At UConn School of Law, students learn the theory underlying the law and how to apply that law, resourcefully and creatively. Technical and complex as it often seems, the study of law is a broadly humanistic undertaking. It demands breadth and nimbleness of mind, discipline in thought and analysis, and precision in language. These are the qualities that matter in the degree programs at the UConn's School of Law.
The J.D. program offers a full-time (three-year) or part-time (four-year) program that provides students with an understanding of the tenets of the law and legal systems and prepares them well for the bar examination. Students in the J.D. program have the benefit of a vastly varied curriculum and opportunities for learning outside the traditional classroom setting.Read more about the Juris Doctor (JD) Program »Learning Outcomes of the Juris Doctor (JD) Program »Visit the Student Portal to review the Academic Regulations »
Five LL.M. programs are offered at UConn School of Law - LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies, LL.M. in Insurance Law, LL.M. in Human Rights and Social Justice, LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Governance, and LL.M. in Energy and Environmental Law. Students in the U.S. Legal Studies program come to the Law School from countries throughout the world, where many are practicing lawyers, judges and scholars. Students from throughout the United States and from other countries participate in the four other LL.M. programs. International LL.M. students can complete an LL.M. program on a full-time basis in two to three semesters. The LL.M. in Human Rights and Social Justice and the LL.M. in Energy and Environmental Law were new in 2015 and the LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Governance program began in 2016. The U.S. lawyers enrolled in the Insurance Law LL.M. program typically enroll on a part-time basis. Read more about the LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies »Read more about the LL.M. in Insurance Law »
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The S.J.D. program provides students the opportunity to further advance their legal studies. The S.J.D. is a research doctorate in law and students in this program, under the tutelage of our dedicated faculty, produce a dissertation that will make a meaningful contribution to the scholarly field of law. The program can typically be completed within 2-4 years. Read more about the Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.) Program »