Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs provides advice and counseling on academic and non-academic matters for all law students. The office acts as a liaison between students, faculty, and other law school administrators. It provides important information and resources to students on a vast array of issues. When you need answers, the Office of Student Affairs is a great place to start.

Services include: 

  • Short-term counseling and assistance with academic and personal problems, leave of absence, and other issues related to a law student's life. 
  • Coordinating student activities such as first-year orientation and graduation.
  • Hosting workshops designed to enrich student understanding of law school procedures and life as a law student.
  • Overseeing the Student Bar Association and student organizations.
  • Acting as the primary coordinator and liaison for students with disabilities and overseeing the process of providing accommodations to students with disabilities.
  • Assist with short-term emergency loans.
  • Implement procedures for scholarship opportunities for returning students.

We have an open door policy. We encourage students to address any issue that relates to or enriches your law school experience. 

Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (hours are extended until 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) The Office of Student Affairs is located in the Blake Law Center in Room 143.      

Telephone: 413-782-1624 or 413-782-1376
Fax: 413-796-2067

Michael A. Johnson
Associate Dean of Student Affairs 
and Enrollment Planning
mjohnson@law.wne.edu

Barbara Cooley
Administrative Assistant
bcooley@law.wne.edu

Non-Discrimination Policy

Western New England University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Executive Director of Human Resources, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119-2684. Inquires concerning the application of nondiscrimination policies may also be referred to the Regional Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, J.W. McCormack P.O.C.H., Room 222, Boston MA 02109-4557.

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Michael Johnson
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
and Enrollment Planning