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School of Law Alumni

  • Western New England University School of Law partners with Discovering Justice for the Mock Trial program, which spans across three months of afterschool experiential learning. This will prepare Duggan Middle School students to become trial lawyers for a day. With the support of Western New England University law students, the students will tackle age-appropriate legal issues, engage in legal analysis, and ultimately try cases in real courtrooms before federal or state judges and juries made up of community members.

  • The annual Dean's Tea and Award Reception unites the School of Law community to celebrate student and faculty achievements. Each year, the celebration takes place the week of commencement in the Blake Law Center.

  • Western New England University School of Law partners with MassMutual Financial Group and the Just The Beginning Foundation, to bring forty high school students from greater Springfield to the Summer Legal Institute. Program activities are designed to motivate and encourage students on a path toward academic and personal success while immersing them in many aspects of the legal and judicial systems.

Welcome School of Law Alumni and Friends


Our 8,000 alumni can be found around the world. They serve in all aspects of the legal profession including the judiciary, the armed forces, government, law enforcement, academia, and business. You will find our alumni employed as solo practitioners, partners in large firms, counsel for major corporations and public agencies. The alumni are dedicated to the School of Law and its current students. More than 300 alumni gave of their time and talent last year in service to the School of Law. That service included director positions on the Alumni Board, panelists for Career Services, coaches for Moot Court, lecturers, class agents and more.  

Please explore our website for ways to stay in touch and be more involved with the School of Law and the alumni. Connect with us.

Best Regards,

Kim Roeder
Associate Director of Alumni Relations,
Professional Programs

2017 Law Alumni Board of Directors

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Alumni board members attended the gratuation dinner in May, 2017
L-R Ed Pikula '83, Michael Borg '88, Sarah Willey '96, Stephen Button '06, Nicole Murray '05, Marcy Spratt '09

Law Alumni Association
Term Completed 2018

Stephen Button '06  President
Canton, NY
sbutton@stlawco.org

David Cortese '11
Worchester, MA
davidpcortese@gmail.com

James Doyle '06
Atlanta, GA
jamesbrennandoyle@gmail.com

John Fitzgerald, II '99
Springfield, MA
johnfitzlaw@gmail.com

Talia Gee '10 - President Elect
Springfield, MA
TGee@cwjustice.org

Michael Smith '04
Wilbraham, MA
cas10201@yahoo.com

Shaune Sousa '16
Enfield, CT
shaune.sousa@gmail.com

Sarah Willey '96
Southwick, MA
swilley@wmassbizlaw.com

Term Completion 2019

Michael Borg '88
New York, NY
mborg@SRBLLP.com

Linda Fakhoury '04
Poughkeepsie, NY
ldfakhoury@gmail.com

Kaley Lentini '14
Hartford, CT
Kaleylentini@gmail.com

Jon Longobardi '10
Hartford, CT
jonlongobardi@gmail.com

Nicole Murray '05
Springfield, MA
attymurray@gmail.com

Ed Pikula '83
Springfield, MA
epikula@springfieldcityhall.com

Hirak Shah '10
Boston, MA
hirak.sh@gmail.com

Term Completion 2020

Karen Adamski '14
Southampton, MA
attorneykadamski@gmail.com

Jessica Audet '06
Tolland, CT
JAudet@gaboisAudet.com

Kristin Bonneau '04
West Hartford, CT
bonneaulaw@comcast.net

Lisa Lippiello '06
Florence, MA
lisalippiello@gmail.com

Adam Mandell '06
Woodstock, NY
mandell@maynardoconnorlaw.com

Tasha Marsall '16
West Springfield, MA
tashamarshall@me.com

Marcy Spratt '09 (Past President 2015-16)
Albany, NY
marcy.spratt@gmail.com

More information on the Law Alumni Association

Volunteer with us

Time spent in law school can forge some of the strongest bonds of friendship one can build in a lifetime. Maintaining connections to classmates and faculty is made easier through continued association as an alumni volunteer. Our School of Law alumni are invited to consider the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Membership on the Alumni Association Board of Directors — Help shape the future of the School of Law
    • For more information on the Board of Directors nomination process, please email alumni@law.wne.edu.
  • Serve on a committee for the Alumni Association
    • For more information on the committees, please email Kim Roeder at kim.roeder@wne.edu.
  • Become a Class Agent — Engage classmates to support our programs and stay connected.
    • Class agents are needed for the following classes: 1978, 79, 80, 85, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 98, 2002, 14, 15, 16.  
    • For more information on becoming a class agent, email Linda Fakhoury at ldfakhoury@gmail.com. 
  • Connect in your region — Attend and/or organize regional alumni gatherings.
    • We are looking for people to host small social/networking events in different areas of the country where we have concentrations of law alumni such as Chicago, Houston, Florida, DC, NYC, Albany. For more information, email Kim Roeder at kim.roeder@wne.edu
  • Service as a moot court judge — The next best thing to live litigation, help a student gain practical training with the benefit of your experienced judgement.
    • For more information, please contact Myra Orlen at morlen@law.wne.edu.
  • First Year Law Student Mentor Program - Provide guidance and mentoring to incoming first year law students as they adjust to the rigors of the work.  
More info

Perspectives, Law School Digest. Lex Brevis

The School of Law publishes Perspectives and the Law School Digest each twice per year. If you are a graduate who is not currently receiving these publications, but would like to, please be in touch with the Office of Alumni Relations to confirm your address. Previous issues of Perspectives are available to read electronically by clicking here.  Past editions of the Law Digest are available here.

If you’d like to know what is going on in the Law School now, check out the student newspaper, Lex Brevis, by clicking here.