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  • Professor Steiner quoted in Mass Live Article

    Professor Steiner was recently quoted in Mass Live article regarding the marketing of cannabis.

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  • Professor Bob Statchen volunteering in Service to School

    Professor Bob Statchen is volunteering with Service to School, an organization designed to prepare transitioning military veterans for their next chapter of leadership by helping them gain admission to the best college or graduate school possible.

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  • Professor Justin Dion and Nicholas Smith publish article in Western New England Law Review

    Professor Justin Dion and recent graduate Nicholas Smith published article titled, "Exploring Private Causes of Action for Victims of Data Breaches" in the Western New England Law Review.

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  • Professor Lauren Carasik publishes article in Foreign Policy

    Professor Lauren Carasik published an article in "Foreign Policy" titled, Trump’s Safe Third Country Agreement With Guatemala Is a Lie."

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  • Alumnae selected for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women in Law for 2019

    Alumnae Sunila Thomas-George' 95 (Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination) and Dorothy Varon '95 (MassMutual) have been chosen for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s "Top Women in the Law" for 2019. The Top Women of Law event celebrates outstanding achievements made by exceptional women lawyers. Each year Lawyers Weekly honors women attorneys who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field, which includes: pro bono, social justice, advocacy and business. The awards highlight women who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models.

  • Alumna Tasheena Davis '15 sworn in as Springfield City Clerk

    Alumna Tasheena Davis '15 was recently sworn in as Springfield city clerk. Davis, who has served as associate city solicitor in Springfield the past three years and is a lifelong resident of Springfield, is the first black woman to serve as city clerk in Springfield.

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  • Professor Jennifer Levi chosen as a Circle of Excellence honoree for 2019 “Top Women of Law”

    Professor Levi has been chosen as a Circle of Excellence honoree for the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2019 "Top Women of Law" event. The Circle of Excellence was introduced as a component of Top Women of Law in 2013 to honor a select group of women whose achievements set them apart. The event will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.

  • Dean Setty chosen as "Top Women of Law" for 2019

    Dean Setty has been chosen as an honoree at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly annual “Top Women of Law” event. The event will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The Top Women of Law event celebrates outstanding achievements made by exceptional women lawyers. Each year Lawyers Weekly honors women attorneys who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field, which includes: pro bono, social justice, advocacy and business. The awards highlight women who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models.

  • Professor Eric Gouvin remains in the top 10% of authors with new downloads on SSRN

    Professor Eric Gouvin remains in the top 10% of authors on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) by total new downloads within the last 12 months.

  • Professor Justin Dion listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSN: Bankruptcy

    Justin Dion's paper, "Bankruptcy Law–Rethinking the Discharge of Late Filed Taxes in Consumer Bankruptcy," was listed recently on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSN: Bankruptcy (Topic).

  • Deans Beth Cohen and Pat Newcombe published in Slaw, Canada's online legal magazine

    Deans Beth Cohen and Pat Newcombe had excerpt from their paper, "Mini-Law School: Civic Education Making a Difference in the Community," featured in Canada's online legal magazine.

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  • Professor Jennifer Levi co-authors article

    Professor Jennifer Levi and Kevin Barry co-authored article titled, Transgender Tropes and Constitutional Review which was published in Yale Law and Policy Review.

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  • Laura Fisher '15 and Bryon Harmon '96 publish article in ACTEC Journal

    Laura A. Fisher ’15 (Director of Career Services) recently co-authored and published a law review article with Bryon W. Harmon '96. Attorney Harmon is a partner in the Trusts and Estates practice group at Shipman & Goodwin, LLP in Hartford and Greenwich, Connecticut. The article, entitled "THE PRUDENCE OF PASSIVITY: An Argument for Default Passive Management in Trust Investing” was published in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Law Journal, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Spring 2019). It traces the historical development of financial scholarship regarding investment practices vis-à-vis trust investment legal scholarship addressing the evolution of fiduciary duties, and reviews the modern prudent investing rules governing trust investment. It explores whether the passive approach is encouraged--or even required--by law.

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  • Professor Jennifer Levi recognized by Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

    Professor Levi was recognized by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots this June. The Attorney General’s office selected a handful of LGBTQ lawyers in Massachusetts that it believes is at the pioneering forefront of LGBTQ activism and advancement. She also received the Kevin Larkin Community Service Award in May from the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association.

  • Professor Harris Freeman quoted in "Daily Hampshire Gazette"

    Professor Freeman was quoted in "Daily Hampshire Gazette" article titled, "Pot Company's Employment Contract Raises legal Questions".

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  • Mayoral portrait of Tim Murray '94 unveiled in Worcester City Hall

    To honor their service and contributions to the city, the portraits of past mayors and city managers are hung in the third- and fourth-floor hallways of City Hall. The portraits are commissioned privately and are paid for entirely with private funds. The event has been organized by the Friends of Tim Murray and the unveiling of his portrait at City Hall coincides with his 51st birthday on Friday, June 7, 2019.

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  • Professor Harris Freeman quoted in "In These Times" article

    Professor Freeman was quoted in "In These Times" article titled, "How Volkswagen Has Gotten Away with Union-Busting".

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  • Graduates with a passion for practice

    2019 School of Law graduates, Kate Malone, Emily Eash, Zac Broughton, and Sara Idris share their law school experiences as well as their long-term goals in "Business West" article.

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  • Professor Lauren Carasik publishes article in Boston Review

    Professor Lauren Carasik recently published an article in the Boston Review titled, "The Government is Targeting Immigration Lawyers, Activists, and Reporters."

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  • Joseph D. Bernard '90 receives the Kent B. Smith award

    Joseph D. Bernard '90 was awarded the Kent B. Smith award on March 28, 2019 for his outstanding work in the legal community. The award is given to an outstanding citizen of the law community and a dedicated contributor to the advancement of the practice of criminal law. Attorney Bernard was given this award due to his stellar work as lead defense counsel in the statewide breath test litigation in Commonwealth v. Ananias. Due to the revelations arising from this on-going case, prosecutors are no longer able to utilize breath tests in the prosecution of OUI cases in Massachusetts. As a result, Attorney Bernard was also named 2017 Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly, as well as being awarded the Trial Advocacy Award by the National College for DUI defense in July of 2018.