Bron Tamulis, who has a Ph.D. in political science, has enrolled in the Evening Division. He is teaching online at Charter Oak State College on a part-time basis while caring for his three young daughters and supporting his wife wife through a career change.
1. What made you want to attend law school?
I am a proud member of the "Trump Bump" (those of us attending law school in direct response to President Trump's administration). I am attending law school because the courts have been the front line in reining in authoritarianism, and I want to volunteer to keep up that fight to protect rule of law and bridge the justice gap.
2. Why did you choose UConn School of Law?
I live in Southington, and UConn is right around the corner. I was fortunate to visit the campus before the lockdown, and I loved the atmosphere and architecture. The program is top-notch, and I get to put a capstone on my lifelong engagement with public education. I am really, really disappointed not to be on campus this fall but looking very much forward to a future that returns to being in-person!
3. How do you want to use your law degree?
I want to help alleviate the justice gap in Connecticut and uphold the rule of law, and I am open to what specific area of public interest or government work is most compatible with my skills.
4. What is the most challenging aspect of starting law school in this difficult time?
Oh wow. There is a lot to say on this topic, but I think the most salient point is that our expectations govern so much of what we experience in the world—and the biggest challenge has been to alter those expectations in the face of such dramatic upheaval.
5. What’s your favorite lawyer movie, TV show, or book?
I thought for a while about this one. I'm going with the film "The Devil's Advocate." It is a great metaphor for the competing forces that pull and push anyone who pursues a legal career in our society. Plus, Al Pacino delivers an incredibly powerful performance as the Devil. For so many of us, the stakes of engaging with the legal system are as high as it gets, and this film really drives that point home.