Dean at Northeastern School of Law to Step Down Next Spring

Emily A. Spieler, dean of the School of Law at Northeastern University in Boston since 2002, has announced her intention to step down from her leadership position at the end of the academic year. Spieler also serves as the Edwin Hadley Professor of Law.

During her tenure, Dean Spieler has refocused the school to concentrate on international and immigration law as well as on human rights. The law school founded the Program on Human Rights in the Global Economy, an initiative that is funded by the Ford Foundation.

Dean Spieler is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

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