At the UConn School of Law, students find a spirit of collaboration in the classroom, practical experience and opportunities in clinics and field placements, and the flexibility to design their own courses of study to meet their professional goals. A low student-faculty ratio invites interaction with professors and engagement with classmates in an environment that supports the development of intellectual discipline and analytical skills.
Degrees & Certificate Programs
UConn School of Law offers juris doctor (JD), master of laws (LLM) and doctor of the science of laws (SJD) degrees, all developing the breadth and nimbleness of mind, discipline in thought and analysis, and precision in language that prepare graduates for successful legal careers. Dual degrees for JD students and certificates for LLM and JD students offer ways to enhance those degrees and the graduates' professional prospects.
Clinics & Experiential Education
UConn School of Law, a pioneer in experiential legal education, allows students to choose from a broad and diverse range of options to satisfy a practice-based learning requirement. These choices include 11 supervised in-house and partnership clinics, six specialized field placement programs, and several courses that include team or group participation in live lawyering projects.
Centers devoted to insurance and to energy and environmental law enhance the intellectual life at the UConn School of Law and offer enrichment to students in those fields. In addition, the Connecticut Community Law Center, a legal incubator, offers graduates a path into solo practice.
International Exchange Programs
International exchange programs give law students a chance to increase their intercultural knowledge, enhance their legal educations and improve their communication skills through international experience and comparative law studies. Students participating in an international exchange program may also pursue an international field placement while studying abroad. Current students who are interested in an international exchange program will find more information about the programs and how to apply in the International Exchange Programs portal.