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Press Release: UMass Law Review to Host Symposium on Veterans & the Law


UMass Law Review to Host Symposium on Veterans & the Law

Forum on Trends and Issues in Veterans & the Law Takes Place April 4

Author:  Joseph Sullivan [Contact]
Date:  April 2, 2014
Department:   Law School
Dartmouth, MA (April 2, 2014) -- The University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth (UMass Law) Review will host a symposium on "Trends and Issues in Veterans & the Law" Friday, April 4, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the UMass Law Moot Court Room.

The UMass Law Review is a co-curricular organization that publishes a student-reviewed journal. The law review publishes two issues per year. The January issue is a general-interest publication open to works on any legal topic. The May issue is a symposium format that features works relating to the "Trends & Issues" in a particular area of law. Each year's symposium topic is selected by the law review staff. Prior to publishing the issue, the law review hosts an annual roundtable symposium to promote academic discussion and debate on the chosen topic.

This year's roundtable symposium will feature:

Michael Weinstein
Founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Honarable Mary Hogan Sullivan
Presides over the Norfolk County Veterans Alternative Treatment Court

Professor James Ridgway
Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, scholar on veterans' issues and contributing author in our upcoming journal

Professor Dan Nagin
Director of Veterans Legal Clinic at Harvard University

Massachusetts State Senator Mike Rush
Iraq War Veteran and a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, Leading contributor to upcoming legislation on veterans' issues

Kevin Lambert
Director of Special Populations, Department of Veterans Services

Attorney Don Andrejczyk
Lead attorney at the Department of Veteran's Services

UMass Law is the only public law school in Massachusetts and was established in 2010. It is conveniently located 30 miles from Providence, RI, and 60 miles from Boston, MA. UMass Law is committed to ensuring access to an affordable legal education for students who hope to pursue justice and serve others through the practice of law.
 

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