Information for Admitted Students

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME ADMITTED STUDENTS: The contents of this page are intended for the use of admitted students for the Fall 2010 class. This information will be periodically updated when new and relevant information becomes available.

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The First Year Preview (Admitted Student Open House) will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010, from 10:00-3:00 at the School of Law. The program will include a tour of the law school, an overview of the first year program and small group question and answer sessions and will conclude with a buffet dinner. If you are interested in attending, please register at admissions@law.wne.edu.

Housing

2010 Housing List (password required)

Western New England University School of Law is pleased to offer campus housing, located within walking distance of the Blake Law Center. There are a variety of options available including one, two, and three bedroom apartments.

All campus housing options are furnished and include Internet, phone, heat, and electricity. Laundry facilities and off-street parking are also available for no additional cost.

For those students who are unfamiliar with the Springfield area or who wish to live in close proximity to the Blake Law Center, our campus housing accommodations are a perfect alternative.

The Pioneer Valley also presents a wide assortment of affordable, convenient housing options for students. Rental opportunities range from apartment complexes in downtown Springfield; Victorian homes in the city’s residential neighborhoods; garden apartments in adjoining suburbs; small houses in rural areas; and apartments in Northampton, the area’s eclectic and hip college town. Rentals in the Springfield area generally range from $500 to $900 per month.

The Housing Coordinator will assist in finding the right housing for you. The Housing Coordinator will be available on or about May 15. You may contact the Housing Coordinator after that date by calling the Admissions Office at 800-782-6665, 413-782-1408, or by email at admissions@law.wne.edu.

Orientation

First Year Orientation for day students begins on Wednesday morning August 18 and ends on Friday afternoon August 20. The required Orientation for part-time evening students takes place during the evening on Wednesday August 18 and Thursday August 19. The Orientation Committee has a specific page of materials for entering law students. It provides information about Orientation, an FAQ, useful links, lists of law-related books and movies, and other information for entering law students.

Reception

We will hold a law firm reception in Hartford, where you will have the opportunity to meet your new classmates, current students, faculty members, and alums.

Seat Deposits

Once accepted, to reserve your seat in the Fall 2010 class, you must submit two separate seat deposits. The first seat deposit of $100 is due by April 15, 2010, and is non-refundable. The second non-refundable seat deposit of $400 is due by June 1, 2010. To pay online by electronic check or credit card (Mastercard or Discover), please click here.

Message Board

We have launched an Admitted Students message board on Google Groups. This message board is an excellent way to find out valuable information and to ask questions of administration, faculty, alumni, and current students. You may also ask questions of your fellow incoming students. The message board topics include: first year experience, first year academics, housing, pre-orientation events, Orientation information, 2009 incoming class news and announcements, faculty and staff, student services, summer readings and movies, financial aid, and miscellaneous. You must log in and register to view and post messages on the message board. It is a closed, moderated message board, and all admitted students have been added to the group, which can be accessed here.

We encourage you to bookmark the message board and visit it often. Information about registration, orientation, pre-orientation events, and assignments are just a few of the topics that will be discussed.

Final Transcript

You must provide an official, final transcript showing your undergraduate degree and the date it was awarded. To satisfy the American Bar Association (ABA) requirements, the final transcript should arrive directly from your undergraduate institution before Orientation. Unfortunately, the transcript you supplied to the Law School Admissions Council for your LSDAS report does not comply with the ABA requirements. Should you have any questions regarding your final transcript, please contact the Admissions office.

Health Services/Insurance

In order to meet your healthcare needs and comply with the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Western New England University you will need to complete the "Health History Physical Examination and Immunization Form" and the Heath Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Form. You may access these forms by clicking here. Should you have questions regarding these forms, please contact Western New England University Health Services at 413-782-1211.