The University of Connecticut School of Law is one of the leading public law schools in the country, offering an opportunity to explore law and theory in an atmosphere that fosters a spirit of collaboration and cooperation. The Collegiate Gothic campus in the West End of Hartford is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Thomas J. Meskill Law Library is one of the largest law libraries in the world. The campus lies just 2 miles from the centers of Hartford and West Hartford and 25 miles from the main campus of the University of Connecticut, a national leader among public research universities.
Founded in 1921, the Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It offers a professional education of the highest quality that prepares its graduates for a lifetime of fulfilling service in any career they choose, including the bar, government, business, and education. The school's program emphasizes intellectual discipline and the development of the professional analytic skills required to respond effectively to the challenge of continuing change in the law and in the society it serves.
UConn Law's legal education reflects a belief that the life of the mind is best stimulated by a high quality of civil discourse among students and faculty conducted on a small scale. The curriculum is rich in courses, but classes themselves are quite small. Intellectually ambitious, UConn Law students enjoy the benefits of the personal give-and-take with classmates and faculty made possible by small classes.
The school prepares its students to practice law in any jurisdiction, with no special emphasis on Connecticut law. The diverse backgrounds, specialties and intellectual approaches of the faculty assure a wide variety of teaching styles and formats, including clinical instruction, skills training, interdisciplinary work, and courses and workshops employing the problem method.
There are four scholarly journals on campus, each managed, edited, and published by the students. They are the Connecticut Law Review, the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, the Connecticut Journal of International Law, and the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal.
The campus is a few minutes away from the State Capitol, courts and agencies, and the offices of Hartford's law firms and corporations. Students have ready access to all of these institutions for study, externships, clinical education and practice, and employment.