Conferences & 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!



Join us as we honor the classes of 1950s, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, 2006, ’11 and ’16.

2021 - 2022
September 10, 2021
Zoomin’ Out: Maia Spilman ’98
Senior Legal Counsel, Privacy/Legal Regional Director, BCD Travel Services, B.V.
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
September 24, 2021
Zoomin’ Out: Mohamed el Roubi ’99
Independent Board Consultant
Canberra, Australia
September 24-26 and October 1-3, 2021
Fall Givelber Distinguished Public Interest Lecturer
Amanda Alexander, Founding Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center
October 4-6, 2021
Fall 2021 Daynard Visiting Fellow: Linda Rivas
The Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program is honored to welcome Linda Rivas, executive director and managing attorney of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, to the Northeastern campus for a three-day visit.
October 8, 2021
Zoomin’ Out: Sarah Gogel ’13
Founder and President, YES Akademia (YAKA)
Paris, France
October 13, 2021
Integrating Social Activism, Filmmaking, Cannabis and ESG…
Lunch and Learn Speaker Event Featuring Sanford Lewis, Attorney; Director, Northeast Sustainable Cannabis Project
October 17, 2021 M
Fall Givelber Distinguished Public Interest Lecturer
Amanda Alexander, Founding Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center
October 23, 2021
Annual Health Law Lecture
Featuring Harriet A. Washington, Writer and Medical Ethicist
October 22-23, 2021
Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend
Join us for a weekend of fun and friendship as we honor the classes of the 1950s, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, 2006, ’11 and ’16.
November 4, 2021
Celebrate Richard Daynard's 50th Anniversary at Northeastern law
Northeastern University School of Law invites you to join our community in celebrating the 50-year career of Professor Richard Daynard, a pioneer and international leader in establishing the legal responsibility of the tobacco industry for tobacco-induced addiction, disease and death.
November 5, 2021
Zoomin’ Out: Garth Bray ’93
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
Hong Kong and Paris
December 1, 2021
Racial Redress and Reparations: Policy Approaches to Remediating Historical Racial Injustice.
A conference hosted by Northeastern Law's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project and Northeastern University's School of Public Policy.
December 2, 2021
SCOTUS Focus Over Coffee
Join Professor Emerita Judy Brown and Matthews Distinguished University Professor Wendy Parmet over coffee or tea (virtually). The two long-time friends and professors of law will discuss the recent Supreme Court rulings.
December 10, 2021
Zoomin’ Out: Felipe Durini LLM ’18
International Practitioner Attorney
Quito, Ecuador
January 28-30 and February 2 -4, 2022
Spring Givelber Distinguished Public Interest Lecturer
Iris Figuero, Director of Economic and Environmental Justice, Farmworker Justice
January 31- February 2, 2022
Winter 2022 Daynard Visiting Fellow: Keesha Gaskins-Nathan ’99
The Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program is honored to welcome Keesha Gaskins-Nathan ’99 is the director for the Democratic Practice–United States program at the Rockefeller Brothers the Northeastern campus for a three-day visit.
February 3, 2022
Alumni/ae Book Club: Beautiful Country
Join us for a robust discussion with the New York Times bestselling author, Qian Julie Wang as we dive into her memoir, Beautiful Country. Brought to you by the Office of Alumni/ae Relations and Development and the Alumni/ae Association Board of Directors Community Building Committee.
February 14, 2022
Right to Water for Impoverished Roma Communities in Europe: Challenges, Remedies and Common Approaches
February 24, 2022
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.
March 9-11, 2022
Judith Olans Brown Forum: Practitioner-in-Residence - Debra Katz
Debra Katz, a nationally recognized civil rights and employment lawyer best known for representing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Vanessa Tyson, among others, has been named by Northeastern Law’s Judith Olans Brown Forum for the Advancement of Women in the Law as its first Practitioner-in-Residence. Katz will visit the law school for three days, from March 9 to March 11, 2022
March 9, 2022
PHRGE Book Event
The Coming Good Society: A Conversation with the Authors, William F. Schulz and Sushma Raman
March 25, 2022
Insights and Expectations
A Conversation with Julie Rikelman, Lead Counsel in Jackson Women's Health
April 6, 2022
Connections 2022
Join us for the law school’s largest and most important networking event of the year. The goal of Connections is to provide career guidance and professional development to our current students.
April 8, 2022
Karl Klare Celebration
A full day conference celebrating Professor Karl Klare’s magnificent achievements — past, present and future.
April 13, 2022
Valerie Gordon Lecture
Keynote by Tiffany Joseph, Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs; Graduate Program Director, Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University
April 14, 2022
Giving Day 2022
A 24-hour philanthropic initiative during which the Northeastern community of alumni/ae, students, parents, employees and friends come together to support Northeastern.
April 14-15, 2022
Annual Health Law Conference
Climate Change: The Challenges for Health, Equity and the Law
April 28, 2022
Confronting Economic Injustice
The Story of Parcel C
May 9, 2022
CLIC Book Event
For Your Eyes Only: A Celebration of New Books on Privacy By Our Faculty
May 6, 2022
Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health – What’s Up With That????
Please join us for a discussion on the draft opinion in the abortion case that would overrule Roe v. Wade.
May 13, 2022
Women in the Law Conference
Our annual Women in the Law conference provides career guidance and professional development growth to women attorneys and other professionals at all stages of their careers, and brings together powerful decision makers from Boston and beyond.
May 18, 2022
Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Awards Reception
Keynote Speaker: The Reverend Willie Bodrick II '20
May 19, 2022
Buffalo: In Tribute and Solidarity
Join Northeastern Law's Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) as we listen to voices in song and spoken word from Buffalo and Northeastern.
May 20, 2022
Commencement 2022
Members of the class of 2022 will receive their degrees during the School of Law’s commencement ceremony in Matthews Arena on Friday, May 20.
May 26, 2022
Confronting Racial Injustice
Rising Asian American Voices
May 26, 2022
Book Event: A Celebration of Professor Michael Melsner's New Novel
Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Mass., will host an author event in celebration of Professor Michael Meltsner's new novel, Mosaic: Who Paid for the Bullet. 
June 2-3, 2022
Privacy Law Scholars Conference
A Paper Workshop Conference hosted by Northeastern Law's Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC).
June 9, 2022
PHRGE Symposium on the Human Right to a Clean Environment
Northeastern Law’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy invites you to a symposium on the Human Right to a Clean Environment.
June 10, 2022
Celebrating Professor Jim Rowan
Join us as we celebrate Professor Jim Rowan’s 42-year career at Northeastern Law.
June 17, 2022
Celebrating Juneteenth
Celebrating The June 19, 1865 Freeing Of People In The United States
June 22, 2022
Alumni/ae Association Woo Sox Networking Event
The Alumni/ae Association and the Office of Alumni/ae Relations and Development invite you to gather for a networking event at the brand new Polar Park in Worcester, Mass. Dine with us in a private outdoor space while taking in a WooSox game. The Honorable Tiffany Williams Brewer ’99 will sing the national anthem!
June 23, 2022
An Evening at the Roux Institute
Join us for an evening at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University in Portland. You’re invited to take a tour of the facilities, hear from guest speakers and join the community for conversation, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.
September 19-21, 2022
Fall 2022 Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellow
Anjali Waikar ’05
Operations Director, Litigation, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
October 21-22, 2022
Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend
Join us as we honor the classes of 1950s, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, 2006, ’11 and ’16.
November 11, 2022
Save the date for the Joel R. Reidenberg Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop