Jessica de Perio Wittman

Director of the Law Library, Associate Professor of Law and Cornelius J. Scanlon Scholar


Education/Professional Certification

JD, Seattle University School of Law

BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook


Legal Research, Law and Technology, Special Education Law


Jessica de Perio Wittman serves as the Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law.  Professor de Perio Wittman directs all library operations and oversees the day-to-day operations of the information technology systems, equipment and services for the law school campus.  She teaches Advanced Legal Research, Technology and Law Practice, and Special Education Law.  With research interests in technology in legal education, assistive and adaptive technologies intersecting with law and libraries, and diversity initiatives for legal education and the profession, her work explores innovative approaches to enhance learning, accessibility, and inclusivity in the field of law.

Prior to joining UConn as the Director of Information Technology in 2012, de Perio Wittman was the Assistant Director for Academic Technology at The John Marshall Law School, and was responsible for managing classroom technology, distance education, and media services.  She also pioneered the first distance education course at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was instrumental in the creation of three online degrees at The John Marshall Law School.

Professor de Perio Wittman is the recipient of the inaugural Technology and Ethics Award of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Technology, Law, and Legal Education.  She has also held many leadership positions within the American Association of Law Libraries and continues to be a member of AALL, Law Librarians of New England, Southern New England Law Libraries Association, and the Connecticut Bar Association.  She is a frequent presenter at AALL, AALS, and other professional conferences, where she speaks on teaching legal technology competencies to today’s law students, as well as other topics related to diversity and inclusion in law librarianship and legal education.  She received her JD from Seattle University School of Law and her MLS from the University at Buffalo.

Jessica de Perio Wittman
Contact Information
Phone(860) 570-5109
Curriculum Vitae JdePerioWittman_CV
Office LocationLibrary 325