Lawyer-Alumni Networking Event - Thursday, Oct. 22nd

This coming Thursday, you’ll have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a number of UMass alumni who are currently practicing attorneys in a variety of fields.  To maximize the opportunity for individual connections, we will use a “speed-networking” format. Small groups of students will meet with each alumnus/a to converse with and ask questions about their career experiences. After 8-10 minutes with one of the graduates, students will move on until they have met with each of the alumni participants. At the conclusion of the program, students will have the opportunity to meet informally with the alumni.

The attorneys work in a variety of fields and practice settings, giving you a unique opportunity to compare (and learn from) their experiences.

The panelists include:

  • Dwight Merriam (‘68, Sociology), Partner, Robinson & Cole, Hartford, CT; specializing in real estate and land use management law
  • Denise Gaudet (‘77, Economics), Assistant General Counsel, Sovereign Bank, Boston, MA; specializing in banking and commercial transactions
  • Carrie Payne (‘04, Legal Studies and English), Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Boston, MA; specializing in commercial litigation and environmental law
  • Colin Keefe (‘91, Political Science), Solo practitioner, Law Offices of Colin Keefe, Leeds, MA; specializing in criminal defense
  • Michael Gove (‘01, Political Science and History), Associate, Lyon & Fitzpatrick, LLP, Holyoke, MA; specializing in business law, employment law, estate planning, landlord-tenant law and zoning law

Thursday, October 22nd—5:30 pm SBS Advising Center—128 Thompson Register in advance

Co-sponsored by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Commonwealth College, the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, and the Pre-law Advising Office.