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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, 100% 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 clinics, 60 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. Centers and Institutes
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Dr. Johnson stands with partners from MassMutual and MGM at the WNE School of Law

MGM Springfield and Western New England University Announce Expungement Events and Partnership

New England University (WNE) and MGM Springfield partner for criminal record expungement events, offering individuals a second chance at employment and housing opportunities, reinforcing their commitment to social justice.

University News, Law
Western New England University Law Professor Bridgette Baldwin

Bridgette Baldwin Recognized for Social Impact by The Connecticut Law Tribune

Western New England University honors Professor Bridgette Baldwin's remarkable achievement as she is recognized in the Social Impact category at the 2023 New England Legal Awards. Baldwin's impactful work in the legal field, her commitment to diversity and inclusion, and her dedication to community betterment stand as a testament to her exceptional contributions.

University News, Faculty, Law
Zelda B. Harris, incoming Dean of Western New England University School of Law

Zelda B. Harris Named Dean of Western New England University School of Law

Western New England University appoints Zelda B. Harris as the new Dean of the School of Law, praising her experience, leadership, and commitment to social justice.

University News, Faculty, Law