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  • 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 Fisher ’15, Director of Career Services, has published an article with fellow alum Bryon W Harmon '96 titled,"THE PRUDENCE OF PASSIVITY: AN ARGUMENT FOR DEFAULT PASSIVE MANAGEMENT IN TRUST INVESTING", The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Law Journal Vol. 44, No. 2 (Spring 2019)

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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.

  • Professor Gouvin's paper listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list

    Professor Eric Gouvin’s paper, "Teaching Communication Skills in Transactional Simulations," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: Clinical Law Teaching & Practice eJournal, EduRN: Rhetoric & Communication Education (RCRN) (Topic), Humanities Education eJournal, LSN: Courses, Cases & Teaching Materials (Topic) and PSN: Communications (Topic). As of April 18, 2019, the paper had been downloaded 25 times.

  • Dean Sudha Setty participates in panels

    On March 11, Dean Sudha Setty participated in a panel at Siena College in Albany, titled “Women in Law and Government.” On March 23, she also participated in a panel on intersectionality and leadership at the National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, held at American University.

  • Professors Erin Buzuvis and Jennifer Levi speak at the spring meeting of the Law Librarians of New England (LLNE)

    Professors Erin Buzuvis and Jennifer Levi recently spoke at the April 5 spring program of the Law Librarians of New England (LLNE). The program was titled Gender and Sexuality Law.

  • Claudia Quintero '17 appears on Connecting Point

    Claudia Quintero '17 was recently interviewed on Connecting Point regarding a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on farm worker overtime.

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  • 2019 recipients of the Jay D. Blitzman Award for Youth Advocacy

    Merritt Schnipper '09 and Robert Hennessy '09 are both 2019 recipients of the Jay D. Blitzman Award for Youth Advocacy. The award is presented to a person who has demonstrated a commitment to juvenile rights, which is the hallmark of Judge Blitzman’s long career as an advocate. The award honors an advocate who has exhibited both extraordinary dedication and excellent performance to assure that children accused of criminal conduct, or otherwise at risk, are treated fairly and with dignity in the courtroom, in the community, and in the custody of the state.

  • Catherine Ady-Bell ’14 and Claudia Quintero ’17 featured in video honoring Central West Justice Center

    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) has presented the Central West Justice Center (CWJC) with its 2019 Reginald Heber Smith Award for Excellence in Legal Services. The Western New England University School of Law is grateful for the important work of our Legal Aid Clinic partner and proud of our alumnae Catherine Ady-Bell (’14) and Claudia Quintero (’17).

  • Presentations given by Professor Julie Steiner

    In January 2019, Professor Steiner was an invited panelist for "The Scenic Roads Law: M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 15C" at the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association 106th Annual Conference in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.   In November 2018, Professor Steiner was a panel moderator for "Anthropocenic Disruption, Community Resilience, and Law" at Western New England University School of Law.Julie also presented a class in the fall Mini-Law...

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  • Professor Julie Steiner recently hired by the City of Springfield to aid with the process of selecting marijuana shops

    Professor Steiner was recently hired as a consultant by the City of Springfield to assist the city with the with development of a process for inviting marijuana shop applicants to submit their proposals and the creation of evaluation criteria.

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