Spieler steps down as dean at Northeastern

Emily Spieler will step down from her post as Northeastern University School of Law’s dean at the end of the school year on her 10-year anniversary as the top dog.

The school will create a search committee to find a replacement for Spieler, the Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law.
During her tenure, she was a big advocate for expanding the school’s international law curriculum, hiring professors well versed in international and immigration law and human rights and raising funds to support students pursuing international experiential learning opportunities.

She also helped start the Program on Human Rights in the Global Economy, now supported by the Ford Foundation.

At the end of the school year, and right before her job ends, she will see the school launch its first graduate law degree program — an LLM for international students.

“Under her leadership, the law school has attained national and international recognition for its signature strengths in public interest law and experiential legal education,” said Provost Stephen Director in a message to faculty.