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Events

Cannabis Control Commission Regulatory Meeting
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 10:00 AM, Moot Court Room
T
he Cannabis Control Commission Committee will hold a public meeting to discuss marijuana regulation.

Supreme Judicial Court Panel on Pro Bono Work (View Flyer)
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:00 to 5:00 PM, Law Common
Justice Kimberly Budd of the Supreme Judicial Court, joined by members of the SJC’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, will be our guest of honor.  The purpose of the event is to bring attention to the good work that is being done in the community as well as to encourage law students to engage in pro bono.  

Pathways to Public Service: From Criminal Defense to Prosecution (View Flyer)
Tuesday, October 15, 12:30 PM, Law Room A

Mini-Law School (View Flyer)
Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, and November 5, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Each class is taught by Western New England University School of Law faculty. The fall 2019 Mini-Law School program will take place from  6:00 – 8:00 PM each Tuesday.

Advocating for Survivors of Domestic Violence in the Courts (View Flyer)
Monday, October 21, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM, Law Room A

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) Speaker (View Flyer)
Tuesday, October 24, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM, Law Room C
Advancing Rights and Representation through Legislative & Administrative Bodies with Alumnus Chris Erchull

Clason Lecture - No Time to Lose: Addressing the Climate Crisis in Court (View Flyer)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM, Law Common
Jennifer Rushlow will be presenting on Climate Change. She is the Director of the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School. In 2016, Rushlow argued and won a landmark climate law case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Kain v. Department of Environmental Protection, 474 Mass. 278 (2016).

Western New England Law Review Symposium (View Flyer)
Friday, November 1, 2019, All Day, Law Common
The Western New England Law Review will hold its 2019 Symposium titled “On Account of Sex: Women’s Suffrage and the Role of Gender in Politics Today.” 
The goal of the Symposium is to commemorate the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment by providing a forum to discuss the historic centennial of women’s suffrage and explore its relevance in politics today. The Symposium will discuss and analyze the different pathways women have taken during their journey to acquire equal rights under the law as it pertains to voting. 

How I Survived Four Decades in Solitary Confinement, talk by Alfred Woodfox
Wednesday, November 13, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Woodfox is one of the Angola 3, who was held in solitary confinement for 44 years before his release in 2016 after his conviction had been overturned 3 times. His book, “Solitary” has been nominated for a National Book Award. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Social Justice and the Clason Fund.

Classcrits Conference
November 15 and 16, 2019
ClassCrits is a network of academics and activists focused on economic justice. This year's conference will be held at the School of Law and is titled, ClassCrits XII: Facing Our Challenges: Rescuing Democracy, Ensuring Wellbeing.

Massachusetts Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference
Friday, April 24, 2020
The Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference
 brings together people who share a commitment to protecting and furthering the rights of all Americans, both regionally and nationwide. The conference provides an opportunity to hear speakers from a wide range of disciplines discuss the state or fair housing and civil rights in America today and share their ideas on how to effectuate change on both a local and national level. The conference will be held at the School of Law.