School of Law Speakers Bureau
The Western New England University School of Law Speakers Bureau brings legal expertise on cutting-edge issues to your campus. Our faculty boasts award-winning legal minds, who make a difference locally, nationally, and across the globe. We welcome the opportunity engage your students in a discussion of the legal issues they want to learn about and how law school can help them fulfill their goals.
The purpose of the Bureau is to help students learn how their law school education can help them make an impact on issues they care about.
Our speakers can present talks that explore such questions as:
- How does marijuana legalization impact state law and local communities?
- How does international and human rights law affect people globally and locally?
- What are the rights of immigrants under the Trump administration?
- What role does Title IX have in securing equal rights in education?
- What are the limits of a president’s power?
- How is the current administration handling national security threats?
- What legal issues do today’s small businesses face?
- How does our child welfare system protect children?
- What does it mean to have a death with dignity?
You can request a speaker by contacting Professor of Law Tina Cafaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected Recent Presentations
J.D. University of Chicago Law School, A.B. Wellesley College
Professor Levi, the 2018 recipient of the ABA’s Stonewall Award, has spoken widely on her active role in litigating precedent-setting cases establishing basic rights for LGBT people, including the right of same-sex couples to marry, a transgender student’s right to attend school, and the recent efforts to ban transgender people from serving in the military.
J.D. Cornell Law School, B.S. University of New Hampshire
Professor Buzuvis is a nationally renowned scholar and speaker on matters related to Title IX’s mandate for gender equity in educational institution and on sports, gender, and the law. She is often cited in national newspapers like the New York Times for her expertise.
J.D. Western New England University School of Law, B.A. University of Florida
Professor Freeman litigates immigration defense cases, and has spoken widely on the issues of recent immigration enforcement measures as well as the impact of the suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
J.D. Northeastern University Law School, B.A. Earlham College
Professor Carasik, who heads the School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic and is a prolific commentator for publications like the Nation, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy, does cutting-edge work in the area of human rights, especially in Central America. She has been an active participant in many domestic human rights matters as well, including the pipeline standoff at Standing Rock.
J.D. Columbia Law School, A.B. Princeton University
Professor Charity, who currently serves as a co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers, a high-profile organization devoted to advancing justice, diversity, and academic excellence, speaks and writes on matters of public international law, human rights, international criminal law, and federal criminal law.
LL.M Boston University School of Law, J.D. Chicago-Kent College of Law, M.B.A. University of Connecticut, B.A. Clark University
Professor Statchen, who runs the School of Law’s Small Business Clinic, writes and speaks about economic justice and development issues. He has also litigated immigration cases in conjunction with the ACLU of western Massachusetts.
J.D. Western New England University School of Law, M.S. State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo
Professor Kaiser is a scholar and active litigator with regard to the child welfare system, including foster care, adoption, the rights of parents, and the rights of children. She also teaches and lectures on the importance of writing to the legal profession and how to improve one’s writing.
LL.M Boston University School of Law, J.D. Boston University School of Law, M.P.A. Harvard University, B.A. Cornell University
Dean Gouvin is a widely recognized scholar and speaker in business law and the issues facing small businesses and entrepreneurs. He also speaks on applying to law school and becoming a lawyer, and ghosts and the law (seriously, it’s not a joke!).
J.D. Western New England University School of Law, B.A. University of Massachusetts
Professor Cafaro, who runs the School of Law’s Criminal Law Clinic, often presents to students interested in criminal justice who are considering becoming law enforcement officers. She also writes and speaks on matters related to impaired driving.
J.D. Western New England University School of Law, M.A. Southern Connecticut State University, B.A. Southern Connecticut State University
Professor Dion, who directs the School of Law's Bar Success Programs, can speak about how hacking and data breaches affect all of us, and efforts to protect individuals from identity theft. He can also speak on consumer protection more generally, housing discrimination, nonprofit business law, pension rights, and trusts and estates.