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Student Life

Western New England University School of Law offers a collegial learning environment unlike any other you may have experienced. Our close-knit community encourages students to be active participants in student life as members and leaders of a wide variety of student organizations, gaining valuable skills that are transferable to your professional career.

Organizations

From the Student Bar Association to the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association, Western New England University offers many ways for you to actively engage in student life and your areas of interest.

Organizations

Health and Wellness

Balancing your studies, personal life, and work obligations make it important to pay attention to your health and wellness. The Alumni Healthful Living Center offers opportunities to unwind and stay fit. The Office of Health Services offers on-campus convenience for your medical needs.

Health and Wellness

Campus Housing

Living on campus in the Gateway Apartments provides the convenience to campus amenities and the Blake Law Center that you desire to be an active participant in our learning community.

Housing

The Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs provides advice and counseling on academic and non-academic matters for all law students. The office acts as a liaison between students, faculty, and other law school administrators. It provides important information and resources to students on a vast array of issues. When you need answers, the Office of Student Affairs is a great place to start.

Services include: 

  • Short-term counseling and assistance with academic and personal problems, leave of absence, and other issues related to a law student's life. 
  • Coordinating student activities such as first-year orientation and graduation.
  • Hosting workshops designed to enrich student understanding of law school procedures and life as a law student.
  • Overseeing the Student Bar Association and student organizations.
  • Acting as the primary coordinator and liaison for students with disabilities and overseeing the process of providing accommodations to students with disabilities.
  • Assist with short-term emergency loans.
  • Implement procedures for scholarship opportunities for returning students.

We have an open door policy. We encourage students to address any issue that relates to or enriches your law school experience. 

Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (hours are extended until 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday). 

Michael Johnson, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Planning Blake Law Center, Dean's Suite
413-782-1376