Jessica de Perio Wittman

Director of the Law Library, Associate Professor of Law and Cornelius J. Scanlon Scholar
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 Wittman & Kathleen (Katie) Brown, Discovering Diamonds in Your Survey Data, 21(4) AALL Spectrum 20 (Mar./Apr. 2020)

Jessica de Perio WittmanUsing the Power of Storytelling to Shape Your Institution’s Narrative24(1) AALL Spectrum 36 (Sept. 2019)

Jessica de Perio Wittman & Lucie Olejnikova, The Case for Collaborative Tools: Long Distance Collaboration on a Shoestring Budget, 13(3) AALL Spectrum 8 (Dec. 2008)

Jessica de Perio WittmanBeyond Print: A Second Life for Continuing Education, 27(3) Legal Info. Alert 1 (June 2008)


Recent Faculty Notes
Jessica de Perio Wittman Leads SNELLA
Aug 26, 2020 -

Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman has been elected president of the Southern New England Law Librarians Association, a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries representing law librarians in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. She took office on August 19, 2020 and will serve through June 2021.

Jessica de Perio Wittman Joins SALLD Board
Jan 7, 2020 -

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 named to board of Special Education Equity for Kids of Connecticut
Jan 2, 2020 -

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.