When Joseph C. Steffan '94 entered the Law School in 1991, he was in the midst of a public battle over his discharged in 1987 from the U.S. Naval Academy based solely on a truthful acknowledgement of his sexual orientation. Steffan shares his thoughts on the repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
It took Michael Lynch '12 four-and-a-half years to earn his J.D. from UConn Law - and for good reason. While his classmates were finishing their course work, Lynch was in Laghman Province, Afghanistan.
After four years of work as an attorney, both in private practice and in legal research at the Connecticut Superior Court in Hartford and New Haven, Traci Cipriano ’97 left the legal arena in 2002 to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, a field she became interested in during her undergraduate days at UConn.
At the age of fifteen, Pedro E. Segarra '85 left his mother and five siblings and moved - by himself - to Hartford to escape the gang violence that took the lives of two of his good friends in the Bronx neighborhood his family had settled in after leaving Puerto Rico in 1966.
When Judge Sheridan Moore ’78 was an undergraduate majoring in education at the University of Bridgeport, she had a close friend interested in going to law school who challenged Moore to do the same.
In 2001, Shauhin Talesh '00, LL.M. '01 fulfilled a dream when he accepted an assistant professorship at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. It was a dream, he says, that began to take shape during his very first class at UConn Law.