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Events

Information Session for Study Abroad (View Flyer)
Monday, September 16, 2019, 12 Noon to 12:30 PM, Law Room B
Professor Buzuvis and former program participants will present information on the winter session study of gender and law in Israel.

CAFLAW Presentation (View Flyer)
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Law Room A
Alexandra Roar, a trial panel support attorney for the Children and Family Law Program at the Committee for Public Counsel Services will speak on the topic of multi-disciplinary approaches in representing children and parents in child welfare cases.  Her talk will encompass issues of cultural competency and implicit bias.  The talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Social Justice and the Child and Family Law Pipeline program.

Legal Help Hotline
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00 PM individuals may call 413-796-2057 to speak with a local, experienced attorney free of charge. 

Cannabis Control Commission Regulatory Meeting
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10:00 AM, Moot Court Room
The Cannabis Control Commission Committee will hold a public meeting to discuss marijuana regulation.

Supreme Judicial Court Panel on Pro Bono Work
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
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

GLAAD Speaker
Tuesday, October 24, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM, Law Room C
Attorney Chris Erchull from GLAAD, an American non-governmental media monitoring organization founded by LGBT people in the media, will be presenting.

Clason Lecture
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM
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
Friday, November 1, 2019, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM
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. As is evident throughout history, the representation of women in politics has not always been an equal one. 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. Although the Nineteenth Amendment affords women the right to vote, it is imperative to note the fight for equality is ongoing. It is our hope that attendees will leave the Symposium with a finer sense as to where we are now as a nation a century after the Nineteenth Amendment’s ratification. 

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.