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Brian Flynn Memorial Fund for Social Justice Lawyering

The fund will provide School of Law students participating in what would otherwise be unpaid public interest co-ops, with a preference for co-ops that provide direct legal services, with financial support. It may also be used for such expenses that include, but are not limited to: supporting speaker series, conferences, coffeehouses, or student programming that deals with the field of public interest law.

Brian Flynn ’93, was a Greater Boston Legal Services attorney for 24 years. He was a nationally recognized expert and innovator in unemployment and welfare law. He improved the lives of countless welfare recipients and unemployed workers through skillful and creative individual representation and systemic litigation. Brian was brilliant, funny, kind, and modest to a fault. Brian’s career as a social justice lawyer and his tireless service to poor and marginalized people embodied the highest values of Northeastern Law School. Friends, colleagues, and NUSL faculty honor Brian’s work and memory by funding and inspiring future generations of law students to continue his work.