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School of Law

"Tenacious." That's how one alumna describes the students of Western New England University School of Law. Tenacity is what created our law school and keeps us committed to providing a student-centered education that produces graduates ready to enter the legal profession.

We attract students who are passionate and entrepreneurial, who are driven by a desire to right social injustice, fight for equality for all, and preserve the rule of law at home and abroad. Many of our students are the first in their families to pursue a law degree and appreciate our generous scholarship awards, tuition freeze, and Public Interest Scholars program. They enjoy unparalleled access to externships and clinical experiences in state and federal courts, major law firms and corporations in Springfield and Hartford, and a wide variety of nonprofit and government agencies.

Western New England University School of Law seeks students who are up for the challenge of both rigorous academics and immersive applied learning. If you're looking for a legal education that is practical, personal, and professional, submit your application. Tenacity is preferred.

Our Focus: Practical Lawyering from Day One

We help first year students navigate the waters of legal education in our intensive First-year Introduction to Law course. Spring semester, you'll dive right in to what it's really like to be a practicing lawyer with Introduction to the Legal Profession, our immersive simulation course working with real attorney "senior partners."

1L Practical Lawyering

Law Notes: Faculty, Student, and Alumni

Our professors, alumni, and students impact the legal community on a regular basis.


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Western New England University seeks students eager to learn both the theory of the law and how to apply it in practical settings. Apply now!

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Apply for January LLM in Elder Law and Estate Planning

There's still time apply for the LLM in Estate Planning and Elder Law for January 2017. Choose the only live, interactive, and in real-time program in this growing practice area.

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Speakers and Upcoming Events

Each semester, the School of Law hosts a variety of speakers and events exploring topics impacting our world today. Many are open to the public, including our widely popular Mini-Law School for non-lawyers.

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A Central Location

Our picturesque, centrally located campus in Springfield, Massachusetts is an excellent starting point for job prospecting in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Albany, Providence or beyond.

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