Karen DeMeola

Assistant Dean for Finance, Administration, and Enrollment

Dean's Office


Karen is the Assistant Dean for Finance, Administration, and Enrollment at the UConn School of LawShe received her undergraduate degree in psychology from UConn and her JD from UConn Law. After graduation from law school, Karen was a civil rights litigator whose practice focused primarily on employment discrimination, police brutality and housing discrimination. While at UConn Law, she has been an adjunct professor teaching Critical Identity Theory and has presented on numerous panels, symposia and conferences on diversifying law school populations, implicit bias, intersectionality, inclusive leadership, and diversity and inclusion. Karen has also created numerous pipeline projects, including the CBA Pathways to Legal Careers Pipeline. Karen is the immediate past president of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Karen was the recipient of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award; the CWEALF Maria Miller Stewart Award; the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Constance Baker Motley Award for Business and Law; and the University of Connecticut Spirit Award.

Karen Demeola
Contact Information
Emailkaren.demeola@uconn.edu
Phone(860) 570-5086
Office LocationChase 104