Seminars and Conferences

Education at the School of Law is not confined to the classroom and the Library. Members of the School of Law community, both faculty and students, organize and particip ate in academic conferences each year which enrich the educational and professional life of the law school. Beginning in the Fall of 2001, we have instituted streaming video in QuickTime format of some of our conferences, beginning with the fifth in our annual series of conferences on the work of the Supreme Court of the United States for the previous Term. Beginning in 2007, many of the video archives are presented either using Flash video or in both Flash Video and QuickTime video. The Flash Video is downloaded to your computer as it plays; the QuickTime video is being streamed to your computer and is not at any point resident on your computer.

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Speakers and Conferences 2014-2015

September 15, 2014 A Clason Lecture by Federico Fabbrini Title: Fundamental Rights in Europe: A Comparative Perspective

Speakers and Conferences 2013-2014

April 22, 2014 The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Present The Last in the Spring Sessions of The 1,2,3's of Financial Literacy for Small Business featuring Ben Garvey Title: Insurance-Risk Management Techniques for Small Business
April 22, 2014 The Environmental Law Coalition presents  MUTANT TOMATOES? Debunking Myths About GMO Crops
April 14, 2014 A Clason Lecture by Martha F. Davis Title: State Courts and Human Rights
April 8, 2014 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series present Speaker Denis Gagnon Title:"One Man's Vision for XLERATING Success"
April 2, 2014 The Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies Present Speakers: Hema Sarang-Sieminski and Hisham Leil DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic Violence Issues for Non-citizens and Immigrants
 
March 27, 2014 The Environmental Law Coalition present Attorney: Richard EvansConservation Conveyancing: A Primer on Land Trusts and Conservation Easements
March 26, 2014 A Clason Lecture by Jared D. Correia, Esq. Title: Firm Foundations: Managing the Small Firm and Individual Practitioner Followed by the Law Review Symposium Panel Discussion
March 25, 2014 The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Present The Second of the Spring Sessions of The 1,2,3's of Financial Literacy for Small Business featuring Leslie Ross Lawrence and Sharon Czarnecki Title: Managing Credit and Banking Relationship
March 24, 2014 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series present Speaker Michael G. Semanie Jr. Title: Intrapreneurship in Pharmacy Management
February 17, 2014 The Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies Present the first in a series highlighting current legal issues relating to intimate partner violence A FILM:CRIME AFTER CRIME
February 10, 2014 A Clason Lecture by Peter Wagner. Title: Overdosing on prisons: Tackling the side effects of the United States' globally unprecedented use of the prison
November 19, 2013 The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Present The Final Program in the Fall Sessions of The 1,2,3's of Financial Literacy for Small Business with Paul Mancinone Title:Introduction to Tax Issues for Small Business
November 14, 2013 A Clason Lecture by Robin Kundis Craig. Title: New Directions in State Public Trust Doctrines in a Climate Change Era
November 5, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series present Speaker Larry Hott Title: Bringing a Legal Perspective to the Director's Chair
September 29, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series present Speaker Jeff Birnn Title: Living the Sweet Life
October 22, 2013 The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Present The Second of the Fall Sessions of The 1,2,3's of Financial Literacy for Small Business with John O'Brien Title: Accounting Basics-Understanding Financial Statements
October 16, 2013 A Clason Lecture by Karl Coplan. Title: The Climate Activism Model: Civil Rights, Prohibition, or Abolition?
October 4, 2013 Eighteenth Annual Supreme Court Review Conference, Important Decisions of the 2012-2013 Term of the Supreme Court of the United States
September 25, 2013 The Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies Present Professor Erin Buzuvis and Panelists Professor Bridgette Baldwin, Journalist Billy Townsend, Detective Leon Laster and Springfield Police Officer Charles Youmans: PROFILING Race and Masculinity: Florida, Massachusetts and Beyond 
September 24, 2013 The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Present The First of the Fall Sessions of The 1,2,3's of Financial Literacy for Small Business with James McKeon and Lynn Walter Title: Basics of Financial and Business Planning
September 23, 2013 A Clason Lecture by Michael B. Gerrard. Title: Can the Law Save Island Nations from Drowning?
September 12, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series present Speaker Ron Lalli: Lessons learned: success stories with Ron Lalli
August 26, 2013 Convocation address by the Honorable Michael A. Ponsor, Senior judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts  
August 23, 2013 The School of Law at W.N.E.U. presents the Honorable Michael A. Ponsor, author of "The Hanging Judge" in a discussion with students about the creation of the novel "The Hanging Judge" 

Speakers and Conferences 2012-2013

June 19, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Extreme Business Makeover present Panelists: Kent Pecoy, Meagan Lynch, Rick Giobetti, Sharon M Czarnecki and Robert Walker:Featured Business Baystate Accessibility Remodelers with Cynthia and Jason Harris
April 16, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Basic Business Law for Small Businesses present: Speakers: George I. Roumeliotis, Justin H. Dion and Kara S. Rescia Bankruptcy
April 11, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series present Speaker Andrew Robinson: The Entrepreneurship of Pharmacy
April 5, 2013 A Clason Lecture by Wadie Said. Title: The Criminal Terrorist Prosecution
April 2, 2013 The International Law Society and Women's Law Association present Speaker: Alex J. GrantHuman Trafficking - Closer Than You Think
March 14, 2013 The Animal Law Association presents Speaker Linda Huebner, Dept. Director of the MSPCAHelping Animals Using The Legislative Process
March 13, 2013 The Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies Presents part one of a two part series Featured Panelists: Prof. Erin Buzuvis, Prof. Leora Harpaz, Prof. Jennifer Levi, Prof. Bruce Miller, Prof. Giovanna Shay and Chris Erchull, 2L.: Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court, Oral Arguments
March 12, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series present Panelists: Peter Irvine, Leah Kunkel and Steve Wheelock Intellectual Property Law Basics
March 12, 2013 A Clason Lecture by Penelope Andrews. Title: Conditional Interdependence and Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women's Human Rights
March 5, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series present Panelists: Joseph Kershenbaum and Jayson Falcone: Lawyer as Entrepreneur
January 29, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series present Panelists: Tina Stevens, Robert C. Andrews Jr. and Janine Fondon: Entrepreneurship in Creative Communications.
January 29, 2013 A Clason Lecture by Fionnuala Ni Aolain. Title: Rethinking Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
January 25, 2013 The School of Law, Career Services Present Speaker: Chris Jensen, Partner, Cowan Leibowitz & Latman, NYC.: Pro Bono: Capital Defense
January 23, 2013 The Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies Present Speaker: Detective Deirdri Fishel, State College PA: Telling Amy's Story 
January 22, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Extreme Business Makeover, Panelists include: David Webber,Esq., April Heavens-Woodcock, Jennifer Little-Greer and Jackie Fallon '82. Featured Business: BYTEBAK Computers, with Kimberly and Gregor Galvin
January 15, 2013 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Present: Speakers Jennifer A. Rymarski,Esq., David A.Parke, Esq. and Kyle R. Guelcher, Esq.: Contracts, Sales, Collections, and Dispute Resolution
November 13, 2012 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Present: Rebecca Bouchard,Esq., Charles R. Casartello Jr., Esq. and Arnold "Al" Lizana, Esq.
November 8, 2012 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Present: Jackie Fallon Owner of FIT solutions.
October 27, 2012

Seventeenth Annual Supreme Court Review Conference: Important Decisions of the October 2011 Term and A Look Ahead at the October 2012 Term

October 23, 2012 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Present Spreaker Mike Matusczak, I.R.S., and Paul Mancinone, Esq.: Current Tax Issues Facing Small Businesses and How To Handle an Audit
October 22, 2012 A Clason Lecture by Professor Jennifer Gordon, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law. Title: The Public Interest Lawyer and the Quest for Immigrant Workers Rights
October 16, 2012 The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series present:  Gary Bogoff, Cofounder of Berkshire Brewing Company
October 10, 2012 The Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies present Panelists: Erin Buzuvis, Kevin Roy, Gabrielle Viator, Alexander Rosas: Bullying in Schools: How Should the Law Protect Students
September 28, 2012

Building the Arc of Justice: the Life and Legal Thought of Derrick Bell

September 18, 2012 The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series presents Stanley Kowalski III, Chairman of FloDesign, Inc.
September 13, 2012 Constitution Day 2012 by Professor Jonathan Beagle, Western New England University
August 22, 2012 Convocation Address by Diane F. Bosse, Chair of the New York State Board Examiners

Speakers and Conferences 2011-2012

April 11, 2012 Faculty Panel Discussion on the oral arguments on the constituionality of the Affordable Health Care Act before the United States Supreme Court. Presenters: Professors Leora Harpaz, Bruce Miller and Arthur Wolf; Moderator: Professor Sudha Setty.
April 6, 2012 Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series Presents speaker Prof. Eric J. Gouvin, Director of the Center at Western New England University. Title: Insurance Risk Management - Techniques for Small Business
April 5, 2012 Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series Presents Dr. Barry Barnes at Western New England University. Title: Everything I know about business I learned from the Grateful Dead
March 6, 2012 Clason Lecture by Professor Mary Anne Case, University of Chicago School of Law. Title: "You're telling me it's wrong to do to the prisoners what the Army does to its own soldiers?," Gender Performance Requirements of the U.S. Military in the War on Islamic Terrorism
February 14, 2012 Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop presents Panelists: Julian Tynes, Susan Fentin, Whitney Holovach, and Jennifer LeviMassachusetts' New Transgender Rights Law: Strategies for Compliance and Advocacy
January 24, 2012 Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship - Speaker Series presents speaker David P. Weber, Assistant Professor of Law, Creighton University School of Law. Title: Undocumented Entrepreneurs: Business Structure and Immigration Compliance
January 19, 2012 Clason Lecture by Professor Wendy Murphy, New England School of Law Title: Campus Rape, Title IX, and the New Guidelines, New Clarity and New Controversies
November 21, 2011 Animal Law Association speaker, Professor William Baker, Professor of Law Western New England University. Title: Estate Planning for Pet Owners
November 11, 2011 Supreme Court Review Conference: Important Decisions of the October 2010 Term and A Look Ahead at the October 2011 Term
November 8, 2011 Clason Lecture by Professor Richard Wilson, Professor of Law and Anthropology, University of Connecticut. Title: Writing History in International Criminal Trials.
October 25, 2011 Clason Lecture by Dean Claudio Grossman, Washington College of Law at American University. Title: The American System for the Protection of Human Rights
September 13, 2011 Clason Lecture by Jennifer Harbury, Esq. Title: U.S. Torture Practices: The Guatemala Experience
August 23, 2011 Convocation Address by Justice Francis X. Spina, Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

Speakers and Conferences 2010-2011

March 3, 2011 Clason Lecture by Professor Robert Tsai. Title: Lessons from the Indian Stream Republic
October 16, 2010 Supreme Court Review Conference 2009-2010 Term
October 12, 2010 Clason Lecture by Wilma Liebman, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, Title: More Rights, Fewer Jobs? Labor Law During Hard Times
September 23, 2010 Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship Speaker Series 2010-2011, Professor W. Sherman Rogers. Title: The African American Entrepreneur Then and Now
September 20, 2010 Clason Lecture by Scott Horton. Title: The Obama Administration and the War on Terror – Continuity or Change You Can Believe In?
September 17, 2010 Constitution Day Commemoration - Professor James Gordon, Civil Liberties During the Civil War.
August 31, 2010 Convocation Address by Judge Alvin W. Thompson, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Introductions by President Anthony Caprio, Dean Arthur Gaudio, Associate Dean Beth Cohen and Student Bar Association President Maren Law.
August 24, 2010 Clason Lecture by Professor Jack Chin, the Chester H. Smith Professor of Law, Professor of Public Administration and Policy, and Co-Director, Program in Criminal Law and Policy at The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Title: Quasi-Crime and Quasi-Punishment: Criminal Process Effects of Immigration Status. If your computer can play either QuickTime or iTunes videos, you may prefer watching this video in streaming QuickTime format.

Speakers and Conferences 2009-2010

April 8, 2010 Clason Lecture by Professor Kimberley Mutcherson, Rutgers-Camden School of Law. Title: Feeling Like Makin' Babies: Mapping the Borders of the Right to Procreate in a Post-Coital World
March 4, 2010 Clason Lecture by Professor Erin Murphy, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Title: Exploring Databases in the Criminal Justice System
February 18, 2010 Clason Lecture by Professor Robert Chesney, University of Texas School of Law. Title: Military Detention
October 14, 2009

 

Keeping Gideon's Promise: The Evolution of the Right to Counsel, A Symposium Presented in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Superior Court

Overview of the Law by Professor Arthur Leavens

Keynote Speaker Anthony Lewis: "Gideon and the Right to Counsel"

Panel Discussion - Right to Counsel in Massachusetts

October 13, 2009 Clason Lecture by Professor Michael Wishnie, Yale Law School. Title: The Immigration Debate: From the Berkshires to Washington
October 3, 2009 Supreme Court Review Conference - a Review of Important Decisions of the United States Supreme Court during its 2008-2009 Term
September 1, 2009 Convocation Address by Chief Justice Chase Rogers, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut. Introductions by Dean Arthur Gaudio, Associate Dean Beth Cohen and Student Bar Association President Jason Levine

Speakers and Conferences 2008-2009

April 7, 2009
Clason Lecture by Professor Molly Beutz Land. Title: Human Rights, Copyright and Culture
March 9, 2009
Clason Lecture by David Singleton, Esq. Title: Diligence Alone Won't Do: Representing Indigent Defendants Zealously
February 25, 2009 S. Prestley and Helen Blake Discussing the Harvard Business School Case Study of Blake v. Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
February 5, 2009
Clason Lecture by Dr. David Michaels. Title: Doubt is Their Product: Manufactured Uncertainty and Public Health
November 17, 2008
Clason Lecture by Stephanie Robinson, Esq. Title: Election 2008: Race, Gender, Power, and the Future of America
November 1, 2008
Supreme Court Review Conference - a Review of Important Decisions of the United States Supreme Court during its 2007-2008 Term (Available on Request from Law School Library)
October 8, 2008
Clason Lecture by Professor David Hall, Northeastern University School of Law. Title: Multiple Intelligences and the Practice of Law
October 3, 2008
Clason Lecture by Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights. Title: The First 100 Days: Restoring Our Constitution

Speakers and Conferences 2007-2008

November 3, 2007
Supreme Court Review Conference - A Review of Important Decisions of the 2006-2007 Term (Available on Request from Law School Library)
September 17, 2007
Constitution Day Address by Justice John Greaney, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts - The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 and the United States Constitution of 1787