The University of Connecticut School of Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering JD (juris doctor), LLM (Master of Laws) and SJD (Doctor of the Science of Laws) degrees. The JD program offers Day and Evening divisions. The UConn School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
The 17-acre UConn Law campus, consisting of five Collegiate Gothic buildings in the West End of Hartford, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The five-story Thomas J. Meskill Law Library is one of the largest law libraries in the world. The campus lies 25 miles from the University's main campus in Storrs and just a few miles from the University's Hartford Campus, as well as the state Capitol, state courts and the headquarters of leading insurance companies and other major corporations.
The faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The school also draws dozens of adjunct faculty members from the judiciary, area corporations and private practice. At 5:1, the student-faculty ratio is among the lowest in the nation, and academic offerings include more than 150 courses each calendar year. The law school also has 12 clinical programs and six field placement programs.