Wednesday, June 22 2022

“The Honorable Karyn Polito is one of New England Law’s most distinguished graduates,” said Dean Lisa Freudenheim. “His many accomplishments in public service demonstrate that an education in New England law opens doors to careers that benefit society at the highest level. We are especially honored to have her join us in her final year of service as Lieutenant Governor.

Karyn Polito assumed the post of Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts on January 8, 2015and was sworn in for a second term on January 3, 2019. She began her public service in local government, as a member of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen, then as a state representative for five terms.

Lieutenant Governor Polito inspires through her leadership in many different areas. She is:

His biography states, “Since taking office with Governor charlie bakerlieutenant governor Karyn Polito visited and partnered with leaders in all 351 cities and towns of the Commonwealth, developing close relationships with mayors, city administrators and other city officials, and building on a fundamental belief and understanding that the Commonwealth’s success is driven by the strength of its diversity, breadth of people and places.”

In addition to his dedication to public service, Polito has long demonstrated a commitment to New England law. In recognition of her many contributions, the Lieutenant Governor was honored at New England Law | Boston Dean’s Reception 2017. She is a graduate of worcester Holy Name Central Catholic High School and Boston Collegeas well as a 1991 New England law graduate.

New England Law will also award an Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree to Katherine Cravenpresident of Massachusetts Council for Primary and Secondary Education and Administrative and Financial Director at Babson College; Graduated with a doctorate in law and the first black lawyer to practice in the State of Rhode Island, Dorothy Croquet ’31 (posthumous); and Doctor of Laws to former Chief Justice Roberto Ronquillo, Jr.’84 for his leadership of the Boston Municipal Court Department and his mentorship of New England law students as an adjunct professor.

New England Law | Boston was founded in 1908 under the name Portia School of Law, the first and only law school established exclusively for the education of women. Today, New England Law offers its mixed student body flexible and practical programs that combine rigorous academics, a vibrant community and early access to practical experience, and a diverse global alumni network spanning 29 countries, 50 states and 99 practices. areas. For more information, visit

SOURCE New England Law | Boston


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