Deborah Calloway

Oliver Ellsworth Research Professor
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860-570-5228
Office: Hosmer 205
  • Contemplative Lawyering
  • Criminal Law
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Mediation

Deborah Calloway has been a member of the UConn Law faculty for more than 30 years. A graduate of Middlebury College, Professor Calloway earned her JD from Georgetown Law Center, where she was criminal procedure project editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. Prior to beginning her career teaching the law, Professor Calloway served as a law clerk to Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She also worked as an associate at Wald, Harkrader & Ross in Washington, DC, where her practice focused on labor and employment law.

Professor Calloway, who has been a visiting professor at the University of Exeter and Seton Hall Law School, is the co-author of three editions of Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination (Aspen). A member of the editorial board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, she also has written a variety of law review articles on issues in employment discrimination law. A passionate proponent of meditation, Calloway’s most recent book is Becoming a Joyful Lawyer: Contemplative Training in Non-Distraction, Empathy and Emotional Wisdom. Published in 2012, the book examines the benefits of meditation and other contemplative practices for legal practitioners. Calloway also regularly presents and runs workshops on the subject at conferences around the country.

Deborah Calloway, Becoming a Joyful Lawyer, Contemplative Training in Non-Distraction, Empathy, and Emotional Wisdom (Vajra Echoes, 2012)
Deborah Calloway, Using Mindfulness Practice to Work with Emotions,10 Nev. L.J. 338 (2010)
Deborah Calloway, Are you Listening? Contemplative Lawyering, 9 Bodhi Magazine 130 (2007)
Deborah Calloway, Michael Zimmer, et al., Employment Discrimination: Selected Statutes (2000)
Deborah Calloway, Michael Zimmer, et al., Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination (5th ed. Supp. 2000)