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Seminar: 'Know Your Rights in Encounters with Law Enforcement'

Event Details

November 7, 2016
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: 904

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

Attorney Luke Ryan is a partner at the law firm Sasson Turnbull Ryan and Hoose and concentrates his practice in criminal defense at the trial and appellate level and in civil rights litigation. He is cooperating attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and has collaborated with the Center for Constitutional Rights.

In 2012, lectured on abusive police interrogation practices at a Forensic Summit sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

Luke has been active in many community organizations over the years including the Performance Project, Out Now, Arise for Social Justice and Springfield No One Leaves.

From 2005 to 2007, he clerked for United States District Judge Michael Ponsor.  Luke has been named a rising star by Massachusetts Super Lawyers in both 2013 and 2014 in the area of criminal defense.  The “rising star” status is given to lawyers  who have been in practice less than ten years.


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

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