School of Law News

School of Law Welcomes New Students

Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Western New England University School of Law held its Convocation marking the start of a new academic year on August 26 in the Blake Law Center Commons. Fall Convocation brings together members of the School of Law community to start a new academic year of learning and intellectual growth. University President Anthony S. Caprio addressed the crowd saying "convocations cause us to pause and think about the beginning that we are embarking upon." His remarks were followed by United States District Court Judge Michael A. Ponsor, who delivered the keynote address. Ponsor was nominated by Bill Clinton in 1993 and received commission in 1994. Previously, he served a ten year term as U.S. Magistrate for the U.S. District Court.

20130826_w_0044jpgJudge Michael A. Ponsor addresses the crowd.

"In the process of earning a living, you will have an opportunity to do some good in the world and that is a great blessing that being a lawyer affords. You will find that it is very deeply satisfying," said Ponsor. He went on to say that "The opportunity to practice law in this moment in history and in the world and particularly in this place is a blessed gift. Enjoy it and do good."

To view more photos from Law Convocation, click here or visit the Campus Photos page.


News Links

· Latest News
· More News
· University News

Contact Information

For more information about a news item or to list an event, please email the Office of Marketing and External Affairs, or call 413-796-2261. For all other requests pertaining to the University, please use our contact forms.

Follow Us

1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119
Main University: 413-782-3111
Admissions: 413-782-1406 or 800-782-6665