Q & A with Dean Eric Mitnick
As part of the Oklahoma Legal Group's series on law school deans, Dean Eric Mitnick described his views on the changing landscape of legal education and practice.
Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees urges UMass Law graduates to defend the rule of law over the “rule of the mob”
49 Juris Doctor degrees awarded to Class of 2017 that performed more than 7,000 hours of pro bono and other law-related service to the community.
UMass Dartmouth Commencement 2017 student speakers announced
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies doctorate candidate Michael Savaria of Westport; undergraduate psychology major Brandi Bass of Springfield, and law degree candidate Sheyla Lors of Brooklyn, New York will deliver remarks to classmates May 13-15
UMass Law student Shayla Mombeleur to receive 2017 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship from Massachusetts Bar Association
It has long been her dream to attend law school with an aim to help the most vulnerable in society.
Commencement 2017 honorees announced
NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees, MacArthur Foundation Managing Director Cecilia Conrad to be awarded honorary degrees. Obama White House Chief Photographer and Dartmouth native Pete Souza, author and LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan to receive Chancellor’s Medals.
UMass Law student’s patient safety ideas win national award for legal writing
Mary Chaffee ’17 is one of ten students from across the country who will be presented with the prestigious Burton Award at the Library of Congress in May
Acclaimed filmmaker Clennon L. King to visit UMassD
Award-winning film Passage at St. Augustine chronicles movement that led to passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964.
UMass Law awarded Massachusetts Bar Association's Public Service Award
The Massachusetts Bar Association has recognized UMass Law for its commitment to providing an excellent, affordable, and accessible legal education.
Q&A: UMass Law professor on immigration executive order
President Trump's Executive Order banning immigration from seven countries has been contested in federal courts here in Massachusetts and several others. The order has left thousands of visa-holders in limbo, and has left universities and companies across the country considering the impacts. UMass Law Professor Irene Scharf directs the UMass Law Immigration Clinic and has been teaching and practicing immigration law since the 1970s. Here are her responses to two questions on the issue:
UMass Law launches clinic dedicated to protecting human rights within the U.S.
Human Rights at Home Clinic will focus on gender-based violence, unmet health needs and other human rights concerns in our local communities and beyond.