Massachusetts Black Judges Conference honors Western New England University School of Law's Marketia Wright as outstanding law student
Marketia Wright is the 2017 recipient of the Annual Book Awards Program offered by The Massachusetts Black Judges Conference, an organization comprised of nearly all the African-American judges in the Commonwealth. The Annual Book Awards Program provides financial assistance to a worthy African American student pursuing legal studies at a Massachusetts law school. The criteria considered is scholarship, leadership qualities, trial advocacy skills, and need.
AMELIA HOLSTROM L'11 HONORED AMONG UP and COMING LAWYERS
April 27, 2017
Amelia J. Holmstrom '11, an attorney with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. will be honored as one of the Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly "Up & Coming Lawyers" at its Excellence in the Law event at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston on April 27, 2017.
Judge Henry Boroff, Jurist in Residence, participates on a panel before the Hampden County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee
April 24, 2017
Judge Henry Boroff, Jurist in Residence, participates on a panel with United States Bankruptcy Judge Joan N. Feeney, United States Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth Katz, and Mary Sharon, Clerk of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit (the “BAP”) regarding appellate practice before the BAP in a presentation to the Hampden County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee.
Trump First 100 Days Series: LGBTQ Concerns
April 20, 2017
Professor Jennifer Levi will conclude our spring semester series, “President Trump: The First 100 Days.” She will address the topic, “LGBTQ Concerns,” a timely issue. Professor Levi has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of women; children; the poor; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered clients. Most recently, Professor Levi was Senior Staff Attorney for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders in Boston. She clerked in the United...
Dean's Award Reception
April 19, 2017
As in past years, Dean Gouvin invites the entire law school community to gather together to recognize outstanding student accomplishments for the academic year. We will honor winners of the annual SBA awards for Student Organization of the Year, Student of the Year, Professor and Adjunct Professor of the Year, and other noteworthy awards!
Professor Sudha Setty Recipient of the 2017 Tapping Reeve Legal Educator Award
April 13, 2017
Professor Setty is the honored recipient of the 2017 Tapping Legal Educator Award from the Connecticut Bar Association. This award is presented to legal educators who have made significant contributions to the cause of legal educations over a period of years and have distinguished themselves as a legal educator of the highest quality. The award will be presented at the CBA’s annual “Celebrate with the Stars” awards celebration on April 13, at the Aqua...
Public Interest Law Association Auction
APRIL 13, 2017
The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) is a student-run, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting legal work that serves the public, and improves the quality of life for individuals in our community and elsewhere. The annual PILA Auction is a fundraiser to support their goals.
Professor Julie Steiner Holding webinar titled Trees and the Law
April 13, 2017
Join WNEU School of Law Professor Julie Steiner as she defines and discusses some of the common legal terms, definitions and practices surrounding urban trees, property, negligence, and litigation. To attend, visit www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code 473-592-579. This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit. For those who are unavailable to attend the live...
Trump First 100 Days Series: Civil Rights in Education
April 10, 2017
The election of Donald Trump heralds a new policy direction for civil rights in education. Already there has been a major reversal of Title IX’s protection of transgender students. Will sexual assault policies and other civil rights be next? Professor Erin Buzuvis of the School of Law will explore these issues in her talk and tell us how the new administration’s policies will impact current and future Title IX...
Trump First 100 Days Series: Trump and Terrorism
April 6, 2017
President Trump signaled on the campaign trail and in his first months in office that he intends to make significant changes in the U.S. approach to various national security matters, including scrutinizing particular populations within the United States, tightening immigration and entry policies for people from certain countries, using drones for targeted killing, and using the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. In this...
Professor Lauren Carasik appointed to the Board of Directors of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission
March 30, 2017
Professor Lauren Carasik was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission, a Washington, DC-based non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting human rights in Guatemala, including through US policy advocacy. The organization is likely expanding its mission to work on advancing human rights Honduras, and promoting cross-border solidarity.
School of Law hosts Community Legal Forum on Hate Crimes, Extremist Activities and Bias Incidents in Western Massachusetts
Friday, March 31, 2017
The recent election and subsequent executive appointments have created a high level of uncertainty for politically marginalized groups. Both the news media and non-profit organizations that monitor hate and bigotry are regularly reporting an increase in these incidents. While these crimes are often discussed at the national level, it is important that communities be alert to local activities that directly affect the lives of their neighbors, families and friends. With this in mind, Western New England University School of Law is hosting A Community Legal Forum on Hate Crimes, Extremist Activities and Bias Incidents in Western Massachusetts to discuss how communities in western Massachusetts may be affected. This event is open to the public and geared toward local residents, advocates, and all affected constituencies. The Forum will feature representatives from local law enforcement, government agencies, educational providers, community organizations and faith based groups that are involved in these issues on a daily basis. The panelists will discuss their perspectives on these current events. The presenters will also explain how interested students and community members can become involved in reducing these incidents. This Forum is intended to provide accurate and current information, to reduce misinformation in our community, and to further constructive conversation and collaboration.
Trump First 100 Days Series: Trump and International Organizations
March 28, 2017
Candidate Trump made statements signaling a pivot in relations with NATO, the United Nations, and other international organizations. With two months of Trump executive branch decisions, Professor Matthew Charity will discuss ramifications of a change in tone and action for United States dealings with international organizations. Presented by the Western New England University School of Law Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs, partnered with the Springfield Public...
Honorable Rupal Shah speaks at Color of Law Roundtable Discussion
March 24, 2017
Judge Shah was nominated to the Connecticut Superior Court in 2014 by Governor Malloy and is the first Indian American to serve on the Connecticut Judiciary. Over the last three years, she has served as a trial court judge at the Rockville G.A., the New Britain Judicial District, and the Litchfield Judicial District. She currently presides over civil matters at the Waterbury Judicial District courthouse. Judge Shah is a first generation Indian American who grew up in Glastonbury, CT, attended Glastonbury Public Schools, and has lived in Connecticut for most of her life. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Georgetown University Law Center. After graduating from Georgetown, Judge Shah returned to Connecticut to begin her legal career, which encompassed both the private and public sector and included diverse practice areas.