Current Events

Our office is currently open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays when classes are in session. Students with questions or those who want to schedule an in-person or telephone appointment may call the office at (413) 782-1416.

As a requirement for obtaining the J.D. degree, students who begin their law studies in fall 2012 or thereafter must complete 20 hours of pro bono law-related service.  Join us to learn more about the requirement and how you can meet it in a way that best fits your schedule.

Mock Trial Pro Bono Activity Info Session

Wednesday, October 1, 12:30pm-1:00pm, Room 3

Are you looking for an opportunity to complete your pro bono graduation requirement? WNE Law will be partnering with Discovering Justice ( to offer a mock trial afterschool program to middle school students.

Working as an Attorney in a Government Agency

Thursday, October 2, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm, Room 2

Join us in a conversation with alumna Kristen Sopet, who serves as Commission Counsel for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. We will learn what it is like to work as an attorney in a state agency, specifically in the field of civil rights.

Massachusetts Superior Court Clerkship 2015-16

Monday, October 6, 12:00 noon-1:00pm, Room 4

The application process for Massachusetts Superior Court clerkships after graduation is opening soon. Romeo Camba, Manager of Legal Research Services and Barbara Pope, Research Attorney, Massachusetts Superior Court will discuss the positions and how to apply for them. If you are interested in clerking in the greater Springfield area after graduation, you will want to attend this presentation.

Writing Sample Workshop

Tuesday, October 7, 12:00 noon-1pm, Room 4

You will need a legal writing sample to apply for most legal positions. Professor Harris Freeman will lead a workshop on how to create your sample.

MBA CLE Program: 13th Annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Symposium

Tuesday, October 7, 4:00pm-7:00pm, Law Room B

The annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference focuses on important updates and issues relevant to both new and experienced bankruptcy practitioners. Membership to the MBA is free for law students, and CLE seminars are

free to all of our members.  If the student becomes an MBA member they can attend any of our seminars around the

Commonwealth for free, or they can access them “On Demand”.

Lunch & Learn: Public Defenders

Wednesday, 1200pm-1:00pm, October 15, Room C

Barra Cohen and Jonah Goldsmith will discuss the path to a successful criminal law practice and the day to day realities of working as a public defender. Lunch will be provided, but you need to RSVP. Please RSVP to Amy Feliciano at


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