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Academic Dean & Staff
Darcy Kirk
Associate Dean for Library and Technology, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Law, Dean's Office
Office: Library 325
Phone: 860-570-5109

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.

Mary A. Beattie
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, Academics
Office: Hosmer 214
Phone: 860-570-5296

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.

Office of Academic Affairs and Registrar
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Lisa Darr Rodino
Executive Director of Academic Affairs & Registrar, Registrar's Office
Office: Library 211
Phone: 860-570-5136

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.

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Jane Pepe
Registrar Specialist, Registrar's Office
Office: Library 210
Phone: 860-570-5141

Jane joined the Law School in 2017. She has worked in higher education since 1996. She is currently responsible for all administrative functions of the Registrar’s Office.

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Teresa Thomas
Academic Affairs Assistant, Academic Affairs
Office: Hosmer 126
Phone: 860-570-5078

Teresa joined the law school in 2016. Assisting members of the faculty with day-to-day academic needs, Teresa primarily assists with TWEN, travel reimbursement, document production, Seatgen and class material preparation. 

Jazmin Cuas
Jazmin Cuas
Academic Affairs Assistant, Academic Affairs
Office: Hosmer 126
Phone: 860-570-5078

Jazmin joined the law school in 2019 and supports the faculty with their daily academic needs. The range of administrative support includes travel reimbursement, TWEN set up and administration, document editing and formatting, and assistance with the Annual Report/Dean’s Bookshelf.