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  • Students and faculty involved in mock trial program

    With a grant from Robinson+Cole LLP, students from UConn Law and UConn’s Neag School of Education taught criminal law and trial practice to students at Hartford Public High School’s Law and Government Academy, culminating in a mock trial at the law school on June 24, 2016.

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    Ten UConn Law students spent spring break interviewing immigrant detainees behind the walls of the York County Prison in Pennsylvania and working late into the night to help prepare their asylum applications ... Read more »

  • scales of justice

    Twenty-one UConn School of Law students worked for non-profit and government agencies in the summer of 2016 as the recipients of public interest fellowships. "These many opportunities are a testament to the law school’s mission of public service," Dean Timothy Fisher said ... Read more »

  • High School Invitational Students and Judges

    A school principal's hypothetical search of a student's cell phone engaged high school students from Hartford Public High School’s Law and Government Academy at the first High School Invitational Moot Court Exhibition at UConn School of Law... Read more »

  • Puppetry Workshop participants

    UConn School of Law, the Ballard Institute, Hartford Public High, and Bulkeley Public High School recently teamed up for a new project: a toy theater workshop. Ten high school students and seven law school students participated in the workshop, which took place on Friday, March 27, in the Law Library... Read more »

  • Student Focus
    S.J.D. Candidate

    The story of a farm family in Madagascar struggling to feed themselves after a mining operation restricted use of their land inspired Jeff Bone's research toward an S.J.D. at UConn School of Law. 

  • Student Focus
    S.J.D. Candidate

    Fernando P. de Mello Barreto, a candidate for an S.J.D. degree from UConn School of Law, has had a distinguished diplomatic career that included assignments as Brazil's ambassador to Russia and to Australia.

  • Graduate Focus
    American Athletic Conference

    As many UConn Husky fans well know, Michael Aresco ’76 is the commissioner of the American Athletic Conference (AAC), the legal successor to the old Big East, which Aresco was hired to head up in August 2012. The AAC could hardly have chosen a more qualified person.

  • Graduate Focus
    Human Rights Attorney
    Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

    In 1993, Cheryl A. Sharp ’93 followed through on her longstanding plan to do advocacy work when she signed on as a law clerk with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

  • Graduate Focus
    Staff Attorney
    Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

    When Cindy Johnson ’11 began her studies in the evening division at UConn Law in 2007, she had 20-plus years of experience in software development on her résumé and a self-described “dream” of being a public interest lawyer.

  • Graduate Focus
    Vice President and Corporate Counsel
    Feld Entertainment

    When Emily Roisman '85 left her practice as a partner to join the circus she was not pursuing a childhood dream to be a tight-rope walker. Rather, Roisman went to work for Feld Entertainment®, the world’s leading producer of live family entertainment, including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus®.

  • Graduate Focus
    Executive Director
    Morgan Stanley

    When Joseph C. Steffan '94 entered the Law School in 1991, he was in the midst of a public battle over his discharge in 1987 from the U.S. Naval Academy based solely on a truthful acknowledgement of his sexual orientation. Steffan shares his thoughts on the repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

  • Graduate Focus
    Associate Professor
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

    Marcia M. Boumil '83 dedicates her very busy professional life to important issues at the intersection of health and law.

  • Student Focus

    Martha Perez ’12 wanted to be a public interest lawyer since her middle school years, when an immigration attorney helped prevent the deportation of her family after a bogus attorney duped her father out of $10,000.

  • Graduate Focus
    Garcia & Milas, P.C

    It took Michael Lynch '12 four-and-a-half years to earn his J.D. from UConn Law - and for good reason. While his classmates were finishing their course work, Lynch was in Laghman Province, Afghanistan commanding a 180-person infantry company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom X.

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