Anne C. Dailey Named Faculty Dean at UConn Law

Dailey brings an impressive academic record and leadership experience to the position of associate dean for faculty development and intellectual life.

Anne C. Dailey

UConn School of Law Associate Dean Anne C. Dailey

Anne C. Dailey, an expert in family law, became the associate dean for faculty development and intellectual life at the UConn School of Law on January 1, 2023.

Dailey joined the UConn Law faculty in 1990 and was named the Evangeline Starr Professor of Law in 2004. She previously served as associate dean for research and faculty development from 2007 to 2008 and 2013 to 2014. She also served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2008 to 2010.

“Dean Dailey brings invaluable experience, great institutional knowledge and the well-earned respect of her colleagues to a very important role for the law school,” Dean Eboni S. Nelson said. “I’m grateful that she has rejoined our leadership team to inspire and motivate our extremely talented faculty.”

Dailey succeeds Professor Richard Ashby Wilson, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Law and Anthropology, who has served in the role since 2021.

Dailey’s scholarship and teaching involve family law, children and the law, constitutional law, and law and psychoanalysis. Her book “Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective,” published by the Yale University Press, won the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Courage to Dream Book Prize, the UConn Humanities Institute Sharon Harris Book Award, and The American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize. Her recent papers include “The New Law of the Child” in the Yale Law Journal and “The New Parental Rights” in the Duke Law Journal, both with Dean Laura Rosenbury, and “Prioritizing Psychological Parenthood” in the Minnesota Law Review with Professors Anne Alstott and Douglas NeJaime.

She has held visiting professorships at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is a member of the American Law Institute and on the advisory board for the new Restatement of the Law of Children. After earning a BA, cum laude, from Yale University and JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, Dailey clerked for the Honorable Jose A. Cabranes, then of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to support faculty in their research, to strengthen and expand our already vibrant intellectual life on campus, and to build bridges to communities outside the law school,” Dailey said. “It’s an exciting time to be at UConn Law.”