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  • Paul R. McCary '79 Receives “Excellence in Energy” Award from Connecticut Power and Energy Society

    Alum and Murtha Cullina Partner Paul R. McCary is being honored by the Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) with the 2017 "Excellence in Energy" award. Mr. McCary has practiced in the energy and public utility areas since 1981. He is the Chair of Murtha Cullina's Energy Practice Group and has been a long-time supporter of CPES. Mr. McCary is the author of several articles concerning cogeneration, including "Cogeneration in Connecticut" which appeared in the Connecticut Bar Journal. He also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut Law School teaching Energy Regulation and Policy. He graduated from Western New England University School of Law. Mr. McCary will receive the award at the CPES Holiday Party on December 12, 2017 at the Society Room in Hartford, Connecticut.

  • 45th Annual Dean's Holiday Reception

    The Dean's 45th Annual Holiday Reception was held on Wednesday, November 29 in the Law Common. The reception, traditionally held the last week of classes for the fall semester just before final exams, is the highlight law community event of the year. Dean Gouvin avidly supports the tradition by happily mingling with the students and enjoying the festivities along with members of the law school community. The fun included delightful holiday treats and a competitive game of Pictionary. Judging from the smiling faces and laughter of the guests in the audience it can be said a good time was had by all.

  • Mitchell Shahen '83 elected County Judge

    Attorney Mitchell Shahen '83 was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County Pennsylvannia on Tuesday, November 7.  He will be sworn in January 2018. Congratualtions Mitchell!   For more information, click on the following two links here and here.  

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  • Renee Inman '00 Appointed as Florida Judge

    Congratulations to Western New England University School of Law alumna Renee Inman who was recently appointed as Manatee County judge by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

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  • Negotiation Team Ties and Moves on to National Competition in Chicago

    The Western New England University School of Law negotiation teams recently competed in the regional competition at Boston University. The school had two teams participating: Heidi Waugh & Ryan Davie and Joseph Masse & Thomas Holman, coached by former team member (and now law clerk at the NY Court of Appeals) Matthew Minniefield. Both teams put in superb performances and when the dust settled, Thomas and Joseph were tied for first place. They will represent Western New England in the national competition in Chicago in early February. Congratulations to Heidi, Joseph, Ryan, Thomas & Matt!

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  • Professor Sudha Setty's Recent Accomplishments

    Professor Sudha Setty has been elected to the Executive Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law. Her term will run to the fall of 2019. Professor Setty also gave a talk about her book, National Security Secrecy: Comparative Effects on Democracy and the Rule of Law, in the context of a discussion about presidential power and governmental accountability, in Amherst on November 14.

  • Lauren Carasik publishes article in "The Nation"

    Professor Lauren Carasik has written another compelling piece on human rights abuses in Honduras, this time in The Nation: A New Report Sheds Light on the Plot to Murder Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres.

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  • Professor Bridgette Baldwin's recent accomplishments

    Professor Bridgette Baldwin will be honored at the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association's Fall 2017 reception, to be held in Boston on November 16, which is focused on excellence in academia. The event is hosted by the MBLA and area Black Law Student Associations (BLSAs) to "honor local academicians who have raised the bar in the areas of intellectual exploration, social progress and academic achievement while cultivating the next generation of legal scholars." Professor Baldwin also...

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  • Nicole LaChapelle '02 elected Mayor of Easthampton

    Congratulations to Western New England University School of Law alumna Nicole LaChapelle, who has been elected Mayor of Easthampton, MA.

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  • Western New England Law Review Presents "Perspectives on Racial Justice in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter"

    On Friday, October 20, 2017, over 130 students, faculty, and community members gathered in the Commons of the Blake Law Center for a day long Symposium focused on promoting awareness of racial justice and equal opportunity. "Perspectives on Racial Justice in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter," presented by the Western New England Law Review, included discussions of race in the context of the criminal justice system, health care, voting rights, and the LGBTQ community, and was specifically designed...

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  • Professor Jennifer Levi honored With 2017 Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or Law

    The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) names Civil Rights Leaders and Legends awards in numerous categories. Given her long-standing and excellent work, Professor Levi will receive the 2017 Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or Law. The CHRO will award Professor Levi the award in the third annual ceremony at the Connecticut state capitol on November 16.

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  • Lauren Carasik Has Three Articles Published in National Publications

    Professor Lauren Carasik has recently written three articles for national publications: On October 24, in Newsweek: "The United Nations Infected Haitians with Cholera. Now They are Abandoning the Islanders to their Fate" On October 25, in Foreign Affairs: "The Alien Tort Statute and Human Rights Law" Also on October 25, in the Boston Review: "For American Corporations, Winning is Not Enough"

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  • Professor Harris Freeman Speaks on Social Justice at Smith College

    On October 26, 2017, Professor Harris Freeman spoke at Smith College on Activism in a Contested Society - his talk was sponsored by the Jandon Center, which provides Smith students with education and connections to work on social justice activism. Harris spoke about his work for the ACLU Immigrant Protection Project and the fair housing work of the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center.

  • Professor Jennifer Levi Succeeds in Lawsuit Blocking Enforcement of Transgender Military Ban

    A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. Jennifer Levi, lead attorney in the suit and Western New England University School of Law professor, is featured in the National Center for Lesbian Rights article discussing the importance of this decision in enforcing transgender rights.

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  • From the Muslim Ban to DACA Termination: Protecting Immigrant Rights in the Trump Era

    On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the Law School Common, The Clason Speaker Series will present "From the Muslim Ban to DACA Termination: Protecting Immigrant Rights in the Trump Era" with Professor Muneer Ahmad of Yale Law School. This is the second of three presentations Western New England University School of Law will host for Public Interest Law Week.

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  • Marshall T. Moriarty L81 honored by the St. Thomas More Society of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield

    Attorney Marshall T. Moriarty, ’81, was honored for his service to the law, along with five others by the St. Thomas More Society of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield during the annual Red Mass, celebrated by Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, Sunday, Oct. 1 at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield.

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  • Mediation Clinic Recognized at Hampden County Hall of Justice

    On Monday, October 16, 2017, a celebration of the Hampden Probate and Family Court Mandatory Mediation Pilot program was held at the Hampden County Hall of Justice in Springfield. The event, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section, along with the Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire County Bar Associations and the Trial Court’s Dispute Resolution Standing Committee, was a kick-off event for Conflict Resolution Week in...

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  • Public Interest Law Week

    From Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017, the Western New England University School of Law will host three presentations for Public Interest Law Week. How to Secure a Public Interest Summer Internship Monday Oct 30, 12:00 pm – 1:00 PM Rm. D Public Interest Clason Lecture From the Muslim Ban to DACA Termination: Protecting Immigrant Rights in the Trump Era with Professor Muneer Ahmad, Yale Law School. Tuesday Oct. 31, 12:00 -1:00 PM Law School Commons The...

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  • The School of Law and the Social Law Library Present Motor Vehicle Stops: View From the Bench

    On Wed. 11/15/17, 4:30-6:30 pm, an Appeals Court justice, three District Court judges and the author of the Flaschner Judicial Institute’s Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Stops Benchbook will discuss a wide variety of both common and complex legal, procedural and evidentiary issues that arise in motor vehicle cases. Event Contact: Pat Newcombe at, pnewcombe@law.wne.edu

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  • Alum Timothy F. Murphy L90 awarded the "Man Enough to be a Girl Scout" by the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts

    The award will be presented during the "2017 ToGetHerThere" award luncheon on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Tower Square Hotel in Springfield. The event will honor five difference makers who “have all shown exceptional achievements in their careers, are an inspiration for their colleagues, make contributions to our community and embody our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place,” according to the Girls...

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