By some measures the most prosperous state in the United States, Connecticut is sometimes counted as the state that, more than any other, depends on international trade and commerce for its economic success. Many of the nation's foremost industrial and financial companies are based here. Connecticut's capital city, Hartford, is home not only to many of the nation's largest insurance companies but also to the University of Connecticut School of Law.
We eagerly embrace our role in supporting the international standing of Connecticut, New England, and the United States. Though a relatively small law school, UConn Law offers a wide range of classes, seminars, and clinics on international law. These include international business law, public international law, international financial law, and international human rights. Connecticut also boasts a first rate international law faculty known for outstanding scholarship, an excellent student/faculty ratio, a J.D. student foreign exchange program second to none, and two small, well-supervised LL.M. programs open to graduates of foreign law schools.
The Law School offers two LL.M. programs. The LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies is exclusively for graduates of foreign law schools. The LL.M. in Insurance Law is open to graduates of both U.S. and foreign law schools. In addition, the Law School offers an S.J.D. program. The S.J.D. Program is intended for individuals who have demonstrated evidence of superior scholarly potential and who are engaged in, or plan to pursue, careers in academia, government service, or the judiciary.
The Law School boasts many faculty members who teach and write about international or foreign law. They include:
- Jon Bauer, Asylum & Human Rights Clinic
- Bethany Berger, Conflict of Laws
- Phillip Blumberg, Multinational & Corporate Law
- François Ewald, International Research Fellow
- Michael Fischl, International Labor Law
- Mark Janis, Director of International Graduate Studies
- Richard Kay, European Human Rights Law; Comparative Law
- Peter Kochenburger, LL.M. in Insurance Law
- Detlef Leenen, International Research Fellow
- Peter Lindseth, International Business Transactions; European Union Law
- Hugh Macgill, LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies
- Miriam Marton, Asylum & Human Rights Clinic
- Ruth Mason, International Tax Law
- Angel Oquendo, Comparative Law
- Richard Parker, International Environmental Law; International Trade Law
- Richard Pomp, International Tax Law
- Eibe Riedel, International Research Fellow
- Carol Weisbrod, Comparative Law
- Richard Wilson, International Human Rights Law
The Law School boasts a foreign exchange program second to none.