Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

UMass Law & Westfield State Host Signing and Panel Event to Announce New Agreement and Emphasize Public Law School’s Role in Promoting Social Justice

WHAT:          Westfield State University and UMass Law will officially announce a new 3 plus 3 law program. Students who complete the six-year program will obtain both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree. In addition to having criminal justice, political science and other majors traditionally related to law serve as feeders for the program, the idea is to incorporate a more diverse grouping of majors (e.g. business, ethnic and gender studies, English) to participate in the program. The April 24 announcement and agreement signing event will feature an expert panel.

WHO:             “The Role of a Public Law School in Promoting Social Justice” panelists: Attorney Eric J. Mitnick, Dean, UMass Law

Dr. John F. Quinn, Director of Public Interest Law Programs and Community Partnership, UMass Law

Dr. Alice Perry, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Westfield State University (former prosecuting attorney)

Attorney Len Zandrow, Justice Bridge Incubator, UMass Law


WHEN:          Tuesday, April 24, 2018

12:30 p.m.: “The Role of a Public Law School in Promoting Social Justice”

1:15 p.m.: Official announcement/signing of the UMass Law/Westfield State new agreement

1:30 p.m.: Reception & networking

WHERE:       Owl’s Nest, Ely Hall

                   Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave., Westfield, Mass. 01086

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