Conferences and Major Events

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The law school hosts major conferences and symposia and brings thought leaders and nationally recognized advocates to campus (or Zoom, these days) for lively and enlightening conversations and presentations. Please join us!

Conferences and Major Events

2023 - 2024 Conferences and Major Events

October 2-4, 2023
Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellow
Hema Sarang-Sieminski ’05

Deputy Director at Jane Doe Inc.

October 4, 2023
CLIC Open House
Join this year’s Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC) Task Force for dessert on Wednesday, October 4, at 4:30pm to kick off the year together.

October 19, 2023
Inequality and Access to Justice: Are There Any Solutions on the Horizon? 
Featuring Petra Butler, Professor of Law, Victoria University of Wellington,  New Zealand

October 20-21, 2023
Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend
Join us as we honor the classes of 1950s, ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97, ’02, 07, ’12 and ’17.

October 26, 2023
SLANTED: Stories and Songs with Simon Tam and The Slants
Join Northeastern Law’s Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC) for a presentation of stories and songs that will have you on the edge of your seat.

October 27, 2023
Trans Health, Prisons and Democracy
The Center for Health Policy and Law’s 2023 lecture will be delivered by Gabriel Arkles, litigation director at the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF).

November 8, 2023
A Celebration of Life for Dean Emeritus Dan Givelber
Join the Northeastern Law community for a celebration of life for Professor Emeritus Daniel Givelber, known as “Dean Dan.”

November 14-26, 2024
Brown Forum Women in the Law Practitioner-in-Residence
The Honorable Anita Earls, associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, has been named by Northeastern Law’s  Brown Forum for Women in the Law (WIL) as its Practitioner-in-Residence for 2023-2024.

December 6, 2023
Labor and Employment Program
Northeastern Law’s annual Labor and Employment Program provides a unique opportunity to hear from fellow grads, all of whom are recognized experts in the field of labor and employment law. Don’t miss this chance to gain new connections and new perspectives on issues of critical importance to attorneys, judges, neutrals, government practitioners, union representatives, in-house counsel and human resources professionals.

February 5-7, 2024
Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellow

February 22, 2024
CRRJ Black History Month Book Discussion: We Refuse: A Forceful History of Black Resistance

February 29, 2024
Marginalized Inventors and Trouble at the Patent Office

March 1 - 2, 2024
Junior Scholars Conference
The conference is designed to provide a space for junior faculty to engage with their peers in a friendly environment.

March 12, 2024
Unjust Enrichment: The Case of Henrietta Lacks

March 14, 2024
Reining in Big Tech: Antitrust Law at a Crossroads

March 16, 2024
Pathways to Change: Increasing Diversity in Judicial Clerkships

March 22, 2024
World Water Day Briefing
Join the Program on Human Rights and Global Economy (PHRGE) to discuss the impact of local water affordability policies and Massachusetts legislation on the human right to water.

April 2, 2024
Behavioral Approaches to Social Justice in Business and Law
Northeastern University’s School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business have collaboratively organized this event to underscore the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to addressing societal challenges that are relevant to how business and law function.

April 2, 2024
Public Memorialization in the United States: Truth Commissions, Monuments and Commemoration
Join the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project for a discussion on public memorialization in the U.S. with James Williams, former Chief Public Defender for Orange and Chatham counties in North Carolina, and current racial equity coordinator at The Center for Death Penalty Litigation.

April 2, 2024
Governing AI's Intermediaries: Model Marketplaces, Platforms and Supply Chains
Join Northeastern Law‘s Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC) for an afternoon lecture. Michael Veale, associate professor of law at University College London, will walk through aspects of the emerging business models of AI, the ways they are similar to challenges that have come before and the ways they might truly present new challenges.

April 3, 2024
Violence and Public Memory
Join the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project for a talk with Martin Blatt, Northeastern University professor emeritus and editor of the new collection, Violence and Public Memory, and volume contributor Maria John, associate professor at UMass Boston.Lecture.

April 5, 2024
Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture
Margaret Huang, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Poverty Law Center and former executive director of Amnesty International USA, will deliver the 2024 Gordon Lecture.

April 10, 2024
Shining Light, Sparking Change: Fighting Against Anti-Trans Legislation in the US
Join the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC) and Queer Caucus for a discussion with Erin Reed.

April 10, 2024
Join us for Connections, the law school’s largest networking event.

April 12, 2024
Health Law Conference
The Future of Health Equity after the End of Affirmative Action

April 12, 2024
Museums, Race and Reparative Justice: Reckoning with Africana Ancestral Entities
Join the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) for a symposium with Kris Manjapra, CLEAR Faculty Fellow, and an international group of experts in discussion about the cultural mobilizations, institutional shifts, legal battles and reparative futures resulting from the “call” of ancestral entities held by museums.

April 22, 2024 
Preserving Black Exodus: The Story of Black Westward Expansion and the Hope of a Black Utopia
Join the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) for a symposium led by Caleb Gayle, CLEAR Faculty Fellow and professor of the practice at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and Africana Studies.

May 3, 2024
Brown Forum for Women in the Law
This dynamic gathering draws women from every level of professional development and accomplishment, providing career guidance, unparalleled professional development advice and networking.

May 9, 2024
Time, Law, and Justice: Pasts and Presents of Colonialism, Racism, and Inequality
Join the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) for a symposium with , CLEAR faculty fellow. 

May 10, 2024
Members of the class of 2024 will receive their degrees during the School of Law’s commencement ceremony in Matthews Arena on Friday, May 10. For those family members and friends who are unable to attend, the School of Law is pleased to offer a live video stream of the ceremony.

May 16, 2024
The Algorithmic Workplace: A Workshop
Digital technologies are transforming the global economy, reshaping labor markets, employment relations and public services in far reaching ways. Please join us for the culminating event of a five-year National Science Foundation funded project on “The Algorithmic Workplace.”

October 18-19, 2024
Reunion 2024
Join us as we honor the classes of ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, 99, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2019 and 2024 .