Timothy Everett

Clinical Professor of Law
Headshot of Professor Everett.
Office: Hosmer 338


  • Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law

Timothy Everett teaches in the Trial and Appellate Divisions of the Criminal Clinic at UConn Law, where he has been a member of the clinical staff since 1987. He also regularly teaches Criminal Procedure. The holder of an MA in English linguistics from Clark University, Professor Everett’s special interests include appellate brief writing, use of lexicographic authority in the law, and linguistic perspectives on the practice of law.

A tireless advocate for the rights of prisoners, Professor Everett has served, since 1998, on the board of directors of Community Partners in Action (CPA), a criminal justice organization whose work includes operating re-entry programs for prisoners, detention and residential facilities for juveniles, and pretrial alternative incarceration programs for adults. Since 2003, he also has served on the Institutional Review Board at the University of Connecticut Health Center where, in his role as prisoner representative, he helps ensure that research projects involving human subjects comply with federal, state and local medico-legal and ethical standards. In addition, Professor Everett, a pro bono coordinator at the Law School and a 1984 graduate, is on the founding committee for the Connecticut Innocence Fund (a joint venture of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and CPA), which will provide support to exonerated inmates upon their release from prison.

Timothy Everett, Arizona v. Gant: The End of the Belton Rule as We Knew It, The Champion (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), vol. XXXIII, p. 58 (August 2009)
Timothy Everett, Developments in Connecticut Criminal Law: 2008 83 Conn. Bar J. 163-96 (2009)
Timothy Everett, On the Value of Prison Visits with Incarcerated Clients Represented on Appeal by a Law School Criminal Defense Clinic, 75 Miss. L. J. 845 (2006)
Timothy Everett, Post-Gideon Developments in Law and Lawyering, 4 Conn. Pub. Int. L. J. 20 (2004)
Timothy Everett, A Study in Contrast: The Use of Prescriptive Lexicographic Authority by 19th-Century American Courts and the Use of Descriptive Lexicographic Authority by Late 20th-Century American Courts, 14th Biennial Meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America (2003)