Jessica Rubin

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Headshot of Professor Rubin.
Office: Hosmer 185
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Interviewing
  • Counseling
  • Negotiations
  • Contract Drafting
  • Animal Law

Jessica Rubin teaches primarily in UConn Law’s rigorous Lawyering Process program, where her course offerings include Legal Research and Writing; Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation; and an online course Contract Drafting course. Professor Rubin also teaches Animal Law – a field in which she is a widely recognized expert – and a course in legal analysis, research and writing in the United States legal system for international students pursuing their LL.M. degrees at UConn Law. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Professor Rubin, who serves on the faculty’s Curriculum Reform Committee, was a member of Shipman & Goodwin's business law practice.

A member of the Connecticut and New York Bars and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Professor Rubin’s main areas of legal and scholarly interest include: practical skills instruction, with a focus on business transactional lawyering; writing and research instruction; academic support; and animal law, a subject about which she organized in partnership with the Connecticut Bar Association a recent on-campus symposium entitled, “Animal Cruelty: Legal Challenges and Potential Solutions.” During the summers of 2013 and 2014, Rubin traveled to Bilgi University in Istanbul, where she taught United States law and legal writing for the Open Society Foundation. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School.