Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
JD, University of North Carolina School of Law
MA, Fordham University
BA, Fordham University
Haley Costello-Essig is a visiting assistant professor of law, teaching Legal Practice and Election Law. She joined the UConn community after serving on the faculty of Penn State Dickinson Law. Prior to teaching, Professor Costello-Essig had a long career in complex commercial and civil rights litigation. She served as counsel at Elias Law Group LLP, senior associate at Hogan Lovells US LLP, and associate at Hunton & Williams LLP (now Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP). Throughout her career, she maintained a dedicated pro bono practice, including serving as class counsel for children separated from their parents/guardians at the U.S. border in the matter of M.M.M. et al. v. Sessions et al. Professor Costello-Essig also clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Cheri L. Beasley on the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Professor Costello-Essig attended the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif with High Honors, served as an articles editor on the North Carolina Law Review, and was a member of the Broun National Trial Team. She also holds a MA in Political Science (with a concentration in Political Philosophy) and a BA from Fordham University.
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