Student’s Road to UConn Law Also Leads to Entrepreneurship Award
An epiphany on the drive from Oklahoma City to Hartford in the summer of 2019 put law student Ree Morrow on a new path.
Law Campus Returning to Life, Gradually and Carefully
After nearly a year with the campus almost entirely closed, the law school edges back toward a new normal.
2020 at UConn Law: A Year to Remember
In the unprecedented pandemic year of 2020, the students, faculty and staff of the UConn School of Law found challenges, courage and a few precious silver linings. The law school welcomed a new dean, Eboni S. Nelson, who was appointed in March, just before the COVID-19 virus forced the law school to close the campus. […]
Veteran’s Role in Class Action Leads to UConn Law
Steve Kennedy ’23 was studying for a Ph.D in biochemistry at New York University when he made a bold course change and applied to the UConn School of Law. It was no random move. Kennedy had been immersed in legal matters for years, working with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School as […]
On a Quiet Campus, Law School Facilities Team Keeps Moving
On a rainy Wednesday in a workshop on a campus emptied by the coronavirus pandemic, Gary Mackiewicz was building the frames for massive plexiglass screens to divide the entrance and exit to the UConn Law library. The dividers were part of a plan to allow law students, faculty and staff back into the library in […]
New Fund to Support Diversity and Social Justice at UConn Law
A new fund, named for the law school’s first Black female graduate, will provide broad support for diversity and social justice initiatives at the UConn School of Law. The Constance Belton Green Diversity Fund will be available to sponsor and sustain events, scholarships, fellowships for students and faculty, and other programs. It is an integral […]
Law Graduate Brings a Human Rights Perspective to Insurance
After 40 years as an insurance company lawyer, Robert Yass came to the UConn School of Law to earn an LLM in Human Rights and Social Justice. He also graduated with a new perspective on insurance. Applying his previous profession to his new degree, Yass wrote a paper calling for study of whether factoring credit […]
Law School Panel Explores Reforms to Prevent Police Violence
There is a role for everyone—lawyers, law students and the general public—in seeking justice for victims of police violence and pressing for reform, panelists told the audience at a forum sponsored by the UConn School of Law on Thursday. “The grassroots activists are out there and they can’t do it alone,” said Lonita Baker, a […]
Law Symposium Considers Political Questions and the Courts
The refusal of U.S. courts to decide cases that involve politics is unique and potentially harmful, Columbia Law Professor Jamal Greene told an audience of 200 at the Connecticut Law Review’s annual symposium on October 9, 2020. Using Canada, Israel and India for comparison, Greene noted that the highest courts in those countries don’t avoid […]
UConn Law Alumni Say Pandemic Brings New Challenges to Legal Aid Work
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges faced by lower-income people in Connecticut, say graduates of the UConn School of Law.