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Graduate Profiles

Timothy Smyth was a historian heading for an academic career when his study of apartheid and the slave trade turned him toward law school.

As many UConn Husky fans well know, Michael Aresco ’76 is the commissioner of the American Athletic Conference (AAC), the legal successor to the old Big East, which Aresco was hired to head up in August 2012. The AAC could hardly have chosen a more qualified person.

An interest in human rights drew Iranian lawyer Rojia Afshar LLM '14 to the United States, UConn School of Law and the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut.

Yoann J. Pré earned an LLM in U.S. Legal Studies at UConn School of Law to pave his way on an intercontinental journey toward his primary goal: a career in international law.

In 1993, Cheryl A. Sharp ’93 followed through on her longstanding plan to do advocacy work when she signed on as a law clerk with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

When Cindy Johnson ’11 began her studies in the evening division at UConn Law in 2007, she had 20-plus years of experience in software development on her résumé and a self-described “dream” of being a public interest lawyer.