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From Law School to Legal Excellence

"Tenacious." That's how one alumna describes the students of Western New England University School of Law. Tenacity is what created our law school–and it's what keeps us committed to providing a student-centered education that produces graduates who are ready to make a greater degree of impact. With five concentrations that allow you to personalize your legal education, WNE University School of Law students are passionate, entrepreneurial, and driven by a desire to right social injustice—and we have a feeling you're going to fit right in.

As the only law school in Massachusetts outside the Boston area, you will enjoy unparalleled access to practical experience while you are in law school. We have established relationships with state and federal courts, major law firms, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies so that you can get the most out of your externships and clinical experiences.

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90% Students who receive financial aid
8:1 Student-to-faculty ratio
20+ Students Organizations

Catalyst for Change

From the Juris Doctor and LLM in Elder Law and Estate Planning, to the many dual-degree programs offered in Accounting, Social Work, Engineering Management, and more, Western New England University School of Law will provide you with unique opportunities to advance your career and gain the credentials that prospective employers want. Learn a blend of theory, skills, and ethical values that can be applied even beyond your career in the legal profession. Learn from motivating instructors who want to see you succeed, both in and outside of the classroom. And with our low student-faculty ratio, you'll get the individualized attention you need to stay on top of your courses and build connections with your future colleagues.

In addition to practical learning within the classroom, a vast majority of our students graduate with hands-on experience in the field. At WNE University School of Law, you'll discover ample opportunities to practice your skills through our 8 clinicsa  wide variety of government, public interest, and private firm externships, and the Center for Social Justice. By the time you graduate, you'll have a resume that is sure to impress future employers.

WNE University School of Law’s network of over 8,500 alumni are truly one of its greatest assets. Our graduates have built rewarding and meaningful careers nation- and world-wide in legal practice, the judiciary, business, communications, criminal justice, finance, government, insurance, journalism, medicine, social work, and more. 

At WNE University School of Law, we stress the importance of a school-life balance and personal well-being. As you pursue your degree, you'll find a number of resources that will help you navigate life as a lawyer-in-training and beyond. With programs and services like the Career Services Office, the Center for Health and Well-Being, Student Accessibility Services, you'll be on track to reach your long-term goals without sacrificing your health or happiness.

Ready to take the next steps toward a brighter future? Apply to become a Golden Bear today!

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What are you waiting for? Discover a transformative learning experience that goes beyond the classroom. Join the School of Law today!

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Center For Social Justice

The Center for Social Justice is designed to strengthen collaborative efforts between the School of Law and the region to work toward a more just, equitable, and inclusive society.

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Get Involved on Campus

At the School of Law, you'll find no shortage of student organizations. With a diverse selection of co-curricular activities, you'll enjoy the tight-knit community of WNE alongside other like-minded Golden Bears.

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Center for Legislative and Gov Affairs

Centers & Institutes

Western New England University School of Law's Dynamic Hubs Driving Social Justice, Legislative Affairs, and Small Business Development.

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Potential students taking a selfie with a WNE student with the WNE cupola in the background.

Western New England University and Greenfield Community College Forge Joint Admissions Agreement

Western New England University (WNE) and Greenfield Community College (GCC) reaffirm their commitment to student success through the re-signing of a joint admissions agreement, enhancing transfer pathways and academic support for GCC students.

University News, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy and Health Sciences
student being taught about the law at WNE School of Law

School of Law Named Finalist in Bloomberg Law’s Law School Innovation Program

Western New England University School of Law is named a finalist in Bloomberg Law’s Law School Innovation Program. The school's innovative "Teaching Legal Research Through Community Outreach" program, focusing on real-time research, accessible communication, and skill cultivation, places it among 12 institutions leading legal education with forward-thinking initiatives.

University News, Law
(L to R:) Faculty mentor Professor Fred Royal joins law student winners, Joy Vincenzo and Brendan Morrison, to celebrate their recent victory at the ABA Tax Challenge Competition.

School of Law Students Secure Best Written Submission Prize at Prestigious ABA Tax Challenge Competition

Western New England University law students, Joy Vincenzo and Brendan Morrison, demonstrated exceptional tax law proficiency by securing the Best Written Submission prize at the ABA Tax Challenge against 64 competing teams.

University News, Law