Course of Study
At the UConn School of Law, students may begin to customize their coursework in their first year and continue to design their own curriculums with a wide choice of courses, clinics, field placements and certificates. The law school typically offers 150 or more upper-level courses each academic year.
Clinics and Experiential Learning
Choose your hands-on legal experience. UConn School of Law, a pioneer in experiential legal education, offers 12 clinics and six field placement programs that allow students to put their classroom learning into the real-world practice of law.
Semester in DC
The field placement programs at UConn School of Law offer a variety of options for gaining practical experience while earning credit, including the opportunity for a full semester of living, working or studying in Washington, D.C.
Specialize in your preferred area of the law. The UConn School of Law allows JD students to focus their studies on specific aspects of the law through eight certificate programs focusing on compliance, energy and environmental law, human rights, insurance law, intellectual property, public policy, studies and transactional practice.
Expand your professional potential with a dual degree. UConn School of Law offers five dual degree programs, combining a JD with a master’s degree in public administration, public health, public policy or social work or with an LLM degree in insurance law, human rights, energy and environmental law or compliance.
The first-year curriculum is taught in a mix of large lectures and small group sections that provide a firm grounding in legal principles and offer students a chance to form bonds with classmates in their cohorts. All courses are required, but students may choose among several electives to satisfy the statutory / regulatory course requirement. Evening Divisions students complete the components of the first-year curriculum over the course of their first two years of study.
To earn a JD degree at the UConn School of Law, students must earn a minimum number of credits, achieve or exceed a minimum grade point average, complete a set of required courses, fulfill an upper level writing requirement, and complete a practice-based learning requirement.