Upcoming Speakers and Events

Our alumni events page offers a complete listing of events for School of Law graduates. 


Friday, October 24, Training for the Domestic Violence Hotline
Are you interested in volunteering with the School of Law’s domestic violence hotline? Karen Riley McNary, Director of Community Intervention at YWCA Central Massachusetts Domestic Violence Services will be coming to educate us on issues relating to domestic violence.  We will also be joined by Attorney Michael Donnelly.
12:15-2:00 p.m., Law Room 4

Friday, October 24, Naturalization Ceremony
Judge Mark Mastroianni will preside.
Moot Court Room/Law Common
2:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27, Clason Series
50 Years After the Civil Rights Act: The Challenge of Ending Segregation in Housing and Education
Phil Tegeler, Executive Director, PRRAC
Law Common
12:00 noon

Tuesday, October 28, MA Bar CLE: Estate Planning
Estate planning can provide the foundation for a rewarding law practice. To ensure that you are providing the best estate planning service to your clients, attend this seminar to learn practical pointers for developing an estate plan from beginning to end. Our experts will explain the process using their own sample forms.
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Law Room B

Tuesday, October 28, Senatorial Debate
1st Hampden and Hampshire Senatorial District
Candidates: Debra Boronski and Eric Lesser
The event will also be streaming live via Ludlow Public Access TV. Following the debate, there will be a “Meet and Greet” reception in the Law Commons with the candidates.    
Moot Court Room/Law Commons
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Monday, November 3, Clason Series
The Surge of Central American Migrants at the Border and the Politics of Immigration Reform: Reflections from 25 Years of Fighting for Immigrants' Rights
Judy Rabinovitz, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
Law Common
12:00 noon

Wednesday, November 5, Workshop on Mentor Program
First-year students have the option of being paired with an alumni mentor. This workshop will explain the process of getting a mentor and answer questions you may have. 
12 noon-1:00 p.m., Law Room 1

Friday, November 7, 2014, Hampden County Bar Association 150th Gala
Log Cabin
Holyoke, MA

Monday, November 10, 2014, Color of Law Roundtable
Hector Zavala '12
Assistant District Attorney, Hampden County District Attorney's Office
Springfield District Court
12:00 noon
Law Common
Pizza will be served.

Monday, November 17, 15th Annual Dinner for Students and Alumni of Color
Carriage House at Barney Estate
Forest Park, Springfield

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
How to Handle an IRS Audit
Paul Mancinone '92
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Blake Law Center

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Common Legal Mistakes of Small Businesses
Dean Eric Gouvin, Prof. Robert Statchen, Michele Feinstein, ‘84
9:00 a.m.
Scibelli Enterprise Center
Springfield Technical Community College

November 19 - 30, Cruise the Panama Canal
This fall, take an 11-night vacation that is both relaxing and riveting. Cruise the Panama Canal with fellow alumni November 19-30 for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The Six Star Crystal Serenity cruise ship (pictured) will set sail from Miami to Key West, Florida; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan Island, Honduras; and Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. Click here for more details.

Saturday, November 22,  University Alumni Bus Trip to New York City
Bus departs from the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center at 7:30 a.m. and leaves New York City at 8:00 p.m.
More info on the University Alumni Calendar.


Saturday, January 10, 2015, Minority Law Day
9:00-3:00 p.m.
Blake Law Center

Saturday, January 24, 2015, University Alumni and Families Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Getaway
Fitchburg, MA


Thursday, February 26, 2015, University President’s Alumni Reception in Boston


March 5-13, 2015, University Alumni Trip to Peru


Sunday, May 17, 2015, Law Commencement Ceremony