Alumni Benefits and Services

As an alumnus/a of Western New England University School of Law, the following benefits and services are available to you:

 

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Alumni
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ID Card

Alumni Association ID Card

The Alumni Association ID Card (gold card) allows alumni to use the services and resources designated on campus, including the Alumni Healthful Living Center, computer facilities, and the D'Amour Library.

To obtain an Alumni Association ID Card please email ggilmore@law.wne.edu or call 413-782-1530. 

 

 

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School of Law Library

   

School of Law Library

NEW HOURS & ADMISSION RULES:  A benefit to all alumni is the use of the School of Law Library upon presenting an I.D. at the Security Desk Monday through Friday only.  Alumni who wish to use the Law Library after 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, or on weekends may fill out an Alumni Library Access Form and bring it to the Public Safety Office, along with your (gold) alumni card and a photo ID, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., in order to obtain an access card for weekend library use. 

For limited hours or information, call 413-782-1457 or visit the School of Law website at www1.law.wne.edu/library .

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The Alumni
Healthful Living Center 

The Alumni Healthful Living Center

The Alumni Healthful Living Center rivals the area’s best health clubs. It offers Nautilus(TM) and weight training equipment, wellness and recreation programs, an indoor track, and an eight-lane swimming pool. Alumni are welcome at all hours the Center is open. Please call 413-782-1518 to verify hours or check the University website www.wne.edu. There is no charge for alumni to use the facility. Your Alumni Association ID Card and a photo ID are required for admission. Guest passes for family and friends may be purchased for $2 each from the Student Administrative Services (SAS) Office by calling 413-796-2080. 

 

Alumni Finder 

As a Law School Alumna/Alumnus, you have available to you a very useful tool for locating fellow alumni.  Please log in and create your account at www.law.wne.edu/alumni , to use the Law Alumni Finder tool on the web.  It's easy and helpful, whether you need to refer a case, are looking for information, or just want to reconnect.  I encourage you to use this tool.  It is such a valuable resource for all of our alumni. 

The Western New England University School of Law Alumni LinkedIn Group

It's no secret that networking is the key to finding a job, and it's no secret that LinkedIn is the top professional networking site in the world, with more than 135 million members worldwide.

Now Western New England University School of Law alumni have their own LinkedIn group with more than 1,100 members, thanks to the efforts of Bruce J. Cheriff L'86, managing partner at the law firm of Cheriff & Fink, P.C. 

LinkedIn is fertile ground for job seekers because of its capacity to exponentially expand their networks in a short amount of time.  Also, the service is free.  Users create their own profiles of professional qualifications on LinkedIn and then they can then find colleagues, classmates, clients, and candidates.  They can also post job listings and seek business opportunities.

LinkedIn is a nine-year-old service that, after a slow start, doubled its membership in 2004 to 8 million.  Now it's adding a million accounts a month. 

To join the Western New England University School of Law Alumni group, you must be a member of LinkedIn.  Not a member?  Click here to join LinkedIn

Many LinkedIn users, when applying for a job, see who in their network may have a connection at the company.

 

Continuing Legal Education Programs

Our highly successful CLE Programs have covered topics ranging from probating an estate to trying OUI cases.  All Alums get a discounted rate. For more information and registration call 877-676-6500.  Other free educational opportunities, such as the Annual Supreme Court Review, may be viewed at the Events Calendar in the "Current Students" are of this website. 

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Course Auditing

Course Auditing

Courses in the School of Law may be audited on a space-available basis with the permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs by an alumnus/a who has completed the J.D. degree at Western New England University School of Law.  For details regarding fees, eligibility, and space availability, contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at 413-782-1624.  If approved, submit course audit registration form to Registrar's Office. 

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D'Amour
Library

D’Amour Library

The D’Amour Library serves as a valuable resource to alumni undertaking professional research or expanding their personal reading enjoyment. Simply register at the circulation desk with your Alumni Association Card when you arrive. For more information and hours, contact the library at 413-782-1535, or visit the website at http://www1.wne.edu/library/.

 

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Networking with Other Alums

Are you interested in connecting with other alumni in your area?  The Law Alumni Association is branching out and would like your support and ideas in expanding our alumni chapters.  We are currently in the process of forming chapters in Florida, Washington, D.C., Boston and Springfield.  To participate, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at (413) 782-1311.

Other networking opportunities for alumni include the alumni receptions hosted by the School of Law at various locations around the country, reunions, and the dinner for students and alums of color. 

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The University
Bookstore

The University Bookstore

There’s no better way to proudly display your School of Law connection than with a shirt or memento from the University Bookstore. For store hours or more information, call the Bookstore at 413-782-1284, or visit it on the Web at www.wne.bkstr.com.

 

Alumni Publications

Alumni of the School of Law receive the full-color Perspectives magazine twice a year and the newsletter Law School Digest twice a year.  These publications are designed to apprise alums of current happenings at the School of Law and also to permit alumni to communicate with other alumni.

 

 

Career Services

The Career Services Office offers numerous seminars and workshops on job search techniques, interviewing skills, effective resume writing and other valuable job search skills.  Symplicity is Career Services' on-line job bank and web-based recruiting system. It lists jobs, externships, clerkships, fellowships, law firms by practice areas, and other opportunities sent to Career Services. The website where you may apply for these positions is: https://law-wnec-csm.symplicity.com

For more information please contact the at (413) 782-1417 visit their webpage Career Services Office .

To further improve our services to alumni living outside of the region, the Career Services Office receives placement bulletins from many other law schools. We reciprocate by sending our Alumni Job Bulletin to the other law schools that include us in their mailing. The Office can provide a list of law schools that participate in the job bulletin exchange.

Western New England University School of Law alumni also are eligible for reciprocity to other law schools' career services offices. Requests can be made through the Office of Career Services at Western New England University School of Law. Reciprocity is not usually extended from August 15 through November 15.

For more available services the Law School offers, please view our brochure Career Services and the Law Library - Lifelong Resources for Law Alumni

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Replacing a Diploma

Replacing a Diploma

If your diploma is lost or damaged, you can have it replaced by calling the Student Administrative Services Office at 413-796-2080 or
800-325-1122 ext. 2080.  (Note: a fee of $50 is necessary for this service.)  Click here for application and more replacement diploma infomation.  

 

Liberty Mutual Insurance Discounts

As a graduate of Western New England University School of Law, you may qualify for a special group discount* on your auto, home, and renters insurance through Group Savings Plus® from Liberty Mutual.  With Group Savings Plus, you can enjoy the ease and convenience of paying your premiums through electronic funds transfer with no down payment or finance charges.  You’ll also enjoy fast, easy round-the-clock claims service and a variety of discounts including multi-car, multi-policy, safe-driver, passive restraints and anti-theft device discounts*. 

 See for yourself how much money you could save with Liberty Mutual compared to your current insurance provider.  www.libertymutual.com/lm/wnecalumni

 *Group discounts, other discounts, and credits are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state.  Certain discounts apply to specific coverage only.  To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

Coverage provided and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA.

The Office of Law Alumni Relations serves as a resource to our members, committees and regional chapters. Feel free to contact Carol Thompson at 413-782-1311 with questions about benefits, events, or volunteer opportunities.