Jessica de Perio Wittman

Director of the Law Library, Associate Professor of Law and Cornelius J. Scanlon Scholar
860-570-5109
Office: Library 325
  • Legal Research
  • Law and Technology
  • Special Education Law

Jessica de Perio Wittman serves as the Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law.  Professor de Perio Wittman directs all library operations and oversees the day-to-day operations of the information technology systems, equipment and services for the law school campus.  She teaches Advanced Legal Research, Technology and Law Practice, and Special Education Law.  Her research interests focus on assistive and adaptive technologies and its intersection with the law and libraries.

Prior to joining UConn as the Director of Information Technology in 2012, de Perio Wittman was the Assistant Director for Academic Technology at The John Marshall Law School, and was responsible for managing classroom technology, distance education, and media services.  She also pioneered the first distance education course at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was instrumental in the creation of three online degrees at The John Marshall Law School.

Professor de Perio Wittman has held many leadership positions within the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and continues to be a member of AALL, Law Librarians of New England (LLNE), Southern New England Law Libraries Association (SNELLA), and the Connecticut Bar Association.  She is a frequent presenter at AALL and other professional conferences, where she speaks on cybersecurity and teaching legal technology competencies to today’s law students, as well as other topics related to diversity and inclusion in law librarianship and legal education.  She received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and her M.L.S. from the University at Buffalo.

Jessica de Perio WittmanUsing the Power of Storytelling to Shape Your Institution’s Narrative, AALL Spectrum 24, No. 1 (September 2019), at 36.

Jessica de Perio Wittman, The Case for Collaborative Tools: Long Distance Collaboration on a Shoestring Budget, AALL Spectrum 13, No. 3 (December 2008), at 8.  (co-authored with Lucie Olejnikova)

Jessica de Perio Wittman, Beyond Print: A Second Life for Continuing Education, Legal Information Alert 27, No. 3 (June 2008) at 1.

Recent Faculty Notes
Jessica de Perio Wittman Presents Project
Oct 2, 2019 -

Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman gave a presentation on Sept. 24, 2019, in a community call organized by LawHelp Interactive. She described how students in her Technology and Law Practice course built an automated interview process for creating advanced health care directives on behalf of the Connecticut Legal Rights Project.

Jessica de Perio Wittman to Present at Equity Symposium
Sep 25, 2019 -

Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman will present two workshops entitled "Creating Equal Opportunities: Raising Awareness About Equity and Mindfulness for Students with Disabilities and Those Needing Special Education" and "Building Bridges, Meeting Client Needs: Law Students and Legal Services Agencies Collaborate to Provide Access to Justice" at the Equity Symposium at Goodwin College in East Hartford on October 19, 2019.

Jessica de Perio Wittman Presents at AALL Annual Meeting
Jul 23, 2019 -

Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman took part in two presentations at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries in Washington, D.C. On July 15, 2019 she participated in a discussion, "Cards Against Case Law! And Other Ways to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement" coordinated by UConn Law Reference Librarian Tanya Johnson. On July 16, 2019 she moderated the discussion "Social Media as Primary Sources of Government Information."

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