- 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, A Comparative Study on Process Optimization and the Modern Law Library’s Involvement in Achieving Efficiency at the Law School in Times of Change, Legal Reference Services Quarterly (2020)
Jessica de Perio Wittman, Beyond Print: A Second Life for Continuing Education, 27(3) Legal Info. Alert 1 (June 2008)
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.