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Graduate Profiles

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.

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.

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.

In 2001, Shauhin Talesh '00, LL.M. '01 fulfilled a dream when he accepted an assistant professorship at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. It was a dream, he says, that began to take shape during his very first class at UConn Law.

Marcia M. Boumil '83 dedicates her very busy professional life to important issues at the intersection of health and law. Her interest in the law took shape while she was working on her M.P.H. at Tufts University School of Medicine in 1979.