Delissa Anne Ridgway
Law clerk, Hon. June L. Green, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1979
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1979-1994
Adjunct professor, Washington College of Law, American University, 1992-1994
Chair, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, 1994-1998
Northeastern University School of Law
The original mission of the school was to provide Boston's first evening law school program for students who could not attend full-time day classes seems reasonable today, but it was a revolutionary moment when Professor Robert Gray Dodge delivered the school's first lecture in Property on October 3, 1898. The notion that a law school not only could, but also should, respond to the needs of the local community was considered a maverick educational idea at the time and has continued to be a hallmark of the School of Law to this day.