneurs who are passionate about their ideas.”

The Roux Institute Legal Fellowship is open to recent Northeastern Law graduates committed to using their JD in an innovative, entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary environment. It is a one-year position with the opportunity to explore a second-year term either at the Roux Institute or with one of the institute’s partners. As part of the fellowship program, Davies will collaborate with and receive mentorship from the directors of the law school’s Intellectual Property Law Clinic and Community Business Clinic.

“Now in its third year, the legal fellow program showcases the successful partnership between Northeastern University and the vibrant legal community in Maine. As we continue to bring exceptional Northeastern Law talent to the fellowship role, I am gratified how the program, which includes pro bono legal services from Eaton Peabody, Bernstein Shur, Pierce Atwood and Drummond Woodsum, is integral to the Roux Institute’s entrepreneurial mission to foster diversity and equity by supporting founder residency programs for women, people of color, LGBTQ+ and other historically marginalized people, as well as programs for founders in health tech and other technology-focused industry sectors,” said Rhonda Rittenberg, director of the law school’s Office of New Markets, who leads the fellowship program and also serves as a mentor to the fellow.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country. Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences through its signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. More than 1,000 employers worldwide in a wide range of legal, government, nonprofit and business organizations participate in the program. With a focus on social justice and innovation, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experiences to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.