Opening Meeting 2021

September 23, 2021
open at 6:30 p.m.
on line

Our opening meeting on September 23 will be held on line. Sudha Setty, Dean of the Western New England School of Law and long-time LWVA member, will speak on Democracy and the Rule of Law: The challenge or restoring and restoring faith in U.S. institutions.

Sudha Setty became Dean of the School of Law in 2018, and has served on the faculty since 2006. She is the author of National Security Secrecy: Comparative Effects on Democracy and the Rule of Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017), the editor of Constitutions, Security, and the Rule of Law (Open Society Foundations 2014), and has written dozens of articles on national Security Law and Policy. In July 2018, she was elected to membership in the American Law Institute.

Among her many honors, Sudha recently received the 2021 Human Relations Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice. She is also a founder of the Workshop for Asian-American Women in the Legal Academy, with its inaugural workshop being held in 2021, an effort to support current and aspiring members of the legal academy and to diversify its ranks. Dean Setty has been recognized on the Lawyers of Color Power List in 2020, as one of the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women in the Law in 2019, and as Trailblazer by the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut in 2015.

The program begins at 7:00 but the meeting will be open at 6:30 p.m. for conversation. Registration is required.