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Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs

Navigating The Legislative Landscape

The Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs hosts a wide variety of programming including seminars, workshops, and legislative hearings, which are open to the general public. The Institute serves as a resource for alumni, state and local officials, and practicing attorneys who are interested in a variety of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs, and offers occasional opportunities for student engagement. Past programming has included Naturalization Ceremonies, a Celebration of Women in Public Service and Public Hearings by the State Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. The Institute also organizes an annual Supreme Court review, discussing the important decisions of the Court’s prior term.

Center Director

Julie Steiner

Julie Steiner

A passionate educator, Professor Steiner has been recognized for teaching excellence.  She is a six-time recipient of the Catherine J. Jones Professor of Year Award (2022, 2021, 2019, 2015, 2013, 2012). Prior to joining the faculty of Western New England University School of Law, Professor Steiner was a member of the full-time faculty at St. John’s University School of Law where she received the honor of Professor of the Year (2009) and the Dean’s Teaching Award (2008).

Professor Steiner's Faculty Profile

Current Events

November 1 from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Law Common
Growing Pains: Emerging Risks for Cannabis Industry Profitability and Strategies for Managing These Risks

Past Events

In The Media

Appearance On WGBY Connecting Point Discussing Appointment Of New Supreme Court Justice

Western New England University School of Law Professor and Constitutional expert Arthur Wolf discusses the controversy surrounding the appointment of a new Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, filling the vacancy created by the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Contact Information

Julie Steiner

Institute Director and Professor of Law

Office: L217

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