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  • UConn Law Hosts Attorney General Debate

    The final debate among the 2018 candidates for Connecticut attorney general -- Peter Goselin, Susan Hatfield and William Tong -- took place at UConn School of Law on October 30.

  • Shehrezad Haroon

    Law students offer consultations to young people affected by the discontinuation of the DACA immigration policy while learning practical skills that will be useful in their own future careers.

  • Students participate in mock trial program

    Je’Quana Orr ’18 JD just graduated from UConn School of Law, but the seeds of her legal career were sown 10 years earlier, when she was a rising sophomore at Hartford Public High School.

  • a bidder in the crowd at the 2017 PILG auction

    The Public Interest Law Group raised more than $25,000 in 2017, primarily through its annual auction, to fund fellowships for UConn Law students working in the public interest. Read more »

  • MaryEllen and Rick Thibodeau

    The Hartford Promise scholarship fund has helped hundreds of Hartford students attend college. Thanks to the generosity of UConn Law alumni Rick ’78 and MaryEllen Thibodeau ’85, a new scholarship will help them attend UConn School of Law. Read more »


  • Graduate Focus
    MInal Patel Davis '01
    Special Advisor to the Mayor on Human Trafficking
    City of Houston

    Minal Patel Davis, who won a presidential medal for her work against human trafficking, has always had a passion for inclusion and fairness.

  • Graduate Focus
    Andrés Avila
    Saxe Doernberger & Vita P.C.,

    Before he applied to the Insurance LLM program at UConn School of Law, Andrés Avila LLM '17 earned a law degree from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and worked for an insurance law firm in Miami and London.

  • Graduate Focus
    Laura Linde
    Bird & Bird

    After Laura Linde LLM '17 earned an undergraduate degree at Freie University Berlin, she wanted to continue her legal education abroad. But she didn’t just want to study more law; she wanted to practice it.

  • Graduate Focus
    Don Bell '13
    Director of the Black Talent Initiative, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

    Don Bell has used his law degree and dedication to community service to make strides towards diversity on Capitol Hill.

  • Graduate Focus
    Timothy Smyth '07
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Programs, Division of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Timothy Smyth was heading for an academic career when his study of apartheid and the slave trade turned him toward law school.

  • Student Focus
    Fernando P. de Mello Barreto, SJD Candidate
    SJD Candidate

    Fernando P. de Mello Barreto, a candidate for an SJD degree from UConn School of Law, has had a distinguished diplomatic career that included assignments as Brazil's ambassador to Russia and to Australia.

  • Graduate Focus
    Jeff Bone, SJD '18
    Adjunct Professor
    University of Alberta School of Business

    The story of a farm family in Madagascar struggling to feed themselves after a mining operation restricted use of their land inspired Jeff Bone's research toward an SJD at UConn School of Law. 

  • Graduate Focus
    Michael Aresco ’76 poses for the graduate magazine profile.
    American Athletic Conference

    As many UConn Husky fans well know, Michael Aresco ’76 is the commissioner of the American Athletic Conference (AAC), the legal successor to the old Big East, which Aresco was hired to head up in August 2012. The AAC could hardly have chosen a more qualified person.

  • Graduate Focus
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    Human Rights Attorney
    Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

    In 1993, Cheryl A. Sharp ’93 followed through on her longstanding plan to do advocacy work when she signed on as a law clerk with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

  • Graduate Focus
    Image of Cindy Johnson, Class of 2011
    Staff Attorney
    Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

    When Cindy Johnson ’11 began her studies in the evening division at UConn Law in 2007, she had 20-plus years of experience in software development on her résumé and a self-described “dream” of being a public interest lawyer.