Hon. Maura Healey ’98
Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
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The Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Social Justice Program is part of the School of Law’s commitment to experiential learning and community partnerships.
Students in the program use their analytical research and writing skills to address social justice challenges identified by a wide range of community organizations and agencies. The program can benefit your organization by pursuing aspects of your social justice agenda that you might otherwise forgo due to staffing or resource constraints.
If your proposal is selected for immediate entry into the LSSC program, it will be closely supervised by faculty members with specialized knowledge in the subject area. You benefit from the energy and acumen of upper-level law student lawyering fellows and 12 to 14 first-year law students. Above all, you will contribute to the legal education of future lawyers by participating in this effort and by introducing the students to the grit and spirit of social justice lawyering.
If your organization would like to participate in the LSSC program, please complete the LSSC project application form. The application should include a proposal consisting of a single project or a set of small, related projects that can be completed in an academic year. Successful project proposals have a clearly defined goal and desired outcome and include both legal and investigative field research components.
Applications are due by May 7, 2021, and submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis after that date. If you have a project idea but haven’t had the chance to draft a proposal, please feel free to reach out to Professor Stephanie Hartung, LSSC Program Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizations will be notified by July 2021 if their proposals have been accepted. The partner organization is an important part of the learning experience for Northeastern Law students. Partner organizations assist in this pedagogical endeavor by helping to fashion the appropriate scale and scope of the project, meeting with the students (in-person or virtually) at various points throughout the academic year and responding to questions from the team as needed. The projects culminate in a multi-media oral presentation to the partner organization, law school community.
Please contact Professor Stephanie Hartung at email@example.com.