Michael Dueñas, a third-year law student, grew up outside of Los Angeles. He was drawn to UMass Law for its affordability and commitment to public interest law, but as a son of Mexican immigrants, he wondered how he would fit in. What he found was a welcoming, diverse community. And he has been able to help the region's immigrant community through his work in the Immigration Law Clinic.
Michael Dueñas was drawn to UMass Law for its affordability and commitment to public interest law.
I had never been to the East Coast except for two days in Washington D.C., training for the Peace Corps. It was a big leap to come here, but it was the right choice.
Alicia Blanchard: 2018 UMass Law Commencement Speaker
Alicia Blanchard, JD candidate '18, plans to work in special education reform.
Peltz-Steele Research Examines Student Privacy When Violence is Caught on Video
Co-authoring with a former student, Professor Peltz-Steele has published an article on student privacy law when violent incidents are video recorded. Peltz-Steele and attorney Kitty L. Cone argue for federal regulatory reform to protect K12 students victimized by violent crime or tortious injury
Flanagan Leads Scholarship Workshop at National Conference
Professor Rebecca Flanagan led an at-capacity crowd at a workshop on academic publishing at the annual A.A.S.E. conference
Professor Duncan Quoted in Christian Science Monitor on Potential Consequences of Overturning Roe
“We’re a democratic republic, and ‘we the people’ ultimately should be the rulers. To the extent that it’s unelected people in robes deciding these questions [about abortion], ‘we the people’ are essentially left out of this.” – UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan