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  • Robert Santaniello nominated to be an associate justice in Springfield District Court

    Governor Charlie Baker picked Robert Santaniello, a Longmeadow resident who practices law out of Springfield, to fill a vacancy on the Springfield District Court bench. Santaniello graduated from Bentley College and Western New England University School of Law in 1991. He serves on the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority's Americans with Disabilities Act Appeals Board. The Governor's Council will hold a confirmation hearing for Santaniello on November 15, 2017.

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  • Professor Jennifer Levi receives Stonewall Award

    The American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity will honor transgender legal rights expert Jennifer Levi with its Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 3, 2018, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The award is named after the New York City Stonewall Inn police raid and riot of June 28, 1969, which was a turning point in the gay rights movement. The Stonewall Award recognizes lawyers who have considerably advanced lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the legal profession and successfully championed LGBT legal causes. 

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  • Claudia Quintero honored with Adams Pro Bono Publico Award

    Supreme Judicial Court Justice Kimberly S. Budd will present the annual Adams Pro Bono Publico Award to Claudia Quintero, 2017 graduate, Western New England School of Law, in recognition of distinguished service and outstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services for those in need. The award is named in honor of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Quintero was selected to receive the special student award for spearheading initiatives to engage her fellow students in public interest...

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  • Russell Thompson Honored with the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award

    "The School of Law Alumni Association is honored to recognize Russell Thompson L'90, chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel at Mariner Investment Group, LLC with the Distinguished Alumnus Award," says Stephen Button L'06, president of the Alumni Association. Since joining Mariner in 2004, Thompson has served as chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel. He began his career as an enforcement attorney at the SEC, worked in compliance at Prudential, and served as chief...

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  • Taylor Bouchard Wallin Receives Ascending Alumni Award

    The School of Law Alumni Association honored Taylor Bouchard Wallin '09, Certified Family Law Specialist at Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein, LLP of Los Angeles with the Ascending Alumni Award. This award spotlights the achievements of new alumni who have graduated 10 years or less from the School of Law. Nominees are those who have shown leadership in their chosen field and/or in the community. Candidates are those who stand out from their peers and have a great deal of drive and...

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  • Anthony Gulluni Receives Ascending Alumni Award

    The School of Law Alumni Association honored honored Massachusetts Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni '03/L'07 with the Ascending Alumni Award. This award spotlights the achievements of new alumni who have graduated 10 years or less from the School of Law. Nominees are those who have shown leadership in their chosen field and/or in the community. Candidates are those who stand out from their peers and have a great deal of drive and potential. Gulluni, the commonwealth's...

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  • Justin Dion Receives Law Review Alumnus Award

    The Distinguished Law Review Alumnus Award honored Justin Dion, who was recently appointed professor of legal skills and director of Bar Admission programs at the School of Law, following nine years of serving as an adjunct faculty member. After working as a bankruptcy and organization attorney for Bacon Wilson LLC, Dion began teaching, including several years at Bay Path University, where he rose to serve as Professor and Chair of the Department of Legal Studies, Forensic Studies, and Criminal Justice.

  • Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Honored with the 2017 Dean's Award

    This year's Dean's Award was presented to Tahirah Amatul-Wadud '05, an attorney in solo practice in Springfield, specializing in civil rights and domestic relations law. She is a commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, and in that role advocates before the state legislature to enact laws responsive to the needs of women and girls. In 2015, Tahirah participated in a program on Celebrating and Protecting America's Tradition of Religious Pluralism. An active public...

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  • Western New England University School of Law Hosts Mini-Law School

    Western New England University School of Law will again open its doors to the community with the final two weeks of a four-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will continue on October 24, and November 1, 2017, at Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA. The program will provide practical knowledge to assist non-lawyers in gaining an understanding of areas of the law that are relevant to their everyday lives. Each class will be taught...

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  • Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud ’05 to Speak at the Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series

    On Monday, October 23, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm, in the Faculty Lounge, Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud will speak at the Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series. Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the US District Court for the Northern District of New York, and the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She is a commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and in that role advocates before the state legislature to...

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  • Professor Bob Statchen Contributes Piece to "Point of View" Magazine

    Professor Bob Statchen contributed a piece for the community news magazine, "Point of View," entitled, "Why Veteran Benefits Still Matter: Changes Coming for the GI Bill."

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  • Professor Bridgette Baldwin Contributes Piece to "Point of View" Magazine

    Bridgette contributed a piece for the community news magazine, Point of View. Her piece is entitled, "Pass the Dutchie: Legalization of Marijuana Can Still Lead to Criminal Penalties."

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  • Judge Henry Boroff Speaks at the Investiture of United States Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth D. Katz

    On September 7, 2017, Henry was one of the three keynote speakers at the Investiture of United States Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth D. Katz, the new U.S. Bankruptcy Judge whose jurisdiction covers Western and some of Central Massachusetts.

  • Professor Jennifer Levi featured in Yale Law Journal Forum

    Professor Jennifer Levi co-authored a piece for the Yale Law Journal Forum entitled "Blatt v. Cabela's Retail, Inc. and a New Path for Transgender Rights."

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  • Massachusetts Bar Association Hosts the 16th Annual Western Mass. Bankruptcy Symposium

    On Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 4–7 P.M., the Massachusetts Bar Association will host the 16th Annual Western Mass. Bankruptcy Symposium. This year’s program will provide practical discussions regarding issues facing bankruptcy practitioners and update attorneys on changes in the law. Register at www.MassBar.org/Education or call (617)338-0530.

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