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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 Wittman, Using 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.
Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman, director of the law library at UConn School of Law, has been appointed a member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the Society of American Law Library Directors. She was introduced as a member on Jan. 5, 2020, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in Washington, D.C.
Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman has been named to the board of Special Education Equity for Kids of Connecticut. The organization's mission is "break down barriers in special education and increase equity and opportunity for children with disabilities." De Perio Wittman will be formally welcomed at the next board meeting on Jan. 14, 2020, in New Haven.
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.