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Message from the Dean

I have just completed my first year as dean of Western New England University School of Law, which I enjoyed tremendously. Although I served on the faculty here for twelve years before taking on the deanship, the role of the dean offers a unique perspective on the institution, and I am grateful for the opportunity to connect in a new way with prospective students and their families, current students, alumni, bar associations, and community partners. It has been a wonderful reminder of the vital role that the School of Law plays in the lives of our students, as part of the University, and in the greater community.

Engaging with alumni has been a real pleasure this past year.  I am privileged to hear from alumni all over the country about how Western New England University School of Law has transformed their careers and their lives.  Those stories are a gift, and a reminder of the power of this amazing institution.

In welcoming new students to the School of Law, I share my thoughts on navigating law school and being part of the tight-knit community that characterizes the School of Law, as well as on the vital role that lawyers play in our society: we model fact-based, ethical analysis; we argue and advocate for positions and clients with civility and integrity; we serve a social justice mission in underserved communities with clients facing fundamental, life-altering issues; and we serve as stewards of the most fundamental institutions in a democratic society. To meet alumni who live those ideals every day in their careers is a tremendous part of my job, and I invite you to learn more about your fellow alumni here.

Warm regards,
Sudha Setty
Dean of the School of Law