UMass Law will welcome United States Ambassador to Portugal Robert A. Sherman tomorrow, Monday, October 26, at noon at the law school’s Moot Court Room.
Ambassador Sherman will discuss his journey from law school graduate to Ambassador to Portugal and of his accomplished career in public service. Ambassador Sherman will talk about his experience working for the federal government, as well as his work at home in Massachusetts and abroad.
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.
Robert A. Sherman of Massachusetts arrived in Lisbon on April 5, 2014 to serve as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Portugal. Ambassador Sherman presented his credentials to the President of the Portuguese Republic, His Excellency Aníbal Cavaco Silva, on May 30th, 2014.
Prior to becoming Ambassador, Mr. Sherman was a founding member of the Boston office of Greenburg Traurig, a large international law firm. He was Massachusetts' Assistant Attorney General and Consumer Protection Division Chief from 1991 to 1993, and served one year as Special Counsel to the Massachusetts Attorney General. There, he was responsible for the Attorney General Office's federal and multistate initiatives with the Department of Justice and Attorneys General offices around the country. He also worked on President Clinton's crime bill.