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  • School of Law Partners with the Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Foundation to Offer Judicial Youth Corps to Springfield Students

    At a ceremony on Thursday August 16, 2018 in the John Adams Courthouse, Supreme Judicial Court Justice Kimberly S. Budd delivered remarks at a graduation ceremony celebrating 36 high school students from Boston, Worcester, and Springfield who participated in the Supreme Judicial Court's Judicial Youth Corps (JYC) program over the spring and summer. The ceremony marked the end of an intensive 12-week internship program where students worked in positions within the court system or in...

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  • Professor Tina Cafaro directs summer enrichment program

    Professor Cafaro led a summer enrichment program designed to teach students forensic investigation and trial skills. Students learned how to identify fingerprints, analyze hair and fiber, blood spatter, and ballistics. They investigated a crime scene and learned trial skills to see the case through to a mock trial.

  • Professor Freeman participates in creating webinar for volunteer IPP immigration legal assistance program

    Professor Freeman participated in creating a webinar sponsored by the Immigrant Advocates Network and Stand With Immigrants. The webinar discusses how local volunteers and immigration advocates created the IPP immigration legal assistance program; how lawyers, community organizers, advocates and community members can work together to fill gaps in underserved immigrant communities; and, how others can replicate and sustain this model.

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  • Sunila Thomas George '95 is honored for her work in public service

    Sunila Thomas George '95 was honored at the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston for her work in public service. She now chairs the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

  • Professor Myra Orlen appointed to the Legal Writing Institute's Awards Committee

    Professor Orlen recently completed a 4 year tenure on the Legal Writing Institute's Awards committee. She participated two years as a member and two years as co-chair. She has recently been appointed as a member of the Legal Writing Institute's Academic Support Committee.

  • Javier Padilla '03 named Chief Talent Officer

    Javier Padilla '03 has been selected as the Chief Talent Officer for the Norwalk Public Schools.

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  • Students Andrew Berthiaume and Victoria Lyne awarded the John F. Moriarty Scholarship

    The Hampden County Bar Association awarded the John F. Moriarty Scholarship to incoming students Andrew Berthiaume and Victoria Lyne. The John F. Moriarty Scholarship was established in 1985 to extend the standards of professional and personal excellence in the practice of law.

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  • Alum Robert Sacco '88 elected president of Hampden County Bar Association

    Berkshire County native Robert C. Sacco '88, an attorney with the law firm Lyon & Fitzgerald of Holyoke, was recently sworn in as president of the Hampden County Bar Association.

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  • Siena College Students participate in fellows program under direction of Professor Julie Steiner

    Western New England School of Law has been participating in the Siena College Fellows program since the summer of 2000. In this program, College students work under the supervision of a law faculty member during an eight-week period each summer. This summer two rising seniors from Siena College worked with Professor Julie Steiner on a variety of projects relating to the recent cannabis control statute that the Massachusetts Legislature enacted. The projects covered a variety of issues under the statute, including the work of the Cannabis Control Commission.

  • Dean Sudha Setty elected to American Law Institute

    Dean Setty has been elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

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  • Professor Matthew Charity speaks on WGBY's Connecting Point

    Professor Matthew Charity discusses the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States on WGBY's Connecting Point.

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  • Dean Sudha Setty's recent speaking engagements

    Dean Setty gave three public talks as a visiting scholar at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law in May: one on government accountability and transparency, one on her book titled National Security Secrecy: Comparative Effects on Democracy and the Rule of Law, and one on comparative presidential power.She also spoke on two panels at the Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference/Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty, held at Albany Law School on June 1: one panel...

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  • Professor Jennifer Levi publishes chapter on Paternity and the Law of Parentage in Massachusetts

    Jennifer Levi recently had a chapter published in the 3d Edition (2018) of an MCLE publication on Paternity and the Law of Parentage in Massachusetts called Transgender Parents and Children Born Outside of Marriage.

  • Professor Matthew Charity moderates panel on Diversity and Inclusion in Education

    On June 1, Matthew Charity moderated a panel at The Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (NEPOC) and the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF). The panel was titled Challenges Facing Administrators of Color: Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and Legal Education.

  • Associate Dean Beth Cohen serving on the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism

    Associate Dean Beth Cohen is serving on a newly created working group as part of her membership in the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism. Dean Cohen also served as a judge in the final round of the National Association of Women Lawyers Student Writing Contest and the National Scribes Best Brief Award Contest.

  • Professor Erin Buzuvis publishes article in Point of View

    Professor Erin Buzuvis published article titled, "Transgender Civil Rights on the Ballot in November" in Point of View community newspaper.

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  • Alum Brian S. Cantor '87 moderates panel discussion

    Brian S. Cantor '87 moderated a panel discussion on Airbnb Law: The Implications of Short-Term Rentals for Property Owners and Municipalities at the Connecticut Bar Association's Connecticut Legal Conference on June 11th. Attorney Cantor is the chairperson of the Real Property Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

  • Professor Sudha Setty Named Dean of School of Law

    Sudha N. Setty has been named the next Dean of Western New England University School of Law. University President Anthony S. Caprio announced the appointment, effective July 1, 2018. “Professor Setty is a fine teacher and scholar who understands fully the challenges we currently face in higher education and those which we will continue to confront in these times of unprecedented change in legal education,” said President Caprio. “Her wisdom, intellect, training,...

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  • Professor Julie Steiner speaks on Cannabis Law

    In May, Julie gave the first of three talks across the Commonwealth about the new adult-use cannabis regulations. Her first talk was at U. Mass. Law School: "Getting Into the Weeds: A Primer for Solo and Small Firms on the Commonwealth's New Marijuana Regulations." The panel was co-sponsored by the Social Law Library and U. Mass. Law. The other panelists were Cannabis Control Commissioners Britte McBride, Esq. and Kay Doyle, Esq.

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  • Professor Fred Royal speaks on recent tax law changes

    Tax law expert Professor Fred Royal speaks on recent tax law changes affecting the state of Vermont.

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