The law school also welcomed 42 new LLM students from 22 countries. Among those students, 22 are enrolled in the U.S. Legal Studies program, 10 in Insurance Law, six in Human Rights and Social Justice, three in Energy and Environmental Law and one in Intellectual Property and Information Governance. In addition, 15 exchange students, two visiting scholars and one visiting professor have arrived this year.
Orientation kicked off the week before classes began with an excursion on August 21 to a baseball game at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, where students were introduced to the Hartford Yard Goats and each other. New students also toured the campus, attended a reception hosted by faculty and the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee, took advice from returning students in panel discussions, lunched with their advisers and held group discussions of Just Mercy, a book by Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Adam Kuegler, a first-year student from Watertown, Connecticut, described his first few days of law school as “challenging, exhausting and informative.” He said that orientation activities gave him a chance to meet new friends. “The sense of community among new students seemed to form more quickly than I expected,” he said.