A dedicated teacher and clinician, Jennifer Mailly was named associate dean for experiential education in 2021. She teaches Legal Analysis; Research and Writing; and Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation, as part of UConn Law’s rigorous first-year Lawyering Process curriculum. She also oversees the law school’s individual externship program, in which students earn credits for experiential learning at field placements throughout the legal community. In addition, Mailly, who has designed and taught academic support programs for second-year law students, offers a yearlong series of academic success workshops for first-year students. In 2008, she directed the inaugural session of the University of Connecticut/Robinson & Cole LLP Summer Law Institute: A Partnership with the Hartford Public Schools.
A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, where she concentrated in international relations, Mailly earned her JD (summa cum laude) from Ohio State University College of Law, where she served as managing editor of the Ohio State University Law Journal. Prior to joining the Lawyering Processing faculty in 2000, she was an associate in the litigation and labor departments at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, after which she served as an associate and later counsel in the labor and employment department of Shipman & Goodwin in Hartford. Among Mailly’s many areas of legal interest are clinical skills instruction, experiential learning, professional responsibility, legal research and writing, academic support, employment discrimination and education law.
Mailly was recently awarded the 2013-2014 Teaching Scholar Award by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at UConn.