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  • Collage of artifacts and memorabilia from UConn Law's history.
    The Places We've Been - History of UConn Law

    From a six-student night school in rented rooms in downtown Hartford to the magnificent Gothic halls of the Elizabeth Street campus, the evolution of the UConn School of Law is an example of why “change is good.” 

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Community Engagement

  • Students and faculty involved in mock trial program

    With a grant from Robinson+Cole LLP, students from UConn Law and UConn’s Neag School of Education taught criminal law and trial practice to students at Hartford Public High School’s Law and Government Academy, culminating in a mock trial at the law school on June 30, 2017.

  • Connecticut State Capitol

    UConn Law students engaged in internships with the Center for Children’s Advocacy testified before various committees at the state legislature on a range of bills that would affect children ... Read more »

  • students with cow

    Members of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at UConn Law helped paint a new fence at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in New York, cares for farmed animals that have been abused or neglected.

  • York County Prison in Pennsylvania

    Twelve UConn Law students spent spring break interviewing immigrant detainees at the York County Prison in Pennsylvania, helping with asylum applications for the second year in a row ... Read more »

  • UConn Law Professor Jon Bauer with other winners of CHRO awards

    The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities honored UConn Law Professor Jon Bauer, second from left, director of the law school's Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, with the 2016 Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or Law.

  • Student Focus
    Jeff Bone, S.J.D. Candidate
    S.J.D. Candidate

    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 S.J.D. at UConn School of Law. 

  • Student Focus
    Fernando P. de Mello Barreto, S.J.D. Candidate
    S.J.D. Candidate

    Fernando P. de Mello Barreto, a candidate for an S.J.D. 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
    Michael Aresco ’76 poses for the graduate magazine profile.
    Commissioner
    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
    Image of Cheryl Sharp '93
    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.

  • Graduate Focus
    Emily Roisman, Class of 1985
    Vice President and Corporate Counsel
    Feld Entertainment

    When Emily Roisman '85 left her practice as a partner to join the circus she was not pursuing a childhood dream to be a tight-rope walker. Rather, Roisman went to work for Feld Entertainment®, the world’s leading producer of live family entertainment, including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus®.

  • Graduate Focus
    Joseph C. Steffan '94 poses for the profile.
    Executive Director
    Morgan Stanley

    When Joseph C. Steffan '94 entered the Law School in 1991, he was in the midst of a public battle over his discharge 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.

  • Graduate Focus
    Marcia M. Boumil '83 poses for the graduate magazine profile.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

    Marcia M. Boumil '83 dedicates her very busy professional life to important issues at the intersection of health and law.

  • Student Focus
    Martha Perez, Class of 2012
    Student

    Martha Perez ’12 wanted to be a public interest lawyer since her middle school years, when an immigration attorney helped prevent the deportation of her family after a bogus attorney duped her father out of $10,000.

  • Graduate Focus
    Rojia Afshar
    Alumna

    An interest in human rights drew Iranian lawyer Rojia Afshar LLM ’14 to the United States, UConn School of Law and the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut.