George Platt ’72 was drawn to Northeastern Law’s innovative approach to legal education, which he felt offered an inspirational and constructive pathway to social justice after the turbulent 1960s. “The spirit of engagement and the then-new model as an experiential law school was what drew me to Northeastern” says George, who came to law school after serving for three years in the Peace Corps. He also taught special education and spent a year at the Harvard Center for Law and Education before deciding on a career in law.
Following law school, George worked as in international legal fellow in Santiago, Chile. His experiences in the Peace Corps and in Chile inspired him to give back to communities of need wherever possible. George and his wife, Anne, adopted a child while overseas and went on to have a large family with five children.
George entered firm life in 1975 and is now managing partner for LSN Partners, a consulting firm that offers strategic advice in the areas of government affairs and procurement and business. Based in Miami, Florida, George has made community involvement and giving back a top priority. He has played a key role in the Florida Democratic Party, serving as treasurer and finance chair as well as many Broward County Democratic Party positions and served four times as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention. He has served as a trustee for Broward Community College as well as Florida Atlantic University’s Foundation board of trustees.
George’s impact at Northeastern Law has made a difference in the lives of our students and graduates – including through serving on four consecutive Reunion Committees, encouraging classmates to attend events and supporting the school financially. Since 1973, George has been a loyal donor — from his first $15 gift in 1973 to his decision to include the law school in his estate planning. After his last reunion, George chose to make a revocable bequest to Northeastern Law to support the Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund. Because George made this bequest now, he is able to tell us what he wants the funds to support.
“I’ve had a rich and satisfying career around the world and remain extremely loyal to the educational foundation that I received at Northeastern Law and the way that it underpinned my world view – that we must continue to help others that are less fortunate than we are,” says George. “Anne and I are fortunate to be able to fund programs that support and encourage students who are dedicated to public interest careers. If we can support the school through our estate planning, then I am confident that many others can as well.”