As associate dean for academic affairs, Associate Dean Kirk, is responsible for marshaling the Law School’s resources to ensure the success of its academic mission. Her responsibilities include evaluating the content and direction of the curriculum, working with faculty on pedagogical issues, selecting and guiding adjunct faculty and advising students on a wide range of issues.
As an Academic Success Counselor, Mary works with students who are seeking to improve their exam preparation and exam writing skills, or who are revising papers for upper level classes. She has a B.A. in Humanities from Providence College and a J.D. from the University of Bridgeport (now Quinnipiac) School of Law. While in law school she was a member of the law review editorial board. Since law school, she has both practiced law and taught legal writing. She was for many years an assistant professor of legal skills at Quinnipiac Law. Currently, when not at UConn, she works as assigned counsel in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Public Defender, representing convicted clients in their appeals.
Lisa has served as the registrar of the Law School since 1997 and has been in higher education administration since 1989. Lisa oversees the activities of the registrar's office including schedule preparation, registration, grades processing, degree conferral, exam administration and certification of attendance. As registrar, Lisa is the custodian of student records.