School of Law alumni putting degrees into action

Three recent law graduates to return to campus to discuss how they are utilizing their JDs at the Massachusetts State House

MA State House
The legislative counsel panel will take place March 1, at 5 p.m., in Room 232 at UMass Law.

UMass Law will welcome back three recent graduates to engage with current law students on how they are utilizing their Juris Doctors in researching and drafting legislation in their roles at the Massachusetts State House. The legislative counsel panel will take place March 1, at 5 p.m., in Room 232 at the law school.

Participating on the panel:

Audra RidingDeputy Counsel/Local Project Coordinator

Office of State Senator Mark Montigny

Danielle AllardLegislative Aide

Office of State Representative Bob Koczera

Kevin HartResearch Analyst

Office of State Representative Bill Straus

One of UMass Law’s signature programs is the Public Interest Law Fellowship Program (PILF), which consists of approximately 60 students who are provided a scholarship that represents 50 percent of both tuition and fees in exchange for a commitment by the students to careers in public interest law. As part of this program, students are required to perform 200 hours of community service/pro bono work.

‌UMass Law, located in Dartmouth, is the only public law school in Massachusetts and was established in 2010. It is conveniently located 30 miles from Providence, RI, and 60 miles from Boston, MA. UMass Law is committed to ensuring access to an affordable legal education for students who hope to pursue justice and serve others through the practice of law. UMass Law is provisionally approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654,312-988-6738.


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