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Virtual Information Sessions

These 45-minute webinar sessions will be led by the Director of JD Admissions and provide tips and tricks relating to particular application components or applicant profiles.

Session

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Everything You Need to Know About Personal Statements

Friday, 10/1/2021, 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.

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Everything You Need to Know About Letters of Recommendation

Friday, 10/15/2021, 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.

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Addend…um?: How to Address Character & Fitness Issues and Other Addenda-Worthy Circumstances

Friday, 10/29/2021, 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.

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Tips for First-Generation Students

Friday, 11/12/2021, 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.  

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Beginning A New Chapter: Tips for Non-Traditional Students

Friday, 12/3/2021, 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.

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Paying For Law School: An Overview of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Friday, 12/17/2021, 12:00 p.m. ET

Law school is an investment, perhaps one of the largest you will make in your lifetime. Be sure to join us for an overview of the types of financial aid available, resources to reduce your dependence on student loans, and other valuable advice on financing your legal education.

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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 spring 2021 semester.

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.

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