Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | 1:00-2:PM (ET) | Hybrid Event 
The Power of Your JD In An Interdisciplinary and Innovative World Lunch & Learn Series
Amara Azubuike
Director of Behavioral Health Policy and Advocacy, Boston Children’s Hospital

Amara Azubuike is the director of behavioral health policy and advocacy at Boston Children’s Hospital where she is responsible for advancing the hospital’s behavioral health policy agenda at the local, state and national level to expand access to quality behavioral health care for all children. She works in close consultation with the Department of Psychiatry and also provides strategic direction and leadership to further the policy goals of the Children’s Mental Health Campaign. Before joining the government relations team, Azubuike worked in the Office of General Counsel at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she implemented and staffed the hospital’s first Medical-Legal Partnership program. Azubuike also served as an assistant attorney general at the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Maura Healey and as a judicial law clerk for the Delaware Family Court. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the George Washington University Law School.

Presented by Northeastern Law’s Office of New Markets and Center for Health, Policy and Law.

This will be a hybrid event to allow for in person or virtual attendance. Lunch will be provided.

Advance registration: For in-person attendance, email Rhonda Rittenberg at r.rittenberg@northeastern. Virtual attendance register here.

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Recent Events

March 1, 2, and 3, 5:00-6:30 PM (EST)(via Zoom)
NALP JD Advantage Career Week

The National Association for Law Placement’s JD Advantage Workgroup will be host its first annual JD Advantage Career Week in March 2022.  Three dynamic panels will highlight JD Advantage career opportunities for students and graduates in Business and Financial Services; Technology, Innovation, IP and Privacy; and Government and Regulatory Affairs. The program is ideal for students, graduates, career advisers and law faculty looking to learn more about careers for JDs in these fields. Registration links for each session can be found here:

March 1, 5-6:30pm EST: Business & Financial Services

March 2, 5-6:30pm EST: Technology, Innovation, IP & Privacy

March 3, 5-6:30pm EST: Government & Regulatory Affairs

October 13, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET  | ZOOM
The Power of Your JD In An Interdisciplinary and Innovative World Lunch & Learn Series
Sanford Lewis
Founder and Director, Shareholders Rights Group and Northeast Sustainable Cannabis Project
Focus> Integrating Social Activism, Filmmaking, Cannabis and ESG

Sanford Lewis is a social activist and lawyer who focuses on ESG and shareholder activism on environment and human rights, including issues of climate change and stakeholder impacts such as racial and gender equity. He is the founder and director of The Northeast Sustainable Cannabis Project, which advocates on behalf of outdoor license cannabis cultivators in the Northeast. His work as a documentary filmmaker includes the short films: “Twenty Years Without Justice: The Bhopal Chemical Disaster,” “Burning Issues in Medical Waste,” “The Truth About Cats, Dogs and Lawn Chemicals” and “Contaminated Without Consent.” Lewis has a BS in environmental studies and urban communications from Cook College, Rutgers University, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School

Advance registration is required for this event.

Friday, June 11, 2021
Legal and Ethical Issues in Artificial Intelligence 2021
Northeastern University's School of Law and Roux Institute is pleased to partner with the Center for Law + Innovation at the University of Maine School of Law to host a virtual conference a virtual conference that will bring together leading attorneys, data scientists, business executives and academics from the US and EU to discuss law, policy, ethics and careers. Registration is open to all (lawyers and non-lawyers).

The one day virtual conference is part of Maine Law’s 2021 Information Privacy Summer Institute. Northeastern Law Professor Woodrow Hartzog will serve as a panel chair for the Privacy and Policy Responses to AI session.
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Monday, June 14, 2021 | 12:45-1:45 PM ET (via Zoom)
The Big Wide World of Compliance in Financial Services - An Inside View
Please join us for The Power of Your JD In An Interdisciplinary and Innovative World Lunch & Learn Series with our upcoming guest speaker Amy Morancie ’18, compliance associate for Wells Fargo in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is Morancie’s third year with Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Banking Firm. Since the beginning of her law school journey, she searched for alternative ways to utilize a JD outside of a courtroom. Her passion for compliance began with her work as a compliance intern for the Athletics Department at Northeastern University. Morancie obtained her bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of South Florida.

Lunch & Learn Speaker Series 

In October 2018, New Markets joined forces with two of the law school’s Centers of Excellence – the Center for Health Policy and Law and the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) – to launch a Lunch & Learn Speaker Series aimed at increasing student access and engagement with graduates and practitioners in non-traditional legal roles. Monthly lunch conversations took place throughout the academic year and connected to broader initiatives that the School of Law is establishing to expand its cooperative legal education program and post-graduate opportunities for students.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Spring 2021 Microsoft Agile Diversity Mentoring Program.
The program consisted of a one-hour presentation by Microsoft panelists who shared their career journeys and offer guidance on effective networking. Small mentoring group sessions were formed and scheduled after the presentation. This program was designed to help students build relationships with corporate attorneys serving in different roles and functional areas and foster a diverse pipeline of law student talent for careers in technology law.

Featured Microsoft panelists:
• Christi Davisson, Senior Attorney -Education, Mobile Experiences and Gaming
• Pooja Faldu, Corporate Counsel - Regional Operating Centers
Steven Fricke, Senior Attorney - Commercial Services (including Intellectual Property and Digital Transformation Transactions)
Ty Kayam ’17, Attorney - Healthcare and Technology Transactions
Mariama Swedish, Assistant General Counsel - Government Compliance

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 12:10 - 1:10 PM
ESG, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability - A Bridge Between Public Interest and the Private Sector
Lunch and Learn Speaker Event Featuring:
Chris Fletcher ’11Business and Human Rights Specialist, Wells Fargo
Marion Werkheiser, Founding Partner & Attorney at Law, Cultural Heritage Partners

Please join us for The Power of Your JD In An Interdisciplinary and Innovative World Lunch & Learn Series with our upcoming guest speakers, Marion Werkheiser, managing member with Cultural Heritage Partners and Chris Fletcher ’11, human rights specialist with Wells Fargo. Werkheiser works with investors, financial institutions, and companies on ESG and corporate governance matters to reduce the impact of infrastructure projects on indigenous people and cultural heritage worldwide. As part of the Environmental and Social Impact Management team, Fletcher works to identify, assess and mitigate human rights risks in the context of corporate lending and financing.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Privacy and Big Tech: An Inside View
Lunch and Learn Speaker Event Featuring:
Fatima Jafri ’13, Lead Product and Privacy Counsel, Facebook.
This will be an interactive and informal discussion about working as a lawyer in the technology industry sector with a focus on privacy and product development.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:40 PM
Microsoft Agile Diversity Mentoring Program
The Office of New Markets and the Centers for Co-op and Career Development and Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) are pleased to invite you to a kickoff event for the Microsoft Agile Diversity Mentoring Program. The program will consist of a one-hour panel presentation followed by a half hour of smaller mentoring sessions. Microsoft panelists will share their career journeys and offer guidance on effective networking. This program is designed to help students build relationships with corporate attorneys serving in different roles and functional areas and foster a diverse pipeline of law student talent for careers in technology law. Advance registration via Symplicity Events is required.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 12
Lunch and Learn Speaker Event Featuring
Daniel Wu, Privacy Counsel and Legal Engineer, Immuta

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 12:10 - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Learn Speaker Event Featuring:
Michael Kasdan, Partner, Wiggin and Dana
David Morris, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for TripAdvisor Inc.

New Markets hosted an interactive and informal discussion about the evolving dynamics between in-house and outside counsel in the digital economy where agility, entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit, and technological and business competence are highly valued.