The School of Law's Color of Law Speaker Series hosted its final speaker for the academic year. Massachusetts State Representative Cheryl Coakley-Rivera delivered her speech, "A Litigator's Path to Beacon Hill," to members of the Campus Community on April 13. A 1995 graduate of the School of Law, Coakley-Rivera is currently in her sixth term representing the Tenth Hampden District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. She is the House Chairwoman of joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Along with her work on Beacon Hill, Coakley-Rivera continues to practice criminal law.
The Color of Law Series is designed to expose Western New England College law students to attorneys, professionals, and judges of color, providing them with the opportunity to network with members of the legal community.
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 3,955 students, including 2,575 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.