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Alumni Events

Homecoming Highlights

  • Law Alumni Recognition Reception

    Friday, October 4, 2019
    6:30 p.m. Reception | Ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.
    Springfield Sheraton Monarch Place
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    Western New England University School of Law looks forward to hosting its annual Alumni Recognition Reception. The event, scheduled for Friday, October 4, features the presentation of the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award, Ascending Alumni Award, and the Dean's Award, as well as special recognition for the reunion classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014. 

    Class-specific reunion events are volunteer driven.  If you would like to organize an event for your reunion class, please contact Alumni Relations at 413-796-2240 or alumwne@wne.edu

    Read about last year's honorees

  • Golden Bear Boulevard Homecoming Festivities

    Saturday, October 5, 2019
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Golden Bear Boulevard
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    There’s no place like HOMEcoming and there’s never been a better year to show your WNE pride than this, our centennial year! Golden Bear Boulevard is the hub of afternoon activities with fun for all ages. Connect with classmates and faculty, indulge in the food trucks, cheer for athletic competitions, enjoy kids activities, and more!

  • 24th Annual United States Supreme Court Review Conference

    Saturday, October 5, 2019
    12:00 p.m. Luncheon | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Conference
    Blake Law Center Pellegrini Moot Court Room
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    The Western New England University School of Law Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs will host the 24th Annual United States Supreme Court Review Conference on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Pellegrini Moot Court Room. This event is free and open to the public.

    A special WNE School of Law Centennial Luncheon will precede the conference, featuring an address by Dean Sudha Setty. The luncheon will be held in the Blake Law Center Common, beginning at 12:00 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Tickets for the luncheon are $10 per person, and advance registration is required. 

    Each fall the Annual Supreme Court Review Conference has discussed a variety of topics, which the Court has addressed in its decisions. The subjects have included First Amendment issues, the rights of criminal defendants, civil rights and civil liberties, terrorism, national security, federalism, separation of powers and other critical constitutional questions.  This year, the Review Conference will examine the important decisions of the Court during its 2018-2019 term. 

    Featured speakers will include: Professor Emeritus Leora Harpaz, founder of the Conference 24 years ago, discussing a case in which the Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the presence of a war memorial featuring a 32-foot high Latin cross located on state property. Professor Bruce Miller will examine the Court’s decision to dismiss two partisan gerrymandering cases on the ground that such claims raise political questions, not reviewable by the federal courts.   Professor Art Wolf, the director of the Legislative Institute, will explore the Court’s 5 to 4 decision rejecting the Trump Administration’s explanation for its decision to add a citizenship question to the decennial census in 2020.

    The Conference will conclude with faculty members participating in a panel to discuss the Court’s term generally, to explore the role of the Chief Justice in trying to avoid overpoliticization of the Court, and to assess the views of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, the newest members of the Court.  The panelists will also preview cases already on the Court’s docket for next Term.  The audience is invited to participate in the discussions.

  • Centennial Celebration–Cheers to 100 Years!

    Saturday, October 5, 2019
    4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
    Commonwealth Lawn
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    Join fellow alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends in raising a glass to toast the first 100 years of Western New England University. Enjoy sparkling cider, food and beverage trucks, and Centennial-themed desserts at this casual, complimentary outdoor celebration.

  • 20th Annual Dinner Celebrating Alumni and Students of Color

    October 5, 2019
    6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program
    Springfield Sheraton Monarch Place
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    The School of Law gathers annually to celebrate and honor alumni and students of color. The event, now in its 20th year, offers an important networking opportunity for current students, and features a keynote address from an accomplished alumnus/na.

    Read about 2018 Keynote Speaker Jodie Roure L'97 in WNE Magazine

Hosting

  • Volunteer to host an event

    Does your law office or private residence offer enough space to host a group of area alumni? If you are interested in hosting a gathering, we would love to hear from you. Please be in touch with the Office of Alumni Relations at (413) 796-2240 or alumwne@wne.edu.

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