The Office of International Programs is ready to assist the UConn Law community in all facets of the law school's many international activities. Whether it is welcoming international students or visiting scholars, introducing our J.D. candidates to the world of international legal study and practice, or enriching the life of the UConn Law community through international lectures and symposia, the Office of International Programs is here to serve. Learn who we are by consulting our staff directory.
Peter Lindseth has been director of International Programs since 2012. In that capacity, he oversees the Law School's U.S. Legal Studies LL.M., S.J.D., and faculty and student exchange programs. Professor Lindseth is a specialist in comparative public law and legal history with emphasis on the administrative state and European integration. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from Cornell and a Ph.D. in European history from Columbia.
In his combined role as director of graduate programs and executive director of the Insurance Law Center, Peter Kochenburger supervises all aspects of the law school's graduate degree programs: the LL.M. in Insurance, the LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies, and the Doctor of Laws (S.J.D.). He is the primary contact for graduate law students with questions about their academic program. Professor Kochenburger holds a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Yan Hong, as Director of Graduate Admissions, works to develop and implement the graduate admissions strategies to attract a highly qualified and diverse student body to assure continued academic excellence at UConn Law and the enrichment of the legal profession. Yan manages and performs various tasks related to the admissions program, ranging from counseling prospective students, recruiting and admitting students during all phases of the admissions cycle. Yan Hong received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Brigham Young University and her B.A. from Sichuan International Studies University in China.
Carrie Field is the primary contact for all individuals inquiring about the LLM program in U.S. Legal Studies as well as applicants and newly-admitted students to the program. She is also the contact for students interested in international exchange programs, whether as outbound UConn Law students or as inbound international students from UConn Law's many exchange partners. Carrie additionally coordinates the visiting scholars program and, in conjunction with the Storrs campus, provides all international visitors with immigration support. Carrie earned her JD at UConn Law in 2007, was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in November 2007 and practiced at Pullman & Comley, LLC until joining the Law School in July of 2013.
Chris joined the Graduate and Exchange Programs in the fall of 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has more than 15 years’ experience as a certified career and business coach, counseling clients from around the globe in strategic career planning and small business start-up and development. Her diverse background also includes experience with nonprofit organizations, government, military, labor relations, and volunteer work in Connecticut prisons. In addition to providing one-on-one coaching for students she also facilitates workshops on topics including professional development and branding, interview skills and LinkedIn.