Connect with UConn Law

At UConn Law, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. As such, we have made the difficult decision to suspend guided campus tours and all in-person prospective student meetings and events for the Fall 2020 semester. We look forward to welcoming prospective students to our beautiful campus when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we encourage you to engage with our Admissions Office virtually. Please see below for opportunities to meet with us.

Fall 2020 Information Sessions

UConn Law’s 90-minute information sessions are designed to give you a comprehensive overview of each topic. These sessions will be led by the Director of JD Admissions and include ample time to answer audience-generated questions.

Law School Admissions 101

Law School Admissions 101
Saturday, 10/17/2020, 11:00 a.m. ET
The law school admissions process is a multi-faceted one. Join us as we demystify each component of a law school application, and discuss timing, scholarships, and much more.
Register to Attend "Law School Admissions 101" »

Why UConn Law?

Why UConn Law?
Tuesday, 11/10/2020, 6:00 p.m. ET
There are many reasons why UConn Law should be on your radar when applying to law school. From our small class sizes, to our exceptional return on investment, this session will walk you through what sets UConn apart.
Register to Attend "Why UConn Law?" »

Fall 2020 Special Topic Webinar Series

These 45-minute webinar sessions will be led by the Director of JD Admissions and feature a more narrow focus on each topic.

Everything You Need to Know About Personal Statements
Friday, 9/25/2020, 12:00 p.m. ET
The personal statement provides applicants an opportunity to explain who they are and why they’re pursuing a law degree. In this session, we’ll discuss best practices, common mistakes, and what reviewers are looking for when reading a personal statement.
Register to Attend "Everything You Need to Know About Personal Statements" »

Everything You Need to Know About Letters of Recommendation
Friday, 10/9/2020, 12:00 p.m. ET
Often times, a letter of recommendation can make or break an application file. Attend this session to receive tips on how to source the most effective letters of recommendation.
Register to Attend "Everything You Need to Know About Letters of Recommendation" »

Addend…um?: How to Address Character & Fitness Issues and Other Addenda-Worthy Circumstances
Friday, 10/23/2020, 12:00 p.m. ET
Most law school applications allow for (if not require) the submission of addenda, supplemental statements designed to provide additional context about your candidacy. This session will help you understand when addenda are required, when they are recommended, and how best to draft them.
Register to Attend "Addend…um?: How to Address Character & Fitness Issues and Other Addenda-Worthy Circumstances" »

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Tips for First-Generation Students
Friday, 11/6/2020, 12:00 p.m. ET
If you’re the first in your family to pursue a J.D., you may not be sure where to look for answers about the application process and law school in general. This session will speak specifically to the concerns of the first-generation law student.
Register to Attend "Breaking the Class Ceiling: Tips for First-Generation Students" »

Beginning A New Chapter: Tips for Non-Traditional Students
Friday, 11/20/2020, 12:00 p.m. ET
Perhaps you haven’t been in a classroom for a while. Maybe you pursued a different career or had to prioritize family responsibilities before law school. Now that you’re ready to begin a new chapter, attend this session to determine how a “non-traditional” applicant can assemble a compelling application file.
Register to Attend "Beginning A New Chapter: Tips for Non-Traditional Students" »

 

1:1 Admissions Counseling

Although the JD Admissions Team will be working remotely during the fall 2020 semester, our “open door policy” lives on in the digital space. Schedule a 30 or 60-minute 1:1 Counseling Session with the Director of JD Admissions »

Additionally, you are welcome and encouraged to connect with our other Admissions Team members.  

Deb Funke
JD Admissions Assistant
Deb.funke@uconn.edu

Expertise Areas: Application Requirements and Policies, Waitlist Information, Engagement Opportunities (virtual events, recruiting, and faculty connections)

Rachele Torres
Assistant Director of JD Admissions
Rachele.torres@uconn.edu

Expertise Areas: Residency, Application Requirements and Policies, Decision Process and Status, Scholarship Inquiries, Character & Fitness, Transfer Admission

Student Ambassador Office Hours

Learn more about the student experience at UConn Law by taking advantage of our Student Ambassador Office Hours, offered weekly throughout the fall 2020 semester.

Student Ambassador Office Hours October 21 at 10:00am

Meet with 3L Jillian Chambers
Wednesday, 10/21/2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Webex Meeting Link (Meeting Password: Huskies)
Jillian Chambers is a 3L day student originally from Stratford, Connecticut, and now calls New London home. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights. Jillian has interned at Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut for the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Haven; she looks forward to working in public service when she graduates. Jillian is also very involved with Moot Court Board, Connecticut Law Review, and research for various UConn Law professors.
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Student Ambassador Office Hours Friday October 30th @ 2:00pm

Meet with 3L Dorianne Salmon
Friday 10/30/2020 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Webex Meeting Link (Meeting Password: Hartford20)
Dorianne is a 3L Day student from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from USC in 2009 with a B.S. in Biomedical-Electrical Engineering and worked as an engineer prior to law school. Her area of focus is Patent Litigation, a subset of Intellectual Property (IP) law. Dorianne spent her 1L and 2L summers working as a Patent Fellow for Perkins Coie LLP. She currently serves as President of UConn’s Black Law Students Association, Student Associate in the IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic, and member of the CBA IP Section Legislative Committee.
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Student Ambassador Office Hours 11.02.2020 at 4:00pm

Meet with 3L Carly Sirota
Monday 11/2/2020 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Webex Meeting Link (Meeting Password: Fall!2021)
Carly Sirota is a 3L Day student originally from Windsor, Connecticut. She attended UMass Amherst for her Bachelors degree in Sport Management. After college, Carly worked for a small marketing firm in the Hartford area for one year. Carly is currently involved in Connecticut Law Review, Moot Court Board, SBA, and Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Society. While in law school, Carly has interned with the US Post Office and a local insurance defense law firm, and looks forward to working in litigation after graduation. 
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Student Ambassador Office Hours November 11, 2020 at 10:00am

Meet with 3L Jillian Chambers
Wednesday, 11/11/2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Webex Meeting Link (Meeting Password: Huskies)
Jillian Chambers is a 3L day student originally from Stratford, Connecticut, and now calls New London home. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights. Jillian has interned at Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut for the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Haven; she looks forward to working in public service when she graduates. Jillian is also very involved with Moot Court Board, Connecticut Law Review, and research for various UConn Law professors.
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A Closer Look at Our Campus

The beautiful UConn Law campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  We are located in the West End of Hartford, midway between New York and Boston and 28 miles from the university’s main campus in Storrs. The campus spans 17 acres and is comprised of five Gothic-style buildings. Take a closer look by browsing the videos below:

Outdoor-only, self-guided walking tours of the campus are permitted and do not require registration or advance notice. Please note that all law buildings will remain closed and all admissions staff will be working remotely through the end of the fall 2020 semester. Click here for driving directions and a map of the campus.