- Requirements for the Juris Doctor Degree
- LL.M. in Insurance Law
- LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies
- S.J.D. Program
- Dual Degree Programs
Pro Bono and Public Interest Law
- In-House Legal Clinics
- Affiliated Non-Profit Organizations
- Externship Clinics
- Individual Externships
- Policy on Externship Clinics and Individual Externships
- Semester in Washington D.C.
Areas of Concentration
- Energy and the Environment
- Intellectual Property
- Insurance Law Center
- International Programs
The academic regulations outlined below have been adopted by the Faculty and should be consulted by students in planning their legal studies. Students are encouraged to discuss any questions concerning these rules with the Registrar's Office, the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and/or the Office of the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, as appropriate. Some of these rules (those not dictated by American Bar Association accreditation standards) may be waived in particular circumstances . Students seeking such a waiver should consult the Registrar's Office, which may direct the student to the appropriate associate dean. Any student aggrieved by any academic regulation, or an associate dean's unwillingness to waive it, may request relief from the Faculty Petitions Committee (petition form). Decisions of the Petitions Committee are final and nonappealable.
The University of Connecticut School of Law offers over 150 courses outside of the first year curriculum. These courses vary in format and cover a broad spectrum of legal areas. Deciding which courses to choose can be a daunting task for some students. These pages have been developed to facilitate that process for you. Academic advising, however, is an individualized art. There is no standard curriculum appropriate for all students. Thus, in addition to reviewing the material provided here, you are strongly encouraged to discuss course selection with your academic advisor and other members of the law school community.
Please also remember that you cannot possibly take all the courses suggested. The study of law is a life long process and law school is a (short) three or four years. We encourage you to take courses that are intrinsically appealing to you as well as courses that you need to take for other reasons. Law school offers the opportunity to acquire a broad-based knowledge of the law which will serve you well in whatever career you choose.