J.D./LL.M. Advanced Standing
The Insurance Law Center is pleased to announce the establishment of a new advanced standing status, offering J.D. students from any law school the option of working toward a LL.M. in Insurance Law while still J.D. candidates. Up to 12 credits of insurance law classes taken at the Law School as part of the J.D. program may be applied toward the LL.M. degree requirements. Full-time, day division J.D. candidates at the Law School who are in good standing may apply to the LL.M. program by submitting an abbreviated LL.M. application during their fourth, fifth or sixth semesters. Evening division students may apply upon reaching a comparable milestone. Students at other U.S. law schools may apply to become advanced standing students during their fourth semester of law school. Accepted students will be provisionally admitted to the LL.M. program and will spend their final J.D. year at the University of Connecticut School of Law. (The J.D. degree will not be awarded by the University of Connecticut but rather by the advanced standing student's home law school).
Shauhin Talesh graduated with high honors from the J.D. program and then completed his LL.M. degree while clerking for the Connecticut Supreme Court. Shauhin works in the commercial litigation department of the Los Angeles office of Foley & Lardner, handling cases in the insurance, reinsurance and health care areas. His LL.M. thesis, "Breaking the Learned Helplessness of Patients: Why MCOs Should be Required to Disclose Financial Incentives," was published in Law and Psychology Review.