• Summer Term at UConn Law

    Summer Term at UConn Law offers students the opportunity to earn credits toward a degree or to take a course related to personal or professional interests. Classes now enrolling.

  • Image of Professor Jennifer Mailly and Associate Dean Paul Chill
    Curricular Reform at UConn Law

    Professor Jennifer Mailly and Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education Paul Chill '85 comment on the Law School's efforts to enhance experiential learning opportunities for students.

  • Discussions with the Dean

    In this video series, Dean Timothy S. Fisher talks about his goals for the Law School and what makes UConn Law a leader in legal education.

  • Four new faculty pose for a group photo.
    New Faculty 2013-2014

    This academic year, four new faculty experts bring an array of research and scholarship to the Law School in insurance, human rights, health care law and election regulation.

  • Collage of artifacts and memorabilia from UConn Law's history.
    The Places We've Been - History of UConn Law

    From a six-student night school in rented rooms in downtown Hartford to the magnificent Gothic halls of the Elizabeth Street campus, the evolution of the UConn School of Law is an example of why “change is good.” 

Featured Events

Community Engagement

  • Word block image on poverty law

    Students in the Law School's Poverty Law Clinic are placed with Connecticut legal services programs where, under the supervision of practicing attorneys, they work cases on behalf of low-income clients.

  • Image of Prison Cells

    The Criminal Clinics aim to develop a student's professional and technical competence so that he or she can practice at the highest standards of criminal defense lawyering. Our clients' cases present student attorneys with issues common in the practice of criminal law.

  • In the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, law students handle every aspect of representation in high-stakes cases that determine whether a client who has fled political, religious or other persecution in his or her home country will be granted asylum in the United States.

  • A light bulb looks like it has a tree growing in it. Wind turbines fade behind the light bulb.

    The Energy and Environmental Law Practice Clinic focuses on developing students' lawyering skills, judgment and professional responsibility, as well as deepening their understanding of environmental law and practice.

    Read more about the clinic »

  • Graduate Focus
    Image of Cheryl Sharp '93
    Human Rights Attorney
    Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

    In 1993, Cheryl A. Sharp ’93 followed through on her longstanding plan to do advocacy work when she signed on as a law clerk with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

  • Graduate Focus
    Image of Cindy Johnson, Class of 2011
    Staff Attorney
    Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

    When Cindy Johnson ’11 began her studies in the evening division at UConn Law in 2007, she had 20-plus years of experience in software development on her résumé and a self-described “dream” of being a public interest lawyer.

  • Graduate Focus
    Emily Roisman, Class of 1985
    Vice President and Corporate Counsel
    Feld Entertainment

    When Emily Roisman '85 left her practice as a partner to join the circus she was not pursuing a childhood dream to be a tight-rope walker. Rather, Roisman went to work for Feld Entertainment®, the world’s leading producer of live family entertainment, including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus®.

  • Graduate Focus
    Joseph C. Steffan '94 poses for the profile.
    Executive Director
    Morgan Stanley

    When Joseph C. Steffan '94 entered the Law School in 1991, he was in the midst of a public battle over his discharge in 1987 from the U.S. Naval Academy based solely on a truthful acknowledgement of his sexual orientation. Steffan shares his thoughts on the repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

  • Graduate Focus
    Marcia M. Boumil '83 poses for the graduate magazine profile.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

    Marcia M. Boumil '83 dedicates her very busy professional life to important issues at the intersection of health and law.

  • Student Focus
    Martha Perez, Class of 2012
    Student

    Martha Perez ’12 wanted to be a public interest lawyer since her middle school years, when an immigration attorney helped prevent the deportation of her family after a bogus attorney duped her father out of $10,000.

  • Graduate Focus
    Michael Lynch '12 poses for the graduate magazine profile.
    Associate
    Garcia & Milas, P.C

    It took Michael Lynch '12 four-and-a-half years to earn his J.D. from UConn Law - and for good reason. While his classmates were finishing their course work, Lynch was in Laghman Province, Afghanistan commanding a 180-person infantry company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom X.

  • Graduate Focus
    Mayor Pedro E. Segarra '85 poses for the graduate magazine profile.
    Mayor
    City of Hartford

    At the age of fifteen, Pedro E. Segarra '85 left his mother and five siblings and moved - by himself - to Hartford to escape the gang violence that took the lives of two of his good friends in the Bronx neighborhood his family had settled in after leaving Puerto Rico in 1966.

  • Graduate Focus
    Shauhin Talesh '00, LL.M. '01 poses for the graduate magazine profile.
    Assistant Professor
    University of California, Irvine, School of Law

    In 2001, Shauhin Talesh '00, LL.M. '01 fulfilled a dream when he accepted an assistant professorship at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. It was a dream, he says, that began to take shape during his very first class at UConn Law.

  • Graduate Focus
    Sheridan Moore '78 poses for the graduate magazine profile.
    Superior Court Judge
    State of Connecticut

    When Judge Sheridan Moore ’78 was an undergraduate majoring in education at the University of Bridgeport, she had a close friend interested in going to law school who challenged Moore to do the same.