A Juris Doctor candidate for 2011, Chad Dauman has earned a ranking in the top 12% of his class at the Western New England College School of Law. From October 2009 to the present, Chad Dauman's work on the College's Trial Team has garnered accolades. He was also a recipient of the Katherine M. Connell Scholarship and member of the Dean's List in 2009. As a candidate for a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Chad Dauman has finished two-thirds of his studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Chad Dauman received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus, located in Brockville, New York. With a 3.6 GPA, Chad Dauman was a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma criminal justice honor society. Chad Dauman's drive for law practice excellence is evident from his many legal assistant and summer associate positions. In the summer of 2009, Chad Dauman drafted motions and petitions and negotiated legally binding agreements for the City of Springfield's Office of Code Enforcement. He also gained seven months of public defender experience as an Extern with the Hartford Public Defender's office, where he drafted motions, interviewed clients, and represented various defendants at their arraignments. As a Summer Associate at Sasson Turnbull & Hoose in the summer of 2010, Chad Dauman fully investigated many criminal procedures and constitutional issues for the practice. Working closely with attorney David Hoose, Chad Dauman analyzed discovery material, developed sound defense strategies, and helped plan responses to the Commonwealth's cases. Chad Dauman exhibits his strong work ethic in his two current positions. As a Student Attorney at the Consumer Protection Clinic, Chad Dauman represents various consumers in both District and Housing Court. He also is a research assistant for Eric Blumenson's treatise on Massachusetts criminal defense.