On September 1, 2009, the law school held its Convocation marking the beginning of the 2009-2010 academic year. After a proclamation of the opening of the academic year by Associate Dean Beth Cohen, Jason Levine, President of the Student Bar Association, introduced Dean Arthur Gaudio. Dean Gaudio, in turn, introduced Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut Chase Rogers. Chief Justice Rogers is a graduate of Western New England University School of Law. Chief Justice Rogers addressed the students on the importance of establishing a reputation for diligence, civility and integrity and advised the students that the need to build such a reputation begins in law school. A video archive of the Convocation can be found here in both streaming QuickTime® and Flash formats.