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Color of Law Hosts Asker Saeed

The School of Law hosted Asker Saeed, assistant counsel for the Operational Commercial Programs at United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney Division, on February 25 as part of the Color of Law Roundtable Series. His lecture discussed the steps he took to become successful in the profession of law. Saeed also spoke highly about all of the opportunities that current law students have at Western New England College.

askersaeedwebcrop.jpg"You have a lot of great opportunities here," said Saeed. "You have the opportunity to take courses and classes taught by people that are experts in their field, that went to some excellent law schools, and have done excellent research." Saeed continued saying that "opportunities will come up all the time. You have to ready for them and be qualified for them. In the long term, where do you want to be 25, 35, 40 years from now and what do you need to do in the meantime in order to set yourself up for that type of thing?"

Created in 2007, the Color of Law Roundtable seeks to bring attorneys of color to Western New England College to share their educational, career, and personal experiences with the School of Law community. The next Color of Law Roundtable will be held on April 13 as Massachusetts State Representative Cheryl Coakley Rivera (D) '95 will address students.

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Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.