Quaime Lee ’02 Takes the Helm of Northeastern Law’s Center for Co-op and Career Development


01.04.22 — Northeastern Law is thrilled to announce the appointment of Quaime Lee ’02 as assistant dean for co-op and career development. In this role, Lee is heading the Center for Co-op and Career Development — Lee and his team provide counseling and strategic advice to students undertaking full-time co-op work experiences across the globe and also offer critical assistance to students in the post-graduate job acquisition process. The center also partners with employers who offer co-op and post-graduate employment opportunities for students. Lee was previously a staff member of the Center for Co-op and Career Development for three years, from 2011 to 2014. He then spent seven years at Suffolk University Law School, most recently serving as associate director for emerging careers and JD advising.

“Quaime is an incredibly insightful, highly organized, strategic and nuanced thinker who knows our law school as both a student and staff member and embraces our commitment to public interest, to co-op and to diversity,” said Dean James Hackney. “In his professional journey, he has repeatedly been recognized for innovation, adaptability and a track record for working diplomatically with internal and external partners to support the career goals of diverse law students and graduates.”

A first-generation college graduate, Lee holds a bachelor’s from Harvard College and a master of theological studies from Harvard Divinity School in addition to his Northeastern Law JD. He completed law school co-ops with the late Honorable Herbert Goodwin of the Massachusetts District Court; the Office of General Counsel for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority; and the law firms Peabody & Arnold and Davis, Malm & D’Agostine. He began his legal career at the US Department of Labor in the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, where he was repeatedly promoted over his six-year tenure.

“I am grateful for the amazing cadre of faculty, staff, students, graduates and (of course) co-op employers who invested in my formation. To return and serve alongside the incredibly talented and hard-working team in the center, as we prepare new generations of lawyers to uphold the rule of law — what a privilege,” said Lee.

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.