Color of Law Roundtable

Created in 2007, the Color of Law Roundtable brings attorneys of color to Western New England University to share their educational, career, and personal experiences with the School of Law community.

The speakers give students an opportunity to ask candid questions about career choices, career challenges, and the decisions that the speakers made in response to those challenges. Roundtable speakers, many of whom are graduates of Western New England University School of Law, represent a wide range of practice areas and careers, giving students a firsthand look at the numerous possibilities a legal education can provide.

Details about fall events will be announced as they become available. Please join us. 

Color of Law Roundtable Directors

Professors Sudha Setty and Bridgette Baldwin both joined the School of Law faculty in the fall of 2006.

Professor Setty was a litigator for seven years prior to joining the School of Law, and has written in the areas of comparative constitutional law and politics as well as Title IX and women’s rights.

Professor Baldwin was a criminal and civil defense attorney in New York City and also taught in the area of criminal law and procedure before joining the School of Law. Her research interests include criminal law and procedure, welfare law, and critical race theory.

Past Color of Law speakers 

For more information, please contact Professor Baldwin at bbaldwin@law.wne.edu or Professor Setty at ssetty@law.wne.edu

Color of Law Speakers 2013-14

Spring 2014

Bernardo G. Cuadra ’10
Associate, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

March 13
12:00 noon
Faculty Lounge
Blake Law Center

Bernardo Cuadra practices in the area of estate planning, estate settlement and trust administration. Bernardo assists clients with the full range of planning techniques for tax-effective intergenerational and charitable transfers. He also prepares, and advises those preparing, probate documents, estate taxreturns and fiduciary income tax returns as well as represents estates before the IRS and DRS on audit.

Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Bernardo was a law clerk for the Honorable Flemming L. Norcot Jr. of the Connecticut Supreme Court. In law school, Bernardo participated in the National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, externed for the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth P. Neiman of the U.S. Federal District Court District of Massachusetts, served as President of the Family Law Association, and was Managing Editor of the Western New England Law Review.

Admitted to the Bar in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Bernardo earned his JD magna cum laude from Western New England in 2010 and a BS from Boston College in 2000. 

Lunch will be served.?
Seating is limited.
Reservations required by
contacting Professor Sudha Setty
at sudha.n.setty@gmail.com

Fall 2013

Sarala Nagala
Assistant United States Attorney
District of Connecticut

October 9

Sarala V. Nagala is an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut, where she is assigned to the Major Crimes and National Security unit.  She prosecutes cases in the areas of child exploitation, identity theft, tax fraud, intellectual property, and national security, among others. She also serves as cochair of the office's diversity committee. Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office, Ms. Nagala practiced at the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson in San Francisco, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan P. Graber on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Portland, OR.  Ms. Nagala is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).