Northeastern Law Welcomes New Faculty


05.28.20 — Northeastern University School of Law is pleased to announce the hiring of four exceptional faculty members: Ari Ezra Waldman, Blaine Saito, L. Danielle Tully and Stephanie (Stevie) Leahy.

Ari WaldmanProfessor Ari Ezra Waldman, a leading authority on law and technology, will join Northeastern University’s faculty on July 1 as a professor of law and computer science with a joint appointment at the School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Professor Waldman studies asymmetrical power relations created and entrenched by law and technology, with particular focus on privacy, online harassment and the LGBTQ community.

Professor Waldman is a widely published scholar, including two books, Privacy As Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and Inside the Information Industry (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021), and more than 25 articles published in leading law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, including Washington University Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Indiana Law Journal and Law & Social Inquiry. He also written for the popular press, publishing in The New York Times, Slate, New York Daily News and The Advocate, among others. Currently the Microsoft Visiting Professor at the Center for Information Technology Policy and visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Professor Waldman serves as a professor of law at New York Law School, where he founded the Institute for CyberSafety, a research and clinical program helping victims of online harassment obtain justice.

Blaine SaitoBlaine Saito, an expert in the field of taxation, has been appointed an assistant professor of law at Northeastern University School of Law, effective July 1, 2020. His research focuses on the intersection of tax rules, economics, tax administration and social policy. His current research focuses on tax expenditures and their use in social policy and international tax issues. His work has been published in the Virginia Tax Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation and Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Saito most recently served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He graduated from Harvard College in 2004 with an AB in chemistry, and went on to earn a JD from Harvard Law School and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.

L. Danielle TullyL. Danielle Tully joins Northeastern Law as an associate teaching professor. She teaches in the first-year Legal Skills in Social Context program.  Tully previously held an appointment as assistant professor of legal writing at Suffolk University Law School, where she taught legal practice skills. Before entering academia, she worked domestically and internationally in a range of social justice fields. In addition, she was a clinical teaching fellow in the Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Seton Hall University School of Law. Professor Tully received her JD summa cum laude from Boston College, her MA in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and graduated with honors from Brown University with a BA in development studies. She clerked for the Honorable D. Brock Hornby of the US District Court for the District of Maine and is admitted to practice in New York.

Stevie LeahyStefanie (Stevie) Leahy has been appointed an assistant teaching professor at Northeastern University School of Law, effective July 1, 2020. During the 2019-2020 academic year, she was a visiting assistant professor in the school’s Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program, supervising two social justice projects with LatinoJustice PRLDEF. Prior to starting her teaching career, Leahy was an attorney with Goodwin Procter, Latham & Watkins, and Aeton Law Partners. Her work at Northeastern Law has also included collaborating with the school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) on research related to immigration issues. She earned a BA from Villanova University and her JD from Pepperdine Law School.

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 and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

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