Welcome from Dean McLean
Congratulations on your admission to the University of Connecticut School of Law! I am delighted that you chose to apply here, and hope that you will choose to accept your invitation to study at the Law School. As you consider your choices, I hope that you will bear in mind some of the reasons why you should come here.
Admitted Students: A Message from Dean McLean
From where I sit, there are many reasons to choose the University of Connecticut, and not simply because we have one of the most beautiful law school campuses in the United States. Nor is it simply because our tuition is extremely competitive. We are a small law school, with a liberal arts feel to our curriculum. Most of our courses are taught to 20 or fewer students. We also have a rich array of courses - more than 160 - giving our students both the practical and theoretical grounding necessary for the successful practice of law in the 21st century. Students are able to hone their oral and written advocacy skills in our many clinics, and in our Semester in D.C. Program. Students may also participate in international exchange programs and pursue certificate programs in a number of subjects including Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Tax.
In addition, we are committed to preparing our students to practice law, and to do so competently and ethically. To that end, beginning in 2013, all matriculating students will be required to complete at least one supervised “live-lawyering experience” before graduation from the Law School. We believe that experiential learning not only supplements the theoretical underpinnings of the classroom experience, but also permits personal and professional growth in ways not previously imagined.
Another reason to choose the University of Connecticut School of Law is for our philosophy of education - that law school should be rigorous and intellectually challenging, and that the intellectual enterprise should also take place in a climate of civility, collegiality and cooperation. Our small class sizes foster strong and enriching relationships with fellow students and professors. Here at the Law School, you will get personalized attention.
If anyone here can give you more information to help you reach your decision, please call or write. I hope to see you in August during Orientation!
Very truly yours,
Willajeanne F. McLean
Interim Dean & Professor of Law